AN INTERVIEW WITH DOMINICK MANCINO

 

Dominick Mancino attending the New York City International Film Festival opening night gala at The Hudson Theatre | August 12, 2010 | Photo Credit: Gary Gershoff

Dominick Mancino attending the New York City International Film Festival opening night gala at The Hudson Theatre | August 12, 2010 | Photo Credit: Gary Gershoff

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Who is Dominick Mancino?

DOMINICK MANCINO: I think I’m a positive, kind, and loyal man, who will always be there, for family or friends, but if crossed, that could change… lol.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Why did you decide to become an actor?

DOMINICK MANCINO: I always wanted to get into the acting field, but my family first, before my wants. Then my best friend told me they where casting for The Sopranos, and that’s when I made the decision to follow my dream…

ARTIST’S HOUSE: The best moment in your career?

DOMINICK MANCINO: I have been very lucky and grateful to have been on set, and to have worked with so many great actors, but the one that comes to mind was when I was filming American Gangster. We had just finished filming a scene, and the

director, Ridley Scott, came over to me with Denzil Washington and Russel Crow, and said to me, “I like what you’re doing.”, and my answer to him was, “It’s all in the direction.”... Which of course made him smile, prompted a thumbs up from Denzil, and an “okay” sign from Russel... Later on, Mr. Scott came over to me and we had a nice conversation about cigars...

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Which actor would you like to perform with in your next movie and why?

DOMINICK MANCINO: I had the privilege to work in a scene with Al Pacino while filming The Irishman last year. The man is so nice and down-to-earth, that I would love to work with him again.

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ARTIST’S HOUSE: Best childhood memory?

DOMINICK MANCINO: Probably kissing a girl for the first time.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Favorite food?

DOMINICK MANCINO: I love Italian and Chinese; my favorites are veal cutlet parm, spare ribs, lasagna, and a good steak...

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Your biggest dream?

DOMINICK MANCINO: We're talking about my career, so it would have to be working on a feature film or a prime time T.V. series, where I can be recognized as a good actor by my peers. And of course, to make it to the Oscars… Not too big of a dream…right?

ARTIST’S HOUSE: If you chose to travel the world, where would you like to go?

DOMINICK MANCINO: I would say Paris, Italy, London, and Japan.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Is it hard to be an actor?

DOMINICK MANCINO: It’s not that it’s hard…it’s more demanding and stressful, but if you can put a little of yourself into the character or role you’re playing, I think that makes it easier.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Who is your current favorite actor?

DOMINICK MANCINO: There are so many great actors. Washington, Pacino, Costner, Freedman, Assante, and then there’s the female actors, that I don’t have just one...

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What is next for Dominick Mancino?

DOMINICK MANCINO: I wish I knew, but only God can answer that… I just pray I can continue to be a good actor and work on credible projects.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What kind of character would you like to play as in your next role?

DOMINICK MANCINO: I’m kind of stereotyped already, but I would like to do the next-door family guy, or a serial killer… lol.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What’s the funniest thing that happened on-set?

DOMINICK MANCINO: That would have been when I split my pants while working on Blue Bloods...

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What moves your heart?

DOMINICK MANCINO: That’s easy…my granddaughters, no matter how bad of a day I’m having, when I see them and they run into my arms, well there is nothing like it.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: How can your fans contact you?

DOMINICK MANCINO: My website: dominickmancino.com, the IMDb, my fan page, and on Facebook.


FEBRUARY 2019

Check out more about Dominick Mancino at www.dominickmancino.com