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Bobby Cannavale
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In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite a lack of formal training, allowed him to take a successful path off the crowded acting trail. From character goofball and cut-up, he has broken into the leading man ranks with his recent starring role as a reincarnated matchmaker in the TV series Cupid (2009).

Born Roberto M. Cannavale in Union City, New Jersey, to an Italian-American father, Sal, and a Cuban mother, Isabel, he was involved in various activities at his Union City Catholic school, St. Michaels, while growing up. An altar boy, choir boy and lector, he also appeared in the church school's various musicals including his very first, "Guys and Dolls", in which he showed up as one of the gangsters, and "The Music Man", appearing as the lisping, scene-stealing tyke, "Winthrop".

Bobby's parents divorced when he was five years old and his mother moved the family to Puerto Rico for a couple of years. Eventually, they returned to the States and settled in Coconut Creek, Florida, where he attended high school. Restless and uncomfortable in any sort of regimented setting, he often got suspended for playing the class clown. Graduating in the late 1980s, and bitten by the acting bug, Bobby chose to return to the New York/New Jersey area in order to jump start an acting career. Working in bars to support himself, he again avoided the confines of an acting school and, instead, gained experience as a "reader" on occasion with the Naked Angels theatre company. During this time (1994), he met and married Jenny Lumet, the actress-daughter of director Sidney Lumet. They had son, Jake, the following year. The couple divorced in 2003.

Bobby Cannavale stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
The Bone Collector 1999 Branford Hoyts **
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 Hanna and Suzy * 1/2
The Other Guys 2010 Suzy and Hanna in Maine **
Annie 2014 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Spy 2015 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Ant-Man 2015 Suzy and Hanna in Middletown *** 1/2
Ferdinand 2017 Hanna Digital **
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 2017 Suzy and Hanna Digital *** 1/2
Ant-Man and the Wasp 2018 Suzy and Hanna at Middletown *** 1/2