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Wass Stevens

Wass Stevens

Highest Rated: 98% The Wrestler (2008)

Lowest Rated: 0% Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1970

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklynite Wass Stevens was renowned in a variety of on and off-screen fields, although perhaps the job which gathered him most media attention was as one of the most recognizable doormen of high society nightclubs in New York City. This job put him on first-name terms with much of the city's entertainment community and often placed him directly in the eye of the tabloids. His ability to play hard-bitten New Yorkers also brought him an eclectic and lengthy acting career, with his most famous roles being the brother of Nicolas Cage's character in Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" (2006) and the recurring role of shipyard union leader Paul Capra in David Fincher's political thriller "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013), an Americanized updating of a British series. A boxer in his teenage years and a former assistant district attorney in the Bronx, Stevens first appeared on screen in a bit part in Stone's "Nixon" (1995), in which he appeared briefly as a protestor against the Vietnam War. From then on, Stevens worked regularly as a character actor, taking either small roles in larger projects or larger parts in limited-release films. Among his highest-profile early appearances were a small part in the drama "The Family Man" (2000) and a recurring voice role as Max Tyler, drummer of the struggling suburban rock band Mystik Spiral in the Generation X animated series "Daria" (MTV 1997-2002). Parts in "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010) and the direct-to-video gangster sequel "Carlito's Way: Rise to Power" (2005) would stand out amidst a busy but largely under the radar work schedule over the next few years, until Stone would once again call on him to play Pat McLoughlin in "World Trade Center." This high-profile part was quickly followed by a brief but memorable appearance as Nick Volpe in Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" (2008), raising his profile as a hard-bitten and dangerously rugged character actor even further. Subsequent roles included appearances in Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest" (2009), the television show "Ugly Betty" (2009), and, following in the footsteps of most New York City-based character actors, various small roles across the multiple series of the "Law & Order" franchise.

Highest rated movies

98% The Wrestler
86% Patti Cake$ 85% Sollers Point
83% Satan's Little Helper
82% The Bleeder 69% Ava's Possessions 64% Rockaway
63% The Girl Is in Trouble

Photos

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Peter Scanavino (L), Andy Karl (C), Wass Stevens (R), 'Maternal Instincts', Season 17, Ep. #6, 10/21/2015, ©NBC ROCKAWAY, WASS STEVENS, 2017. © PALADIN WORLD TRADE CENTER, Maria Bello (left), Wass Stevens (center), 2006. ©Paramount WORLD TRADE CENTER, Morgan Flynn, Maria Bello, Anthony Piccininni,Wass Stevens, Jay Acovone, Connor Paolo, 2006.©Paramount Public Morals, from left: Patrick Murney, Ed Burns, Wass Stevens, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 'Episode 101', Season 1, Ep. #1, ©TNT Wass Stevens at arrivals for PUBLIC MORALS Series Premiere Hosted by NEW YORK Magazine, Vulture and TNT, Tribeca Grand Hotel, New York, NY August 12, 2015. Photo By: Lev Radin/Everett Collection Wass Stevens at arrivals for HOUSE OF CARDS Premiere, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY January 30, 2013. Photo By: Andres Otero/Everett Collection Wass Stevens at arrivals for HOUSE OF CARDS Premiere, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY January 30, 2013. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Was Stevens at arrivals for New York Film Festival Closing Night Screening of THE WRESTLER, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, October 12, 2008. Photo by: Slaven Vlasic/Everett Collection

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 90% Signs of Love Michael (Character) $5.3K 2022
8% 17% Reprisal Fredericks (Character) - 2018
64% 99% Rockaway Dad (Character) - 2017
85% 58% Sollers Point Wasp (Character) $29.4K 2017
86% 78% Patti Cake$ Officer Nichols (Character) $774.5K 2017
No Score Yet 71% Police State Caldwell (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Keep the Light Chief Inspector (Character) - 2016
82% 63% The Bleeder Johnny Dicesare (Character) $320.7K 2016
No Score Yet 26% A Stand Up Guy Mario (Character) - 2016
69% 41% Ava's Possessions Tony (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zarra's Law Bobby Stax (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridge and Tunnel Sean Mc Laughlin (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 24% My Man Is a Loser Trainer Joe (Character) - 2014
0% 17% Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Jimmy Vitigliano (Character) - 2013
63% 41% The Girl Is in Trouble Freddy (Character) - 2012
0% 27% A Novel Romance Sam Steele (Character) - 2011
98% 88% The Wrestler Nick Volpe (Character) $26.2M 2008
No Score Yet 28% Pistol Whipped Tim Wheeler (Character) - 2008
83% 36% Satan's Little Helper Dean Whooly (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 44% The Goodbye Girl Mugger (Character) - 2004

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 81% Law & Order: Organized Crime Dominic Russo (Guest Star) 2022
32% 63% Taken Sykes (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
80% 88% The Jim Gaffigan Show Dick Kijek (Guest Star) 2016
78% 82% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Curren (Guest Star) 2013 2015
82% 90% Public Morals Vince Latucci (Character) 2015
91% 90% The Leftovers Letts (Guest Star) 2014
91% 79% The Blacklist Perry (Guest Star) 2014
95% 89% Elementary Travis Hardwick (Guest Star) 2013
77% 76% House of Cards Paul Capra (Guest Star) 2013
93% 91% The Good Wife Hunter (Guest Star) 2010
97% 83% Ugly Betty Bounty Hunter (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ron Hemmings (Guest Star) 2006 2009
22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006