John Ventimiglia

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John Ventimiglia
Born1963 or 1964 (age 59–60)

John Ventimiglia (/vɛntɪˈmljə/, Italian: [ventiˈmiʎʎa]; born 1963 or 1964)[1] is an American actor. He portrayed Artie Bucco in the HBO television series The Sopranos and had a recurring role as Dino Arbogast, an Organized Crime Control Bureau Chief for the NYPD, on the American police procedural/drama series Blue Bloods on CBS.

Early life[edit]

Ventimiglia was born in Ridgewood, Queens to Sicilian immigrants and grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2][3] He graduated from Teaneck High School in 1981 where he played on the football team.[4]


Ventimiglia has had parts in feature films such as Cop Land, Jesus' Son, The Iceman, The Funeral, The Wannabe, and Mickey Blue Eyes and has appeared in numerous television shows including Law & Order and NYPD Blue. He also made a brief cameo in the made-for-television movie Gotti.

In August 2007, Ventimiglia and the David Amram quartet presented a musical and oral homage to sociologist C. Wright Mills and beat author Jack Kerouac. They continued with a Kerouac show in Denmark in autumn of 2007. Ventimiglia starred in the comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead (2008), playing the role of Theo Horace. In 2008, he played a small role as a police officer in Notorious. In 2011, he appeared as "Weinstein" in the film Flypaper.

In 2011, he starred in a small indie film, PONIES.[5] In 2012, he guest starred in the CBS short lived series Made in Jersey. In 2012, he starred, as Humberto Delgado, the Portuguese film Operation Autumn,[6] a film about General Humberto Delgado's brutal assassination in Spain by the Portuguese fascists.

In 2016, he played Harry Magarac on the episode of Elementary, entitled "Murder Ex Machina", first aired on January 21, 2016. He also did narration for the Nat Geo television documentary series Inside the American Mob.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Swoon Prison Guard
1994 Hand Gun Angel
1994 The Cowboy Way Uniformed Cop
1994 Bullets over Broadway Waterfront Hood
1994 Post Cards from America Driver
1995 Party Girl Tough Guy
1995 Angela Andrew
1995 Low Terry 'Lullaby' Fairlane
1995 Stonewall Tea Dance Bouncer
1996 I Shot Andy Warhol John Who Likes Lesbians
1996 Girls Town Eddie
1996 Trees Lounge Johnny
1996 Under the Bridge Unknown
1996 The Funeral Sali
1996 Extreme Measures Detective Manning
1997 Arresting Gena Joey / Cop
1997 Kicked in the Head Man At Party
1997 Cop Land Officer V
1997 Niagara, Niagara Doug
1997 Sue Lost in Manhattan Larry
1998 No Looking Back Tony, Pizza Guy
1998 Claire Dolan Newark Cab Driver
1998 Louis & Frank Alvin
1999 On the Run Louie Salazar
1999 Row Your Boat Anton
1999 Mickey Blue Eyes Johnny Graziosi
1999 Jesus' Son McInnes
2001 Series 7: The Contenders Dispatch Operator
2001 The Boys of Sunset Ridge Hank Bartlowski at 33
2001 Plan B Raymond Pelagi
2002 Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Narrator Voice
2005 The War Within Gabe
2005 The Notorious Bettie Page Photographer Uncredited
2005 The Collection Various
2007 The Lovebirds John Constantin
2009 The Missing Person Hero
2009 Notorious Detective Farelli
2009 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Theo Horace / Horatio
2009 The Hungry Ghosts James
2011 Flypaper Weinstein
2011 Violet & Daisy Man #1
2011 Ponies Drazen
2012 Alter Egos Shrink
2012 The Iceman Mickey Scicoli
2012 BMW: Bombay's Most Wanted Unknown
2012 Operation Autumn Humberto Delgado
2013 The Cold Lands Jackson
2013 Blood Ties Detective Valenti
2014 Glass Chin Jack Marchiano
2014 Tim Maia Unknown
2015 Houses Unknown
2015 The Wannabe Arthur
2015 Ava's Possessions Father Merrino
2016 The Phenom 'Red' Briles
2016 Money Monster A Team Leader
2018 Cabaret Maxime Veebie
2020 Haymaker Javier
TBA Men of Divorce Sipple Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Homicide: Life on the Street Manuel 1 episode
1995 As the World Turns Chuck 1 episode
1997 NYPD Blue Michael Zorzi 1 episode
1997 Feds Alfonse Bucco 1 episode
1997 C-16: FBI Nick Tulli 6 episodes
1996–1999 New York Undercover Peter Vitti / Lenny 2 episodes
2000 King of the World Angelo Dundee TV movie
2000 Prince Street Unknown 2 episodes
2000–2001 Level 9 Justin Malik 3 episodes
2007 Six Degrees Jimmy McLean 3 episodes
1999–2007 The Sopranos Artie Bucco 37 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Stanley Vespucci 1 episode
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ronald Hawk 1 episode
2008 Backdrop NYC Justin Documentary series
2009 White Collar Burrelli 1 episode
1994–2010 Law & Order Various 5 episodes
2010 Mercy Damiano 3 episodes
2012 NYC 22 Inspector Carl Woods 1 episode
2012 Person of Interest Christopher Zambrano 1 episode
2012 Made in Jersey Ed Koeneke 1 episode
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bobby Navarro 1 episode
2011–2014 Blue Bloods Dino Arbogast 16 episodes
2014 Believe Steve 1 episode
2015 The Blacklist Warden Ramsey Mills 1 episode
2014–2015 The Good Wife Detective Gary Prima 5 episodes
2016 Elementary Harry Magarac 1 episode
2016 Vinyl Lou Meshejian 1 episode
2016 Bull Dormit 1 episode
2017 The Breaks Orson Bainbridge 2 episodes
2018 Crashing Raymond 1 episode
2019 At Home with Amy Sedaris Sugar Man 1 episode
2018–2019 Jessica Jones Detective Eddy Costa 14 episodes
2019 Reprisal Tolly 1 episode
2020 Joe Pera Talks with You Himself 1 episode


  1. ^ Alund, Natalie Neysa (January 28, 2023). "'Sopranos' star John Ventimiglia's daughter Odele dies at 25: 'Heartbroken'". USA Today. Retrieved June 1, 2023.
  2. ^ Kushner, Seth; LaSala, Anthony (2007). The Brooklynites. PowerHouse Books. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-57687-398-4.
  3. ^ Ordoña, Michael. "The performance: John Ventimiglia; 'The Sopranos' Artie Bucco sheds the Mafia-type roles for that of a vampire in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead.'", Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2010. Accessed August 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Hi-Way 1981 Yearbook, p. 69.
  5. ^ Rosen, Christopher (July 12, 2012). "John Ventimiglia, 'Ponies' & 'Sopranos' Star, On Leaving Artie Bucco Behind". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  6. ^ Operation Autumn[user-generated source]

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