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Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale recently came to the fore as the motor-mouthed hot dog vendor who befriends an outsider in his small New Jersey town in Tom McCarthy's THE STATION AGENT, starring with Peter Dinklage and Patricia Clarkson. Best known to television viewers for his starring roles on such series as THIRD WATCH, A&E's 100 CENTRE STREET and KINGPIN, Bobby Cannavale's career began in the theatre and includes work with Lee Strasberg, Naked Angels, Circle Rep, The Public, Williamstown and the Roundabout.

Bobby started working on television when he met John Wells and took a recurring role on his NBC series TRINITY. After that Wells asked Bobby to star in THIRD WATCH, and since then he has also had a memorable role on HBO's SEX IN THE CITY, was added to the cast of ALLY MCBEAL in its final season and was seen in a recurring role on HBO's OZ.

On the big screen, Bobby has appeared in Spike Lee's 3AM, Kevin Costner's THE POSTMAN, NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN and GLORIA for Sidney Lumet, alongside Angelina Jolie in THE BONE COLLECTOR as well as in THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER for director Alec Baldwin. His recent work includes THE GURU with Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei and WASHINGTON HEIGHTS. He will next be seen in HAVEN with Bill Paxton and Orlando Bloom, the comedy HAPPY ENDINGS and John Turturro's ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Bobby Cannavale Facts

Birth Name Roberto Cannavale
BirthdayMay 3, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceUnion City, New Jersey, USA
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is Bobby Cannavale compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Danny Collins
The Bone Collector
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
The Merry Gentleman
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