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Birthday: July 7, 1946
Birthname: Joseph Peter Spano
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Height: 5"11
Children: Two adopted children
Spouse: Joan Zerrien, therapist
Parents: Virginia Jean & Vincent Dante Spano

Brief Bio on acting Career:
Joe Spano is probably best known for his Emmy-nominated detective role on "Hill Street Blues". He is the son of a doctor, and a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley. He intended to be a pre-med major but with his growing interest of acting he did not pursue it . In San Francisco worked with the improv group The Wing. He helped found the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, appearing in its very first first production of "Woyzek." He stayed with the company for 10 years and appeared in many of its plays including "Hamlet" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." He's had recurring roles in "Murder One" and "NYPD Blue" as detectives. His film credits include "Apollo 13" and "Primal Fear".He and his wife Joan, have two adopted daughters.

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Movie -1972One is a Lonley Number.

Earl of Kent.
Movie - 1973
American Graffiti.

Movie - 1975
Warlock Moon.
John Devers
Newspaper reporter.

TV - 1974-75.
The Streets of San Francisco.
2 episodes.
S3 Ep.1 - One Last Shot.
S3 Ep.18 -Ten Dollar Murder.
Movie - 1976
The Enforcer.
Mitch - robber.

Movie - 1978
Northern Lights.
John Sorensen.

TV - 1979
Lou Grant.
Jack Ridgeway
2 episodes.
S2 Ep.36 - Vet.
S2 Ep.44 - Bomb.
TV - 1979
Trapper John M.D.
Dr. Gallant.
1 episode.
Movie -1980

Movie -1980
Fighting Back aka:
The Story of Rocky Bleier.
Captain Murphy.

Documentary based on a book.
Movie -1981

1 epsoide.
S22 Ep.40 -The Domino Effect.
Movie -1981
The Incredible Shrinking Woman.

Movie -1985
Terminal Choice.
Dr. Frank Holt.

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