John Enos III

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John Enos III
Born (1962-06-12) June 12, 1962 (age 53)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Jennie Lee Enos 2006-2012 (until her death)

John Enos III (born June 12, 1962) is an American actor born in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is perhaps most popular to soap opera fans for his portrayal of Bobby Marsino on "The Young and the Restless", a role he played from 2004 to 2005, and for his recurring role of Bobby Parezi on Melrose Place from 1995 to 1996. He has also guest starred in "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). In addition, he appeared in the short "Knocked Down" (2008), which was directed by Ted Collins.

Childhood and family[edit]

John Enos was born on June 12, 1962, in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Bentley and Salem State College. Prior to becoming an actor, he was a bartender in New York City.


John Enos entered the show business in his late 20's 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[disambiguation needed]. 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. It was also 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), an action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. Helmed by Marco Brambilla, the film debuted at No. 1 at the box office. In 1994, he appeared in Unveiled (1994), a thriller directed by William Cole that starred Lisa Zane, Nick Chinlund and Whip Hubley, worked with Anthony Michael Hall, Marcia Cross and David Hyde Pierce in a short film by Jonathan Segal called Ripple (1995), and was cast as Drew Darcy in the Larry Brand drama Till the End of the Night (1995), opposite Scott Valentine and Katherine Kelly Lang. Meanwhile, on the small screen, 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), created by Darren Star. He played Bobby Parezi in 19 episodes from 1995 until 1996.

In 1996, Enos starred with Kathleen Kinmont and Robert Knepper in the horror film Dead of Night (directed by Kristoffer Tabori), 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 also costarred as Marshall Del Wilkes in the television film Raven Hawk (HBO) and portrayed Matt Conrad in Showtime's Miami Hustle, opposite Kathy Ireland and Audie England.

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 starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff that was loosely adapted from the Marvel Comics character, and portrayed Larry in Stealth Fighter (1999). He next acted with Sherrie Rose, Jason Hall, Bret Domrose, Seymour Cassel, Peter Fonda and Patrick Dempsey in the dramatic film Me and Will (1999) and portrayed Sonny in Joel Schumacher's Flawless (1999), which starred Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He also appeared as a bouncer in an episode of Rude Awakening called "Between a Rock Star and a Hard Place" and Mr. Cocky in an episode of Sex and the City called "Ex and the City" (both 1999).

Opening the new millennium, Enos played a pimp in the TV film "Murder in the Mirror" (CBS, 2000), starring Jane Seymour, James Farentino and Robert Desiderio, 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 with Shannon Tweed and Sam J. Jones in the direct to video "Dead Sexy" (2001), and with Jack Gwaltney and Jennifer Bransford in Nick Gregory's "Love Thy Neighbor" (2002). He then supported Diane Ladd, John Savage and Alexandra Paul in Richard Friedman's "Redemption of the Ghost" (2002) and acted in "Phone Booth" (2002), a psychological thriller helmed by Joel Schumacher that starred Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell and Katie Holmes.

Enos enjoyed a huge break when he was landed the role of Bobby Marsino in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless (CBS).. While working on the show, Enos also appeared in Lance Lane's film "The Kings of Brooklyn" (2004). After leaving The Young and the Restless, Enos costarred with Debbie Lee Carrington and David Figlioli in the TV series pilot Special Unit (Comedy Central, 2006), played Chuck White in an episode of CSI: NY called "Risk" (2006) and appeared in It's Got to Be the Morning After (2007), an episode of In Case of Emergency. He also had a small role in The Hammer (2007), a comedy feature starring Adam Carolla, Oswaldo Castillo and Heather Juergensen, portrayed a character in Made in Brooklyn (2007), and supported Jay Jablonski, Cerina Vincent and John Kapelos in Jason Todd Ipson's Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007). He was next cast in "Missionary Man" (2007), an action thriller directed, co-written by and starring Dolph Lundgren. He also teamed up with Susan Ward, Corey Large, Master P, Dominique Swain, Tom Sizemore and Steven Bauer in the thriller Toxic, which was co-written and directed by Alan Pao, costarred in The Essence of Depp, a comedy by Susanne Robbins, shared the screen with Angus Macfadyen, Elisabeth Röhm, Sunny Mabrey, Vivica A. Fox and Mehera Blum in the "San Saba" and portrayed a survivor on the short "Knocked Down," by Ted Collins. On television, Enos acted in the made for TV films "Shark Swarm" and "Finish Line" and his voice could be heard as a newscaster on two episodes of Days of Our Lives. Since 2008, Enos serves as a commentator on the cable television series The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., which debuted on truTV on March 13, 2008.

He was married to Jennie Lee until her death February 18, 2012. Enos is of Italian and Portuguese ancestry.




  • "Red Shoe Diaries" (1 episode, 1994)


  • "The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest" .... Himself (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • "Family Feud" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)

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