Jeffrey Vincent Parise (born July 8, 1974), is an American actor and artist. Some of his more notable roles include Carlos Rivera and Carlos' twin brother Joe Rivera on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, [2] and Wayne in Anna Biller's horror-thriller film The Love Witch.[16]

 

 

Career

Acting

Parise made his acting debut in 1994 on the television series Sisters where he played the role of Dwayne. After that he entered the Los Angeles theatre scene in a string of plays, including Jerusalem Avenue, written and directed by Christopher Joyce.[3] He then appeared in many short and feature-length films and television series. His films include The Unscarred (2000), Over My Dead Body (2002), 5 Card Stud (2002), Don't Come Knocking (2005) directed by Wim Wenders, Land of Plenty (2004), Dark Reel (2008), Body Politic (2009), and The Face of Love (2013). In 2007, he landed a lead role of Tony in Callback: the Unmaking of Bloodstain, directed by Eric M. Wolfson, for which he won three Best Actor awards for his performance.[4] In 2008 Parise wrote, directed, and starred in the short film Vincent & Lucian.[5]

Parise has been active on television. He played Nick on the television series Cupid from 1998-1999, and he has guest-starred on Turks, Millennium, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI:NY (playing two different characters five years apart), Walker, Texas Ranger, Titans, NYPD Blue, Monk, Judging Amy, The District, Veronica Mars, Party Down, Burn Notice, and Castle. In 2007-2008 he was cast in Days of Our Lives playing the role of Detective Sullivan in 10 episodes.[6] Parise joined the cast of General Hospital in 2013, playing the role of bad boy Carlos Rivera. He made his first debut on September 19, 2013 and continued his run through 2016, after which he returned to the series as Carlos' twin brother, Joe Rivera.[78] Parise appeared in the final episode of Mad Men, where he played Vince, the guru. Parise uttered the last spoken words of the iconic series.[8]

Recent roles include Wayne in Anna Biller's acclaimed horror-thriller film The Love Witch,[9], Carlos Camacho in the TV Series The Detour created by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, and Asmodeus in the award-winning television series Supernatural.

Artist

Parise is an artist, who began painting in the year of 1996. He got his book published, called "A Decade of Paintings 2000-2010", which contains his work, and writings from the people he has painted as well as from himself.[2][2] He exhibits his works in Los Angeles galleries and art/music festivals throughout California. He also performed the drumbrella with the William Earth Harp Ensemble on the 2012 season of America's Got Talent where they came in 3rd.[2][2]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996Cheap Curry and CalculusRandalShort film
1998The ArtistsCon ArtistShort film
1998The Next Tenant  
2000The UnscarredYoung Mickey 
2000Damaged GoodsRandyFilm
20025 Card Stud Film
2003Other Side of the Road  
2004Land of PlentyCoroner's AssistantFilm
2005The ChumscrubberAide to Mayor EbbsFilm
2005Death By EngagementRobert 'Bobo' SlarnFilm
2005Don't Come Knocking2nd A.D.Film
2007CallbackTonyFilm
2008Dark ReelDerek DeedsFilm
2009Body PoliticVinceFilm
2013Sweet TalkSamsonFilm
2013CrosshairsAbe FrohmanFilm
2013The Face of LoveNicholasFilm
2014Under the Hollywood SignTateFilm
2014BFFsNicholasFilm
2015Welcome to the FamilyStephenFilm
2016The Love WitchWayneFilm
2017Justice League DarkRath/ Policeman/ Father (voice)Animated film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994SistersDwayneOne episode
1998-1999CupidNick10 episodes
1999TurksRandyOne episode
1999MillenniumLucas Wayne BarrTwo episodes
2000CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationEthanOne episode
2000Walker, Texas RangerLonny RedmanOne episode
2001NYPD BlueChris PadgettOne episode
2003The DistrictReese PhilipsThree episodes Nominated *best actor* Women's Image Network awards
2004MonkDustin SheresOne episode
2004Judging AmyBuck CostelloTwo episodes
2005Veronica MarsDylan GoranOne episode
2007JerichoKyleTwo episodes
2007-2008Days of Our LivesDetective Sullivan/ Det. Dom Ohanion10 episodes
2009Party DownCoke GuyOne episode
2010Burn NoticeDamonOne episode
2005-2010CSI: NYGordon Sprouse/ Bobby LuganoTwo episodes
2011CastleTom MorettiOne episode
2013General HospitalCarlos RiveraRecurring role; 2013–16
Joe RiveraRecurring role; 2016
2015iZombieArtie FissOne episode
2015Mad MenVince1 episode
2017The DetourCarlos Camacho6 episodes
2017Small ShotsClyde2 episodes
2017SupernaturalAsmodeusRecurring role
Videogames
YearTitleRoles
2011L.A. NoireLeroy Sobo
2014The Evil WithinIvan Diaz