Frank Vincent

Frank Vincent

Highest Rated: 96% GoodFellas (1990)

Lowest Rated: 13% Belly (1998)

Birthday: Aug 4, 1939

Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

New Jersey-born character actor Frank Vincent is best known for playing threatening thugs and gangsters, but he actually started out working with Joe Pesci as a comedy duo during the early '70s. Before that, Pesci and Vincent had worked together in a honky tonk band, the Aristocrats, in which Pesci sang lead and Vincent played the drums. The duo broke up in 1975, but not before landing supporting roles as gangsters in the low-budget crime drama Death Collector. Afterward, Vincent disappeared from the entertainment industry until 1978, when he again encountered Pesci, who helped him land the part of Salvi, the gangster whom Pesci badly beats in Martin Scorsese's epic biography Raging Bull (1980). The former duo subsequently teamed in Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982), Scorsese's GoodFellas (1990), where Pesci gave Vincent a fatal beating, and in Casino, where the worm turned and Vincent got to kill Pesci. Vincent found fairly steady employment playing small supporting roles in films of widely varying quality through the early '90s. After appearing in Alan Rudolph's Mortal Thoughts and Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991), Vincent began getting larger screen roles.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Tested Actor 2012
No Score Yet Chicago Overcoat Lou Marazano 2009
No Score Yet City Teacher Actor 2007
No Score Yet Lucky Man Actor 2007
No Score Yet Coalition Carlo Gazzo 2006
No Score Yet The Last Request Father Brice 2006
No Score Yet Stiffs Actor 2006
No Score Yet Remedy Uncle Charles Charles 2005
No Score Yet Wiseguys On - Texas Hold 'Em Actor 2005
36% Shark Tale Great White #3 $160.8M 2004
38% A Tale of Two Pizzas Frank Bianco 2003
40% This Thing of Ours Danny Santini 2003
25% Snipes Johnnie Marandino 2002
20% Under Hellgate Bridge Big Sal 2001
No Score Yet Smokin' Stogies Johnny Big 2001
20% The Crew Marty $12.5M 2000
No Score Yet If You Only Knew Gino 2000
24% Gun Shy Carmine Minetti 2000
25% Isn't She Great Aristotle Onassis 2000
40% Entropy Sal 1999
No Score Yet Money Kings Pete 1998
13% Belly Roger 1998
60% Witness to the Mob Actor 1998
No Score Yet Undercurrent Eddie 1998
No Score Yet Vig Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Deli Tommy Tomatoes 1997
74% Cop Land PDA President Lassaro 1997
68% Night Falls on Manhattan Captain 1997
No Score Yet Grind Nick Dolan 1997
No Score Yet The North End Dom Di Bella 1997
61% She's the One Ron 1996
60% Gotti Robert Di Bernardo 1996
No Score Yet West New York Tom Colleti 1996
80% Casino Frank Marino 1995
44% Ten Benny Ray Sr. 1995
82% Federal Hill Sal 1994
No Score Yet Hand Gun Earl 1993
81% Jungle Fever Mike Tucci 1991
57% Mortal Thoughts Dominic Marino 1991
No Score Yet Mob Justice Actor 1991
96% GoodFellas Billy Batts 1990
No Score Yet Street Hunter Don Mario Romano 1990
93% Do the Right Thing Charlie 1989
78% Last Exit to Brooklyn Priest 1989
31% Wise Guys Louie Fontucci 1986
No Score Yet Made in Argentina Actor 1986
No Score Yet No Surrender Policeman 1985
90% The Pope of Greenwich Village 1st Crew Chief 1984
94% Baby It's You Vinnie $2M 1983
No Score Yet Dear Mr. Wonderful (Ruby's Dream) Louie the Lock 1982
94% Raging Bull Salvy 1980
No Score Yet Family Enforcer Bernie Feldshuh 1976


No Score Yet Stargate Atlantis
92% The Sopranos
Phil Leotardo 2007
No Score Yet Colbert Report
Guest 2006
84% NYPD Blue
Dino Ferrara Dino "The Rat" Ferrera 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
J.Z. John Franchetta Johnny Franchetta 1999
No Score Yet New York Undercover
Terrafino Jonathan Bates 1997
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger


Billy Batts says: Now Go Home & Get Your Fuckin' Shinebox!

Billy Batts says: This kid was great. They used to call him Spitshine Tommy, I swear to God! Now he'd make your shoes look like fuckin' mirrors, 'scuse my language. He was terrific, he was the best. He made a lot of money too, ah salud, Tommy.

Billy Batts says: I'm only kidding with you, we're having a party, I just came home and I haven't seen you in a long time and I'm breaking your balls, and you're getting fucking fresh. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you.

Tommy DeVito says: I'm sorry too. It's okay. No problem.

Billy Batts says: Okay, salud.

Billy Batts says: Now go home and get your fuckin' shinebox.

Tommy DeVito says: Mother fuckin' mutt! You, you fucking piece of shit!

Billy Batts says: Now go home and get your fuckin' shine box

Billy Batts says: Now go home and get your fuckin' shine box.

Tommy DeVito says: Mother fuckin' mutt! You, you fucking piece of shit!

Billy Batts says: Go home and get your shinebox!

Billy Batts says: Why don't you go get your shine box?

Tommy DeVito says: MOTHER FUCKER!!

Tommy DeVito says: [everyone laughs] Ya motherfucker!

Billy Batts says: Now Go Home and Get Your Fucking Shinebox!