PROFILE
Name:
Dominic Pace
Birth Date:
September 21, 1975
Birth Place:
White Plains, New York, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Little King

Background:

“Never say ‘I can't.’” Dominic Pace.

Making his earliest big screen appearances with a bit part in Forever Fever (1998; a.k.a. That's the Way I Like It) and For Love of the Game (1999), Dominic Pace later won Best Actor award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, thanks to the starring role of Dom, a high school biology teacher in love with his brother's (played by Mark Giordano) pregnant wife (played by Rita Pietropinto), in Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno's acclaimed independent feature Little Kings (2003). The 6' 3˝" tall actor recently guest starred in an episode of "General Hospital" and "Desperate Housewives." Next, he will appear in NBC's upcoming comedy pilot starring Andy Richter, "Andy Barker P.I."


Ossining Graduate

Childhood and Family:

In White Plains, New York, Dominic Pace was born on September 21, 1975. His grandfather from his mother’s side, William Tagliaferri, was a member of the 4th infantry during WWII and was one of the first soldiers to land at Normandy Beach on D-Day.

Dominic graduated from Ossining High School in 1993, one year ahead of actress Erica Leerhsen, who graduated from Ossining as well. He then enrolled at Marist College in New York, but later dropped out to pursue his acting career.

Dominic is a married man. He married his wife, Geraldine, on August 6, 2000.


Festival Star

Career:

Dropping out from college, Dominic Pace began studying acting extensively with members of the Actors Studio Mimi Turque and Susan Batson. He then joined William Esper's two-year program where he studied under Terry Knickerbocker.

In 1998, Pace got a bit part in writer-director Glen Goei's romantic drama comedy Forever Fever (a.k.a. That's the Way I Like It) and followed it up with an uncredited role in the next year's film, Sam Raimi's baseball drama based on Michael Shaara's book, For Love of the Game (starring Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston). He subsequently disappeared from the screen and returned four years later with a guest role in a 2003 episode of Lifetime TV's fictional medical drama "Strong Medicine" and ABC's long-running cop drama "NYPD Blue."

Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno's acclaimed independent feature Little Kings (2003) marked Pace with his first starring role, as Dom, a high school biology teacher in love with his brother's (played by Mark Giordano) pregnant wife (played by Rita Pietropinto). The role earned him a Best Actor award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

The next year, he wrote, directed and starred in the 13-minute comedy movie The Server, and appeared in Jack Perez's straight-to-video Wild Things 2, starring Susan Ward, Leila Arcieri and Isaiah Washington. Meanwhile, TV viewers could catch him in an episode of "The District," "Angel," "Dr. Vegas" and "Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service." He also had a recurring role as a guard in "The Young and the Restless."

Recently in 2006, Pace was spotted as a guest in an episode of ABC's longest-running daytime soap opera "General Hospital" and ABC's popular Emmy-winning series "Desperate Housewives." He also appeared as a cop in Lee Oliver's 12-minute action movie Gamer (2006). Next, Pace will appear in NBC's upcoming comedy pilot starring Andy Richter, "Andy Barker P.I."

Awards:

  • Palm Beach International Film Festival: Best Actor, Little Kings, 2004
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