Vincent D’Onofrio

Vincent Philip D’Onofrio is an American actor and director. He’s starred in films such as Full Metal JacketMen in Black, and Jurassic World.


Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, his parents Gennaro and Phyllis were an interior designer and a server, who met in Hawaii. Vincent was the third and youngest child, with two older sisters named Antoinette and Elizabeth, the latter of which is an actress and drama coach.

His parents split when he was at a young age, and he later would have step siblings after his mother remarried with George Meyer. D’Onofrio has said that he was a quiet, shy kid, spending much of his time alone in his bedroom. Throughout his teenage years, he worked at his father’s various community theaters in set building and sound production.

Jurassic World

D’Onofrio played the villain Vic Hoskins in Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 summer blockbuster Jurassic World. His character introduced the idea of weaponized dinosaurs that has been a strong yet only hinted theme throughout the new movies, although we’ve yet to see if the third film will take it further.