John Ventimiglia

Biography: New York-based character actor John Ventimiglia has built his career playing thugs, guards, cops, and other tough guys in television and movies. He guest starred on crime dramas like Law & Order and NYPD Blue until 1999, when he joined the cast of The Sopranos as Artie Bucco, the proprietor of the Nuovo Vesuvio restaurant and close personal friend of Tony Soprano. The Artie Bucco character name was used by HBO to sell a whole line of products (pasta sauce, cookbooks, etc.) to promote the show. His film career has been more low-key, mostly made up of small roles in independent dramas. In 1995, he played the stable father Andrew in Rebecca Miller's directorial debut, Angela. The next year, he had brief parts in four popular independent films: I Shot Andy Warhol, Girls Town, Trees Lounge, and The Funeral. He then co-starred in the crime comedy On the Run, opposite fellow Sopranos cast member Michael Imperioli, and appeared in King of the World, the made-for-TV movie about Muhammad Ali. Turning to voice acting, he narrated both the documentary The Art of Amália and Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity. In 2002, he joined up with several other New York actors and writers for DV Workshop, a feature film collection of 24 short films for the Internet. Expand

John Ventimiglia's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 76 Jesus' Son
Lowest Metascore: 37 Flypaper
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
45 Blood Ties Mar 21, 2014 Valenti 6.9
43 Violet & Daisy Jun 7, 2013 Man #1 6.8
60 The Iceman May 3, 2013 Mickey Scicoli 7.3
54 Ponies Jul 13, 2012 Drazen tbd
37 Flypaper Aug 19, 2011 Weinstein 6.5
45 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Jun 4, 2010 Theo Horace/Horatio 5.0
57 The Missing Person Nov 20, 2009 Hero Furillo 9.5
61 The War Within Sep 30, 2005 Gabe 8.8
70 Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Nov 22, 2002 Narrator 7.3
57 The Art of Amália Dec 8, 2000 Narrator (English Version) 10
38 On the Run Sep 15, 2000 Louie Salazar tbd
76 Jesus' Son Jun 16, 2000 McInnes 7.9
49 Mickey Blue Eyes Aug 20, 1999 Johnny Graziosi 6.3
55 Party Girl Jun 9, 1995 Tough Guy 10