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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Six Degrees of Vincent D'Onofrio

I thought I could get nowhere near. But last night I had a brainstorm.

It came after I read in Vincent's Wikipedia entry (that came up in Google Alerts yesterday) that he went to the University of Colorado at Boulder.

When I was at University at Lancaster in the early-to-mid 1970s, we had a lot of JYAs (Junior Year Abroad students) from Boulder. Every year the powers-that-be in Boulder would award a scholarship to one Lancaster student to pursue post-graduate studies in Colorado.

In 1973, my friend John Parker (who later became an actor under the name of Jack Elliott) went to Boulder's drama department, which he found in a bit of a mess and duly rearranged.

If the gorgeous Mr D'Onofrio did indeed go to Boulder (I know Wikipedia is notoriously inaccurate) and studied Drama there, he would probably have started at the age of 18, in 1977. He wouldn't have known John/Jack, but he would almost certainly have known and worked with people in theDepartment who did.

That puts me within THREE degrees of Vincent.

Stuff Kevin bacon.


SnarkAngel said...

Did you get a shiver up your spine when you made that miraculous discovery!?!?

Anonymous said...

My mother's name is Phyllis, just like Vincent's. Fate or just a coincedence I know not, but it strikes me we're just made for each other... ;0)

JoJo said...

Then I must be 3 degrees from him too: My cousin Diane was a PA on a movie w/ Andrew McCarthy in the 80's and met him. Andrew was in an LOCI episode w/ Vincent (Andrew has been quite blunt at how much he disliked Vincent tho').

jazzy said...

i just want him!

Lozzie Cap said...

I get confused trying to work this out. I gave Anthony Michael Hall a hug and a kiss once - he was in "Happy Accidents" with Vincent and had to restrain the character of Sam Deed with the same arms that he used to give me a hug.

Is that one degree or two? I don't know. AMH was in a film called Six Degrees Of Separation, too :D

val said...

Diane - you want to be his mother!?

JoJo - is this Andrew very difficult to get along with?

JoJo said...

I don't know Val....I read that he said he didn't like being told what to do & directed on how to act. Diane said he was really nice when she worked w/ him.

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