Nicholas D'Agosto (born April 17, 1980) is an American actor, best known for featuring in Final Destination 5, Heroes and The Office. He starred in the Showtime series Masters of Sex and the Fox series Gotham.

Nicholas D'Agosto
D'Agosto filming Final Destination 5 in Vancouver, October 2010
Born (1980-04-17) April 17, 1980 (age 44)
Other namesNick D'Agosto
Alma materMarquette University
Years active1999–present
Andrea Bricco
(m. 2015)

Early life edit

D'Agosto was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Deanna Rae (née Vellinga) and Alan D'Agosto, Omaha's major Arby's restaurant franchisee.[1][2][3] His mother is from Sioux City, Iowa, while his father is from Omaha.[4]

He has two older brothers, Andrew and Patrick, and two younger sisters, Julie and Katie.[5]

D'Agosto was raised Catholic and selected Genesius of Rome, the patron saint of actors, as his confirmation name.[6] D'Agosto said that he wanted to be a priest when he was young, then when he was 10 years old he started getting into improv.[5]

D'Agosto was very involved in drama and theatre growing up, acting in many different plays and musicals. He participated in competitive forensics speech tournaments during sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.[7][8] He graduated from Creighton Preparatory School in 1998 and attended Marquette University, where he graduated cum laude in 2002 with a double major in history and theatre.[6]

Career edit

D'Agosto's big break came when he was cast as the ethical committee chairman Larry Fouch in the dark teenage comedy Election (1999), while he was still a senior at Creighton Prep.[8][9] The film was written and directed by Alexander Payne, another alumnus of Creighton Prep. D'Agosto starred in the film Psycho Beach Party (2000) while still in college. In 2002, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a full-time acting career.[2][7]

He landed guest appearances on primetime television series such as Boston Public, ER, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, House, Supernatural, and Without a Trace. He appeared in three episodes of The Office. He also played West Rosen on the series Heroes.

To prepare for the film Fired Up!, D'Agosto spent three weeks at a cheer camp and worked with a professional choreographer.[10] He also starred in From Prada to Nada with Camilla Belle, which is loosely based on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.[11] In 2011, he starred as Sam Lawton in Final Destination 5.[12][13][14]

In Fall 2012, D'Agosto played the role of Tony Kirby in You Can't Take It with You.[15][16]

As of 2013, D'Agosto co-starred in Showtime's Masters of Sex as obstetrician Dr. Ethan Haas, fictional protégé of pioneering sex researcher Dr. William H. Masters (of Masters and Johnson fame).[17] His character is a composite of two of Masters' actual associates.[18][19][20]

To prepare for the part of Dr. Haas, in addition to reading the biography that Masters of Sex is based on, D'Agosto read The Fifties by David Halberstam. He also watched movies from the 1950s and documentaries on journalist Edward R. Murrow, which had a lot of "individual footage of interviews with these sort of everyday people from that time period."[5]

In late 2014 he appeared on Grey's Anatomy playing the OB/GYN surgical resident Graham Maddox. He left the show late November 2014 in the episode 'Risk'.

D'Agosto was cast in early October 2015 in the role of Harvey Dent in the television series Gotham.[21]

In 2017, D'Agosto starred in the lead role in NBC's mockumentary legal comedy series, Trial & Error. Season 2 wrapped in August 2018.[22]

In November 2022, D'Agosto has a recurring role as Deputy Director Doug Bailey in Criminal Minds: Evolution.[23]

Personal life edit

He married Andrea Bricco in 2015.[24] They have one child, a son.[25]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Election Larry Fouch Credited as Nick D'Agosto
2000 Psycho Beach Party Counterman
2006 Inside Alex
2007 Rocket Science Ben Wekselbaum
2007 Drive-Thru Fisher Kent
2007 L.A. Blues Adam Cooper
2008 Extreme Movie Evan
2009 Fired Up! Shawn Colfax
2010 Dirty Girl Joel
2011 From Prada to Nada Edward Ferris
2011 Final Destination 5 Sam Lawton
2011 New Romance Nick Short film
2011 Mardi Gras: Spring Break Mike Morgan
2018 The Last Days of TJ Staggs Boss Short film
2022 Rattled! Elliott

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Do Over Todd York Episode: "Valentine's Day Dance"
2003 ER Andy 2 episodes
2003 Boston Public Richard Kinney Episode: "Chapter Seventy-Two"
2004 Cracking Up Ben Episode: "Pilot"
2004 Six Feet Under Jonathan Gorodetsky Episode: "Bomb Shelter"
2004 Cold Case Chris (1979) Episode: "Daniela"
2005 House Keith Foster Episode: "Detox"
2005 Supernatural Gavin Episode: "Asylum"
2006 Related P.J. 2 episodes
2006 Without a Trace Ted Soros Episode: "Fade-Away"
2006 Big Day Dr. Zaks Episode: "Boobzilla"
2007 The Office Hunter 3 episodes (1 uncredited)
2007 Heroes West Rosen Recurring role (season 2; 9 episodes)
2010 This Little Piggy Eric TV movie
2012 Breakout Kings Travis Muncey Episode: "Double Down"
2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Will Episode: "The D..."
2013–14 Masters of Sex Dr. Ethan Haas Main role (season 1; 11 episodes), recurring role (season 2; 2 episodes)
2014 Review Mark 4 episodes
2014–16 Gotham Harvey Dent Recurring role (season 1; 3 episodes), main role (season 2; 3 episodes)
2014 Grey's Anatomy Graham Maddox 3 episodes
2014 Talking Marriage with Ryan Bailey Himself Episode: "Nicholas D'Agosto"
2015 Grace and Frankie Dutch Episode: "The Spelling Bee"
2017–2018 Trial & Error Josh Segal Main role
2021 The Good Doctor Eric Porter - (Insurance Rep) Episode: "Decrypt"
2022 Criminal Minds: Evolution Deputy Director Doug Bailey Recurring role

Music videos edit

Year Title Artist Notes
2011 New Romance Miles Fisher

References edit

  1. ^ "About Panda Inc". Panda Inc. Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2013. Panda, Inc. was founded in 1981 by Alan D'Agosto when he purchased his four original Arby's® stores. Through the years, Panda has grown from those four original stores to more than 15 stores in the Nebraska and Iowa market.
  2. ^ a b Stickney, Dane (June 26, 2007). "Omaha native lands 'Heroes' role, superpower". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved October 28, 2013.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Genealogy Data". Archived from the original (family tree / genealogy) on May 13, 2008. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Miller, Bruce (September 28, 2013). "Omaha native Nicholas D'Agosto hopes 'Sex' will enlighten". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Brown, Emma. "CULTURE: NICHOLAS D'AGOSTO AND THE SCIENCE OF SEX". Interview Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Sweeney Etter, Nicole. "Big break". Marquette magazine. Retrieved May 10, 2010. As a young Catholic growing up in Omaha, Nick D'Agosto had no trouble choosing his confirmation name: Genesius, after the patron saint of actors.
  7. ^ a b Fielding, Julien R. (October 16, 2011). "Interviews". Fielding on Film. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Nicholas D'Agosto – Bio". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  9. ^ Biga, Leo Adam (October 16, 2011). "Home Boy Nicholas D'Agosto Makes Good on the Start 'Election' Gave Him; Nails Small But Showy Part in New Indie Flick 'Dirty Girl'". Leo Adam Biga's Blog. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  10. ^ McDonnell, Brandy (February 27, 2009). "Q&A: "Fired Up!" becomes a learning experience for Nicholas D'Agosto". NewsOK. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  11. ^ Grant, Drew (January 31, 2011). "5 Facts About 'From Prada To Nada' Star Nicholas D'Agosto". Crushable. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  12. ^ Gorman, Bobby. "Interview: Nicholas D'Agosto". Shave Magazine. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  13. ^ McGrath, Kara (August 8, 2011). "hot guy to know: nicholas d'agosto". COSMOgirl. Seventeen. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  14. ^ Lyons, Ben. "VIDEOS/ Star on the Rise: Nicholas D'Agosto". E Online. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  15. ^ "Masters of Sex Cast – Ethan Haas". Showtime. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  16. ^ Gordon, David (September 11, 2012). "Nicholas D'Agosto, Kate Maher, Lawrence Pressman Set for Antaeus You Can't Take it With You". Theater Mania. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  17. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (October 6, 2013). "'Masters Of Sex' Star Warns Us Of 'Very Shocking' Season One: Actor Nicholas D'Agosto breaks down what's next for the good doctors on the Showtime series for MTV News". MTV News. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  18. ^ Scarano, Ross (September 27, 2013). "Interview: Nicholas D'Agosto, of Showtime's "Masters of Sex", Talks Pilots and Waiting for the Right Role". Complex Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  19. ^ Camilleri, Ricky (September 26, 2013). "'Masters Of Sex' Star Nicholas D'Agosto" (video interview). HuffPost Live. Huffington Post. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  20. ^ "Nicholas D'Agosto on the sex in 'Masters of Sex'". USA Today. September 26, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  21. ^ "Nicholas D'Agosto to Play Harvey Dent in Fox's 'Gotham'". Variety. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  22. ^ Philip, Tom. "Trial and Error Star Nicholas D'Agosto: If You Loved Parks and Recreation, Here's Your New Favorite Show". GQ. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  23. ^ Cordero, Rosy (November 11, 2022). "'Criminal Minds: Evolution' Adds Nicole Pacent In Recurring Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2022.
  24. ^ D'Agosto, Nicholas [@nicholasdagosto] (July 2, 2015). "Nicholas D'Agosto on Twitter" (Tweet). Retrieved August 17, 2020 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ Steinberg, Jamie. "Nicholas D'Agosto – Trial & Error". Starry Constellation Magazine. Retrieved May 13, 2019.

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