Dominic Zamprogna

General Hospital Edgemont (TV series) Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Dominic Zamprogna
Born (1979-04-21) April 21, 1979 (age 41)
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)
Linda Leslie
(m. 2009)
Children3
RelativesGema Zamprogna (sister)

Dominic Zamprogna (/zæmˈprɒɡnə/, Italian: [dzamˈproɲɲa]; born April 21, 1979) is a Canadian actor and voice artist. He is perhaps best known for his roles on the television series Edgemont, Battlestar Galactica and General Hospital.

Early life

Zamprogna was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His parents operated a dance school and his father, Lou Zamprogna, was a dancer, choreographer,[1][2] and ran an acting school at Theatre Aquarius.[2] Zamprogna is the brother of Gema Zamprogna and twin of Amanda Zamprogna (both are actresses).[2] He is of Italian and English descent.[3]

As a child, Dominic enjoyed soccer and basketball and wanted to become a small athlete.[2] He had some roles as a child actor,[2] including F/X2 and the popular series Are You Afraid of the Dark?, in which he played Rush in "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure Part 1 and Part 2"[3] and Jed in "The Tale of the Full Moon".

He attended the University of Toronto briefly, but left, later noting "I was no good at school work."[2]

Career

In 1997, at the age of 18, Zamprogna appeared in the movie The Boys Club.[2] In 2000, he was cast as Mark Deosdade, one of the lead roles in the Canadian teen drama series Edgemont;[4] Zamprogna went on to appear in every episode of Edgemont's five seasons.[5] Zamprogna also appeared in nine episodes of Battlestar Galactica, as well as in several films.[2]

In 2009, Zamprogna joined the cast of ABC's daytime soap opera General Hospital as Dante Falconeri.[2] For his role, Zamprogna received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for outstanding supporting actor in 2014.[6] In June 2018, he confirmed he was exiting the soap and had filmed his last scenes.[7] He made a couple brief returns to the soap, first in November 2018, and again in March 2019. In May 2020, he expressed a desire to return to General Hospital, even to the point of signing a contract if one is offered.[8] In July of the same year, it was announced that Zamprogna would return to the role,[9] making his first re-appearance on August 3, 2020.

Personal life

On November 1, 2009, Zamprogna married his longtime girlfriend, Linda Leslie, in Los Angeles.[10] His wife gave birth to their daughter, Anbilliene, on October 19, 2010. They welcomed their second daughter, Eliana, on December 30, 2012.[11] Their third daughter, Adeline Pauline, was born on May 17, 2015.[12]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1991 F/X2 Chris Brandon
1995 Iron Eagle on the Attack Rudy Marlowe
1997 The Boys Club Kyle McLarea
2002 Drummer Boy Philip Renold
2005 It Waits Justin Rawley
2008 Cutting for Stone Phillip
2009 2012 Paramedic
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Counterstrike Son Episode: "Hide and Seek"
1992 Wojeck: Out of the Fire Jesus Arcadio TV movie
1992 The Trial of Red Riding Hood TV movie
1993 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Peter Episode: "Cave Man"
1993 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Jed Episode: "The Tale of the Full Moon"
1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Rush Keegan Episode: "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure: Part 1"
Episode: "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure: Part 2"
1994 The Magic School Bus Caller (voice) Episode: "All Dried Up"
1994–1997 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Matt Episode: "May I Ride with You" (1994)
Episode: "May I Walk with You" (1995)
Episode: "May I Talk with You" (1997)
1995 The NeverEnding Story Atreyu (voice) TV series
1995 Flight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story Billy TV movie
1996 Ready or Not Cam Episode: "I Do, I Don't"
1996–1997 Wind at My Back Tony Piretti Episode: "A Family of Independent Means" (1996)
Episode: "Moving Mountains" (1997)
1997 The Book of Jamie G. Jamie G TV movie
1999 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Kevin Episode: "Solitary Confinement"
2000 The Stalking of Laurie Show Andrew TV movie
2001 Almost America Older Matteo
2001 Dying to Dance Zack TV movie
2001 MythQuest Kadilus Episode: "The Minotaur"
2001 Leap Years Hector Episode: "1.8"
2001 Danger Beneath the Sea AS Ryan Alford TV movie
2001–2005 Edgemont Mark Deosdade Main role
2002 Odyssey 5 Justin Deckard Episode: "Rapture"
2003 Da Vinci's Inquest Police Constable #1 Episode: "The Ducks Are Too Depressing"
Episode: "Twenty Five Dollar Conversation"
2004 Touching Evil LaMarr Episode: "Memorial"
2004 Meltdown Agent Steve Ritchie TV movie
2004 Stargate Atlantis Aries Episode: "Childhood's End"
2004 Cold Squad Mark Episode: "Girlfriend in a Closet"
2004–2006 Battlestar Galactica James "Jammer" Lyman 10 episodes
2005 Tru Calling Donald Stuart Mitchell III Episode: "Grace"
2005 Bloodsuckers Damian TV movie
2005 The Engagement Ring Young Johnny TV movie
2006 Supernatural Beau Episode: "Dead Man's Blood"
2006 Engaged to Kill Nick Morgan / Ivan / Patrick Stiles TV movie
2006 Deadly Skies Hockstetter TV movie
2006 Blade: The Series Kurt Episode: "Hunters"
2006 Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance James "Jammer" Lyman 9 episodes
2007 A Valentine Carol Ben TV movie
2007 Painkiller Jane Phil Episode: "Playback"
2007 Bionic Woman Med-Flight Tech #1 Episode: "Pilot"
2007 Flash Gordon Rake Episode: "Sorrow"
2008 The Border Roberto Abrantes Episode: "Normalizing Relations"
2008 The L Word Greg / Jim 6 episodes
2009 Smallville Bruno Mannheim Episode: "Stiletto"
2009 Hostile Makeover Tate TV movie
2009 Stargate Universe Dr. Boone Episode: "Light"
Episode: "Life"
2009–2018, 2019, 2020 General Hospital Dante Falconeri Main role

Awards and nominations

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2005
Leo Award Best Performance — Youth or Children's Program or Series Edgemont Nominated
[13]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[14]
2016
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[15]
2019
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[16]

References

  1. ^ "Gema Zamprogna Biography (1976– )". FilmReference.com. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Smith, Gary (September 10, 2010). "Soap stud!". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Dominic Zamprogna". TV.com. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  4. ^ McIntyre, Grant (March 10, 2001). "Children's Television – Edgemont". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "10 Fun Facts About Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri)". Soap Shows. September 23, 2015. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2016. He [Zamprogna] was in all 71[sic] episodes of Edgemont, an accomplishment he shares with two other actors, Sarah Lind and Vanessa King.
  6. ^ Cushman, Dustin (May 21, 2014). "GH Daytime Emmy Reels: Bradford Anderson and Dominic Zamprogna". Soaps She Knows. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Butler, Karen (June 15, 2018). "Dominic Zamprogna Confirms He Is Leaving General Hospital". TV Insider. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  8. ^ Purvis, Matt (2020-05-20). "Dominic Zamprogna Wants to Return to General Hospital – & We're Ready for It". Soaps.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  9. ^ Bowe, Jillian (July 30, 2020). "BREAKING NEWS: Dominic Zamprogna BACK at GH". Daytime Confidential. United States: Confidential Media, Inc. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  10. ^ "Marrying Kinds". Soap Opera Digest. June 24, 2013. p. 69.
  11. ^ "General Hospital Newsroom: Fatherhood". Soaps She Knows. October 21, 2010. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "Dante's a Dad Again!". ABC Soaps in Depth. May 20, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "2005 Leo Awards Nominees & Winners" (pdf). leoawards.com. 2005. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  14. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2014. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  15. ^ "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 17, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.