Biography

While other students at Berkeley were weaving flowers in their hair and blowing weed, Joe Spano was laying the groundwork for an acting career. After establishing himself on the San Francisco theatrical scene, Spano began showing up on screen in such supporting roles as Vic in American Graffiti (1974) and Ace in Roadie (1980). From January 1981 through May 1987, Spano could be seen on a weekly basis as Henry Goldblume, the bespectacled and bowtied community affairs officer on the TV series Hill Street Blues. In 1992, Joe Spano made his Broadway debut in a revival of Arthur Miller's The Price. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi