Italian Male model Antonio Sabato Jr. from Rome, Italy
Best known as the Calvin Klein underwear model
Playing the role of Jagger Cates on 'General Hospital' (1992-1994)
Appeared on Janet Jackson's "Love Will Never Do Without You" music video
Starred as Jack Pareizi on "Melrose Place"
Appeared in numerous TV movies, such as Thrill, Wolverine, Jailbreakers, and Charmed
Apperaed on the cover of YM, Playgirl, Cowboys, Out, and many other magazines
Published his own book "No Excuses" about exercise filled with photos of himself.
A ruggedly handsome actor, Antonio Sabato Jr., son of renowned actor Antonio Sabato, was born on February 29, 1972 in Rome, Italy. His entire family(Mother, sister and father and himself) came over to the United States when Antonio was only 12 years old. The Sabato's settled in Southern California, to raise their family.
Antonio's acting career began in 1992 when he joined the cast of the daytime soap opera 'General Hospital.' Here he spent 4 years on the cast. Due to his enormously fast growing popularity, Antonio was chosen by 'Soap Opera Digest' as the Hottest Male and Outstanding Newcomer. He was also chosen as 'People' magazine's "50 most beautiful people" list, and appeared on the cover of 'TV Guide.' At the very apogee of his career Antonio left the cast of 'General Hospital' for a sure role on Steven Spielberg's prime-time drama 'Earth 2.' The trials and turbulances of the show caused for an abrupt cancellation at the end of its first year. After that year Antonio was more cautious about jumping into another full-time TV soap opera, so he took a six episode contract with the show 'Melrose Place.' Cast as the first husband of vixen Amanda (Heather Locklear), Sabato was impressive as the abusive, hot-tempered Jack Parezi. The network was impressed by the young actor; he landed a co-starring role as a murderer in the based-on-fact "If Looks Could Kill: From the Files of 'America's Most Wanted'" (1996) and was later signed to a deal for three TV-movies in which he would play the same character/ The first of these, "Codename: Wolverine", aired in December 1996 and led to talk of an eventual series based on the character. 5Sabato also played a small role in "Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride" (syndicated, 1991) and had a bigger part as a killer in "Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?" (NBC, 1993). In the 1994 Showtime original, he lured Shannen Doherty into his getaway plans in "Jailbreakers" and was Kellie Martin's beau in "Her Hidden Truth" (NBC, 1995).
After starring in Fox TV's "If Looks Could Kill', Antonio caught the attention of the designer company 'Calvin Klein.' It wasn't long before he signed on as the spokesmodel for Calvin Klein underwear. After a very sucessful three years of modeling for Calvin Klein, Antonio's attention was turned to feature films. His first films consisted mainly of independant pictures, but he caught a break with Sony Pictures' film 'The Big Hit.' He has a small but noteworthy role in movie 'The Big Hit' where he plays a dedicated mercenary opposite fellow hunk Mark Wahlberg.
He loves Batman, and says that, he goes as Batman every year at Halloween. He is now starting up his own production company called Namtab (Batman spelled backwards.) In a issue of In Style Magazine he said that boxing is extremely sexy, because the movements are a lot like dancing. Along with his countless other talents, Antonio is now a published author. His book is called 'No Excuses: Workout for Life' and was released in October 1999.