Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, D'Onofrio grew up in Hawaii, Colorado and Florida. He eventually returned to New York to study acting at the American Stanislavsky Theatre with Sharon Chatten of the Actors Studio. While honing his craft, he appeared in several films at New York University and worked as a bouncer at dance clubs in the city.
In 1984, he became a full-fledged member of the American Stanislavsky Theatre, appearing in The Petrified Forest, Of Mice and Men, Sexual Perversity in Chicago and The Indian Wants the Bronx. That same year he made his Broadway debut in Open Admissions. He recently starred off-Broadway in Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime (Second Dance).