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Overview (2)

Born in Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A graduate of NYC's Professional Performing Arts High School, Iacono is best known for his portrayal of the title character on MTV's, "The Hard Times of RJ Berger."

Iacono was first featured on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," after she 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, including Noël Coward's "Sail Away" at Carnegie Hall with Elaine Stritch and Marian Seldes, "Mame" opposite Christine Ebersole at the Papermill Play House and John Guare's "Landscape of the Body" at Signature Theater with Lili Taylor and Sherie Rene Scott.

On the big screen, Paul starred in MGM's remake of "Fame," "No God, No Master" with David Strathairn and Darren Stein's teen comedy, "G.B.F." Upcoming 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.

As a creator, Paul wrote and produced the NY play, "Prince/Elizabeth," and is in development on his second pilot, "GIF'ted."

Paul is a Leukemia survivor, having been diagnosed in 1997. He works closely with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, helping raise hope and awareness for the disease.

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Iacono

Trivia (7)

He was the Oscar Mayer Lunchable "Commercial Kid" in 2000.
He was presented the Life of the Theater Award from the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2000 for his contributions to the stage.
He was the voice of Benny the Bull on Dora the Explorer (2000).
Plays Punky Givens in "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" play by William Inge (Transport Theatre Company at the Connelly Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). Also starring Tony Award Winner Michele Pawk and Donna Lynne Champlin. The limited engagement runs from March 30th through April 22nd [March 2007]
Paul is currently playing the role of Donny, opposite Lili Taylor and Sherie Rene Scott in John Guare's play, Landscape of the Body. It runs at the Signature Theatre in New York City from March 28th through May 21st. [April 2006]
Iacono was named one of OUT Magazine's 100 most influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people for 2013.
He is of Italian descent.

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