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      Jay Acovone

      Jay Acovone

      Highest Rated: 51% Cruising (1980)

      Lowest Rated: 12% The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

      Birthday: Aug 20, 1955

      Birthplace: Mahopac, New York, USA

      Born in 1955 just outside of New York City, Jay Acovone attended Mahopac High School, before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in 1977. Notably, Acovone did not apply to the prestigious drama school until several years after his high school graduation, as he did not decide to become an actor until he was 19 years old. After AADA, he attended New York's Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where he studied for eight months. His roles in the early 1980s were on rather unmemorable shows like "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," which has the odd honor of being the first show to be cancelled by the FOX television network, and the California cop drama "Hollywood Beat." His first major part came with the role of Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell on the hit 1987 series "Beauty and the Beast," which starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. Acovone has worked steadily as a character actor, and has appeared in a variety of productions from the sultry cop TV drama "Silk Stalkings," to the big-budget science fiction sequel "Terminator 3:Rise of the Machines," to the revamped horror entry "The Hills Have Eyes II." Showing a wide range of talents, Acovone has yet to garner awards, but has already managed over 100 appearances on television and film.

      Highest rated movies

      Cruising
      The Amati Girls
      Out for Justice
      The Hills Have Eyes 2

      Photos

      WORLD TRADE CENTER, Morgan Flynn, Maria Bello, Anthony Piccininni,Wass Stevens, Jay Acovone, Connor Paolo, 2006.©Paramount NCIS, Mark Harmon (L), Jay Acovone (R), 'Prime Suspect', Season 10, Ep. #17, 03/05/2013, ©CBS Prime Suspect, Jay Acovone, 'The Great Wall of Silence', Season 1, Ep. #11, 12/22/2011, ©NBC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 70% Rattlesnakes Jamie Jarret (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 54% Gun Ray Bruno (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 14% A Stranger in Paradise The Interrogator (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 27% InAlienable Gerhard (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 27% Shadow People Eerie Man (Character) - 2007
      12% 40% The Hills Have Eyes 2 Dr. Wilson (Character) $20.8M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paved With Good Intentions John Barrhauser (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 73% Traci Townsend Jesse (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharkskin 6 Molina (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 56% Rancid Capt. Peters (Character) - 2004
      46% 64% The Amati Girls Mr. Moltianni (Character) $47.8K 2001
      No Score Yet 86% The Dukes of Hazzard -- Hazzard in Hollywood B.B. Bascomb (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 76% Murder She Wrote: A Story to Die For Lt. Det. Bob Mankowski (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Line Capt. Unander (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lookin' Italian Vinny Pallazzo (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 80% Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods Major Charles Kawalsky (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 18% Crash Dive Murphy (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 29% Beneath the Bermuda Triangle Schmidt (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crosscut Frank (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Strange Bedfellows Bruno Romano (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 80% Born to Run Richie (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 0% The Magician David Katz (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 15% Conflict of Interest Det. Bob Falcone (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 36% Doctor Mordrid Tony Gaudio (Character) - 1992
      23% 53% Out for Justice Bobby Arms (Character) $36.8M 1991
      No Score Yet 11% Cold Steel Cookie (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 58% Women of Valor Capt. Rader (Character) - 1986
      51% 49% Cruising Skip Lea (Character) - 1980

      TV

      Credit
      89% 76% Lethal Weapon Elliot (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 85% NCIS Frankie Dean (Guest Star) 2013
      67% 67% Vegas Nicky Tomisano (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      92% 88% Leverage Samuel Busey (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      84% 85% How I Met Your Mother Vance (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      91% 89% Monk Ray Galardi (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: New York Paul Gionetti (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 2004
      74% 86% The X-Files Duffy Haskell (Guest Star) 1997 2001
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Raymond DiSalvo (Guest Star) 1995 2001
      No Score Yet 67% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 1999-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries Goucho (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Bruno Romano (Guest Star) 1995
      78% 93% Friends Fireman Charlie (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1995
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Lieutenant Nick Acosta (Guest Star) 1990 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Nick Collette (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell (Character) 1987-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990