Actor Vincent D’Onofrio

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 26, 2006

Please tell me about Vincent D'Onofrio from Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He seems so intelligent and funny.
—Joan Norman, Bloomfield, Iowa

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., D'Onofrio (pronounced duh-NOFF-ree-o) got his start on Broadway in 1984 and gained 70 pounds for the role of an overweight, bullied and ultimately suicidal Vietnam-era Marine in the movie Full Metal Jacket in 1987. His film resume is extensive, including roles in Mystic Pizza, The Cell, Ed Wood and, most recently, The Break Up. Regarded as an intense, hands-on workhorse of an actor, he was hospitalized for exhaustion last year during on-location filming of TV's Criminal Intent in New York.