Vincent breakout role in HBO's award winning series, “The Sopranos” lead him from his days as owner of the Crazy Horse Cafe in New Rochelle, New York to the shinning lights of Broadway. Broadway roles; as Amos Hart, Mr. Cellophane man in the long running play “Chicago”, Fat Frankie in “Once Upon A Dream, The Rascals” to the present, performing the role of Nick Valenti in Woody Allen's musical/comedy “Bullets Over Broadway”. Other theatrical productions include, "Short Eyes", "Italian Bred", Louis LaRusso's "Lamppost Reunion", "On The Waterfront", and "40CPS", and Stephen Metcalfe's "Strange Snow". As a playwright, his play "Wild Children" has been performed to packed audiences at the Cherry Lane Theater, Arclight Theater, The Drilling CompaNY, all in NYC and The Premier Theater, Asbury Park, and Nyack Village Theatre, in Nyack, NY. “Wild Children” is a semi-autobiographical/fictional play set in the early eighty's at his bar, The Crazy Horse Club.
His versatility as an actor has lead him to be cast in several movies including "Revolver", “The Family” with Robert DeNiro, "Gotti", "Mickey Blue Eyes", "Mafia", "The Jerky Boys", "Made", "Two Family House" and "Hurricane" with Denzel Washington, (to name a few). Awards include in 2000 brought Screen Actors Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his work in “The Sopranos”, Best actor in the short film “Alienated”, Best Supporting Actor in “Surviving Family”, Wave of Excellence Award at the 8 th Annual Garden State Film Festival for his work in the movie, "Pizza with Bullets".
A familiar face on television, besides playing the character, Sal Bonpensiero, on "The Sopranos", Vincent has also made television appearances on “Blue Blood”, VH1's “Famous Foods”, Disney's “Pair of Kings”, “Celebrity Feud”, with Al Roker, NBC's "Ed", VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", "The Practice", "Witness to the Mob", "Law & Order", the Soap Opera, "General Hospital", "Americas Most Wanted", and "Vegas" and Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice". ‘Luca' in the Disney animated film “Shark Tale”, that's Vincent too! As host on the Repo Man television series, he traveled all over the United States, to recover unpaid secured debts on cars, boats and planes.
Vincent is actively involved with raising much needed funds for various charities such as Felix Organization, which raises funds to send under privileged children to camp, The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer/Mitchell Berke Memorial, Why Hunger Organization, Light of Day Foundation which funds research and supports patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, and Wounded Warrior Project are among the many causes he passionately supports.
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