James Carpinello first came to prominence starring in the critically acclaimed off- Broadway comedy “Stupid Kids.” He went on to star in the Broadway production “Saturday Night Fever.” More recent Broadway credits include “Xanadu” and Tony Award-nominated hit “Rock of Ages,” in which he originated the role of “Stacee Jaxx.”
Carpinello’s film credits include “The Great Raid” for Miramax and director John Dahl, and “The Punisher,” in which he starred opposite John Travolta and Thomas Jane.
Carpinello also has worked extensively in television, including the critically acclaimed drama “Felicity” and the cable comedy “So NoTORIous.” He recently did multi-episode arcs on “The Good Wife,” “In Plain Sight,” “The Closer” and “Person of Interest.”
He will next be seen opposite Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in the feature film “Gangster Squad,” set for release this fall.
Carpinello is a graduate of Carnegie Melon’s prestigious B.F.A. acting program. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Amy Acker, and their two children.