Award winning actor Jack Scalia, a Brooklyn native, was an All-American athlete in high school, playing three sports through college. In 1971 he was the # 1 draft pick for the Montreal Expos and the 3rd overall. He has competed in four triathlons the prestigious ” Liberty to Liberty”, run in four marathons that includes the Boston Marathon with an impressive time of 3 hrs 7 min 32 sec. He took advantage of his muscular build and macho good looks by modeling with Armani, later joining the Ford Modeling Agency and signing on as the “Jordache Jeans Man” and the “Eminence Brief Man”.
In January 1980, Scalia made the transition into acting, which led to his first film role in the mini-movie, The Star Maker (1981), starring the late Rock Hudson. Scalia got his first taste of series stardom as an unshaven, rough-and-tough detective who joins forces with his slick and debonair father (Hudson again) in the TV series, The Devlin Connection (1982). Though the series had a short life, Scalia received scads of attention. His more popular telefilm credits included I’ll Take Manhattan (1987), Ring of Scorpio (1991), Jackie Collins Lady Boss and was nominated as Best male actor in a mini-series by the American Television Awards (1992)”. He starred in the Iconic series Dallas”(1989) in which he received a best supporting actor in the ”Soap Awards Primetime” More recently, he returned from living in Rome, Italy while filming a remake of his American TV series, Tequila and Bonetti (1992). His tele-film credits include Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story(1993). playing infamous tabloid newsmaker Joey Buttafuoco, with Alyssa Milano as his teenage object of desire.
He joined the cast of All My Children (2001-03) for a time and received a daytime Emmy nomination in the process. Scalia co-starred in the Big Screen hit “Red Eye” (2005) starring Rachel McAdams Directed by Wes Craven also “End Game” starring Cuba Gooding ,Jr. Director Andy Cheng.
He is presently an Ambassador for the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes that is a 501c3 which is dedicated to making the lives of Our Wounded Veterans returning home and their families to be better prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.