Robbie of 7th Heaven
“I love Los Angeles but when you are here as an actor, you feel like a fish in water. But there is nothing like home. People are different. I am not so recognized in LA, but at home, it's the opposite. People are always like, 'hey, aren't you the one who plays in ...?' It's fun.” Adam Lavorgna.
First noticed by TV viewers for his Young Artist Award-winning role as Nicholas Scamperelli on the CBS kiddy show starring Marion Ross, "Brooklyn Bridge" (1991-1993), Adam LaVorgna was later familiar to teenage audiences while playing Robbie Palmer (1999-2002), the boyfriend of Jessica Biel's character Mary Rivera and later Beverley Mitchell's Lucy Camden, on the WB/CW family drama series "7th Heaven."
Meanwhile, he has appeared in a string of TV movies, including portraying “Sinatra” in a 1992 biographical TV movie of the same name, and has guest-starred in such TV shows as "The Cosby Mysteries," "Matlock," "Law & Order," "Cold Case," and "CSI: Miami."
On the big screen, he could be seen in the films "29th Street" (1991), "Monkey Trouble" (1994), "Milk Money" (1994), "The Beautician and the Beast" (1997), "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998), "Outside Providence" (1999), "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway" (1999), "Blast" (2000), "The House Is Burning" (2006), and "The Boy Who Cried B****: The Adolescent Years" (2007).
On a more personal note, the 5' 11½" actor, who has a tattoo of a cross with the name of his mother on it, dated "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998) and “7th Heaven” co-star actress Jessica Biel. They broke up in 2001.
“I like to go out, but not until midnight or so. Clubs in Los Angeles close at two o'clock in the morning. Enough for a good time and to dance.” Adam LaVorgna.
Childhood and Family:
An Italian descendant, Adam LaVorgna was born near New Haven in North Branford, Connecticut, on March 1, 1981. The youngest of three children, Adam attended high school at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut and was enrolled at Boston College, but left the school after his freshman year to act on “7th Heaven.”
Before and during his stint on “7th Heaven,” Adam dated co-star actress Jessica Biel , whom he met on set of the movie “I'll Be Home For Christmas” (1998). They broke up in 2001.
“I could not remain with the same girlfriend during a long time. But that completely changed. I matured.” Adam LaVorgna.
Adam now lives in New York City, but still enjoys visiting his parents back in Connecticut when he can. He also likes to visit his family in Italy as well whenever he has the chance. When he is not busy filming, Adam, who was part of the NBA Entertainment League in the past, likes to play basketball with his friends.
“I am a spontaneous person. I like to do the things randomly.” Adam LaVorgna.
At the early age of three, Adam LaVorgna began appearing on television on the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns.” At age 10, he made his first big screen appearance in director George Gallo's drama/comedy film "29th Street" (1991), starring Danny Aiello and Anthony LaPaglia. That same year, he landed a regular role as Nicholas Scamperelli on the CBS Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated kiddy show starring Marion Ross, "Brooklyn Bridge," which ran from September 20, 1991 to April 6, 1993 and won him a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series.
During this time, LaVorgna was spotted as a guest in an episode of HBO teen soap "Lifestories: Families in Crisis," ABC legal drama "Civil Wars," and NBC sitcom "Empty Nest." He also portrayed younger “Sinatra” (Philip Casnoff portrayed the adult version) in a 1992 biographical TV movie of the same name and shared the screen with Jack Scalia, Drew Barrymore, and Alyssa Milano in the made-for-television movie "Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story" (1993).
Following the demise of "Brooklyn Bridge," LaVorgna was cast in the films "Monkey Trouble" (1994; starring Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, and Mimi Rogers), a family/comedy by Franco Amurri, "Milk Money" (1994; with Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris, Michael Patrick Carter, Malcolm McDowell, and Anne Heche), a romantic comedy by Richard Benjamin, and "The Beautician and the Beast" (1997; starring Fran Drescher and Timothy Dalton), a romantic comedy by Ken Kwapis.
He was also seen alongside Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel in Arlene Sanford's family/comedy movie "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998), playing bully leader Eddie Taffet, co-starred with Shawn Hatosy in Michael Corrente's film adaptation of Peter Farrelly's novel, "Outside Providence" (1999), and with Janet Paparazzo, Elijah Wood, and Janeane Garofalo in Martin Duffy's film version of Robert Cormier's novel, "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway" (1999).
On the small screen, LaVorgna guest-starred in an episode of NBC mystery show "The Cosby Mysteries," NBC/ABC long-running legal drama starring Andy Griffith, "Matlock," and NBC police procedural/legal drama "Law & Order." He also co-starred with Daphne Zuniga and Mae Whitman in the mystery/drama TV movie inspired by Richard North Patterson's novels, "Degree of Guilt" (1995).
From 1999 to 2002, LaVorgna played Robbie Palmer, the boyfriend of Jessica Biel's character Mary Rivera and later Beverley Mitchell's Lucy Camden, on the WB/CW family drama series "7th Heaven." Meanwhile, he co-starred with Liesel Matthews, Blake Heron, and Tony Denman in writer/director Martin Schenk's drama/comedy feature "Blast" (2000).
“I like what happens to Robbie. When I appear on the show, I had it all wrong: family, relationships, everything. Robbie has really learned Camdens. He was the bad boy of the series, but he's not really. He's a good kid at heart. Just like me. I have had some trouble, but I am a good kid at heart.” Adam LaVorgna (about his role on “7th Heaven”).
After leaving the cast of “7th Heaven” in 2002 following a dispute with the cast, LaVorgna landed roles in the films "The House Is Burning" (2006), a drama by Holger Ernst, and "The Boy Who Cried B****: The Adolescent Years" (2007), a disappointing drama by Matthew Levin II. He also appeared in the dramatic TV movie "Halley's Comet" (2005) and guest-starred in an episode of "Law & Order: Trial by Jury," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Cold Case," and "CSI: Miami."
Young Artist: Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series, "Brooklyn Bridge," 1993