Danny Nucci

Born in Austria and raised in Italy until age seven, actor Danny Nucci possessed dark Mediterranean good looks and an international air that were tempered by a decidedly American appeal, making him a viable choice for a wide variety of roles. Hired no doubt due to his assured, confident presence and notable experience as well as his fitting looks, the actor proved a capable addition to many projects. Nucci moved with his family from Italy to Queens, New York in the mid-1970s, unable to speak any English. More than 20 years later and after 15 years as a working actor, he would need to recapture his early Italian accent reaching his largest audience to date with a supporting performance as Fabrizio, the gambling partner, traveling companion and friend to Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson in James Cameron's epic "Titanic" (1997).