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John Ventimiglia (born July 17, 1963) is an American actor best known for his role as Artie Bucco in the HBO television series, The Sopranos. Currently, Ventimiglia has a recurring role as Dino Arbogast, an Organized Crime Control Bureau Chief for the NYPD, on the American police procedural/drama series Blue Bloods on CBS.
Ventimiglia has had parts in feature films such as Cop Land, Jesus' Son, and Mickey Blue Eyes and has appeared in numerous television shows including Law & Order and NYPD Blue. He also made a brief cameo in the made for television movie Gotti.
In August, 2007, Ventimiglia and the David Amram quartet presented a musical and oral homage to sociologist C. Wright Mills and beat author Jack Kerouac. They continued with a Kerouac show in Denmark in autumn of 2007. Ventimiglia starred in the comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead (2008), playing the role of Theo Horace. In 2008, he played a small role as a police officer in Notorious. In 2011 he appeared as "Weinstein" in the film Flypaper. In the fall of 2011, Ventimiglia starred in a small indie film, PONIES. In 2012 he guest starred in the CBS short lived series Made in Jersey.
Ventimiglia was born in Ridgewood, Queens, and grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, graduating from Teaneck High School, where he played on the football team. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his two daughters.
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