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Last name is pronounced Duh-noff-ree-o. (imdb.com)

In 2001 D`Onofrio took the role which has likely given him his greatest public recognition: Det. Robert Goren, the lead character in the TV series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001). (imdb.com)

Born in Brooklyn, New York (imdb.com)

Son: Luca D`Onofrio, born February 14, 2008. His mother is Carin van der Donk. (imdb.com)

Ironically, he played Moriarty in a TV movie titled "Sherlock" while he starred as Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, whose character is based on Sherlock Holmes. (imdb.com)

Uncle of Hakan D`Onofrio. (imdb.com)

"I want you to be big -- Lon Chaney big," Stanley Kubrick informed D`Onofrio during the filming of Full Metal Jacket (1987). (imdb.com)

Has played Orson Welles in two different, unrelated productions: Ed Wood (1994) and Five Minutes, Mr. Welles (2005). (imdb.com)

Renée Zellweger thanked him in her Oscar acceptance speech when she won `Best Actress in a Supporting Role` for Cold Mountain (2003). (imdb.com)

Unhappy with his impression of Orson Welles, director Tim Burton had D`Onofrio`s voice dubbed, in the film Ed Wood (1994). The near perfect Orson Welles impression was supplied by voice-over artist Maurice LaMarche. (imdb.com)

Son: Elias Gene D`Onofrio, born in January 2000. His mother is Carin van der Donk. (imdb.com)

Daughter: Leila George D`Onofrio, born March 20, 1992. Her mother is actress Greta Scacchi. (imdb.com)

One of the founders of the River Run Film Festival (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), along with his sister, Elizabeth D`Onofrio, and their father, Gene D`Onofrio. (imdb.com)

Gained 45 pounds for his role in The Salton Sea (2002). (imdb.com)

Vincent`s sister, actress Elizabeth D`Onofrio, teaches acting in Asheville, North Carolina. (imdb.com)

Gained a world record 70 pounds for his role in Full Metal Jacket (1987). (imdb.com)

He bleached his hair blonde for his part in Adventures in Babysitting (1987). (imdb.com)

Last name is pronounced Don-off-ree-o. (imdb.com)

Played the character of "Bill Newman" in both JFK (1991) and Malcolm X (1992). (imdb.com)


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