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Bobby Cannavale is an American actor best known for his role in the crime-drama series ‘Third Watch.’

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BirthdayMay 3, 1970
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateNew Jersey
Partners
  • Rose Byrne
SpousesJenny Lumet (m. 1994–2003)
Childrens Jake Cannavale, Rocco Cannavale
Birth PlaceUnion City, New Jersey
Height188cm
GenderMale
FatherSal Cannavale
MotherIsabel Cannavale
Sun SignTaurus
Born inUnion City, New Jersey
Famous asActor
Socials

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Who is Bobby Cannavale?

Bobby Cannavale is an American actor, best known for his role in the crime-drama series ‘Third Watch.’ Born and raised in New Jersey, Bobby was involved in extra-curricular activities since his early school years. He participated in his school’s theatrical productions of ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Guys and Dolls.’ At the age of 13, he moved to Puerto Rico with his mother, following his parents’ divorce. In the late 1980s, Bobby moved to New York to begin his acting career. After some initial struggle, he earned a few small roles in films such as ‘Night Falls on Manhattan’ and ‘The Bone Collector.’ In 2004, he got a major career breakthrough when he appeared in the series ‘Will & Grace,’ for which he received major critical appreciation. He has appeared in films such as ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Movie 43,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ and ‘Snakes on a Plane.’ However, he has had a more flourishing TV career, with praiseworthy appearances in series such as ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Cupid,’ and ‘Vinyl.’

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Childhood & Early Life

Bobby Cannavale was born on May 3, 1970, in Union City, New Jersey. His parents, Sal and Isabel Cannavale, are of Italian and Cuban descent, respectively. His parents moved to the US in the 1960s. They were ardent Catholics. Bobby was enrolled at ‘St. Michael’s Catholic School,’ allowing him to participate extensively in extra-curricular activities. He was an altar boy and a member of the chorus for the church.

Bobby grew up in a bad neighborhood, teeming with anti-social elements. This made him avoid the streets and spend more time practicing extra-curricular activities. After he joined his school’s drama group, he made appearances in plays such as ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Guys and Dolls.’

He witnessed his parents’ divorce when he was 13 years old. His mother got his custody and brought him back to Puerto Rico for the next couple of years. However she soon returned to the US, and they settled in Coconut Creeks, Florida. In the late 1980s, as he graduated from ‘Coconut Creek High School,’ Bobby developed a significant interest in acting.

Following his high-school graduation, Bobby moved to New York to make a career in professional acting. However, he avoided joining professional acting classes and relied on live experiences to hone his skills. While he spent his nights working in bars to support himself, he spent his days at ‘Naked Angels,’ a reputed theater company.

Esteemed playwright Lanford Wilson saw Bobby’s performance in a production of ‘The Normal Heart.’ Wilson spotted Bobby’s talent and immediately invited him to join ‘Circle Repertory Company,’ one of the most famous theater circles in New York City. He started as a “reader” for the company but eventually started acting in plays such as ‘Chilean Holidays’ and ‘Virgil is Still the Frog Boy.’

Career

After auditioning for a lot of roles in the mid-1990s, Bobby got his first acting break in the film ‘I’m Not Rappaport.’ He then appeared in films such as ‘Gloria,’ ‘The Bone Collector,’ and ‘3 A.M.’ In 1998, he made his TV debut with a supporting role in the TV film ‘When Trumpets Fade.’

Bobby got his first major breakthrough with the crime-drama series ‘Third Watch.’ Bobby appeared in the series as a paramedic named ‘Roberto “Bobby” Caffey.’ The series turned out to be a critical and commercial success.

Pumped up with the success of his debut TV series, Bobby continued to star in films such as ‘Washington Heights’ and ‘The Guru.’ He appeared in the legal drama ‘100 Centre Street,’ which was directed by his then father-in-law, Sidney Lumet, in 2003. As he gained fame as an actor, he was selected to play a key role in the last two episodes of ‘Oz.’

He then starred in the film ‘The Station Agent’ and the series ‘Will & Grace.’ He won a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for his performance in the latter. Toward the mid-2000s, he played numerous small and supporting roles in films such as ‘Snakes on a Plane,’ ‘Shall we Dance?,’ and ‘Fast Food Nation.’

In addition, he also guest-starred in the series ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Law & Order.’ In 2007, he played a key role in the film ‘The Take.’

He then turned to voice acting for a few projects. He lent his voice to the character of ‘Corado R Ciarlo’ in the acclaimed film series ‘The War.’ He also lent his voice to the audiobook versions of Richard Price’s novel ‘Lush Life’ and Ed Falco’s novel ‘The Family Corleone.’

In 2009, Bobby bagged the main role in the series ‘Cupid,’ a remake of the 1998 series of the same name. After initial speculations and a rather cold public response to the pilot, the series was eventually canceled.

While he kept himself busy with TV and films, he also did theater from time to time. As he gained experience and widespread fame in the world of acting, he received a nomination for the prestigious ‘Tony Award’ for his role in the ‘Broadway’ production of ‘Mauritius.’ In 2011, his remarkable performance in the ‘Broadway’ play ‘The Motherfucker with the Hat’ earned him another ‘Tony Award’ nomination.

In 2012, he joined the cast of ‘Nurse Jackie’ for its fourth and fifth seasons. He received an ‘Emmy Award’ nomination for his performance as ‘Dr. Mike Cruz’ in this series. The same year, he appeared as ‘Gyp Rosetti’ in the popular series ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ for 11 episodes. This role earned him the ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ in 2013.

In the next few years, he made supporting/small appearances in films such as ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Chef,’ ‘Adult Beginners,’ and ‘Annie.’ In 2015, he appeared in the ‘Marvel’ superhero film ‘Ant-Man,’ playing the role of ‘Jim Paxton.’ More recently, he has made appearances in the films ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,’ and ‘The Fundamentals of Caring.’

In 2016, he appeared as one of the supporting characters in the series ‘Vinyl,’ for 10 episodes. In 2017, his performance as ‘Irving’ in the series ‘Mr. Robot’ earned him a nomination for the ‘Critics’ Choice Television Award’ for the ‘Best Supporting Actor.’

In 2018, Bobby is all set to appear in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ the sequel to the superhero film ‘Ant-Man,’ which will have him reprise his role of ‘Jim Paxton.’ He is also slated to appear in the mega-budget film ‘The Irishman,’ directed by Martin Scorsese.

Personal Life

In the early 1990s, Bobby Cannavale dated screenwriter and actor Jenny Lumet, daughter of critically acclaimed filmmaker Sidney Lumet. The couple got married in 1994. In 1995, their son, Jake Cannavale, was born. Jake later built a career in acting, following in his father’s footsteps. Bobby and Jake have appeared together as a father–son duo in the fourth season of the series ‘Nurse Jackie.’

In 2003, Bobby and Jenny divorced. In 2012, Bobby started dating actor Rose Byrne. In 2016, Bobby fathered a son again, when his and Rose’s first child, Rocco Robin Cannavale, was born. In November 2017, Rose gave birth to another baby boy, Rafa.

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Bobby Cannavale awards

YearNameAward

Primetime Emmy Awards

2013Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire (2010)
2005Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesWill & Grace (1998)

Bobby Cannavale biography timelines

  • // 3rd May 1970
    Bobby Cannavale was born on May 3, 1970, in Union City, New Jersey. His parents, Sal and Isabel Cannavale, are of Italian and Cuban descent, respectively. His parents moved to the US in the 1960s. They were ardent Catholics. Bobby was enrolled at ‘St. Michael’s Catholic School,’ allowing him to participate extensively in extra-curricular activities. He was an altar boy and a member of the chorus for the church.
  • // 1994 To 1995
    In the early 1990s, Bobby Cannavale dated screenwriter and actor Jenny Lumet, daughter of critically acclaimed filmmaker Sidney Lumet. The couple got married in 1994. In 1995, their son, Jake Cannavale, was born. Jake later built a career in acting, following in his father’s footsteps. Bobby and Jake have appeared together as a father–son duo in the fourth season of the series ‘Nurse Jackie.’
  • // 1998
    After auditioning for a lot of roles in the mid-1990s, Bobby got his first acting break in the film ‘I’m Not Rappaport.’ He then appeared in films such as ‘Gloria,’ ‘The Bone Collector,’ and ‘3 A.M.’ In 1998, he made his TV debut with a supporting role in the TV film ‘When Trumpets Fade.’
  • // 1998 To 2009
    In 2009, Bobby bagged the main role in the series ‘Cupid,’ a remake of the 1998 series of the same name. After initial speculations and a rather cold public response to the pilot, the series was eventually canceled.
  • // 2003
    Pumped up with the success of his debut TV series, Bobby continued to star in films such as ‘Washington Heights’ and ‘The Guru.’ He appeared in the legal drama ‘100 Centre Street,’ which was directed by his then father-in-law, Sidney Lumet, in 2003. As he gained fame as an actor, he was selected to play a key role in the last two episodes of ‘Oz.’
  • // 2007
    In addition, he also guest-starred in the series ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Law & Order.’ In 2007, he played a key role in the film ‘The Take.’
  • // 2011
    While he kept himself busy with TV and films, he also did theater from time to time. As he gained experience and widespread fame in the world of acting, he received a nomination for the prestigious ‘Tony Award’ for his role in the ‘Broadway’ production of ‘Mauritius.’ In 2011, his remarkable performance in the ‘Broadway’ play ‘The Motherfucker with the Hat’ earned him another ‘Tony Award’ nomination.
  • // 2012 To 2013
    In 2012, he joined the cast of ‘Nurse Jackie’ for its fourth and fifth seasons. He received an ‘Emmy Award’ nomination for his performance as ‘Dr. Mike Cruz’ in this series. The same year, he appeared as ‘Gyp Rosetti’ in the popular series ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ for 11 episodes. This role earned him the ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ in 2013.
  • // 2015
    In the next few years, he made supporting/small appearances in films such as ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Chef,’ ‘Adult Beginners,’ and ‘Annie.’ In 2015, he appeared in the ‘Marvel’ superhero film ‘Ant-Man,’ playing the role of ‘Jim Paxton.’ More recently, he has made appearances in the films ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,’ and ‘The Fundamentals of Caring.’
  • // 2016 To 2017
    In 2016, he appeared as one of the supporting characters in the series ‘Vinyl,’ for 10 episodes. In 2017, his performance as ‘Irving’ in the series ‘Mr. Robot’ earned him a nomination for the ‘Critics’ Choice Television Award’ for the ‘Best Supporting Actor.’
  • // 2018
    In 2018, Bobby is all set to appear in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ the sequel to the superhero film ‘Ant-Man,’ which will have him reprise his role of ‘Jim Paxton.’ He is also slated to appear in the mega-budget film ‘The Irishman,’ directed by Martin Scorsese.

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  • What is Bobby Cannavale birthday?

    Bobby Cannavale was born at 1970-05-03

  • Where is Bobby Cannavale's birth place?

    Bobby Cannavale was born in Union City, New Jersey

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    Bobby Cannavale's nationalities is American

  • Who is Bobby Cannavale spouses?

    Bobby Cannavale's spouses is Jenny Lumet (m. 1994–2003)

  • Who is Bobby Cannavale childrens?

    Bobby Cannavale's childrens is Jake Cannavale, Rocco Cannavale

  • How tall is Bobby Cannavale?

    Bobby Cannavale's height is 188

  • Who is Bobby Cannavale's father?

    Bobby Cannavale's father is Sal Cannavale

  • Who is Bobby Cannavale's mother?

    Bobby Cannavale's mother is Isabel Cannavale

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