(written from a Production point of view)
Bonaventura was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Northwest Indiana. After a difficult childhood in several foster homes and on several high schools, Bonaventura became father at the age of 21 and focused on his dream to become an actor. He received a Major in Film from the Columbia College and attended acting classes at the Audition Studio.
After several roles in stage plays and independent productions such as Icing on the Cake (2000), The Guys (2002, along Sigourney Weaver), and I Was a Mathlete Until I Met Margo Marris (2003), he had supporting and background roles in Steven Soderbergh's action sequel Ocean's Twelve (2004, with Scott L. Schwartz), episodes of The Young and the Restless, Early Edition, and Helter Skelter, and the drama This Town (2007, along Joe Mack).
More recently, Bonaventura had supporting roles in the drama Once & For All (2008), Ron Howard's mystery thriller Angels & Demons (2009, with Arlo Hemphill, Calvin Dean, Bertrand Roberson, Jr., Aaron Haedt, and Jon Donahue), and the drama Boogie Town (2009, with Corbin Bernsen).