Vince Vaughn

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Having made his first Hollywood splash playing a cocky retro-hipster in the indie film-turned-cult classic "Swingers" (1996), actor Vince Vaughn subsequently stumbled through a number of bland dramas and several ... Read more »
Born: 03/27/1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (89)

Dinner For Five 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Term Life 2015 (Movie)

Nick Barrow (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 1996 - 1997, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

True Detective 1996 - 1997, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unfinished Business 2015 (Movie)

Daniel Trunkman (Actor)

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Case of You 2013 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 (Movie)

Wes Mantooth (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delivery Man 2013 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

Billy McMahon (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Art of Conflict 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Guys Choice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Lay the Favorite 2012 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

The Watch 2012 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

The Dilemma 2011 (Movie)

Ronny Valentine (Actor)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

Brad McVie (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Fred Claus 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

Fred Claus (Actor)

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Wild 2007 (Movie)

Wayne Westerberg (Actor)

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

Gary Grobowski (Actor)

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

Raji (Actor)

Blackball 2005 (Movie)

Rick Schwartz (Actor)

I Love Your Work 2005 (Movie)

Stiev (Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Be Cool 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Wedding Crashers 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Thumbsucker 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Geary (Actor)

Wedding Crashers 2005 (Movie)

Jeremy Grey (Actor)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 (Movie)

Peter La Fleur (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Starsky & Hutch 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

Reese Feldman (Actor)

The 2004 ESPY Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Old School 2003 (Movie)

Beanie (Actor)

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Going to California 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Holiday With the Stars 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Muhammad Ali's 60th Birthday Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prime Gig 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Domestic Disturbance 2001 (Movie)

Rick Barnes (Actor)

Made 2001 (Movie)

Ricky (Actor)

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Sex and the City 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 (Movie)

Taylor Henry (Actor)

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cell 2000 (Movie)

FBI Agent Peter Novak (Actor)

The Untitled Jay Lacopo Project 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cool Dry Place 1999 (Movie)

Russell Durrell (Actor)

The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

Lester (Actor)

Psycho 1998 (Movie)

Norman Bates (Actor)

Return to Paradise 1998 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

77 Sunset Strip 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Locusts 1997 (Movie)

Clay Hewitt (Actor)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 (Movie)

Nick Van Owen (Actor)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

Trent (Actor)

At Risk 1994 (Movie)

Max Nolan (Actor)

Rudy 1993 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

A Question About Sex 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Lies of the Heart 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fourth Man 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm Takes a Shot 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Other Side of Simple (Movie)

(Actor)

Sunny and 68 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Delivery Man (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sky Is Green (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)
Producer (10)

Term Life 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sullivan & Son 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Art of Conflict 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dilemma 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Made 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (4)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)
Music (1)

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights--Hollywood to the Heartland 2008 (Movie)

("Streets Of Bakersfield") (Song Performer)

Biography

Having made his first Hollywood splash playing a cocky retro-hipster in the indie film-turned-cult classic "Swingers" (1996), actor Vince Vaughn subsequently stumbled through a number of bland dramas and several puzzling misses before cashing in on his early promise in a number of mainstream comedies. After "Swingers," Vaughn appeared in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997) before starring in Gus Van Sant's widely panned shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1998). After flailing some more with "Return to Paradise" (1998), "The Cell" (2000) and "Domestic Disturbance" (2001), Vaughn again hit his stride as a man trying to recapture his frat house glory in "Old School" (2003). After starring in the surprise hit "Dodgeball" (2004), he had one of his biggest box office successes with "Wedding Crashers" (2005). Often referred to as a member of the so-called "Frat Pack" - which also included Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Luke and Owen Wilson - Vaughn enjoyed being a part of the top-grossing comedies of the decade. After another hit opposite off-screen girlfriend Jennifer Aniston in the mean-spirited romantic comedy, "The Break-Up" (2006), he had an unexpected turn in Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" (2007), suggesting that Vaughn was still capable of turning in a quality dramatic turn. Vaughn maintained his comedy bona fides in "Fred Claus" (2007), but stumbled with "Four Christmases" (2008) and "The Dilemma" (2011). Still, Vaughn remained one of the more prolific and endearing performers working in the business.

Relationships

Joey Lauren Adams Actor

Companion
Became involved during filming of "A Cool, Dry Place" (1999) No longer together

Jennifer Aniston Actor

Companion
Rumors of pair dating began while filming "The Break Up" (2006) First spotted kissing at a wrap party August 2005 Relationship troubles reported September 2006 with an "official" split by December 2006

Vernon Vaughn

Father
Divorced from Vince's mother 1991

Sharon Vaughn

Mother
Divorced from Vince's father 1991

Valerie Vaughn

Sister

Victoria Vaughn

Sister
Worked as his assistant on "The Break-up" (2006)

Kyla Weber

Wife
Reportedly dating as of September 2008 Engaged as of March 2009 Married Dec. 2, 2010 outside of Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Lake Forest High School

Lake Forest , Illinois 1988

Milestones

2013

Co-starred with Owen Wilson in "The Internship," which he co-wrote and produced

2013

Appeared in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"

2012

Re-teamed with Ben Stiller in "The Watch"

2012

Cast opposite Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones in comedy feature "Lay the Favorite"; film based on memoir by Beth Raymer

2011

Co-starred with Kevin James in "The Dilemma," about a man who discovers his best friend's wife is having an affair

2009

Produced and co-starred with Jon Favreau in ensemble comedy film "Couples Retreat"

2008

Co-starred with Reese Witherspoon in the holiday comedy "Four Christmases"

2007

Played the sarcastic, wild-at-heart younger brother of Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti) in the comedy "Fred Claus"

2007

Appeared with Emile Hirsch in Sean Penn's adaptation of non-fiction book "Into the Wild"

2006

Co-starred (also produced and co-wrote) with Jennifer Aniston in "The Break-Up"

2005

Co-starred with Owen Wilson in "Wedding Crashers" as friends who crash weddings to pick up women

2005

Traveled across the country performing his "Wild West Comedy Show"; show was subject of documentary "Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland"

2005

Cast opposite Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

2004

Played a shady villain in the big screen adaption of the 1970s cop series "Starsky & Hutch"

2004

Starred opposite Ben Stiller in the comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"

2003

Appeared as a man trying to recapture his frat house glory in the comedy "Old School"

2001

Reteamed with Favreau to play a pair of low-level mobsters in "Made"; written and directed by Favreau

2001

Played a mysterious stepfather who may or may not be involved in a murder in "Domestic Disturbance"

2000

Made guest appearance on an L.A.-set episode of HBO's comedy series "Sex and the City"

2000

Played an FBI agent in "The Cell" with Jennifer Lopez

1998

Portrayed Norman Bates in Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot remake of "Psycho"; re-teamed with Anne Heche

1998

Starred opposite Anne Heche and Joaquin Phoenix in the drama "Return to Paradise"

1998

Reteamed with Phoenix in "Clay Pigeons"; played a seductive serial killer/con artist

1997

Appeared opposite Kate Capshaw as a drifter who falls into romance with a widow in "The Locusts"

1997

Cast by director Steven Spielberg in the sequel "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"

1996

Landed breakthrough screen role as L.A. man-about-town Trent in "Swingers," written by and co-starring Favreau

1996

Starred in the unsold UPN pilot for remake of "77 Sunset Strip"

1993

Film debut, "Rudy"; marked first collaboration with Jon Favreau

1992

Appeared as a patient on ABC comedy "Doogie Howser, M.D."

1990

Acted in three "CBS Schoolbreak Specials" playing high school students

1989

Made TV acting debut on third-season premiere of "China Beach" (ABC)

1988

Appeared in TV commercial for Chevrolet's "Heartbeat of America" campaign

Raised in the Oak Park-Lake Forest, IL area

Acted in children's theater

Decided to pursue acting at age 17 after a car accident derailed any hopes of an athletic career

Bonus Trivia

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At age five, Vaughn was sent by his school to a psychiatrist who recommended prescribing Ritalin. His parents refused to administer the drug. Vaughn was instead placed in special classes for children with behavioral problems.

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Vaughn has admitted in interviews that he was a bed-wetter growing up, and did not manage to stay dry until a "very late" age, a moment which he claims to be his proudest childhood achievement.

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"I'm just a kid who wanted to be part of the game and make movies. I was out here in Los Angeles seven years and you forget the time you struggled and when people said 'no' and you couldn't get an agent. I hadn't worked for a year-and-a-half [before being cast in 'Swingers']." – Vaughn to the New York Post, Oct. 14, 1996

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"I do think that 'Swingers' is a love story. I don't think there's a sexual relationship between Trent and Mike, maybe there are undertones that they're not aware of, but undoubtedly it's a love story about them. Mike is a very genuine guy, and I think Trent feels that he's lost that in himself, and he doesn't want to lose it in his life. I always like the kind of character who's rough around the edges. It's human nature, like everyone likes Han Solo more than they like Luke Skywalker. And with 'Swingers,' it being a guy's movie, that's kind of the charm. These guys aren't completely together." – Vaughn to Details magazine, January 1997

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"Vince has a wonderfully innocent, childlike quality, at the same time that he has this smoldering darkness and mystery going on. They kind of bob up and down in his personality." – "Clay Pigeons" director David Dobkin quoted in Us, November 1998

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"For me, you just sort of pick material in your life, and as it ends, you kind of learn a lot about yourself. And although it's not specifically what the character goes through, it brings up stuff in your own personal life. It relates to me in one way or another, and I've investigated myself." – Vaughn quoted in Empire magazine, March 1999

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Vaughn was arrested in mid-April 2001 in Wilmington, NC, after being involved in a bar fight.

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"Vince is so likable, so sympathetic, there's a vulnerability to him. As a fan of Vince's, I'm always attracted to roles where he appears to be the kind of guy that maybe wouldn't have that vulnerability and turns out to have it." – director David Dobkin to The New York Times, May 1, 2005

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"I'm not a person who discusses all the ins and outs of what's going on with me ad nauseam, because I feel like it betrays something that's mine, that's special to me. It's private, it's my stuff. Ultimately, if people know or don't know it won't change their lives. And it's not out of not being happy about something or proud or excited. It's just not what I do. I've never discussed girls I was dating. I felt that that's a good way to hurt a relationship." – Vaughn on questions about dating Jennifer Aniston to Entertainment Weekly, June 2, 2006

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Vaughn teamed up with Glenn Beck and Peter Billingsley to launch a reality series that aimed to find great documentary filmmakers. The series titled "Pursuit of Truth" aired on Beck's TheBlaze TV.

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