Daniel Nucci (born September 15, 1968) is an American actor. He is best known for his supporting roles in blockbuster films, including his roles as Danny Rivetti in Crimson Tide (1995), Lieutenant Shepard in The Rock (1996), Deputy Monroe in Eraser (1996), and Fabrizio de Rossi in Titanic (1997), as well as his lead role as Mike Foster in the Freeform series The Fosters (2013-2018).
|Born||September 15, 1968|
|Alma mater||Grant High School|
After temporarily living in Queens, New York, the family settled in the San Fernando Valley of California, where Nucci graduated from Grant High School. He married Paula Marshall in 2003, with whom he has one daughter. He also has a daughter from his first marriage to Terre Bridgham. Nucci and Marshall played lovers in That Old Feeling (1997).
During the 1990s, Nucci played characters who are unceremoniously killed off in three blockbuster films — Eraser, The Rock and Titanic (as Fabrizio De Rossi, Jack Dawson's Italian friend) — which were released within 20 months of each other between 1996 and 1997. His character in Alive (also known as Alive: The Miracle of the Andes) (1993) survives.
Elsewhere in film, he starred as Spider Bomboni in Book of Love (1990) and as Petty Officer Danny Rivetti in the Gene Hackman-Denzel Washington thriller Crimson Tide (1995). He played the roles of Benny Rodriguez in the straight-to-video film The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007) and a Port Authority police officer in World Trade Center (2006).
Nucci appeared as Gabriel Ortega on the CBS soap opera Falcon Crest from 1988 to 1989, and as Vincent Sforza in the television miniseries Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002). Other notable TV appearances include Growing Pains, Out of This World, Quantum Leap, Family Ties, The Twilight Zone, Tour of Duty, Snoops, Just Shoot Me, House, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, CSI: NY, three episodes of Castle and one episode of Arrow. Along with Ernie Hudson, he co-starred in the short-lived police drama series 10-8: Officers on Duty. He provided the voice of Alberto the Chihuahua in The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue.
In 2010, he portrayed John Gotti in Sinatra Club, and Dante McDermott in the science-fiction film Nephilim. In 2011, he co-starred in the mystery thriller Escapee. Until 2018, Nucci played Mike Foster on the Freeform (formerly ABC Family) drama The Fosters.
|1985||Explorers||Steve Jackson's Gang Member|
|1986||The Children of Times Square||Luis Sotavento||TV movie|
|1986||The Brotherhood of Justice||Willie|
|1988||Home Free||Dennis Ferrand||TV movie|
|1990||Book of Love||'Spider' Bomboni|
|1993||For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story||Airon Ayala||TV movie|
|1993||A Matter of Justice||Private Vince Grella||TV movie|
|1994||Ray Alexander: A Taster for Justice||Paul Garcia|
|1995||Crimson Tide||Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti|
|1995||In the Flesh||Rico Sanchez|
|1996||The Rock||Lieutenant Shepard|
|1996||Eraser||WitSec US Deputy Marshal Monroe|
|1996||The Big Squeeze||Jesse Torrejo|
|1997||Love Walked In||Cousin Matt|
|1997||That Old Feeling||Joey Donna|
|1998||Sugar: The Fall of the West||Unknown|
|1998||The Unknown Cyclist||Gaetano Amador|
|1999||The Outfitters||P.D. Mijants|
|1999||The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue||Alberto (voice)|
|1999||Friends & Lovers||Dave|
|2000||Shark in a Bottle||Guy Normal|
|2002||Firestarter 2: Rekindled||Vincent Sforza||TV movie|
|2002||Do It for Uncle Manny||Oscar|
|2002||Father Lefty||Father Robert 'Lefty' Lefrack||TV movie|
|2003||Mafia Doctor||Frank||TV movie|
|2004||One Last Ride||Benny||Uncredited|
|2005||Break A Leg||E.J. Inglewood|
|2006||The Way Back Home||Paul Reeds|
|2006||World Trade Center||Officer Giraldi|
|2007||Totally Baked||Arturo Goldman (Segment "FunOnion Boardroom")|
|2007||The Sandlot: Heading Home||Benny Rodriguez||Straight-to-Video film|
|2008||Backwoods||Perry Walters||TV movie|
|2010||Sinatra Club||John Gotti|
|2011||Escapee||Professor Jeremy Davis|
|2014||Wishin' and Hopin'||Pa|
|2015||Pizza with Bullets||Freddie 'The Cat' Pagano|
|1985||Hotel||Evan||Episode: "Wins and Losses"|
|1985||Family Ties||Rick||Episode: "Designated Hitter"|
|1985||Mr. Belvedere||Boy||Episode: "Pinball"|
|1985||The Twilight Zone||Buddy||Episode: "The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run"|
|1986||Our House||Unknown||Episode: "Choices"|
|1986||Growing Pains||'Scooter' Krassner||Episode: "Employee of the Month"|
|1987||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Scott Fischer||Episode: "An Enemy Among Us"|
|1988||Magnum, P.I.||Budge, Leader of The Biker Gang||Episode: "The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company"|
|1988–1989||Falcon Crest||Gabriel Ortega||16 episodes|
|1989||A Brand New Life||Dominick, The DJ||Episode: "Private School"|
|1989||A Peaceable Kingdom||Eddie Morano||Episode: "Symphony"|
|1990||Tour of Duty||Private Wozniak||Episode: "Acceptable Losses"|
|1990||Equal Justice||Ramon Escobar||Episode: "Goodbye, Judge Green"|
|1990||Quantum Leap||Tony Pronti||Episode: "Leap of Faith – August 19, 1963"|
|1990||Ferris Bueller||Greg Knecht||Episode: "Baby You Can't Drive My Car"|
|1991||Out of This World||'Moose'||Episode: "Heck's Angels"|
|1992||Blossom||Lou||Episode: "Three O'Clock and All Is Hell"|
|1992||Dream On||Pizza Guy||Episode: "Red All Over"|
|1999–2000||Snoops||Emmanuel 'Manny' Lott||13 episodes|
|2001||Some of My Best Friends||Frankie Zito||8 episodes|
|2002–2003||Just Shoot Me!||Pete||2 episodes|
|2003–2004||10-8: Officers on Duty||Deputy Rico Amonte||15 episodes|
|2004||Joey||Ron||Episode: "Joey and the Dream Girl: Part 2"|
|2005||House||Bill Arnello||Episode: "Mob Rules"|
|2008||Without a Trace||Scott Lucas||Episode: "4G"|
|2008||The Mentalist||Ben Machado||Episode: "Flame Red"|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Burke Manning||Episode: "Normal"|
|2009–2014||Castle||Gilbert Mazzara / Lance||3 episodes|
|2010||CSI: NY||Officer Nicholas Henderson||Episode: "Vacation Getaway"|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Detective Daniel Sosa||Episode: "Cello and Goodbye"|
|2011||NCIS: Los Angeles||CIA Agent Figg||Episode: "Sacrifice"|
|2012||CSI: Miami||Will Kingsley||Episode: "No Good Deed"|
|2012||The Booth at the End||Henry||5 episodes|
|2012||NCIS||Gordon Fremont||Episode: "Devil's Trifecta"|
|2013||Arrow||Fire Chief Raynes||Episode: "Burned"|
|2013–2018||The Fosters||Mike Foster||Main Cast, 87 episodes|
|2018||The Rookie||Detective Sanford Motta||2 episodes|
|2019-2021||9-1-1||Detective Rick Romero||5 episodes|
|2020-Present||Party of Five (2020 TV series)||Uncle Louis||1 episode|
|TBA||The Offer||Mario Biaggi||Upcoming miniseries|
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