The 44-year-old actor looks to diversify his resume, and has starred in everything from A career is long, hopefully — I want my career to be long — so hopefully it’ll go through a bunch of different stages and I’ll never really get figured out.
Earlier in my career, I was always playing the nice guy.
In 2002, he joined the cast of Ally Mc Beal for the last five episodes, but the show was then cancelled.
Then I was always playing the gay guy who you think is straight and is not. I’d been rehearsing this big dance scene with Cameron Diaz since September and we finally shot it a couple weeks ago.Every film I try to do something that I’ve never done before. People see you do something they like and then they just want to see you do it over and over again. The actor became a dad at a young age, and has a son, Jake, with Jenny Lumet.“We met in July, got married in December and had Jake in May.He was born two days before my 25th birthday,” he told the Times. I thought I was going to be a gypsy actor, traveling all over the world playing the great roles.The father-son duo actually shared the screen on You never actually expect to ever work with your kid, and I love being around him, so it was just another facet of our relationship. I ended up having a kid very young, and it put things in perspective.Cannavale began his acting career in the theater – with no acting training – and gained early film roles in Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) and The Bone Collector (1999), Cannavale became well known when he starred as Bobby Caffey for two seasons on Third Watch.
Following this, in 2001, he starred with Alan Arkin in 100 Centre Street – which was written and directed by Sidney Lumet, his then-father-in-law.After two years in the American territory, they settled in Margate, Florida.Cannavale returned to New Jersey after barely eking out a high school diploma in the late 1980s from Coconut Creek High School, in order to be closer to New York, to launch his acting career.Bobby Cannavale was given the title of “Broadway’s Hottest Outsider” by the New York Times.However, the New Yorker of Italian and Cuban descent has been in more movies and television than most think.He has also appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane, The Guru (2002), Shall We Dance?