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Actor

Joe
Spano

“is a founding member of three theater companies, including The Berkeley Repertory Theater. He has most recently made his theatrical home at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura, playing General Burgoyne in Shaw’s Devil’s Disciple, Greg in A. R. Gurney’s Sylvia, Vladimir in Waiting for Godott, the title (and only) character in Doug Jacobs' R.. Buckminster Fuller: the History [and Mystery] of the Universe (Ovation Award) and George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. An Emmy Award winner (for Midnight Caller,) Joe starred for 7 years as “Lt. Henry Goldblume” on the series Hill Street Blues. He also starred in the series Mercy Point, Amazing Grace, Murder One and NYPD Blue. He has starred in 20 films made for television and guest-starred on 38 television shows. For the last 6 years he has played “FBI Agent Tobias Fornell” on NCIS. He has appeared in 30 feature films, including Hart’s War, Primal Fear, Apollo 13, American Graffiti, Hollywoodland, Fracture and, most recently, Frost/Nixon. A past director and current email coordinator of the Southern California chapter of Families with Children from China, he and Joan Zerrien are the parents of 14 year old Liana Clare Xiaohe Spano and 10 year old Meili Qing Spano.