John Rhys Coiro (born March 12, 1979) is an American film, television and stage actor who got his start on Broadway but is best known for his on-screen roles such as Billy Walsh on Entourage.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhys_Coiro
As a teenager, Coiro, a talented visual artist, spent summers building sets and operating lights at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.
John Rhys Coiro (born March 12, 1979) is an American film, television and stage actor who got his start on Broadway but is best known for his on-screen roles such as Billy Walsh on Entourage.
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Birthplace: Calabria, Italy Although actor Rhys Coiro has largely worked in television crime dramas and thrillers, he also made memorable appearances in comedy films and television shows in the...
Rhys Coiro As a teenager, Coiro, a talented visual artist, spent summers building sets and operating lights at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.
- March 12, 1979
Rhys Coiro is an American actor who portrayed Jed in AMC 's The Walking Dead.
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- Early Life
- Personal Life
Born in Santo Stefano in Aspromonte Calabria, Italy, to David Coiro and Ann Baynes Coiro, Coiro grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and attended Princeton High School. As a teenager, Coiro began working for a local artist who introduced him to the artistic director of the Passage Theater, June Ballinger. Ballinger got him involved with the State Street theater project in Trenton NJ, modeled after Primary stages' 52nd street project. From there, Coiro spent summers building sets and operating lights at the New Jersey Shakespeare festival. Inspired by numerous productions, including Julie Taymor's Titus Andronicusat TFANA, Coiro decided to study theater at Carnegie Mellon University, where he eventually graduated with a BFA. He also spent time studying at The Moscow Art Theater in Russia.
At age 19, Coiro got his first professional gig as an understudy to three roles in the American premiere of Conor McPherson's off-Broadway play This Lime Tree Bower directed by Harris Yulin at Primary Stages. Within a month of graduating from CMU, Coiro landed the role of Eddie the Bellhop in the Lincoln Center revival of George S. Kauffman's Dinner at Eight, directed by Gerald Guitierrez. Coiro then moved to Los Angeles and began working in construction, including a stint building a house with Nick Offerman. Coiro then received the call that he'd landed his first on-screen acting gig, as Billy Walsh on Entourage, while digging a hole for a deck in Echo Park. The role of Walsh was originally meant to be a guest star, but soon evolved into an iconic character that has defined Coiro's career. Coiro shared a studio space in Historic Filipino town with then-unknown painter Jonas Wood. During this period, Coiro formed an underground, traditional Irish music band with artists Matt Johnson...
Coiro is married to director Kat Coiro. They live in Los Angeles with their three children. He is fluent in Italian and Spanish. In 2016, Coiro traveled to Standing Rock, North Dakota to take part in the peaceful protest against the North Dakota Access Pipeline.
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- March 12, 1979
- Santo Stefano in Aspromonte, Calabria, Italy
Feb 20, 2016 · Rhys Coiro is an Italian-American film, television and stage actor. He is known for his role on the HBO original series Entourage, as Billy Walsh. Rhys was born in Santo Stefano in Aspromonte, Calabria, Italy, to Ann (Baynes) Coiro and David Coiro, and was raised in Princeton, New Jersey. His father is Italian.