Paul Iacono

Paul Stanley Iacono (born September 7, 1988) is an American actor. He appeared in the 2009 remake of Fame and was also the star of the show The Hard Times of RJ Berger on MTV. Iacono was born in Secaucus, New Jersey to Italian American parents Michele and Anthony Iacono, a Town administrator. Iacono went to Professional Performing Arts School in New York with best friend and Fame co-star Paul McGill. Iacono's career began when, as a child, he discovered a talent for impersonating Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman. He took his act to many regional theaters across his home state of New Jersey, and at the age of 4 appeared at New York's Don't Tell Mama cabaret lounge. Iacono was the Oscar Mayer Lunchable "Commercial Kid" in 2000. The same year, he was presented the Life of the Theater Award by the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2000. Iacono first gained wide notice for his numerous appearances on TV's The Rosie O'Donnell Show over the course of 6 years from 1997 to 2002. By the age of 10, Paul had shared the stage with such greats as Mickey Rooney in The Wizard of Oz and Stephanie Mills in the famous "Paper Mills Version" of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden.


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