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Luigi Amodeo (born 4 March 1967; age 49) is the actor who portrayed the holographic Gigolo in the Star Trek: Voyager first season episode "The Cloud". In the latter season actor Rick Gianasi took over his role.
Amodeo was born in Ragusa, Italy and started his acting career in several Italian television films and series, mostly in small roles. Films in which he appeared include Year of the Gun (1991), B.A.P.S. (1997, with Debra Wilson and stunts by Manny Perry), Art House (1998, with Rebecca McFarland and Bill Erwin), and The Animal (2001, with stunts by Paul Short, Rick Avery, Jay Caputo, Mark Chadwick, Shauna Duggins, and Gary Guercio).
He portrayed recurring roles in the television series High Society (1995-1996) and The Bold and the Beautiful (2002-2003).
Among his credits are also television series such as Red Shoe Diaries (1992), The Nanny (1997, starring Daniel Davis), Players (1998, with Adam Clark), Melrose Place (1998, with recurring guest stars Dan Gauthier, David Gautreaux, and Mark L. Taylor), Veronica's Closet (1999, starring Kirstie Alley and Wallace Langham), and Ladies Man (2000, starring Sharon Lawrence and Stephen Root).