Peter Facinelli
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Peter Facinelli is a renowned American actor and producer. Starting his career as Donovan "Van" Ray on the Fox series "Fastline," he went on to play the role of Dr. Calisle Cullen in "Twilight" movies based on the novels of same name.

Facinelli is also known for his role of Mike Dexter in the 1998 movie "Can't Hardly Wait" and appeared regularly on the comedy-drama series "Nurse Jackie", playing the role of Dr. Fitch 'Coop' Cooper.

As the actor celebrates his 42nd birthday on 26 November, here are some of his most popular quotes:

"Everyone has a different path. I knew no one in the acting industry growing up. I never did a play until college. I was not outspoken when I was younger and I hated being the centre of attention. But I had a dream of being an actor. I went to NYU and studied theatre. I learned a craft. And began my career straight out of college."

"I like playing the contrasting roles. It what inspires me to act. If I look back on my career I am happy that I have gotten to play a wide variety of different roles, from Mike Dexter, to Van Ray in Fast Lane, to Dr. Cullen to Coop."

"There were days when I was literally running for hours in the forest and then I'd jump on a plane and then I'd be on the 'Nurse Jackie' set. I was going from Vancouver to New York every three days. For me, it was really invigorating."

"Last week I was in London at an awards show, then I flew home and was in an RV park with my wife and kids in our motorhome, this week I'm in NY doing a charity event, and tomorrow I'll be coaching my daughter's soccer practice. I guess the range of roles I play on film stem from the range of roles I play in real life."