Bruno Amato proves dreams don’t have an expiration date

5/28/2013 2:30am EDT | By: Jeremy Meyer

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If there is anything to say about actor Bruno Amato it’s that his life is far from short on life experience.   Before the acting bug bit Amato he had already established a life that almost anyone would feel accomplished with as a U.S. Navy Veteran and a union Iron Worker in his home state of New Jersey.  His past might help explain his profound ability to keep his characters entertaining but at the same time very real.  “I seem to usually get cast as a blue collar type…..a guy’s guy…and being 6’1 and 250 lbs. puts me in those tough guy type roles too”, says Amato.  Luckily for him those characters are some of the most sought after castings in Hollywood.

Since his career began in 2000 cast as a small role on Entourage, he has been working steadily ever since moving his way up the cutthroat Hollywood ladder.  Booking roles in many of today’s hit TV shows including The Newsroom, Community, 2 Broke Girls, Sons of Anarchy and most recently Revenge he is currently co-starring in the sophomore Vince Vaughn – Owen Wilson collaboration The Internship hitting theaters June 7th.  He has had the privilege in his short stint within the industry to work with some of the most talented and well-known actors in film and TV today.

What sets Amato apart is particularly when he started acting.  It wasn’t until the age of 38, where people have generally been through their most fluctuating life experiences and have settled into their career paths, that he suddenly decided his life long dream could be a reality.  While 90% of Hollywood struggles for years to get where they’re going, Amato never ran into that problem.  Some might say it’s luck but perhaps just a lifetime of focus.

“I used to be an ironworker, and I would sometimes have to walk across 6 inch wide beams high up in the air…so I guess I picked up some focus and concentration trying not to fall…and those things help when you’re acting.”

We can’t wait to see Amato’s feature film debut when The Internship opens in theaters and we know there will plenty more to come his way!

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