Autism and dyslexia are two of the medical issues Vincent D’Onofrio faces. Multiple times throughout his stint on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” he fell from exertion, and his weight fluctuated. Injuring his knee while filming “Full Metal Jacket,” he required surgery.
On November 10, 2004, D’Onofrio fell while filming “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” A few days later, he collapsed at home once again. Doctors diagnosed him with fatigue following hospitalisation.
The actor’s hard workload is likely to blame for the collapses, as television dramas frequently have filming schedules that demand an actor to work 14 hours per day. D’Onofrio did not have a daily scene maximum written into his contract at the time because the majority of his past work was in film. Prior to his falls, D’Onofrio worked on a short film titled “Five Minutes, Mr. Welles” during the break following the previous season of the show. One “Law & Order” producer said that D’Onofrio’s hands-on nature increased his workload.
D’Onofrio, who was born on June 30, 1959, was a quiet youngster whose parents divorced when he was young. His reputation as a skilled character actor precedes him. D’Onofrio gained 70 pounds for one of his first significant roles as Private Leonard Lawrence in “Full Metal Jacket.” Within nine months, he shed the majority of weight.