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James Madio
James Madio
James Madio as Don't Ask
James Madio as Don't Ask

James Madio (born November 22, 1975 in the Bronx, New York) is an American actor and producer. He appeared in his first film in 1991, as the Lost Boy called Don't Ask, in Steven Spielberg's Hook. He and his young costars won a Young Artists Award for their performances.

Dustin Hoffman, who played the title role in Hook, became acquainted with Madio on the set, and chose him to play the son of his character in Hero the following year. In 1995, Madio appeared with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg in The Basketball Diaries as their characters' drug-addicted friend Pedro.

He's had numerous guest roles, and a few ongoing roles in series television. In 1997–1998 he played Bobby Lazzerini in the first season of USA Network's teen sitcom USA High. One of his most signficant roles has been portraying real-life soldier Frank Perconte in the Emmy/Peabody/Golden-Globe/etc-winning WW2 docudrama mini-series Band of Brothers on HBO in 2001. This has led to voice work in combat video games such as Call of Duty 2. In 2003 he was one of the leads in the CBS hour-long courtroom comedy Queens Supreme.

He has done some independent production work on projects in which he has also acted. He's been cast as executed anarchist Nicola Sacco in the 2010 feature film No God No Master.

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