Vincent Piazza

Vincent Piazza

Highest Rated: 90% Stephanie Daley (2006)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Wannabe (2015)

Birthday: May 25, 1976

Birthplace: Not Available

Vincent Piazza became his generation's go-to "wise guy" for the big and small screens. A native New Yorker and second generation Italian, Piazza cemented his flair for mobster roles on the critically acclaimed series "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO 2010-14), playing real-life criminal and Mafia pioneer Charles "Lucky" Luciano. With recurring roles on "The Sopranos" (HBO 1999-2007), "Rescue Me" (FX 2004-2011), and a starring part in the Clint Eastwood film "Jersey Boys" (2014), Piazza carved out a niche for himself as the proverbial heir to the Joe Pesci throne. Born in the Queens, New York, neighborhood of Middle Village on May 25, 1976, Piazza grew up with a fondness for hockey, eventually playing for Villanova University's Division I team before a shoulder injury cut his athletic career short. The termination of his days in the rink allowed for an interest in acting, which Piazza pursued through an alliance with New York City's TerraNOVA Collective theatre group. Before taking to the screen, Piazza tried his hand at several stage productions and short films. Piazza made his feature debut playing a minor character in writer/director Hilary Brougher's heavy drama "Stephanie Daley" (2006), starring Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn. That same year, Piazza saw his first stabs at the small screen: first a one-time gig on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC 2001-2011), followed by a recurring role on "The Sopranos." The series cast 30-year-old Piazza as a high school classmate of A.J. Soprano (Robert Iler) named Hernan O'Brien. Piazza built up his movie résumé with supporting roles in films like Jeffrey Blitz's high school comedy "Rocket Science" (2007), Daniel Schechter's brother-sister story "Goodbye Baby" (2007), and Joy Dietrich's drama "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" (2007), before returning to fertile grounds of television for a recurring role on Denis Leary's comedy-drama "Rescue Me.." Reuniting with "Rocket Science" costar Reece Thompson, Piazza snagged another small role in the satire "Assassination of a High School President" (2008), but landed his first starring gig that same year with the crime drama "Polish Bar" (2008), in which Piazza played a Polish Jew with aspirations for fame. This top billing (and aptitude for criminal acting) gave way to Piazza's biggest success yet: the regular role of Lucky Luciano on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." The series, created by and starring Piazza's fellow "Sopranos" vets Terence Winter and Steve Buscemi, respectively, handed the young actor a gem and ultimate fan favorite in the smooth-talking, stone-faced father-to-be of the Italian-American Mafia. As the series was winding down, Piazza starred in his biggest movie to date: "Jersey Boys" (2014), Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical biography of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Piazza played Tommy DeVito, the self-appointed leader of the band whose ego far outweighs his musical talent.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% No Score Yet Centigrade Matt (Character) $13.3K 2020
No Score Yet 92% The Girl Who Invented Kissing Jimmy (Character) - 2017
83% 41% Never Here Andy Williams (Character) - 2017
78% 49% The Intervention Peter (Character) - 2016
38% 36% The Wannabe Thomas (Character),
Producer
- 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surviving Me: The 9 Circles of Sophie Jimmy (Character) - 2015
40% 65% 3 Nights in the Desert Barry (Character) $876 2014
51% 62% Jersey Boys Tommy DeVito (Character) $47M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Polish Bar Reuben (Character) - 2010
84% 72% Rocket Science Earl Hefner (Character) $712.4K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apology Jimmy Reiner (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 36% Tie a Yellow Ribbon Ed (Character) - 2007
90% 59% Stephanie Daley Jeff (Character) $25.1K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dawn Scott (Character) - 2005

TV

Credit
62% 85% The Passage Clark Richards (Character) 2019
92% 96% Boardwalk Empire Lucky Luciano (Character) 2010-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
92% 98% The Sopranos Hernan O'Brien (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006

QUOTES FROM Vincent Piazza CHARACTERS

Frankie Valli says: Family is everything

Tommy DeVito says: My hand to God, they will throw you out in 12 seconds.