A native of Union City, New Jersey, Bobby Cannavale has had varied film and stage experiences. Bobby lived in New Jersey until he was thirteen. After his parents divorced, Bobby and his mother moved for two years to Puerto Rico. Later on he moved to Coconut Creek, Florida,…more
In 2013, Bobby won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series playing Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire.
Bobby has been chosen to play the lead role of Trevore Hale in the remake of the TV series, Cupid.
Bobby's mother is of Cuban descent, and his father is of Italian descent.
Bobby was born in Union City, New Jersey, but grew up in Coconut Creek, Florida.
Bobby knew he wanted to be an actor at the age of eight.
Bobby's parents divorced when he was thirteen.
Bobby started out with sweeping floors when he joined the Circle Repertory Theatre.
Bobby made his feature film debut in I'm Not Rappaport.
Bobby hosted the 2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards with actress Raquel Welch.
Bobby is often cast in projects involving writer John Wells.
Bobby was nominated for ALMA awards in both 2000 and 2001. Emerging Actor in a Drama Series for Third Watch in 2000, and Outstanding Host of a Variety or Awards Special in 2001.
Bobby and his first wife Jenny Lumet married in 1994, then later divorced in 2003.
Bobby is friends with actor Tom McCarthy, the two collaborated together on The Station Agent.
Bobby won the Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2004 for his performance in The Station Agent.
Bobby was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2004 for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The cast and himself were nominated for The Station Agent.
Bobby has played roles covering each branch of the New York City EMS. Police officer on Will & Grace, firefighter in The Guru, and a paramedic on Third Watch.
Bobby has appeared in the following plays:
-The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told
-Virgil Is Still the Frog Boy
-In Two Keys
-The Young Man and the World
-A Flea in Her Ear
Bobby is 6' 2 1/2" (1.89 m).
Bobby has a son with Jenny Lummet named Jacob Cannavale. He was born in 1995.
Bobby Cannavale, who played Bobby Caffey on Third Watch, asked to be released from the show due to a lack of character storyline.
Bobby Cannavale trained with doctors and paramedics for two months before appearing on Third Watch.
In 2002, he joined the cast of Ally McBeal for the last five episodes but the show was then canceled. Following this, he starred with Yancey Arias and Sheryl Lee in the miniseries Kingpin.
In 2005, Bobby won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series playing Vince D'Angelo on Will & Grace.
He never formally studied acting.
He is a member of the Circle Repertory Theatre and the Lab Theatre Company, both based in New York City.
[On the parts he's being offered]
Bobby Cannavale: I'm getting a lot of uninteresting romantic lead guys that look good and fall in love sort of garbage. I just want different parts, I wanna be that guy who people mention and they don't know who you're talking about until you say a few movies they've been in and then people are amazed that it's the same person.
[On his character from The Station Agent]
Bobby Cannavale: The part was written for me by Tom McCarthy. For almost ten years we were really good friends and, when he started writing it, he called me and asked me little things like, you know, 'Give me the name of a Cuban dish. Tell me about the culture.' But I would say, one sort of thing we had in common is I'm very talky and inquisitive and sort of relentless that way. For me, the work part of it was trying to identify with this guy's loneliness. I was really impressed with how, sort of on the surface, he didn't seem like a lonely person at all. That's what I loved about it.
[On what happened to The Devil and Daniel Webster]
Bobby Cannavale: I don't know what happened to that. We shot that like two years ago, and I don't know. Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dan Aykroyd. It seemed like it had everything going for it, and it was fun to work on. That was just like a phone call. Alec called me and was like, "Hey, you want to do this scene?" And it was a funny scene and I said, "Sure," and went and shot it. I don't know what happened with it and I've never asked him. I run into him all the time, but if you know Alec, you don't touch anything that can set him off so I never ask about it.
Bobby Cannavale: I've never won an award for anything, and I think it's weird. I mean, that's really cool but it's strange to think you could get an award for acting. I always thought that was strange.