Character Bio: Ray Zancanelli
Abandoned by his father and shipped off to an aunt by his mother, Ray is always trying to convince himself that his family was wrong to dismiss him, convince himself that he has worth. And what better way to do that than by catching bad people? He knows the streets well and takes care of business in his own, unorthodox style. Though his obsessive devotion to his job leads to divorce, he still maintains a close relationship with his daughter. The other woman in Ray’s life, Julianne, sees through his gruff exterior to his big heart. He looks at her like a little sister, but her feelings for him are substantially more complex.
Actor Bio: Domenick Lombardozzi
Discovered in his Bronx, NY neighborhood, Domenick Lombardozzi first gained fame after attending an open casting call and winning the role of Nicky Zero in Robert De Niro’s directing debut, A Bronx Tale. Soon after, Lombardozzi was landing pivotal roles in such acclaimed films as For the Love of the Game, The Yards, Phone Booth, S.W.A.T. and the Emmy Award-winning HBO movie 61*.
But it wasn’t until he portrayed the flawed Baltimore police detective, “Herc,” in the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” that seminal filmmakers like Sidney Lumet, Joe Roth and Michael Mann took notice and cast Lombardozzi in their films. He starred in “Miami Vice,” “Public Enemies,” and in 2008 was cast in a recurring role on “Entourage,” followed, more recently, by a guest-starring appearance on “Bored to Death.”
Lombardozzi can also be seen in Academy Award-winning director James L. Brooks’ romantic comedy, How Do You Know.
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