(written from a Production point of view)
Born in Queens, New York he attended the Los Angeles Valley College and the Cite Scolaire Internationale in Lyon, France until 2003. In 2010 he worked as actor, chief art director, chief decorator, property master, stunt coordinator, still photographer, and stage manager on the short music project Fracturas del Corazon.
Passariello had supporting and stunt parts in the science fiction thriller Inception (2010, with Tom Hardy, Russ Fega, and Tim Kelleher), the fantasy sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011, with Greg Ellis and Derek Mears), the thriller Drive (2011, with Ron Perlman, Jeff Wolfe, Tim Trella, John Pyper-Ferguson, and Craig Baxley, Jr.), the drama Sugar (2011), the short drama The Rifle Man (2011), and the family comedy The Muppets (2011, with Bill Cobbs, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michelan Sisti).
More recently, he was featured in the comic adaptation The Amazing Spider-Man (2012, with Michael Papajohn and Ken Edling), Christopher Nolan's sequel The Dark Knight Rises (2012, with Tom Hardy, Brett Cullen, Michael Papajohn, Massi Furlan, and Russ Fega), Ben Affleck's thriller Argo (2012, with Adrienne Barbeau, Titus Welliver, Keith Szarabajka, Randy Oglesby, Lindsey Ginter, Bill Blair, and Michael Lovern), the fantasy sequel The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012, with Billy Burke), the comic adaptation The Avengers (2012, with Chris Hemsworth), and the musical drama Rock of Ages (2012, with Jeff Chase). He also worked as production assistant on the thriller Geometry (2012).