Bobby Cannavale

(Not about language, but about acting.)

Caught twice in re-runs of Law & Order episodes recently, the engaging and versatile actor Bobby Cannavale, seen below looking steamy:


From Wikipedia:

Robert “Bobby” Cannavale (… born May 3, 1970 [to a Cuban mother and a father of Italian descent]) is an American actor known for his leading role as Bobby Caffey in the first two seasons of the television series Third Watch. Cannavale also had a recurring role on the NBC comedy series Will & Grace as Officer Vincent “Vince” D’Angelo, Will Truman’s long-term boyfriend, and portrayed Gyp Rosetti during the third season of the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.

This is a small sampling of Cannavale’s work in film, on television, and on the stage; he’s been tremendously hard-working, and in an extraordinary range of parts, from comic roles through romantic ones to very dark ones. He’s gotten a fair number of awards and nominations, including for the play¬†The Motherfucker in the Hat, which has figured on this blog because of the problem its title presents for reports in the media. (Cannavale played the title character.)

Cannavale is a very physical actor, employing his face and body for both large effects and subtle ones. Always a pleasure to watch.

He’s comfortable playing gay roles (including the one in Will and Grace), so that it was natural for ¬†Out magazine to get him to pose shirtless for the enjoyment of its gay male readers. Some serious shots, like this one:


and several goofy shots as well. You will see that he’s a lean man, not a muscleguy.

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