10 Best Bobby Cannavale Movies and TV Shows, Ranked

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Bobby Cannavale, the well-renowned actor, entered the realm of acting with the 1996 film Night Falls on Manhattan. The gifted performer has racked up many prestigious accolades and nominations ever since. These include the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in the Comedy Series for Will & Grace in 2005, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for portraying Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire in 2013, and nominations for his recurring role on Nurse Jackie in 2012 and 2013. His other prominent works include the television shows Third Watch, Vinyl, Mr. Robot, Blue Bloods, and Master of None, as well as the films Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp. The actor’s body of work is vast. Thus, to make it easier for his followers, we have curated a list of the best Bobby Cannavale movies and TV shows ranked per their IMDb ratings.

Top 10 Bobby Cannavale Movies and TV Shows According to IMDb Rating 

BoJack Horseman 

IMDb Rating: 8.8

BoJack Horseman is an adult animated psychological comedy-drama created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The show has garnered praise for its realistic portrayal of various important and sensitive topics, including trauma, depression, abortion, addiction, adoption, self-destructive behavior, racism, suicide, sexism, sexuality, teen pregnancy, and the complexities of the human condition. It has received numerous accolades, including four Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Animated Series, three Annie Awards, and two Writers Guild of America Awards. It also garnered three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Bobby Cannavale provided the voice for Vance Waggoner in two episodes between 2018 and 2020. The series is available to stream on Netflix for the U.S. audience

Voice Cast: 

  • Bobby Cannavale (Two Episodes)
  • Will Arnett
  • Amy Sedaris
  • Alison Brie
  • Paul F. Tompkins
  • Aaron Paul
Created By Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Release August 22, 2014
Running Time 25 minutes

Six Feet Under

IMDb Rating:  8.7

Bobby Cannavale portrayed Javier in three episodes of Six Feet Under. In the episodes, Javier and Keith, a former cop, work together on a pop star’s security detail. Critics widely praised the television series Six Feet Under for its exceptional writing and acting. It consistently garnered high ratings for the HBO network.


  • Bobby Cannavale (Three Episodes)
  • Mathew St. Patrick
  • Michelle Trachtenberg
Created By Alan Ball
Release June 3, 2001
Running Time 46–72 minutes


IMDb Rating: 8.7

Bobby Cannavale portrayed the supporting role of Alonzo Torquemada in the sixth season of the prison drama Oz. He appeared in the seventh and eighth episodes of the show, titled “Junkyard Dawgs” and “Exeunt Omnes.” The episodes aired on February 16, 2003, and February 23, 2003, attracted 3.27 million and 3.71 million viewers in the United States, respectively.


  • Bobby Cannavale (Two Episode)
Directed By Theodore Bogosian (E7) and Alex Zakrzewski (E8)
Release July 12, 1997
Running Time 55–60 minutes

Boardwalk Empire

IMDb Rating:  8.6

Bobby Cannavale joined the cast of Boardwalk Empire in the third season. Critics praised season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, particularly highlighting Bobby Cannavale’s exceptional performance. Bobby Cannavale’s portrayal of the hot-headed mobster Gyp Rosetti injects a palpable sense of danger and energy into this season. At the same time, the show continues to captivate with its opulent setting, intricate plot twists, and unflinching depiction of violence. The show’s third season received 10 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, out of which it won 5 awards.


  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Charlie Cox
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Kelly Macdonald
  • Michael Shannon
  • Shea Whigham
  • Michael Stuhlbarg
Created By Terence Winter
Release September 19, 2010
Running Time 50–73 minutes

Modern Family 

IMDb Rating: 8.5

Bobby Cannavale appeared in a single episode of the hit sitcom Modern Family. Titled Send Out the Clowns, it was the 18th episode of the third season and the 66th episode overall. The episode was written by Steven Levitan, Jeffrey Richman, and Bill Wrubel and directed by Steven Levitan. In its original American broadcast, “Send Out the Clowns” was watched by 10.60 million U.S. viewers. The episode received positive feedback, with Bobby Cannavale’s performance as Lewis the Clown being praised.


  • Bobby Cannavale (One Episode)
  • Eric Stonestreet
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Ty Burrell
Directed By Steven Levitan
Release September 23, 2009
Running Time 20–24 minutes

Mr. Robot

IMDb Rating: 8.5

The drama thriller Mr. Robot received critical acclaim, with particular praise for the performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, its compelling story, visually stunning presentation, and the musical score by Mac Quayle. It was honored with multiple accolades, which included two Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Peabody Award. Bobby Cannavale portrayed the character of Irving, a car salesman and Dark Army fixer, in season 3 of the series. He also made a guest appearance in the subsequent season.


  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Rami Malek
  • Martin Wallström
  • BD Wong
  • Christian Slater
Created By Sam Esmail
Release June 24, 2015
Running Time 40–65 minutes

SpongeBob SquarePants  

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Bobby Cannavale lent his voice to Tony, a sea turtle, in the tenth episode of the twelfth season of SpongeBob SquarePants titled Shell Games. In this episode, Patrick realizes that his rock house is the shell of a sea turtle named Tony. Patrick refuses to leave and continues to sit on his shell, earning popularity with Tony’s friends. Tom Yasumi helmed its animation; it was written by Andrew Goodman, storyboarded by Fred Osmond, and supervised by Dave Cunningham. 0.80 million U.S. viewers viewed it at the time of its premiere.


  • Bobby Cannavale (One Episode)
  • Bill Fagerbakke
Created By Stephen Hillenburg
Release May 1, 1999
Running Time 11 minutes

Master of None 

IMDb Rating: 8.2

One of the most surprising elements of Master of None Season 2 was the addition of a character portrayed by Bobby Cannavale, essaying the character of a world-traveling, straightforward TV chef, Jeff. Cannavale appeared in four episodes. Season 2 picks up just where season 1 left off, with an engaging collection of episodes that do more than build on the show’s initial premise; they also introduce new, surprising twist arcs. Master of None is available on Netflix on a subscription basis.


  • Bobby Cannavale (Four Episodes)
  • Aziz Ansari
Created By Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang
Release November 6, 2015
Running Time 21–57 minutes

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

IMDb Rating:  8.1

Bobby Cannavale appeared in the eleventh episode of the third season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The episode, titled “Monogamy,” was written by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. This episode received an enormous viewership of 17.72 million viewers in the United States.


  • Bobby Cannavale (One Episode)
  • Tricia Paoluccio
  • John Ritter
Directed By Constantine Makris
Release September 20, 1999
Running Time 40–44 minutes

Third Watch

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Third Watch is a crime drama television series John Wells and Edward Allen Bernero created. The show was broadcast on NBC from September 23, 1999, to May 6, 2005, and included 132 episodes spread over six seasons. Bobby Cannavale has starred in 38 of those. Third Watch skillfully portrays the sudden shifts between personal and professional life, seamlessly blending the chaotic and the ordinary. The show received multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Stunt Coordination and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series. It emerged as the winner in the latter category in 2000. Bobby Cannavale’s portrayal of FDNY Paramedic Roberto “Bobby” Caffey is among his most notable roles.


  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Michael Beach
  • Coby Bell
  • Eddie Cibrian
  • Molly Price
  • Kim Raver
  • Anthony Ruivivar
  • Skipp Sudduth
  • Jason Wiles
  • Eddie Cibrian
Created By John Wells and Edward Allen Bernero
Release September 23, 1999
Running Time 43–44 minutes

Other Popular Bobby Cannavale Movies and TV Shows According to IMDb Rating

Title IMDb Rating
100 Centre Street 8.0
Mrs. America 7.9
The Irishman 7.8
Big Mouth 7.8
Law & Order 7.8
Nurse Jackie 7.8
Robot Chicken 7.7
Blue Bloods 7.7
Vinyl 7.7
The Detour 7.7


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