A little update... I've been a bit busy with these pages, and you may
notice a few differences. The Main Menu's topics are now divided, and the
info spread out a little more, so that instead of one looooong page, there
are several shorter pages. Hopefully everything has been organized in such
a way that it will be easier to find and to view. I want to thank those
of you who take the time to email me your comments and your info.
That's what helps make this page fun to do and fun to explore. Since this
page was put online in June of 2000 I have gotten some great emails
and met a lot of friendly fans. If you have information you would
like to share, please email me.
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News & Page Updates
The Engagement Ring is a must-see! Be sure to catch it, it is very funny and sweet. If you are a first-time visitor here looking for more info on Vincent Spano, Welcome! Take some time to explore this site, it has pictures and info and lots of fun stuff. Don't forget to go let everyone know what you thought about The Engagement Ring on the message board thoughtfully provided by TNT. (11-05)
There is now a message board up to talk about the movie, The Engagement Ring. Until the movie airs, there aren't too many specifics to discuss, but you can go ahead and register to use it (free and quick) and begin filling everyone in on how fabulous Vincent is, in case they didn't already know. It's an ezboard, so chances are that if you are on any other message boards run by ezboard, you are already registered and ready to go. It is safe to do, too. I am usually kind of hesitant about signing up for these "free" boards and things, but I registered with ezboard a long time ago and so far they haven't sent me a bunch of junk emails or anything . Check it out and chat it up! (11-05)
The Engagement Ring site has been updated, and transformed. It is very nice. You should check it out for photos, promos, air times, and an interview with Vincent about the movie and his character. Ah, all you need is love, love -- love is all you need. I wonder if Vincent is a Beatles fan? To understand what the heck I'm talking about, read the interview! Go visit the site. (10-05)
Ah, jewelry. What better to pair with Vincent? That's just what will happen in "The Engagement Ring," a movie set to air on TNT on Sunday, November 28. Check out the link for more info. Hmm.. I've got an engagement ring story or two of my own... one involves Easter, a turtle, a great deal of hair, tourists from India, chimichangas, a church, absolutely no romance whatsoever, a camera, a fruitless search, and some really big wrenches. I still get a sick feeling in my stomach when I think about that story. I somehow doubt it's the same as the one coming up on TNT. (09-05)
Just FYI, the movie "Silence" is also called "Dead Silence" and also called "The Only Witness". Caught the last third of it on Lifetime last night, where it was called the last name on that list. Seeing Vincent's sweet genuine smile at the little girl in the movie made me want to update this page, among other things. (09-05)
Landslide was supposed to air recently, but did not. One day, though, I'm sure someone somewhere will get to see it. In the meantime, go to the "PorchLight" website and learn more about it. It shows a link to a trailer, but I have so far been unable to get that link to work.. (09-05)
Also, I wanted to let people know -- don't laugh -- I am actually not Vincent Spano. But occasionally I do get emails from people that think I am actually him, telling me I am great and I should do more films. But I'm not him. And if I was him, I would have to be scaling the heights of narcissism to make a site like this about myself. Not that it would be a bad thing. A touch of narcissism can be cool. But, anyway, if you have compliments or comments for Vincent, try writing to him at this address. (09-05)
Okay, well, time for some more updates! I've now seen "Betrunner," (I have my own copy, actually) and it is a really good short film. I've reviewed it, if you want to check it out on the reviews page. In addition to other accolades, it was also chosen as a Beverly Hills Film Festival Official Selection and a Silverlake Film Festival Official Selection. I'm sure there will be more to add as the short continues making its way through the film festivals. I've also gotten a chance to see "Tony and Bobby," if you recall, that was a short Vincent directed and won an award for doing so. It's pretty funny, and I reviewed it too. 05-05
I, um, 'borrowed' a bit of text and review written by Bob Sharka and Deborah DePauk and from their Friends of Film page regarding "Betrunner" so that you wouldn't miss it... "Vincent Spano's follow-up to the crowd favorite this past year, TONY AND BOBBY, was a daring look at a woman who takes horse track bets at the casinos in BETRUNNER. Spano continues to nurture his skills and storytelling talents, getting ready for his next gig."
Got a great new photo to share, you should check it out in the Special Photos section. I've also found a link with great photos from "Good Morning Babylon" if you'd like to visit. Trust me, you'd like to visit. It will end up in the links section one of these days. 05-05
Also, apparently "Landslide" did appear on television, when and where I have NO clue, but it seems that it did. I found this out through another site, Alexandra Paul's -- she was in it too. It has some behind the scenes photos from the movie. Check it out if you'd like. Do have a look at the photos, because although most look like they are just of one or two people, they are actually group photos. If you'll excuse me for saying so, in the main photo of her on this page, she really needs her bangs cut. And she also needs to eat a few sandwiches or pasta or something, because she is too totally skinny. Yeh, yeh, none of my business. Right. 05-05
There is now an official website for "Betrunner," which stars Gabrielle Conforti (she also wrote, produced, and starred in it), and was directed by Vincent. It debuted at the Palm Springs Internat'l Festival of Short Films. It is on the Festival circuit, and so far is the winner of the Governor's Cup, New Mexico, 2nd place, Narrative. Congratulations to Gabrielle and Vincent! You can buy a copy from the site. Dottie, from one of the email lists, also sent this link, which features some behind-the-scenes footage from Julie Dolan's (who is a very cool chick) page. 03-05
Oooookay you all, you are going to just *die* when you see this photo. It is a Dolce and Gabbana advertisement from a 1992 issue of Grazia magazine, very, very generously donated to me by Amuit. Check his auctions out, won't you? He is a wonderful guy. Be very, very careful when you click on this link, because everyone in this photo is unbelievably smoking hot. Don't say I didn't warn you, and don't get burned! A bit more info about the photo is available in the Special Photos section. 03-05
Pam, the information Web Wonder Woman, recently sent me much news! A new site to check out has been added to the links section. It leads to a place that lists a lot of things Vincent is going to be involved with in the future. All are production and directing projects. It also includes possible distribution info for "Tony and Bobby". Also, 'A Brooklyn State of Mind' was released on DVD in February. She found a copy on Amazon. The Double McGuffin is now out on DVD also, it was released mid-February. Many thanks to Pam! 03-05
Okay, this site is really far out. Really far out, like, in outer space far out. I do have some details on it from the webmaster -- it is the site for Star Trek: *Liberty* which is in its sixth year, and the webmaster says it is considered by many to be some of the very best fan fiction on the internet. It, for the most part, chronicles the adventures of a captain, officers and crew on a *Sovereign*-class Federation starship (the type first seen in Star Trek: *First Contact* -- for non-fans, "that movie with the Borg") and is set in the *Next Generation*/*Deep Space Nine* period. Check it out. 03-05
Yet another new photo added to the Special Photos section. See, I'm making up for last year, when I was in a bit of a slump, updates-wise. This one is from Premiere magazine, when they did shoots of current stars in scenes from older movies. I've also discovered a stash of much, much older magazine clippings... almost all black and white (or rather black and yellow-ish) of a very young Vincent in magazines like "16," "Teen Beat," and "Tiger Beat," where he is referred to quite often as "hunky". Ah, journalism for teenage girls. Expect those to be coming pretty soon. One to start off with is in the Special Photos section. 03-05
Hey now, I'm over my obligatory winter bout with the upper respiratory cooties. Got over it just in time for pollen allergy season! Hoo-ray. Anyway, the good news is I've got two black and white press kit photos from Medusa's Child to share. It originally aired Nov. 16-20, 1997. Can't believe how long ago that was, or I guess, rather, I can't believe how old I am *now*. Anyway, drop down to the special photos section to have a peek. The legal stuff is down there too. 03-05
The movie and television history now includes stars next to the items I have reviewed, so you can find out more about those films. Also have started putting the month and year by the updates, for the sake of the archives and that sort of thing.
Found a very nice link to a nice montage of photos from The Ascent. I think you'll like it! 03-05
I've got a really great new photo to share with all of you. You will love it! Click to view it, or hop down to the Photos section to find it there. I scaled it down a bit because of bandwidth, but if you don't mind getting a big-ass file in your email box, email me and I'll send you a larger copy. 02-05.
I've updated the site recently, with movie reviews for Dead Silence (which I finally found to rent on DVD), The Rats, Texas Rangers, Goosed, and Medusa's Child. This brings the number of personal reviews to 18. Only about 20-something more to go... ;-) .... I am also trying to take a trip through the links, to delete or fix any broken ones. As always, new links are welcomed! 02-05.
In case you missed it, Vincent had a couple of appearances on "North Shore" on Fox. It was very cool. If you missed it, there are always re-runs! Watch for him as a millionaire shining in the Hawaii sun. He played "Dan Ralston" in episode: "The Cook, the Waitress, the GM and his Lover" (episode # 1.16) and in episode: "The Big One" (episode # 1.15) . Look for it in 2005 re-runs.
To catch up on past happenings, you can visit the archived news.
Debuted at the Palm Springs Internat'l Festival of Short Films. Winner,
Governor's Cup, New Mexico, 2nd place, Narrative.
Tony and Bobby (2002) Also producer and editor. Winner -- Best Short Film at the LA Italian Film Awards Fesitval
|The Engagement Ring (2005) -- Tony DiCenzo
Landslide (2004) (TV) (post-production) .... Mark Decker So, where is this ?!?
Deathlands (2003) (TV) .... Ryan Cawdor
Silence (2002) .... Det. Steve Banks aka Dead Silence (USA: video title)
The Rats (2002) .... Jack Carver
The Jenifer Estess Story (2001) .... Jack
Texas Rangers (2000) -- naughty bad guy cowboy
The Deadly Look of Love (2000) ... Brett Becker
The Christmas Path (1999) ... Balthazar
Prophecy III: The Ascent, The (2000) .... Zothael "Jones"
Goosed (1999) .... Steven Binder
"Medusa's Child" (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Scott (cargo jet captain)
"Prince Street" (1997) TV Series .... Det. Alex Gage
Brooklyn State of Mind, A (1997) .... Al Stanco
No Strings Attached (1997) .... Mark Demetrius
Unknown Cyclist, The (1997) .... Frank Cavatelli
Downdraft (1996) (TV) .... Jack
Tie That Binds, The (1995) .... Russell Clifton
Ascent, The (1994) .... Franco Distassi
Tales from the Crypt: Two for the Show (1993)
Indian Summer (1993) .... Matthew Berman
Alive (1993) .... Antonio Balbi ... aka Alive: The Miracle of the Andes (1993)
Afterburn (1992) (TV) .... Ted Harduvel
Oscar (1991) .... Anthony Rossano
City of Hope (1991) .... Nick Rinaldi
Heart of the Deal (1990) .... Mitchell Bryce
Rouge Venise (1988)
And God Created Woman (1988) .... Billy Moran
Qualcuno in ascolto (1988) .... Peter ... aka High Frequency (1988)
Good Morning, Babylon (1987) .... Nicola Bonnano ... aka Good morning Babilonia (1988) (Italy)
Cugino americano, Il (1986) .... Mark Ciuni ... aka Blood Ties (1986)
Creator (1985) .... Boris
Alphabet City (1984) .... Johnny
Maria's Lovers (1984) .... Al Griselli
Baby, It's You (1983) .... The Sheik
Black Stallion Returns, The (1983) .... Raj
Rumble Fish (1983) .... Steve
Stranger Is Watching, A (1982) .... Gas Thief
Senior Trip (1981) (TV)
Gentleman Bandit, The (1981) (TV) .... Angel Perez ... The Bandit Priest (1981)
Double McGuffin, The (1979) .... Foster
Over the Edge (1979) .... Mark
"Search for Tomorrow" (1951) TV Series .... Jackie Peterson (1979)
This page is in no way meant to be an intrusion on Mr. Spano's privacy. It is simply a chance for members of the online community to learn more about his work. The information on this page is for fair use and informational purposes only. All copyrights remain the property of their respective owners. All the things I've written on this page are copyright BWK 2000 - 2005. Please ask if you want to use any of it; I'll say yes, but just ask anyway.
If you wish to contact Vincent (and don't we all?) send your correspondence to the following address:
c/o PO Box 4602
Valley Village, California
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