Actor Vincent D’onofrio, currently known for his role as Detective Robert Goren on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, has been officially cast to portray the role of Wilson Fisk aka “The Kingpin” in the upcoming Daredevil reboot series for Netflix.
While the character actor’s name is not as well-known in the who’s who of Hollywood elite, some of the characters he portrays do become very well-known. His most iconic was his breakout role as the mentally disturbed Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence who was the thorn in the side of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (played by R. Lee Ermey in his breakout role) in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket.
Representatives from Marvel have also stated D’onofrio’s Kingpin will be used in other Marvel produced series including Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. All will be exclusive to Netflix.
D’onofrio will be stepping in for the late Michael Clarke Duncan, the previous actor to portray Marvel’s criminal mastermind from the 2003 Daredevil movie.
Marvel’s Daredevil will premiere on Netflix in 2005. The premiere season will run 13 episodes.