Joseph D’Onofrio [Interview]


Happy Wednesday Everyone! We are continuing 2020 with another incredible interview that we are so excited to share with you all. Today’s guest is an absolute legend on so many accounts. Many of you all will instantly recognize him from one of the greatest films of all time, in which he played the younger version of Joe Pesci’s character Tommy DeVito, known as Goodfellas. Well over the last 30 years, the great Joseph D’Onofrio has grown right up into a full blown star with over a 100 credits in film and television alone.

In most recent years, I have noticed Joseph making special appearances in some of my favorite films of recent times such as American Fango and Who’s Jenna, the latter of which will be discussed below. And in the past, you have probably caught his work in classic like the brilliant horror film Bloody Slumber Party, brought to you by our past guest Larry Rosen. As well as reoccurring roles on series such as 30 Rock and Are We There Yet?, and wonderful performances in films like Price Check, written and directed by another past guest, Michael Walker. And there appears to be no slowing down, thankfully for us!

So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful words from the legend himself, the great Joseph D’Onofrio!




What was your first paid gig in the world of entertainment? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this project that you still value to this day?

I did a Commercial. It taught me about character and  how important it is to treat everyone with respect and reminded me how I value integrity.

I love the 2018 film you appeared in entitled Who’s Jenna? It was a true delight. So how was your experience working on a project like this one? Was it as much fun to work on as it was for viewers towatch?

It’s was great to do this movie cause i played a geek. I love when i get to play something i never did before.The Director was great.. I did a lot of research about geeks. I would love to play a geek again !!!



Another brilliant film you worked on was a horror film directed by our new friend Larry Rosen entitled Bloody Slumber Party. We absolutely LOVE horror around here, so I am curious to know how what you like about the world of horror? In your professional opinion, what do you believe it is that sets this genre apart from the others?

I love horror movies !! I just finished a movie called Ghost In The Graveyard. I played a Deputy it was so fun. I can’t wait to do another one.I love to act being scared !!!


If you were given the opportunity to star in the biopic of any legendary figure from world history, who would it be?

Lou Costello would be a good one. People always say i look like him and i love to laugh and do comedy. Another would be Buddy Hackett.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

I’m doing a lot of stand up comedy. Plus I have a bunch of films coming out. you can look on iMDB and check them out. I also have a couple of TV pilots. Follow me on Instagram @josephdonofrioofficial and friend me on Facebook

What was the last thing that made you smile?

I woke up.

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