James Madio

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James Madio
Born (1975-11-22) November 22, 1975 (age 40)
Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation Actor

James Madio (born November 22, 1975) is an American actor, known for his roles in USA High and as Technician Fourth Grade Frank Perconte in Band of Brothers.

Early life[edit]

A native of The Bronx, Madio was raised in Morris Park and Pelham Bay.


Madio was born as one of seven children in his family. At the age of 15, he had his first audition in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook.[1] He landed the role of "Don't Ask", one of the Lost Boys. Among the cast of Hook was Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, who had been cast as the villainous Captain Hook. Hoffman took notice of Madio and had him cast as his character's son in the 1992 comedy Hero.[2]

He later appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Basketball Diaries as a teenage drug addict. In 1997 Madio landed a regular role on the teen sitcom USA High where he played funny-man Bobby Lazzerini

He has played lead roles in television series including miniseries Band of Brothers, in which he portrayed Frank Perconte. Madio contacted Perconte to develop ideas on how to play the real-life sergeant as well as to understand Perconte's background and history.[3]

More recently, Madio has been focused on voice-acting and acting in independent films. He also made a 2011 guest appearance on an episode of the new TV Land comedy series The Exes.


Year Film Role Other notes
1991 Hook Don't Ask One of the Lost Boys
1992 The Godson Billy Cardillo Short film
Mac Young Mac
Hero Joey
1994 Every Good Boy Short film
1995 The Basketball Diaries Pedro
1999 The Gifted Eddie Fontaine
2000 If Tomorrow Comes Cory 2001

Band of Brothers

2004 Shark Tale Great White #2/Hammerhead Voice role
2005 Searching for Bobby D Young Mike
Single White Female 2: The Psycho Sam Direct-to-Video Release
2007 Slice Anthony Leone Short film
Smith and Mike on a Tuesday Bruno Short film
The Box Rob Ortiz
2008 Love Lies Bleeding Bernie
West of Brooklyn Jimmy Boy
Dough Boys Kelly
2009 Sheltered Carl Short film
2010 The Last Push Nathan Miller
Kick-Ass Henchman
The Grasslands Lenny awaiting release
No God, No Master Nicola Sacco post-production
No Better Place to Die Lt. John Marr pre-production
2011 Desert Rain Jack pre-production
2012 Zero Gravity Nathan Miller
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. Jimmy Pellegrino Episode: It's A Wonderful Laugh
1992 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Anthony Episode: Blood Brothers: The Joey DiPaolo Story
Blossom Silvio Episode: Houseguests
The Commish Rip Episode: Judgement Day
1993 Law & Order Andy Episode: Born Bad
1997–1999 USA High Bobby 'Lazz' Lazzarini 36 episodes
2001 Band of Brothers T/4. Frank Perconte 9 episodes
2002 JAG PO Jack Horton Episode: Capital Crime
Arli$$ Max Episode: End Game
2003 Queens Supreme Mike Powell 13 episodes
2006 Related Billy Sullivan Episode: London Calling
2007 Viva Laughlin Carlo 'Fingers' Sutigato Episode: What a Whale Wants
2008 Las Vegas Ronnie Torres Episode: 2 On 2
The Cleaner Jimmy Alvarez Episode: Let It Ride
2009 CSI: Miami Scott Aguilar Episode: And They're Offered
Glenn Martin, DDS Jimmy Donuts Voice role
Episode: We've Created a Mobster
2010 Cold Case Cody 'Squirrel' Blanchard Episode: Flashover
Bones Eddie Ceraficki Episode: The Bones on the Blue Line
2011 The Exes Robbie Gordon Episode: A Little Romance
2013 Castle Eddie Maslon Episode: The Fast and the Furriest


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