Danny Nucci

Danny Nucci

Born: September 15, 1968
Age: 55
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
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Daniel Antonelli Nucci (born September 15, 1968) is an American actor known for supporting roles in blockbuster films including The Rock, Crimson Tide, and Titanic and his lead role as Mike Foster in The Fosters.

Born in Klagenfurt, Austria, to a French Moroccan mother and an Italian father,[1] Nucci was raised in Italy until the age of seven, when his family relocated to the United States.[2]

After temporarily living in Queens, New York, the family settled in California's San Fernando Valley, 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.[3]

Nucci portrayed Pop, the father of main character Felix Funicello, in the 2014 Lifetime television movie Wishin' and Hopin'.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Explorers Steve Jackson's Gang Member
1985 American Drive-In Tommy
1986 The Children of Times Square Luis Sotavento TV movie
1986 The Brotherhood of Justice Willie
1986 Combat Academy Jai
1988 Home Free Dennis Ferrand TV movie
1990 Book of Love Spider Bomboni
1992 Rescue Me Todd
1993 Alive Hugo Díaz
1993 For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story Airon Ayala TV movie
1993 Roosters Hector Morales
1993 A Matter of Justice Vince Grella TV movie
1994 Ray Alexander: A Taster for Justice Paul Garcia
1994 Blind Justice Roberto
1995 Homage Gilbert Tellez
1995 Crimson Tide Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti
1995 In the Flesh Rico Sanchez
1996 The Rock Lieutenant Shepard
1996 Eraser WitSec Deputy Monroe
1996 The Big Squeeze Jesse Torrejo
1997 Love Walked In Cousin Matt
1997 That Old Feeling Joey Donna
1997 Titanic Fabrizio
1998 Sugar: The Fall of the West
1998 The Unknown Cyclist Gaetano Amador
1998 Sublet Stuart Dempsey
1999 The Outfitters P.D. Mijants
1999 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Alberto (voice)
1999 Friends & Lovers David 'Dave'
1999 Tuesday's Letters
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 American Cousins Gino
2003 Mafia Doctor Frank TV movie
2004 One Last Ride Benny Uncredited
2005 Break A Leg EJ 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


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Pryor's Place Freddy
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 (segment "The Leprechaun-Artist") Episode: "The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run"
1986 Our House 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, the 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 - DJ Episode: "Private School"
1989 A Peaceable Kingdom Eddie Morano Episode: "Symphony"
1990 Tour of Duty Pvt. 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 Det. 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

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