(written from a Production point of view)
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Vartholomeos is a native of Queens, New York City. His parents are from a blue collar background, with him the youngest of three siblings. His sister is a math teacher and his brother a policeman and lawyer. 
His previous acting credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and an episode of The Following as well as some commercials and theater work. He will also appear in the premiere episode of the second season of Bull.