Since then he’s appeared in 21 films and shows and now he’s adding director to his list of film credits.
Pinacchio has been an extra in episodes of “Precinct 69,” “The Outsiders” and “Copycat Killers;” starred in “The Dark Room,” an independent film; and appeared on film with Bryan Cranston and Matthew McConaughey in the upcoming “Last Flag Flying” and “White Boy Rick.”
Pinacchio said he became interested in acting at a young age while watching Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. But it wasn’t until he was laid off from a job in coal mining that he decided to actively pursue it.
Prior to that he had worked in law enforcement, including the Wintersville and Wellsville police departments, for several years. Looking back on that time, he noted his work sometimes involved acting, with him posing as a teen for underage drinking stings.