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Paul Stanley Iacono
September 7, 1988
Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
Iacono was born in Secaucus, New Jersey, to Italian American parents Michele and Anthony Iacono, a town administrator. He has a younger brother, who works as DJ in New Jersey, and a sister, from his Dad's second marriage. Iacono went to Professional Performing Arts School in New York, with friend and Fame co-star Paul McGill. He graduated in 2006.
Paul first gained wide notice for his numerous appearances on TV's The Rosie O'Donnell Show after Rosie O'Donnell discovered his unique talents for impersonating Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman, at age 8.
Starting out as child actor in the NYC theater scene, Paul has appeared in over 100 theatrical productions. He has shared the stage with such greats as Mickey Rooney in The Wizard of Oz and Stephanie Mills in the original "Paper Mill Playhouse" production of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden. Iacono can be heard on the original cast recording. Other theatrical credits include Mame with Christine Ebersole, Noël Coward's Sail Away with Elaine Stritch and Marian Seldes, and John Guare's Landscape of the Body, with Lili Taylor and Sherie Rene Scott.
Paul's film career includes the MGM's remake of Fame, No God, No Master with David Strathairn, and Darren Stein's teen comedy, G.B.F.. Other films include Drew Barrymore's, Animal, Rhymes with Banana with Zosia Mamet and Judith Light, and "Unreachable by Conventional Means," with Alexandra Daddario and Tovah Feldshuh. According to Entertainment Weekly, co-star Megan Mullally gave Iacono high praise for his improvisational acting and singing skills.
Iacono is openly gay and a major LGBTQ activist, having publicly come out in Michael Musto's Village Voice Column in April 2012. He was named one of OUT Magazine's 100 most influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people for 2013.
In an April 2012 interview with Michael Musto from The Village Voice, Iacono revealed that he is attracted to both men and women, but prefers men much more and identifies as a gay man and as bisexual. Iacono stated that "I am attracted to girls, I'm just attracted to guys much more."
|2008||Glow Ropes: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee||Ricky Lopefrawitz|
|2008||Return to Sleepaway Camp||Pee Pee|
|2012||Mac & Devin Go to High School||Mahatma Chang Greenberg|
|2012||No God, No Master||Tony Cafiero|
|2012||Rhymes with Banana||Ted|
|2013||G.B.F.||Brent Van Camp|
|2013||The Bad Guys||Paul|
|2000||Dora the Explorer||Benny the Bull||Episode "Maestra"|
|2005||The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie||Party Boy||(TV Movie)|
|2007||Human Giant||Billy Boy||2 Episodes|
|2010-2011||The Hard Times of RJ Berger||R.J. Berger||24 Episodes|
|1997||Children of Eden||Donny||Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey|
|1998||The Wizard of Oz|
|1999||Mame||Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey|
|2006||Landscape of the Body Donny||Signature Theatre, New York City|
|2007||The Dark at the Top of the Staris||Punky Givens||Transport Theatre Company at the Connelly Theatre, New York City.|
|2015||Mercury Fur||Lola||The New Group, New York City|