James Carpinello (born August 13, 1975) is an American actor who came to national attention with his appearances in Tori Spelling's VH1 sitcom So Notorious. He is also part of the musical Rock of Ages.
Carpinello with his wife, Amy Acker, at the premiere of Serenity on September 22, 2005
|Born||August 13, 1975|
Albany, New York, U.S.
Amy Acker (m. 2003)
Carpinello first appeared on Broadway in the 1999 musical Saturday Night Fever as Tony Manero. The musical is based on the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever in which the role of Manero was played by John Travolta.
He was next cast as Link Larkin in the Broadway musical version of Hairspray, but left the show prior to its first pre-Broadway performances in Seattle in order to shoot the film The Great Raid in 2002. He was replaced by Matthew Morrison.
For his third Broadway outing, Carpinello was cast in the Broadway musical Xanadu. Like Saturday Night Fever, Xanadu is based on a film of the same name—1980s Xanadu, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Michael Beck as Sonny, the leading role for which Carpinello was cast. Due to breaking his leg in three places while roller skating during a rehearsal on June 12, 2007, Carpinello was forced to leave the production just two weeks before its scheduled June 26, 2007, opening at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Cheyenne Jackson assumed the role of Sonny as of June 22, 2007; the musical's opening was rescheduled for July 10, 2007.
Carpinello next starred as rocker Stacee Jaxx in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. When the show previously played off-Broadway, actor Will Swenson performed the role of Jaxx, until Swenson was offered the lead comedic role of Berger, in the revival Broadway Production of HAIR. Carpinello replaced him before Rock of Ages started performances on Broadway.
He guest starred on the season 4 premiere of the USA Network series In Plain Sight. He played former soldier Joey in "Mission Creep", the third episode of CBS crime drama series Person of Interest, and reprised that role as the series neared the end of its run in June 2016. He is a regular on the Fox medical/crime drama The Mob Doctor.
He is the son of Sharon, a mental health official, and Anthony J. Carpinello, a former Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division. On April 25, 2003, Carpinello married actress Amy Acker. They have two children—a son born on January 22, 2005, and a daughter born on September 1, 2006.
|2004||The Punisher||Bobby Saint/John Saint|
|2005||The Great Raid||Cpl. Aliteri|
|2012||Christmas Is Ruined||Agent Spaulding||Short film|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Johnny Stompanato|
|2014||Let's Kill Ward's Wife||Ronnie|
|2019||Midway||Captain William H. Brockman Jr.||Post-production|
|2006||So Notorious||Pete||9 episodes|
|2006||The Closer||Larry Cole||2 episodes|
|2010||The Good Wife||Detective Anthony Burton||5 episodes|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Dominic Giordano||Episode: "See No Evil"|
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Joe Gilbert||Episode: "Pop"|
|2011||NCIS||Smitty Brown||Episode: "False Witness"|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Riley||Episode: "The Art of the Steal"|
|2011, 2016||Person of Interest||Joey Durban||2 episodes|
|2012||Body of Proof||Sal Rubenstone||Episode: "Occupational Hazards"|
|2012–2013||The Mob Doctor||Franco Leoni||12 episodes|
|2013||Castle||Frank Henson||Episode: "Like Father, Like Daughter"|
|2014||Blue Bloods||Russell Price||Episode: "Loose Lips"|
|2016–2017||Gotham||Mario Falcone||8 episodes|
|2017–2018||The Blacklist||Henry Prescott||4 episodes|
|2019||The Gifted||Max||3 episodes|
|2019||The Enemy Within||Anthony Cabrera||6 episodes|
|1998||Stupid Kids||Jim Stark|
|1999–2000||Saturday Night Fever||Tony Manero|
|2009||Rock of Ages||Stacee Jaxx|
- Saturday Night Fever at the Internet Broadway Database
- Xanadu at the Internet Broadway Database
- James Carpinello rocks, www.broadwaystars.com
- Cheyenne Jackson Skates Into Xanadu as Delayed Musical's New Sonny Broadway.com, June 14, 2007. Retrieved on July 21, 2007.
- Xanadu Sets New 7/10 Opening Date Broadway.com, June 18, 2007. Retrieved on July 21, 2007.
- Andrew Gans (February 18, 2009), "Maroulis, Spanger and Carpinello to Star in Broadway's Rock of Ages", Playbill. Retrieved on December 6, 2015.
- "Stayin' Alive – Vol. 52 No. 21". 29 November 1999.
- "Alias's Amy Acker, Husband Have a Girl". People. September 7, 2006.