Will Janowitz

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Will Janowitz
Born (1980-05-25) May 25, 1980 (age 39)
US
Alma materNorth Carolina School of the Arts
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1999–present

Will Janowitz (born May 25, 1980) is an American film, television and stage actor and writer. He best known for playing Meadow Soprano's (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) boyfriend Finn De Trolio on The Sopranos.

Biography[edit]

Janowitz was born May 25, 1980 and he is a first-generation American (his mother is from the Czech Republic and his father is from Berlin, Germany).

After graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts in 2000, he began acting professionally, and worked briefly as Mary-Louise Parker's personal assistant on several film and television projects. One of his earliest film credits was a role in David Gordon Green's George Washington (2000). In 2003, he and his college friend, Bill English, starred in The Pavement Series for Showtime, in which they played sports inventors. In 2002, he had a role on Law & Order, and the same year booked a recurring role on The Sopranos as Meadow Soprano's (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) boyfriend Finn De Trolio.[1] He would appear in one season of the show (fifth season), portraying a novice's perspective of the organized crime ring and most notably outing Vito Spatafore (Joe Gannascoli) one of Tony Soprano's (James Gandolfini) best earning captains. Later he would appear on Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2004– 2008. From 2004 and on, Janowitz appeared in various independent features including Bristol Boys, a crime comedy alongside his Sopranos co-star Max Casella and David Zayas (Dexter) and a supporting role in Backseat 2005; in the same year he appeared in the cult video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories as the voice of Donald Love. Also, in that same year Janowitz joined Julianna Margulies and Michael Rispoli in Francine Volpe's Late Fragment, to be directed by Sopranos co-star Michael Imperioli. However, due to scheduling conflicts, the play did not premiere. Janowitz joined the ensemble cast of Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock in 2009 and wore a blonde wig and moustache to play Chip Monck, the festival's production designer. The same summer he went to Marietta, Georgia, to play the role of Leo Frank alongside HBO alumni Seth Gilliam (The Wire) in The People v. Leo Frank. The film explores the life and trial of Leo Frank an American born Jew who was lynched in Marietta, Georgia, on August 17, 1915, after being wrongly accused of the murder of a 13-year-old girl who worked in his pencil factory. The case is widely regarded as a miscarriage of justice.

Writing[edit]

In the midst of his acting, Janowitz has had several plays of his own creation produced. The most notable; Gnome a character he created at North Carolina, then more extensively at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. The show premiered at New York City's Zipper Theater 2006. The two-man play explores the life of Gnome; a reclusive hundred and fifty-year-old author who claims to be the offspring of a Jewish mother and forest dwelling creature who left New York City and has taken up permanent residence in Central Park. Additionally, Janowitz wrote and developed a television series for Fox Studios called SuperEgo 2009 in which he plays Charlie Knight, a young, psychiatrist who uses an unorthodox approach to unlock patients' potential.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1999 Terror Firmer as Partier Minor character Film
  • 2000 George Washington as Railroad Worker Minor character Film
  • 2002-2006 The Sopranos as Finn Detrolio / Finn DeTrollio Minor character 14 episodes TV Show
  • 2002-2009 Law & Order as Cal / Bill Horton Minor character 2 episodes TV Show
  • 2003 The Pavement as Various (2003) Movie
  • 2004 Press Gang as Derrick Short film
  • 2004-2008 Law and Order: Criminal Intent as Jacob Green / Rico Minor character 2 episodes TV Show
  • 2005 Backseat as Frankie Titular Character Movie
  • 2005 David and Layla as Woody Fine Main Character Movie
  • 2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories as Donald Love Primary Character Video Game
  • 2006 Bristol Boys as Corey Movie
  • 2007 Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe as East European Lab Assistant Minor character Movie
  • 2007 Bed Head as Will Short film
  • 2007 Gnome as Gnome Short film
  • 2007 Babylon Fields as Jimmy Viskupic Major Character TV Movie
  • 2008 Grand Theft Auto: IV as The Crowd of Liberty City (voice) Minor character Video game
  • 2008 Midnight Club: Los Angeles as Julian (voice) Minor character Video game
  • 2009 The People v. Leo Frank as Leo Frank Movie
  • 2009 Taking Woodstock as Chip Monck Minor character Movie
  • 2009 Two Birds as The Other Man Short film
  • 2010 John Scharnhorst as John Scharnhorst Short Film
  • 2010 Odd Jobs as The Director TV Movie
  • 2010 Mad Men as Comedian Minor character 1 episode TV Show
  • 2010 Superego as Dr. Charlie Knight TV Movie
  • 2011 Louie as Goblin Minor character TV Show
  • 2012 Bottle Poppaz as Dj Lava Short film
  • 2012 Exposed as Alexi Krustonovich Major Character Movie
  • 2012 Ex-Girlfriends as Matt Major Character Movie
  • 2012-2013 Boardwalk Empire as Hymie Weiss Minor Character 5 Episodes TV Series
  • 2013 B-Side as Evan Major Character Movie
  • 2013 Inside Amy Schumer as Sam Minor character 1 episode TV Show
  • 2013 The Volunteer as Joe Intermediate Character Movie
  • 2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Officer Scott Graver Minor character 1 episode TV Show
  • 2013 Junkie Doctors as Andersen Stevenson Minor character 4 episodes TV Show
  • 2014 Google Comes to Collect as Google Video Short film
  • 2014 Broad City as Will Minor character 1 episode TV Show
  • 2014 H. as Alex Movie
  • 2014 The Heart She Holler as Joshia 1 episode Minor character TV Show
  • 2015 Film-U as Sebastian TV Mini-Series Minor character
  • 2015 Deadbeat as Chef Christopher 1 episode Minor character TV Series
  • 2015 Lucky and The Walk Home as Turkey Major Character Short film
  • 2016 Puppy Love as James Main character Short film
  • 2016 American Experience as Charles Guiteau Minor character 1 episode TV Documentary Series
  • 2016 The Characters as Jeremiah Minor character 1 episode TV Series
  • 2016 Little Boxes as Steve Secondary Character Movie
  • 2016 Youth in Oregon as Ralph Major Character Movie
  • 2016 The Night Of as Dr. Ross 1 episode TV Miniseries Minor character
  • 2016 The Daily Show as Doug Bailey 1 episode Minor character TV Series
  • 2017 Lost and Found as Ian Main Character TV Series
  • 2017 Bikini Moon as Trevor Movie [2]
  • 2017 Gotham as Wally Clarke Minor character 1 episode
  • 2017 Troll as Noah Short film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MOB GALS, AND GUYS, WANT FINN et al". New York Post. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Film Review: Bikini Moon". Film Journal. Retrieved October 29, 2018.

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