||Danilo Di Julio
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
||Rochester, New York, U.S.
Danilo Di Julio is an American actor. Born Danilo Alessandro Di Julio to mother Carol Ann Bellmore (maiden name) and father Nevio Di Julio in Rochester, New York during just a two year period that his family actually lived in the United States. Danilo's family returned to Canada, where they had previously lived and during which time his siblings Paul John (eldest brother), Nevin Antonio and Stephanie Ann were born in Sault Ste. Marie, Montreal and Montreal respectively. He has another sister Audrea and another brother (both younger) from his father's second marriage. Danilo is the father to a son, Thomas Daniel, who he considers his motivation and one of the biggest blessings in his life. Danilo is happily married to wife Cori Di Julio.
Danny, as he was called in his youth, grew up primarily in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island an Indian reserve. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary, Hernwood Jr. High School and Westile Composite High School. As a young boy and teenager Danilo always chose to look at the bright side of life even through some difficult times. When he was in grade 10 his mother came to pick him up after school on the way to a family dinner and when she asked for him his grade 10 gym teacher responded, "You mean effervescent Dan!", due to his never quit attitude in everything he attempted.
After high school Danilo enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and served for three years with the Royal Canadian Dragoons as a tank gunner and patrolling expert. He qualified as a sharpshooter on his personal weapon and was a top shot with his tank always ranked among the top three gunners in his regimental competitions). Danilo also served in the Scarlets (the regimental Honor guard) and was a member of the Special Service Forces (SSF) rappel team. Following a three year tour of duty he was given an honorable discharge and began to pursue two fields he had always been interested in Acting and Football. The first time Danilo put on football pads he was 22 years old but this didn't stop him from walking on at Syracuse University for the Orangemen at 24 years of age in 1995. That was the first year for starter Donovan McNabb who Danilo would later say was the best QuarterBack he'd ever been around. Danilo returned to Canada after making the team in an effort to try and mend his ailing relationship with his son's mother. He continued to play Semi-Pro football for nine years during which he was involved in six semifinals and was a member of two undefeated Championship teams.