Pruitt Taylor-Vince

Actor
This capable, portly Southern character player quickly amassed impressive feature credits with several major directors. Pruitt Taylor Vince landed his first role in Jim Jarmusch's "Down by Law" (1986), but did not ... Read more »
Born: 07/04/1960 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

Heroes: Reborn 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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13 Sins 2014 (Movie)

Vogler (Actor)

The Mentalist 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Those Who Kill 2014 (Tv Show)

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Beautiful Creatures 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Lee (Actor)

Dark Tourist 2013 (Movie)

Carl Marznap (Actor)

Homefront 2013 (Movie)

Werks (Actor)

True Blood 2013 (Tv Show)

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Bones 2012 (Tv Show)

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Brake 2012 (Movie)

Driver/Boss Terrorist (Voice)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

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Justified 2012 (Tv Show)

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Creature 2011 (Movie)

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Drive Angry 2011 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Flypaper 2011 (Movie)

Jelly (Actor)

The Cape 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Walking Dead 2011 (Tv Show)

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Don McKay 2010 (Movie)

Mel (Actor)

Leaves of Grass 2010 (Movie)

Big Joe Sharpe (Actor)

Memphis Beat 2010 (Tv Show)

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In the Electric Mist 2009 (Movie)

Lou Girard (Actor)

Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

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Canterbury's Law 2008 (Tv Show)

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Captivity 2007 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Deadwood 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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House 2006 (Tv Show)

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When a Man Falls 2006 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Constantine 2005 (Movie)

Father Hennessy (Actor)

Drop Dead Sexy 2005 (Movie)

Spider (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

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Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

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Alias 2003 (Tv Show)

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Identity 2003 (Movie)

Malcolm Rivers (Actor)

Monster 2003 (Movie)

Gene (Actor)

The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

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S1M0NE 2002 (Movie)

Max Sayer (Actor)

Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Trapped 2002 (Movie)

Marvin Pool (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1990 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Gideon's Crossing 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Quantum Leap 1990 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1990 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Thirteen Moons 2001 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

Nurse Betty 2000 (Movie)

Ballard (Actor)

The Cell 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Reid (Actor)

Mumford 1999 (Movie)

Henry Follett (Actor)

The Legend of 1900 1999 (Movie)

Max Tooney (Actor)

Love from Ground Zero 1998 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

The Break 1998 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Cold Heart 1997 (Movie)

Cokebottles (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Murder One 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

Stanley "Stinky" Womack (Actor)

Heavy 1996 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Cottonwood 1995 (Movie)

Mark Salli (Actor)

Under the Hula Moon 1995 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

China Moon 1994 (Movie)

Daryl Jeeters (Actor)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

Kavanaugh (Actor)

Nobody's Fool 1994 (Movie)

Rub Squeers (Actor)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

Lee Bowers (Actor)

Come See the Paradise 1990 (Movie)

Augie Farrell (Actor)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Homer and Eddie 1989 (Movie)

Cashier (Actor)

K-9 1989 (Movie)

Benny the Mule (Actor)

Mississippi Burning 1988 (Movie)

Lester Cowens (Actor)

Red Heat 1988 (Movie)

Night Clerk (Actor)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

Deimos (Actor)

Barfly 1987 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Dead in the Water (TV Show)

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Fear (TV Show)

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Night Sins (TV Show)

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Sweet Poison (TV Show)

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Till Death Us Do Part (TV Show)

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Biography

This capable, portly Southern character player quickly amassed impressive feature credits with several major directors. Pruitt Taylor Vince landed his first role in Jim Jarmusch's "Down by Law" (1986), but did not survive the final cut. He entered films with a small role in Alan Parker's "Angel Heart" (1987) and proceeded to appear in Parker's "Mississippi Burning" (1988) and "Come See the Paradise" (1990). Andrei Konchalovsky tapped him for small roles in "Shy People" (1987) and "Homer and Eddie" (1989) before David Lynch cast him in "Wild at Heart" (1990). Vince first earned real notice as a fellow Vietnam veteran alongside Tim Robbins in Adrian Lyne's "Jacob's Ladder" (1990). He subsequently appeared in two of Oliver Stone's more controversial efforts, "JFK" (1991) and "Natural Born Killers" (1994). His breakthrough role, however, was as the village idiot who happens to be Paul Newman's best friend in Robert Benton's "Nobody's Fool" (1994). Following that turn, Vince had one of his best screen roles as Victor, a lonely overweight pizza maker who falls in love with the restaurant's new waitress (Liv Tyler) in James Mangold's "Heavy" (1996). In Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls" (also 1996), he was the bar owner whose visiting cousin stirs up a small town.

Relationships

Julianne Mattelig

Wife

Anne Schneider

Ex-Wife
Married Divorced

EDUCATION

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge , Louisiana

Milestones

2007

Cast in the Roland Joffe-directed thriller "Captivity"

2005

Starred opposite Keanu Reeves in "Constantine" the supernatural thriller based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer

2003

Acted in the drama "Monster", a true story of a female serial killer

2002

Appeared in the thriller "Trapped," with Charlize Theron and Courtney Love

2000

Featured in the comedy "Nurse Betty," with Renée Zellweger

1999

Appeared in the comedy "Mumford"

1997

Played serial killer Clifford Alan Banks in "Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer"; won Emmy for his performance

1996

First screen lead "Heavy", directed by James Mangold

1996

Delivered memorable appearance as a psycho killer on an episode of "The X-Files"

1994

Had breakthrough role as Paul Newman's friend in "Nobody's Fool"

1991

Portayed Lee Bowers in Oliver Stone's controversal film "JFK"

1990

Co-starred in Parker's "Come See the Paradise"

1989

TV-movie debut "I Know My First Name Is Steven" (NBC)

1988

Had small role in Parker's "Mississippi Burning"

1988

TV acting debut in episode of the NBC drama "Crime Story"

1987

First released feature, "Angel Heart"; first collaboration with Alan Parker

1987

Moved to Los Angeles

1986

Cast in first feature role, "Down By Law"; part edited out of final release

Bonus Trivia

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"My mamma raised a Southern gentleman. This is a mean business, but I hope I'm still that way." --Pruitt Taylor Vince quoted in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, June 3, 1997

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"I'm proud of 'Heavy' for a lot of reasons, and I'll say the line and mean it sincerely--if no one sees it, I'm still proud of it." --Vince quoted in NEW YORK NEWSDAY, February 8, 1995

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