Frank Vincent

Actor, Drummer, Comedian
The modern equivalent of such Warner Brothers gangsters as Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and Wayne Morris, this actor has turned in excellent, menacing performances in a score of films since 1976, but has not yet become a ... Read more »
Born: 08/03/1939 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

Chicago Overcoat 2014 (Movie)

Lou Marazano (Actor)

Fountain Avenue 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lucky Man 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rosemary's Baby 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Searching for Bobby DeNiro 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stargate: Atlantis 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Stiffs 2006 (Movie)

Jimmy The Limo King (Actor)

A Tale of Two Pizzas 2005 (Movie)

Frank Bianco (Actor)

Remedy 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Great White #3 (Actor)

This Thing of Ours 2003 (Movie)

Danny Santini (Actor)

Snipes 2002 (Movie)

Johnnie Marandino (Actor)

Under Hellgate Bridge 2001 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Civil Wars 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

Carmine Minnetti (Actor)

Isn't She Great 2000 (Movie)

Aristotle Onassis (Actor)

Law & Order 1991 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1991 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Crew 2000 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entropy 1999 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Family Values: The Mob & the Movies 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

If You Only Knew 1999 (Movie)

Gino (Actor)

Tom Clancy's NetForce 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Vig 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Belly 1998 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Ten Benny 1998 (Movie)

Ray Sr (Actor)

Undercurrent 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

West New York 1998 (Movie)

Tom Coletti (Actor)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

PDA President Lassaro (Actor)

Cosby 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grind 1997 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Men Lie 1997 (Movie)

Uncle Frank (Actor)

Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

Tommy Tomatoes (Actor)

Gotti 1996 (Movie)

Robert DiBernardo (Actor)

Made Men 1996 (Movie)

Tommy "The Bull" Vitaglia (Actor)

Remembering Mario 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

Ron (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The North End 1996 (Movie)

Dom Di Bella (Actor)

Casino 1995 (Movie)

Frank Marino (Actor)

Federal Hill 1994 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Handgun 1993 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

Mike Tucci (Actor)

Mortal Thoughts 1991 (Movie)

Dominic Marino (Actor)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

Billy Batts (Actor)

Last Exit to Brooklyn 1990 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Street Hunter 1990 (Movie)

Don Mario Romano (Actor)

The Adventure of the Clapham Cook 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Do the Right Thing 1989 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Lou, Pat & Joe D 1988 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

Made in Argentina 1986 (Movie)

Vito (Actor)

No Surrender 1986 (Movie)

1st Policeman (Actor)

Wise Guys 1986 (Movie)

Louie Fontucci (Actor)

The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 (Movie)

1st Crew Chief (Actor)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

Vinnie (Actor)

Dear Mr. Wonderful 1981 (Movie)

Louie the Lock (Actor)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

Salvy (Actor)

Death Collector 1975 (Movie)

Bernie Feldshuh (Actor)

A Perfect Spy (TV Show)

Actor

On Seventh Avenue (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Mob (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Fountain Avenue 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

The modern equivalent of such Warner Brothers gangsters as Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and Wayne Morris, this actor has turned in excellent, menacing performances in a score of films since 1976, but has not yet become a "star". Vincent started his professional life drifting through the New York nightclub world of the 1960s: he was a drummer for studio sessions and led his own band, The Aristocrats, in the honky-tonk clubs of Times Square, the Tenderloin and vicinity. He eventually formed a comedy act with his band singer, Joe Pesci. The duo performed sketches, did accents and used insult humor and toured the US for six years before dissolving the partnership in 1975.

Relationships

Frank Vincent Sr

Father

Anthony Vincent Stunts

Son

Kathy Vincent

Wife
Second wife

Jimmy Vincent

Brother

Nick Vincent

Brother

Milestones

2006

Released his first book, A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man

2004

Joined the cast of the HBO series "The Sopranos" as Phil Leotardo

2003

Had a lead role in the mafia drama "This Thing Of Ours"

2001

Featured in the urban drama feature "Snipes"

1998

Cast in the Hype Williams feature debut "Belly"

1996

Had role in the award winning tv drama "Gotti"

1996

Cast as the father to Adrien Brody's character in "Nothing to Lose"

1995

Played featured role in Scorsese's "Casino"

1991

Played role in Lee's "Jungle Fever"

1990

Hired by Scorsese for role in "GoodFellas"

1989

First collaboration with Spike Lee, "Do The Right Thing"

1980

First substantial film role, as Salvi in "Raging Bull" directed by Martin Scorsese

1980

Worked sproadically in films; supported himself by working as restaurant host and talent agent

1975

Dissolved partnership with Pesci

1975

Made film debut in "Death Collector"; Pesci had recommended him for the role

1968

Formed partnership with Joe Pesci as comedy team Vincent and Pesci

As youth, traveled cross country as member of Father Finnegan's Drum and Bugle Corps

Played drums with band 'Frank Vincent and the Aristocrats' in the 1960s; also worked as studio musician playing back-up to singers like Paul Anka, Del Shannon and Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme

Bonus Trivia

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"I don't know what drives me. I need to work. I wanted to be in the entertainment field, but I didn't know what. I lost confidence but survived" - Vincent quoted in The New York Times, Feb. 18, 1996

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