Gino Salvano

Actor | Producer | Casting Department
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KNOWN FOR 
True Lies (1994) | Bad Boys II (2003) | The Kingdom (2007)
BORN 
Jun 18
HEIGHT 
6' 1" (1.85m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 40-50
GUILDS *
AFTRA | SAG | SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
Middle Eastern | Latin/Hispanic | Eastern European | Mediterranean  Less
HAIR *
Brown (Shoulder Length)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
210 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
VOICE TYPE *
Sexy/ Smooth | Soprano | Baritone
ATHLETICS *
Cycling | Boxing | Soccer | Football | Tennis  Less
ACCENTS *
Russian | Middle Eastern | Spanish | French | Italian  Less
LANGUAGES *
Arabic
DANCE *
Disco
WORK HISTORY *
Commercial | Voice Over | Film | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Producing | Acting
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Projects in Development (6 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (21 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (8 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Hollywood, Unapologetic!Hollywood, Unapologetic! (TV Series) Very Special Thanks  Less 2016– 
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the HarvestWelcome to the Harvest (TV Series) Gilbran ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
    • Daskasti (2015) Gilbran (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Burn NoticeBurn Notice (TV Series) Rashad ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for The Young and the RestlessThe Young and the Restless (TV Series) Sheik Aziz / Poker player ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #1.9428 (Jun 25, 2010) Sheik Aziz / Poker player (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for NCIS: Los AngelesNCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) Hamzi Kahn ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for The UnitThe Unit (TV Series) Guard #1 ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for 2424 (TV Series) Anwar ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Madame le consulMadame le consul (TV Series) Hitman  Less 1996– 
Self (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Real Time with Bill MaherReal Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) Guantanamo Bay Prisoner ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
    • Episode #7.9 (Apr 24, 2009) Guantanamo Bay Prisoner  Less
Other (5 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Being American w/christopher McDonald * – Supporting Starway films/fatmir Doga
  • The Kingdom w/Jamie Fox * – Supporting Universal Pictures/Peter Berg
  • All About The Benjamins w/Ice Cube,Eva Mendes * – Supporting New Line Cinema/Kevin Bray
  • Bad Boys"2" w/Will Smith, Martin Lawrence * – Supporting Columbia Pictures/Michael Bay
  • True Lies w/Arnold Scharzeneger * – Supporting Twenty Century Fox/James Cameron
  • The Crew w/Richard Dryfess,Burt Reynolds * – Supporting Touchstone Pictures/Michael Dinner
  • Stardom w/Dan Akroyd * – Supporting Lion Atlantis Cin/Dennis Arcand
  • Madame Le Consule w/Jannot Veronique * – Supporting Optima Films/Jean Sagols
  • Command Approved w/Gavan O'"Heirley * – Lead B.B.C.N.In action/Graham Moore
  • Only The Strong * – supporting Twenty Century fox/Sheldon Lettish
  • Never Surrender .w Hector Echavarria * – Supporting Destiny.Ent/Hector Echavarria
  • No Way Out * – Supporting Destiny Ent / Hector Echavarria
  • A Fighting Chance * – Supporting Melody films / Shaun BENJAMIN
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Burn Notice * – Co-Star Fox /Henry Bronchtein
  • Revan w/Steven Bauer * – Co-star Angel Stone Ent/Hector Echavarria
  • The Young and the Restless * – Co-star CBS
  • NCIS"Episode 104-04 /w LL Cool J ,Chris O'Donnel * – Co-Star CBS/Tony Wharmby
  • The Unit" Episode#408 W/Dennis Haysbert, Robert Patrick * – Co-Star Fox/Fred Gerber
  • Real Time with Bill Maher * – Guest-Star HBO
  • SHOW"24" Episode 415 w/Keifer Sutherland * – Co-Star Fox/Bryan Spicer
  • AMERICA'S.M.WANTED * – Co-Star Fox/Mark Kochl

Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • Dekwaney University * – some degree in Architects 1985 overseas
SPECIAL TRAININGYEARCITY/STATE
  • Private * – Theatre /coached by Shaun Benjamin, Sarah Simmons 2010 LA,CA

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Hollywood ca *

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • No way out *
  • Being American *
  • Burn Notice *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

Personal Biography
  • * Gino Salvano is a survivor! Born in Beirut, Lebanon he was blessed with an old fashioned family whose loving attention was centered on three sisters and Gino, as the bearer of the family name. Even the tragic effects of a civil war at the age of 13, never halted his determination to start a successful career that included education as an architect and draftsman fulfilling the wishes of a vigilant mother, but not meeting with his own plans for the future. As the only son, the protective instincts of a loving mother and Gino’s quest for developing manhood were often at odds. His strategy to circumvent exclusion from military service as the only son led him into military service at the age of 14, which met his deep sense of national pride and love of country. Having personally saved the lives of over thirty people ybefore reaching the age of 21, the desire for more brought Gino to the United States, first joining his sister in Ohio, entering into a short-lived unsuccessful marriage which resulted in his only child being estranged from the age of 6 months of her age finally finding his way back to Los Angeles with $50 dollars in his pocket and a desire to pursue an acting
    career.

    Hitting the ground running, working as a valet for the Hilton Hotel new LAX, Gino was soon discovered by an Italian-Lebanese crowd that brought him financial success leading to the accumulation of wealth, becoming a millionaire. A glamorous lifestyle, owning limos and a Porsche while living the high life in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach And Redondo Beach ultimately within two years, Gino’s innate generosity and naiveté led to complete financial devastation which took him and the remaining remnant of that extravagant lifestyle, his black 79 corvette, back to Cleveland, Ohio where he found solace with his sister and his mother, who was now also in residence. Two years in Ohio to recover, was all the time it took for Gino to realize that he needed more. A return to LA did not fulfill that purpose, but a visit to a cousin in Boston led him to the opportunity of modeling around New-berry St, more modeling opportunities and a job at a seafood restaurant in Glouster City which unfortunately still left him wanting.

    On the advice of a friend, Gino left for the booming city of Miami in 1992 and his first experience in the film industry, when a great casting director as Ellen Jacoby approached him to appear a few movies. The first being the “Bodyguard” starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner and the second “Only the Strong,” directed by Sheldon Lettich. The two non speaking roles only whetted Gino’s appetite for more, which the casting director recognized as well creating his first big break with an introduction to James Cameron which led to a role in the film "True Lies" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. Even James Cameron, recognized Gino’s life experience and potential by making him an advisor beyond being cast as a " bread van terrorist 2" which launched a film career leading to international roles in a French film, an independent British film Command Approved” directed by Graham Moore filmed in the Bahamas. A chance meeting with another cast member, Ronald Lang opened the path for Gino’s next opportunity.

    After the film was finished, a return to Miami brought an unexpected knock on the door. Ron Lang recounting Gino’s aggression and menacing performance at the time of their first meeting, led to discussion of a script, " All About The Benjamin’s” later coming to fruition through Ice Cube’s production as “bad guy” role Tommy Flanagan which led to a reunion with another casting director Ed Arenas, who called him in on " Bad Boys 2, where after gaining Michael Bay’s respect, he was booked with Jordi Molla. Despite continuing film success in Miami, Gino felt the lure of LA again, selling his apartment and on the advisement of an agent, Shae Jacobson, was led to the Abrams Artist Group on Sunset Blvd. Successful placements followed, but never feeling on his destined path for success, Gino’s own initiative and resources led to roles on the hit TV show“24” with Kiefer Sutherland in its fourth season and “NCIS LA” with Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J.

    Leaving no media opportunity untested, video games and 5 voiceover projects with Barbara Harris continued to expand Gino’s horizon. Opportunity reinvented itself with a role in “Spartan” working with renowned writer /Director/ Producer David Mamet , Fifty Cents “Bullet Proof” and finally in meeting with Director Peter Burg for a role in "The Kingdom" as member of special forces.
    Positive vibes continued to flow in early 2009, with the unexpected emergence of his missing daughter for 26 years. A tearful reunion brought news of her life in Atlanta and a commitment for renewed communication.
    Early 2011 began with the wrap of a pilot waiting to be picked up entitled "Revan” with Steven Bauer and James Russo. A good friend and mentor Robert Miano led to the role of Ahmed, a Taliban fighter in “Being American” directed by Fatmir Doga, where again, Gino was enlisted as an advisor on the film with respect his real life military experiences as a passionate dedicated soldier.

    Most recently, Gino flew to Miami in August to take on the challenge as a menacing Middle Eastern arms dealer Rashad, in the internationally recognized television show “Burn Notice” episode titled "Down & Out" playing alongside accomplished actor “Alon” who was cast as his boss. Although this year may be ending, Gino’s career is definitely on the rise as 2013 and 2014 hold the promise of a role as a member of the Italian mafia currently in negotiation and a welcomed reunion with Director Fatmir Doga as an Iraqi who is destined to face an yet to be determined A list actor.

    Future destiny holds the development of Gino’s own film, which has taken him on a journey and has been a labor of love for almost 20 years, based on the true story of his own life.

    Stay tuned to watch the growing legacy of Gino Salvano.
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