Vincent Kartheiser

Vincent Kartheiser

Highest Rated: 89% Red Knot (2014)

Lowest Rated: 17% Crypto (2019)

Birthday: May 5, 1979

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

A native of Minneapolis, MN, Vincent Kartheiser made a name for himself in the late '90s by choosing unlikely fare for an actor who, at the time, had just earned the right to drink legally. Making his screen debut in a bit role in the 1993 tearjerker Untamed Heart, opposite Marisa Tomei and Christian Slater, the blue-eyed, brown-haired Kartheiser subsequently found himself being cast in family fare, most memorably the action-adventure drama Alaska, in which he starred opposite Thora Birch and Charlton Heston (whose son directed the film). The film led to the leading role in the kiddie tech thriller Masterminds, which featured the young actor as a whiz kid who takes on an evil private-school headmaster, played by Patrick Stewart. Kartheiser's next role, however, would be his most defining in terms of establishing his range and presence. Tapped to play Bobby, a drug-addled, homeless street urchin in Larry Clark's Another Day in Paradise, a gritty look at the lives of a pseudo-family immersed in crime, Kartheiser rose to the challenge with a fearless, powerful performance, acting with such established pros as James Woods and Melanie Griffith. The film earned many accolades for the young actor, who then appeared in Strike! (later retitled All I Wanna Do), a barely released comedy set in a 1960s female boarding school. The film featured contemporaries Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, and Monica Keena, the last of whom was co-star of Kartheiser's next project, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia. Screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia was a moody, updated take on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, set in a modern high school. Kartheiser played Vincent, a reticent teenager obsessed with a girl (Keena) who is slowly going over the edge. The film furthered his reputation as a daring performer uninterested in taking the safe route, a path many actors of Kartheiser's generation followed for higher visibility. After a few little-seen films, Kartheiser next turned up on the supernatural comedy drama series Angel in 2002. In a truly original role, he played Connor, the miraculous human son of vampires Darla (Julie Benz) and the titular Angel (David Boreanaz). Thanks to being reared in an alternate hell dimention, Connor had more than a few chips on his shoulder upon his return to L.A.; his adolescent angst and rebellion was one of the main focuses of the series' fourth season. Returning to film work, Kartheiser went on to star in the well-received coming-of-age drama Dandelion, which was shown at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.He was part of the cast of the crime drama Alpha Dogs in 2006. But, he landed his breakthrough part in 2007 when he was cast as Pete Campbell, a junior ad executive, on AMC's award-winning drama Mad Men. In 2011 he played the bad guy in the sci-fi thriller In Time and provided the voices for a pair of the characters in the Oscar winning animated feature Rango.


Highest Rated Movies



86% The Social Dilemma A.I. 2020
17% Crypto Ted Patterson 2019
44% American Hangman Actor 2019
62% Most Likely to Murder Lowell 2018
86% My Friend Dahmer Dr. Matthews $1.4M 2017
36% The Most Hated Woman In America Bill Jr. 2017
35% A Kind of Murder Detective Lawrence Corby 2016
No Score Yet The Second Sound Barrier Actor 2016
No Score Yet Day Out of Days Tark 2015
89% Red Knot Peter 2014
No Score Yet Beach Pillows Actor 2014
37% In Time Philippe Weis $36M 2011
24% Elektra Luxx Jimmy $7.8K 2011
88% Rango Ezekiel/Lasso Rodent $123.2M 2011
No Score Yet Killing Zelda Sparks Craig Blackshear 2007
54% Alpha Dog Pick Giaimo $15.2M 2007
62% Dandelion Mason Mullich 2005
20% Bad Seed Dillon 2001
No Score Yet Luckytown Colonel 2001
No Score Yet The Unsaid Thomas Caffey 2001
21% Crime & Punishment in Suburbia Vincent 2000
No Score Yet Ricky 6 Ricky 2000
67% Strike! Snake 1998
58% Another Day in Paradise Bobbie 1997
19% Masterminds Ozzie Paxton 1997
18% Alaska Sean Barnes 1996
73% The Indian in the Cupboard Gillon 1995
No Score Yet Heaven Sent Eddie Chandler 1995
31% Little Big League Actor 1994
54% Untamed Heart Orphan Boy 1993


28% Proven Innocent
Bodie Quick 2019
70% Genius
Raymond Geist 2018
86% Inside Amy Schumer
Appearing 2015
80% Saints & Strangers
William Bradford 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
Panelist 2015
94% Mad Men
Pete Peter Campbell 2015
70% Axe Cop
Voice 2013
44% High School USA!
Voice 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
Guest 2012
No Score Yet American Experience
Voice 2010
88% Angel
Connor 2004
No Score Yet ER
Jesse Keenan 1999


Vincent says: When the time came, I would try and rescue her.

Balthazar says: Hells bar! This ain't the bank!

Ezekiel says: Balthazar, the Sheriff is standin' right here! Helpin' us out.

Jedidiah says: Gonna give us a permit for prospecting.

Rango says: That's right, sir. Just doin' my duty. The lonely constable on his rounds, keepin' and eagle eye out for meyham and malfeasance.

Rango says: First we salt em... then we pepper em... and then we eat em....

Rango says: First we salt em... then we pepper em... and then we eat em...

Lasso Rodent says: Ya eat em?

Rango says: That's what I said !!!!

Rango says: That's what I said!

Sean Barnes says: Dad, you used to fly 747s, and now you deliver toilet paper!

Jake Barnes says: What's that? It's either a polar bear or the whitest dog I've ever seen.

Sean Barnes says: It's a dog. Can I keep him?

Philippe Weis says: For a few to remain immortal, many must die.

Will Salas says: No one should be immortal, if even one person has to die.

Philippe Weis says: Of course, some think what we have is unfair. The time difference between zones.

Will Salas says: I've herd that.

Will Salas says: I've heard that.

Philippe Weis says: But, hasn't evolution always been unfair? It's always been survival of the fittest. This is merely Darwinian capitalism. Natural selection.

Will Salas says: Absolutely. The strong survive.

Philippe Weis says: Things used to be simpler once... or so I'm told.