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

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
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 2005
No Score Yet Wiseguys On - Texas Hold 'Em Actor 2005
35% 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 Vig Actor 1998
No Score Yet Undercurrent Eddie 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
79% 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
90% 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
95% Raging Bull Salvy 1980
No Score Yet Family Enforcer Bernie Feldshuh 1976

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Stargate Atlantis
2004-2009
  • 2009
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Phil Leotardo
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2006
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Dino Ferrara Dino "The Rat" Ferrera
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
J.Z. John Franchetta Johnny Franchetta
  • 1999
  • 1991

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