Jay Acovone

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Jay Acovone
Jay Acovone Creation Con 2007.jpg
Acovone in 2007
Born (1955-08-20) August 20, 1955 (age 63)
Years active1980–present

Jay Acovone (born August 20, 1955) is an American actor.

Personal life[edit]

Acovone was born in New York City. His family later moved to Mahopac, New York where his parents owned a dry-cleaning business.[1]


Acovone has over 100 credits to his name spanning four decades of work in film and television. His television appearances include Search for Tomorrow as Brian Emerson; Beauty and the Beast where he played D.A. Joe Maxwell over the show's three season run; and Hollywood Beat. In a connection to his Beauty and the Beast co-star Linda Hamilton, he can be seen playing the officer pulling over the TX Terminator in Terminator 3.

In 2016, he acted in the motion capture video game Mafia III (2K Games), playing the role of an Italian Mafia boss, Sal Marcano.



Year Title Role
1980 Cruising Skip Lee
1980 Times Square Plainclothes cop
1987 Cold Steel Cookie
1992 Out for Justice Bobby Arms
1996 Independence Day Area 51 Guard
2000 Cast Away Petrov
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Cop - Westside Street


Year Title Role
1982 Parole Leo
1983-4 Search for Tomorrow Brian Emmerson
1985 Hollywood Beat Det. Jack Rado
1986 Women of Valor (TV movie) Capt. Rader
1987 Werewolf Mick
1987-90 Beauty and the Beast D.A. Joe Maxwell
1997-2005 Stargate SG-1 Major Charles Kawalsky (7 Episodes[2])

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Mafia 3 Sal Marcano Voice and mo-cap


  1. ^ "Jay Acovone Biography (1955-)". www.filmreference.com.
  2. ^ https://stargate.fandom.com/wiki/Charles_Kawalsky_-_List_of_Appearances

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