Sunday, March 13, 2011

My New York; Vincent D'Onofrio

NY Post, 3.13.11

Sure, Vincent D’Onofrio, 51, is a famous actor, but that doesn’t mean he’s exempt from the same New York-centric syndromes as the rest of us — in this case, Above-14th-Street-itis. “We used to live across from Tompkins Square Park,” he says. But he and his wife and their two kids, Elias, 11, and Luka, 3, needed more space so they moved up north to Stuy Town. “It’s the first time in a long time I’ve lived above 14th Street.” The actor, who will return to “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” for its final season in May, now stars “Kill the Irishman.” This is his New York.

Il Buco, 47 Bond St., between Bowery and Lafayette Street

“This is my wife’s and my favorite place. It’s just very Italian and the food is top quality. It’s low-key and comfortable. Everything is good there.”

Mudd Club, formerly 77 White St., at Cortlandt Alley

“I worked as a bouncer [back in the ’70s and ’80s], and those were the worst jobs that I had. Some of the clubs were pretty down and dirty back then — the Mudd Club, AM/PM, the Reggae Lounge. I was doing theater at the time, so everything I did was to make a buck. I didn’t really think of it as exciting, but I got to see some really cool bands that became huge afterwards. In hindsight, when I look back at it, I think it was pretty awesome that I saw the Talking Heads and Blondie and the Dead Kennedys and people like that before anyone else did.”

Stuyvesant Town, 252 First Ave., at 14th Street

“All I do is hang out with my kids. I wish I could say I do more exciting things, but when you have a 3-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy, they attach themselves to you like appendages. I’m with them all the time. My kids and I go to Stuy Town to go sledding in the winter a lot. The hills are little and not too crazy but still fun.”

Gamestop, 107 E. 14th St., at Fourth Avenue

“We visit a lot for video games. My 11-year-old is into battle games, like all the boys are. I play with him. I like whatever he’s into. Right now, he’s into ‘Kill Zone.’ “

Bleecker Street, at Houston Street

“Back when I was doing a lot of films, it was very rare to shoot in New York. The biggest one back then was ‘Men in Black.’ We did some stuff in the West Village and on Bleecker Street right around Houston. When I pass those areas, there are particular scenes I can remember shooting from that movie. But for the show, ‘Criminal Intent,’ we filmed everywhere, so at this point in my life, all I have to do is walk two or three blocks, and I’ll see places we’ve shot at.”


jamie said...

I very well know the fun he is having with his sons. I am so much having fun with an almost two year old, looking for a piano so she can start lessons when old enough. They take you back to childhood again and that within its self is refreshing,tiresome sometimes but worth it all in the long run. Love seeing the Dad side of you Vincent.

val said...

Great interview, thanks for printing it.

Wouldn't it be nice if he enjoyed the New York shooting so much, he agreed to do another LOCI season after 10?

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Vincent mentioning it before, the dear friend I stayed with in New York last July booked dinner at Il Buco's for our little band of 'V-Sisters' on the last night we were all be together. We had a wonderful evening, and never have I eaten such EXQUISITE tasting food. Sadly, Vincent didn't show up, although we lived in hope ;0)

Kris Ann said...

Great article; my employer used to own the Stuy Town complex. Had I known Vincent took his sons sledding there, I would've visited. :)

He looks fantastic in that pic, btw.

Sandy said...

It is nice to know that Vincent takes time to spend with the boys. It's something that no one can ever take away from you- the time and moments spent with them. That's the way I feel about my grand children, 4 and 11 yrs old. I quit the sledding a couple years ago, though That's a little too much for old Grandma!

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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