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Jack Scalia
Born November 10, 1950 (1950-11-10) (age 59)
Brooklyn, New York
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Jack Scalia (born November 10, 1950) is an American actor. He has appeared in drama, horror, action, and thriller films.

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Early life

Scalia was born in Brooklyn, New York to a baseball player father.[1] Scalia was drafted third by the Montreal Expos in 1971 as a pitcher.[2]

He has been married and divorced twice. His first wife was Karen Elise Baldwin, with whom he has two daughters, Olivia (b. 1987) and Jacqueline (b. 1990).[1] His second wife was Joan Rankin.

Acting career

He began his career as a clothes model, most notably in a series of ads for Eminence briefs and Jordache jeans, both of which capitalized on his "beefcake" appeal. In 1982, to promote his TV series, The Devlin Connection, Scalia took off his shirt and posed, cigarette in hand, for a pin-up wall poster.

Scalia was a regular cast member during the final season of Remington Steele in 1987, after which he joined the cast of Dallas in the role of Nicholas Pierce, love interest to Sue-Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray). Scalia's character was killed off at the end of the 1987-88 season as he was sent falling to his death after being pushed from a balcony in a fight with J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman). He returned to the series finale in a dream sequence in which he was married to Sue-Ellen.

In 1992, Scalia was cast as Detective Nico "Nick" Bonetti in the short-lived TV series Tequila and Bonetti. Scalia replaced another actor in the role during production of the show's first episode. Eight years later, in 2000, Scalia reprised the role of Bonetti in a revival of the series, which was filmed and aired in Italy.

From 1994 to 1995 he starred in Pointman, a TV series on the Prime Time Entertainment Network. under the premise of an investment banker framed and convicted of fraud. Eventually cleared, Constantine "Connie" Harper, the main character, sets up shop as an owner of a Florida Coast beach resort, Spanish Pete's while aiding people in need with the use of "the list" and former jailmates.

Scalia is also known for his role as Chris Stamp on All My Children from 2001 to 2003. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actor" for his AMC role in 2002. In 2006, Scalia starred as President Halstrom in The Genius Club[3] for writer/director Tim Chey.[4] The film is about seven geniuses who must try to solve the world's problems in one night.

Operation American Spirit

Scalia founded Operation American Spirit to raise awareness and funding for severely injured troops and their families. During an inaugural 16-day cycling tour, Scalia will ride 1,500 miles from Seattle to San Diego, beginning Saturday, September 22. A documentary of the journey will air nationally. More info can be found online at: http://operationamericanspirit.org.

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