Actor Jay Acovone

Jay Acovone (born August 20, 1955) is an American actor.


Personal life

Acovone was born in New York City. His family later moved to Mahopac, New York where his parents owned a dry-cleaning business.


Acovone has over 100 credits to his name spanning four decades of work in film and television. His television appearances include Search for Tomorrow as Brian Emerson; Beauty and the Beast where he played D.A. Joe Maxwell over the show’s three season run; and Hollywood Beat. In a connection to his Beauty and the Beast co-star Linda Hamilton, he can be seen playing the officer pulling over the TX Terminator in Terminator 3.

In 2016, he acted in the motion capture video game Mafia III (2K Games), playing the role of an Italian Mafia boss, Sal Marcano.



Year Title Role Notes
1980 Cruising Skip Lee
1980 Times Square Plainclothes Cop
1987 Cold Steel ‘Cookie’
1991 Out for Justice Bobby ‘Arms’
1992 Doctor Mordrid Tony Gaudio
1993 Conflict of Interest Detective Bob Falcone
1994 Lookin’ Italian Vinny Pallazzo
1994 Cercasi successo disperatamente (video)
1995 Crosscut Frank
1996 Independence Day Area 51 Guard
1996 Foxfire Chuck
1996 Crash Dive Murphy (Video)
1996 Snitch MacElroy
1997 Opposite Corners ‘Puggy’
1997 The Peacemaker Cop
1997 Time Under Fire Schmidt
1998 The Get Michael Irish
1999 Molly Jack / Bartender
2000 The Amati Girls Mr. Moltianni
2000 Cast Away Pilot Peter
2001 The Seventh Sense Melvin Snow (Short)
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Eric
2002 Collateral Damage Bennie
2003 Studio City Bobby Falcone (Short)
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Cop – Westside Street
2003 S.W.A.T. Lear Jet Pilot
2004 Rancid Captain Peters
2005 Sharkskin 6 Molina
2005 Mobsters and Mormons Jackie
2006 Paved with Good Intentions John Barrhauser
2006 World Trade Center Donna’s Male Neighbor
2007 The Hills Have Eyes II Wilson
2007 Traci Townsend Jesse
2007 InAlienable Gerhard
2007 Shadow People Eerie Man
2009 My New SweetHeart Jay (Short)
2017 12 Round Gun Ray Bruno
2019 Rattlesnakes Jamie Jarret


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Parole Leo TV movie
1983-1984 Search for Tomorrow Brian Emmerson 8 episodes
1985 Hollywood Beat Detective Jack Rado 14 episodes
1986 Women of Valor Captain Rader TV movie
1987 Werewolf Mick Episode: “Running with the Pack”
1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Eddie Episode: “Jerry Jumps Right In”
1989 War and Remembrance Quartermaster Maselli (Barracuda) TV miniseries
1989 Hardball Matelli Episode: “The Out of Towner”
1990 Jake and the Fatman Sonny Rosetti Episode: “I’ll Dance at Your Wedding”
1987-1990 Beauty and the Beast District Attorney Joe Maxwell 55 episodes
1991 Growing Pains Jake Episode: “Carol’s Carnival”
1992 Quicksand: No Escape Detective Harris TV movie
1992 Stepfather III Steve Davis TV movie
1992 Nails Captain Evan Graham TV movie
1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Lieutenant Robert Carlino TV movie
1993 Civil Wars Neil Leeuwen Episode: “Hit the Road, Jack”
1993 Marked for Murder Minelli TV movie
1993 The Commish Nick Colette Episode: “Family Business”
1993 Born to Run Richie TV movie
1993 The Magician David Katz TV movie
1990-1994 Murder, She Wrote Lieutenant Nick Acosta / Sergeant Nick Acosta / Sergeant Vinnie Grillo 3 episodes
1994 Locals TV movie
1987-1995 Matlock Joe Ahern / Dr. Bruce Jacobs 2 episodes
1995 Friends Fireman Charlie Episode: “The One with the Candy Hearts”
1995 Columbo Bruno Romano Episode: “Strange Bedfellows”
1995 High Tide Episode: “Down South”
1996 Crime of the Century Sergeant Wallace TV movie
1996 Viper Victor Rand Episode: “Condor”
1996 The Sentinel Gary Hendrickson Episode: “Spare Parts”
1996 Red Shoe Diaries Goucho Episode: “The Forbidden Zone”
1997 Dark Skies Max Kinkaid Episode: “The Warren Omission”
1994-1997 Renegade Russell The Burglar / Brother Mike 2 episodes
1997 On the Line Captain Unander TV movie
1997 Total Security Tommy Annunziato Episode: “Looking for Mr. Goombah”
1991-1998 Silk Stalkings Joey Pantangelo / Detective Ray Quiller / Tony Fielding / Ray 4 episodes
1999 Diagnosis: Murder Clifton Moloney Episode: “Trapped in Paradise”
1999 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Frankie Beans Episode: “Honey, It Takes Two to Mambo”
1999 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Johnny Terelli Episode: “True Stories”
1997-2000 Sliders Stu / Ben Siegel III / Dr. Tassler 3 episodes
2000 The Pretender Detective Stan Wilkins 2 episodes
2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For Lieutenant Bob Mankowski TV movie
2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood B.B. Bascomb TV movie
1995-2001 NYPD Blue Raymond DiSalvo 3 episodes
2001 18 Wheels of Justice Agent Billingsley Episode: “A Place Called Defiance”
2001 The Invisible Man O’Ryan 2 episodes
1997-2001 The X-Files Duffy Haskell / Detective Curtis 2 episodes
2002 Charmed Keats Episode: “Bite Me”
1999-2002 Providence Vincent / Aldini 4 episodes
2004 Strong Medicine Jimmy Gentile Episode: “Quarantine”
2001-2004 JAG General Montrose / Colonel Harry R. Presser 2 episodes
2003 As the World Turns Del Brakett
2005 CSI: NY Paul Gionetti Episode: “Tri-Borough”
2005 Monk Ray Galardi Episode: “Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic”
1997-2005 Stargate SG-1 Major Charles Kawalsky 7 Episodes
2005 Cold Case Tom Collison, 2005 Episode: “Kensington”
2005 Las Vegas Ray Abazon Episode: “Magic Carpet Fred”
2005 Criminal Minds Detective Morrison Episode: “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
2006 24 Tom Wegman Episode: “Day 5: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.”
2008 General Hospital Joe Smith 9 episodes
2008 Children of the Gods Major Charles Kawalsky (Video)
2011 How I Met Your Mother Vance Episode: “Field Trip”
2011 Prime Suspect Detective of The Month Award Presenter Episode: “The Great Wall of Silence”
2012 The Mentalist Nicky Shaw Episode: “Pink Champagne on Ice”
2012 Leverage Samuel Busey Episode: “The (Very) Big Bird Job”
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tommy Grazetti (Present Day) Episode: “It Was a Very Good Year”
2012 Vegas Nicky Tomisano Episode: “Estinto”
2013 NCIS Frankie Dean Episode: “Prime Suspect”
2018 Lethal Weapon Elliott Nunziata Episode: “What the Puck”

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Mafia 3 Sal Marcano Voice and mo-cap

External Links

Actor Jay Acovone – Wikipedia

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