John Enos III
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|John Enos III|
June 12, 1962 |
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jennie Lee Enos (2006-2012; her death)|
John Enos III (born June 12, 1962) is an American film and television actor.
He has guest starred on Murder, She Wrote, Sex and the City, NYPD Blue, and CSI: NY, among other TV series. His film credits include Death Becomes Her (1992), Demolition Man (1993), The Rock (1996), Blade (1998), Flawless (1999), Phone Booth (2002), Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007) and Toxic (2008). He also appeared in the short film, Knocked Down (2008), directed by Ted Collins.
John Enos was born on June 12, 1962, in Boston, Massachusetts, of Italian and Portuguese ancestry. He was married to Jennie Lee from 2006 until her death on February 18, 2012. [clarification needed]
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Enos entered the show business in his late 20s when he landed a spot on In Living Color (1991), a popular comedy sketch show created by Keenen Ivory Wayans. He quickly jumped into the movie industry with a supporting part in the drama Out of Control (1992), directed by Ovidio G. Assonitis and Robert Barrett. It was followed by a part as Isabella Rossellini's bodyguard in Death Becomes Her, a comedy directed by Robert Zemeckis that starred Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis. Released on July 31, 1992, the film was met with mixed reviews but won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Meryl Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. It was a success at the box office and grossed over $149 million against a budget of $55 million.
Enos was next featured as a prisoner in Demolition Man (1993). Helmed by Marco Brambilla, the film debuted at No. 1 at the box office. He appeared in the films Unveiled (1994), Ripple (1995), and Till the End of the Night (1995). Enos appeared as Randy Konig in an episode of Murder, She Wrote called "Murder at a Discount" (1993) and had a two-episode role in Showtime's Red Shoe Diaries (1993-1994). He got his first significant TV role in the hit primetime soap opera Melrose Place (Fox, 1992–99), playing Bobby Parezi in 19 episodes from 1995-96.
In 1996, Enos starred in the horror film Dead of Night, supported Paul Rudd, Donal Logue and Ione Skye in the movie The Size of Watermelons (directed by Kari Skogland), was reunited with Mickey Rourke for Bullet (first worked with Rourke in F.T.W., 1994) and appeared in Michael Bay's hit action movie The Rock, starring Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. Produced on a budget of $75 million, The Rock grossed over $134 million domestically and over $200 internationally and became the 7th highest grossing film of 1996 in the U.S., and the 4th highest worldwide. The same year, he costarred as Marshall Del Wilkes in the television film Raven Hawk (HBO) and portrayed Matt Conrad in Showtime's Miami Hustle.
Enos was next featured as a scary drag queen in Nowhere (1997), a film written and directed by Gregg Araki that was nominated for Best Film at the 1997 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival. He then appeared in the erotic thriller A Place Called Truth (1998), as a bouncer in the box office hit Blade (1998), a vampire action film loosely adapted from the Marvel Comics character, and portrayed Larry in Stealth Fighter (1999). He next acted in the dramatic film Me and Will (1999) and portrayed Sonny in Joel Schumacher's Flawless (1999).
Enos played a pimp in the TV film Murder in the Mirror (2000) and received a supporting role in Point Doom (2001), an action thriller directed by Art Camacho. He also had a guest spot in "NYPD Blue" (2001), costarred in the direct to video Dead Sexy (2001), and in Nick Gregory's Love Thy Neighbor (2002). He appeared in Richard Friedman's Redemption of the Ghost (2002) and acted in Phone Booth (2002), a psychological thriller.
He landed the role of Bobby Marsino in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless (CBS). While working on the show, he appeared in Lance Lane's film The Kings of Brooklyn (2004). After leaving The Young and the Restless, he costarred in the TV series pilot Special Unit (Comedy Central, 2006). He appeared in an episode of CSI: NY (2006) and in In Case of Emergency (2007). He had a small role in The Hammer (2007). He was next cast in Missionary Man (2007), an action thriller directed, co-written by and starring Dolph Lundgren.
On television, Enos acted in the made for TV films Shark Swarm and Finish Line. His voice could be heard as a newscaster on two episodes of Days of Our Lives. Since 2008, he serves as a commentator on the cable television series The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., which debuted on truTV on March 13, 2008.