New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
March 1, 1981
Adam LaVorgna is an American actor, known for his role on the television series Brooklyn Bridge, and in the films Milk Money, Beautician and the Beast, I'll Be Home for Christmas, and as Robbie Palmer on 7th Heaven.
Early life[edit | edit source]
LaVorgna was born near New Haven, in North Branford, Connecticut, the son of Sandra (née Schnepf), a college professor, and Joseph LaVorgna, a high school assistant principal. Raised with his three siblings in North Branford, LaVorgna has been appearing on television and film since the early age of three when he first appeared on the daytime series As the World Turns. Other television work included the role of a young Frank Sinatra at the age of ten in the miniseries Sinatra and appearances in the miniseries Degree of Guilt and Blood Brothers: The Joey DiPaolo Story, an episode of the HBO series Lifestories: Families in Crisis.
LaVorgna attended high school at the athletic powerhouse, Avon Old Farms, located in Connecticut. He also enrolled at Boston College, prior to leaving the school after his freshman year to pursue acting, specifically, 7th Heaven.
He received his bachelor's degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Career[edit | edit source]
LaVorgna starred as Nicholas Scamperelli in the highly praised series Brooklyn Bridge, for which he received the 1993 Youth in Film Award for Best Actor. He then joined 7th Heaven as a series regular portraying Robbie Palmer, Mary's (Jessica Biel) troubled ex-boyfriend who has moved into the family home. He left the show in 2002 after a dispute with the cast.
On the silver screen, LaVorgna has a number of film roles to his credit, including I'll Be Home for Christmas with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel; Beautician and the Beast with Fran Drescher; Milk Money with Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris; Monkey Trouble; and Blast. He appeared in two independent features: Outside Providence and The Bumblebee Flies Away...
LaVorgna is starring in an independent feature film called OFF-TIME, to be released in 2013.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
LaVorgna and Jessica Biel had an off-screen relationship after meeting on set of the film I'll Be Home For Christmas in 1998. They broke up in summer 2001.
Since moving away he still enjoys visiting his parents in Connecticut when he can. In his free time, he likes to participate in a variety of sports, particularly hockey with his friends.