Jay Acovone

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Jay Acovone
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Biographical informations
Birth (1955-08-20) August 20, 1955 (age 64)
Mahopac, New York, USA
Nationality American
Professional informations
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980—present
Stargate universe-related informations
Related film(s)/series Stargate SG-1
Occupation in Stargate Actor
Character(s) Charles Kawalsky

Jay Acovone (born August 20, 1955) is an American actor. He played several Majors Charles Kawalskys in Stargate SG-1.

Early life[edit]

Acovone is born in Mahopac, New York. Youngest of three children, his family owns a dry cleaning business in Mahopac.


Acovone began his career at the age of 19. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in 1977.


In 1997, Acovone replaced John Diehl as Major Charles Kawalsky for the Stargate SG-1 TV series. Even if the character disapeared after three episodes, Acovone came back as guest star for three more episodes to portray alternate versions of Kawalsky between 1998 and 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Involvement in the Stargate universe[edit]



Film, Television and Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tommy Grazetti (Present Day) TV series, 1 episode
2012 A Stranger in Paradise The Interrogator film
2012 Leverage Samuel Busey TV series, 1 episode
2012 The Mentalist Nicky Shaw TV series, 1 episode
2011 Prime Suspect Detective of the Month Award Presenter TV series, 1 episode
2011 How I Met Your Mother Vance TV series, 1 episode
2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut Major Charles Kawalsky movie, recut of "Children of the Gods"
2009 My New SweetHeart Jay short movie
2008 InAlienable Gerhard film
2008 General Hospital Joe Smith TV series, 9 episodes
2007 Traci Townsend Jesse Film
2007 The Hills Have Eyes II Wilson Film
2007 Shadow People Eerie Man Film
2006 World Trade Center Donna's Male Neighbor Film
2006 Paved with Good Intentions John Barrhauser Film
2006 24 Tom Wegman TV series, 1 episode
2005 Criminal Minds Detective Morrison TV series, 1 episode
2005 Mobsters and Mormons Jackie Film
2005 Las Vegas Ray Abazon TV series, 1 episode
2005 Cold Case Tom Collison TV series, 1 episode
1997-2005 Stargate SG-1 Major Charles Kawalsky TV series, 5 episodes
2005 Monk Ray Galardy TV series, 1 episode
2005 Sharkskin 6 Molina Film
2005 CSI: NY Paul Gionetti TV series, 1 episode
2004 Rancid Capt. Peters Film
2001-2004 JAG Col. Harry R. Presser / General Montrose TV series, 2 episodes
2004 Strong Medicine Jimmy Gentile TV series, 1 episode
2003 As the World Turns Del Brakett TV series, 1 episode
2003 S.W.A.T. Lear Jet Pilot Film
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Cop - Westside Street Film
2003 Studio City Bobby Falcone Short movie
1999-2002 Providence Vincent / Aldini TV series, 4 episodes
2002 Red Shoe Diaries 15: Forbidden Zone Goucho (segment "Forbidden Zone") Video
2002 Charmed Keats TV series, 1 episode
2002 Collateral Damage Bennie Film
1997-2001 The X-Files Duffy Haskell / Detective Curtis TV series, 3 episodes
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Eric Film
2001 The Seventh Sense Melvin Snow Short movie
2001 The Invisible Man O'Ryan TV series, 2 episodes
2001 18 Wheels of Justice Agent Billingsley TV series, 1 episode
1995-2001 NYPD Blue Raymond DiSalvo TV series, 3 episodes
2000 Cast Away Pilot Peter Film
2000 The Amati Girls Mr. Moltianni Film
2002 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood B.B. Bascomb TV movie
2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For Lt. Det. Bob Mankowski TV movie
1997-2000 Sliders Ben Siegel III / Dr. Tassler / Stu TV series, 3 episodes
1999 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Johnny Terelli TV series, 1 episode
1999 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Frankie Beans TV series, 1 episode
1999 Molly Jack the Bartender Film
1999 Diagnosis Murder Clifton Moloney TV series, 1 episode
1998 The Get Michael Irish Film
1991-1998 Silk Stalkings Detective Ray Quiller / Joey Pantangelo / Ray / … TV series, 4 episodes
1997 Time Under Fire Schmidt Film
1997 Total Security Tommy Annunziato TV series, 1 episode
1997 The Peacemaker Cop Film
1997 On the Line Capt. Unander TV movie
1997 Crash Dive Murphy Video movie
1994-1997 Renegade Brother Mike / Burglar TV series, 2 episodes
1997 Opposite Corners Film
1997 Dark Skies Max Kinkaid TV series, 1 episode
1996 The Sentinel Gary Hendrickson TV series,1 episode
1996 Viper Victor Rand TV series, 1 episode
1996 Crime of the Century Sgt. Wallace TV movie
1996 Foxfire Chuck Film
1996 Independence Day Area 51 Guard Film
1996 Crosscut Frank Film
1996 Snitch Macelroy Film
1996 Red Shoe Diaries Goucho TV series, 1 episode
1995 High Tide Down South (1995) TV series
1995 Columbo Bruno Romano TV series, 1 episode
1995 Friends Fireman Charlie TV series, 1 episode
1987-1995 Matlock Dr. Bruce Jacobs / Joe Ahern TV series, 2 episodes
1990-1994 Murder, She Wrote Det. Sgt. Vinnie Grillo / Lieutenant Nick Acosta / Sgt. Nick Acosta TV series, 3 episodes
1994 Locals TV movie
1994 Cercasi successo disperatamente Video movie
1994 Lookin' Italian Vinny Pallazzo Film
1993 Born to Run Richie TV movie
1993 Conflict of Interest Det. Bob Falcone Film
1993 The Commish Nick Collette TV series, 1 episode
1993 Marked for Murder Minelli TV movie
1993 Civil Wars – Hit the Road, Jack (1993) TV series
1993 The Magician David Katz TV movie
1992 Doctor Mordrid Tony Gaudio Film
1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Lt. Robert Carlino TV movie
1992 Nails Capt. Evan Graham TV movie
1992 Stepfather III Steve Davis TV movie
1992 Quicksand: No Escape Det. Harris TV movie
1991 Out for Justice Bobby Arms Film
1991 Growing Pains Jake TV series, 1 episode
1987-1990 Beauty and the Beast Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell TV series, 42 episodes
1990 Jake and the Fatman Sonny Rosetti TV series, 1 episode
1989 Hardball Matelli TV series, 1 episode
1989 War and Remembrance Quartermaster Maselli (Barracuda) TV mini-series, 1 episode
1987 Cold Steel Cookie Film
1987 Werewolf Mick TV series, 1 episode
1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Eddie TV series, 1 episode
1986 Women of Valor Capt. Rader TV movie
1985 Hollywood Beat Det. Jack Rado TV series, 14 episodes
1982-1984 Search for Tomorrow Brian Emerson TV series, 5 episodes
1982 Parole Leo TV movie
1980 Times Square Plainclothes Cop Film
1980 Cruising Skip Lee Film
late 1970's All My Children Hospital orderly TV series, episode



Facts about "Jay Acovone"
Birth countryUSA +
Birth dateAugust 20, 1955 +
GenderMale +
Guest Star inEpisode:Children of the Gods +, Episode:The Enemy Within +, Episode:The Gamekeeper +, Episode:Point of View + and Episode:Moebius, Part 2 +
Has played inCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) +, A Stranger in Paradise (film) +, Leverage (TV series) +, The Mentalist (TV series) +, Prime Suspect (TV series) +, How I Met Your Mother (TV series) +, My New SweetHeart (short movie) +, InAlienable (film) +, General Hospital (TV series) +, Traci Townsend (film) +, The Hills Have Eyes II (film) +, Shadow People (film) +, World Trade Center (film) +, Paved with Good Intentions (film) +, 24 (TV series) +, Criminal Minds (TV series) +, Mobsters and Mormons (film) +, Las Vegas (TV series) +, Cold Case (TV series) +, Monk (TV series) +, Sharkskin 6 (film) +, CSI: NY (TV series) +, Rancid (film) +, JAG (TV series) +, Strong Medicine (TV series) +, As the World Turns (TV series) +, S.W.A.T. (film) +, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (film) +, Studio City (short) +, Providence (TV series) +, Red Shoe Diaries 15: Forbidden Zone (video) +, Charmed (TV series) +, Collateral Damage (film) +, The X-Files (TV series) +, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (film) +, The Seventh Sense (short) +, The Invisible Man (TV series, 2000-2002) +, 18 Wheels of Justice (TV series) +, NYPD Blue (TV series) +, Cast Away (film) +, The Amati Girls (film) +, The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (TV movie) +, Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV movie) +, Sliders (TV series) +, Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV series) +, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV series) +, Molly (film) +, Diagnosis Murder (TV series) +, The Get (film) +, Silk Stalkings (TV series) +, Time Under Fire (film) +, Total Security (TV series) +, The Peacemaker (film) +, On the Line (TV movie) +, Crash Dive (video) +, Renegade (TV series) +, Opposite Corners (film) +, Dark Skies (TV series) +, The Sentinel (TV series) +, Viper (TV series) +, Crime of the Century (TV movie) +, Foxfire (film) +, Independence Day (film) +, Crosscut (film) +, Snitch (film) +, Red Shoe Diaries (TV series) +, High Tide (TV series) +, Columbo (TV series) +, Friends (TV series) +, Matlock (TV series) +, Murder, She Wrote (TV series) +, Locals (TV movie) +, Cercasi successo disperatamente (video) +, Lookin' Italian (film) +, Born to Run (TV movie) +, Conflict of Interest (film) +, The Commish (TV series) +, Marked for Murder (TV movie) +, Civil Wars (TV series) +, The Magician (TV movie) +, Doctor Mordrid (film) +, A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV movie) +, Nails (TV movie) +, Stepfather III (TV movie) +, Quicksand: No Escape (TV movie) +, Out for Justice (film) +, Growing Pains (TV series) +, Beauty and the Beast (TV series) +, Jake and the Fatman (TV series) +, Hardball (TV series) +, War and Remembrance (TV mini-series) +, Cold Steel (film) +, Werewolf (TV series) +, Down and Out in Beverly Hills (TV series) +, Women of Valor (TV movie) +, Hollywood Beat (TV series) +, Search for Tomorrow (TV series) +, Parole (TV movie) +, Times Square (film) +, Cruising (film) + and All My Children (TV series) +
Infobox imageJay Acovone.jpg +
Month-Day birthAugust 20 +
NameJay Acovone +
NationalityAmerican +
OccupationActor +
ProvJay Acovone +
SeriesStargate SG-1 +
Stargate occupationActor +
Year active start1980 +