Birth Name: Nick Cassavetes
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
The firstborn child of actress Gena Rowlands and actor-director John Cassavetes, the future filmmaker was born May 21, 1959 in New York City. He made several screen appearance in his father's films while growing up, including "Husbands" (1970) and "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974), though he did yearn for a movie career - due perhaps to his troubled youth with his notoriously difficult and explosive filmmaker father. Sports was the younger Cassavetes main interest, and he attended Syracuse University on a basketball scholarship until a court injury sidelined the 6'4" coed's chances of turning pro. He experienced some success when he subsequently became involved in theater, and eventually ...
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