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As Finn DiTrolio, hapless fiancée to Meadow Soprano (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), actor Will Janowitz successfully channeled the average person and how one might react to suddenly finding themselves submerged in the world of organized crime: by acting completely unafraid of the larger-than-life figures around him. Since Finn's character debuted on the series in 2002, he had gotten several glimpses of the unpleasantness that lurked behind the wealthy façade of his beloved's family, most notably a secret involving the sexual proclivities of foot soldier Vito Spatafore (Joe Gannascoli) which may have placed Finn in a very precarious position. Janowitz's ability to show both the humor and drama in Finn's situation was a testament to his training and background, which included experience in both genres.
A 2000 graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Janowitz began accumulating film credits almost immediately after graduation; his earliest screen appearance was in the 2000 indie feature, "George Washington," which was filmed in part at his alma mater. Janowitz booked a role on "Law and Order" (NBC, 1990- ) in 2002, the same year as his debut on "The Sopranos," and would later appear on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001- ) as well, in 2004.
From 2004 on, Janowitz logged considerable time in a score of independent features, including a lead in the crime comedy "Bristol Boys" (2005) alongside his "Sopranos" co-star Max Casella, and a supporting role in the critically lauded feature "Backseat" (2005). He also lent his voice to the character of the unstable Donald Love in the popular video game, "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories" in 2005.
That same year, it was announced Janowitz would join Juliana Margulies in a production of Francine Volpe's "Late Fragment," to be directed by "Sopranos" co-star Michael Imperioli and staged at his theater, Studio Dante. However, scheduling conflicts prevented it from debuting. Janowitz, who was also seen in several high-profile television commercials for Dentyne and Starbucks, was also a member of the improv comedy group, Sucky McBaddBadd.
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