New York City-born Peter Facinelli appeared in several productions at the NYU-affiliated Atlantic Theater Company before making his feature film debut as the devil in Rebecca Miller's "Angela" (1995). The handsome young actor caught the attention of critics and audiences as Bret, a teenage hustler surviving on the mean streets of Hollywood, in the TV-movie "The Price of Love" (Fox, 1995). Facinelli then played Tim Matheson's son and the target of his father's jealous ex-lover (Jennie Garth) in "An Unfinished Affair" (ABC, 1996). Other TV roles followed, including the pivotal part of the teen who committed suicide in "After Jimmy" (CBS, 1996) and a college dropout pursuing his dream of a life as a fisherman against his family's wishes in "Calm at Sunset", a 1996 CBS presentation of "Hallmark Hall of Fame". Facinelli co-starred with Amanda Peet and Michael Vartan in the AIDS-themed drama "Touch Me" (1997) before co-starring as a high school student in two 1998 features, "Dancer, Texas Pop. 81", with Ethan Embry and Breckin Meyer, and "Can't Hardly Wait", about a graduation night bash that co-starred Embry and Meyer, as well as Melissa Joan Hart, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jerry O'Connell.