Robert M. "Bobby" Cannavale (born May 3, 1971) is an American Emmy Award-winning actor noted for his role as Bobby Caffey on the critically acclaimed television series Third Watch.
Cannavale was born in Union City, New Jersey, to an Italian American father and a Cuban American mother. He was married to Jenny Lumet -- Sidney Lumet's daughter and Lena Horne's granddaughter -- from 1994 to 2003. He also dated actress Annabella Sciorra. He has one son named Jake.
Cannavale began his acting career in the theater – with no acting training – and gained early film roles in Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) and The Bone Collector (1999), Cannavale became well-known when he starred as Bobby Caffey for two seasons on Third Watch. Following this, in 2001, he starred with Alan Arkin in 100 Centre Street – which was written and directed by Sidney Lumet, his then-father-in-law.
In 2002, he joined the cast of Ally McBeal for the last five episodes but the show was then cancelled. Following this, he starred with Yancey Arias and Sheryl Lee in the miniseries Kingpin. In 2003, Cannavale briefly appeared on the last two episodes of Oz. From 2004 to 2006, he had a recurring guest role on Will & Grace as