Birth Name: David Marciano
Born Jan. 7, 1960 in Newark, NJ, David Marciano grew up an intelligent and creative teenager who was drawn to self-destructive pursuits, including addictions to gambling and drugs. Although he started college at Northeastern University, he chafed at the restrictions of academia, so after a life-changing acting course, dropped out to pursue a screen career. After supporting himself as a bartender while attending drama school, Marciano broke into showbiz with several commercial appearances before landing his first true acting role with a juicy guest spot as a Mafia scion on "Wiseguy" (CBS, 1987-1990). Frequently cast as toughs, druggies or cops, Marciano booked guest spots on "China Beach" (AB...