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Vinny Vella Sr.

Highest Rated: 83% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)

Lowest Rated: 0% High Times' Potluck (2003)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

One of Hollywood's old standbys for playing imposing, street-smart Italian-American hoods, Vinny Vella grew up in New York's Little Italy and dreamed of movie stardom from a young age; he entered show business via a back door, by founding and running the company Star Truckers, designed to provide transportation to Hollywood A-listers. Vella's related presence on movie sets, in turn, encouraged directors to begin summoning him for walk-ons and bit parts, including a small role as a driver in Spike Lee's comedy drama Girl 6 (1996); also in the mid-'90s, Martin Scorsese recruited Vella as one of the main characters, ill-fated stoolie Artie Piscano, in his epic crime drama Casino. On the side, Vella also made guest appearances on MTV's House of Style, which also expanded his résumé and gave him added audience recognition. Additional movie projects included Jane Campion's In the Cut (2003), Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), and lead billing opposite Ty Jones and Connie in the action thriller Holla at Me. Meanwhile, Vella also teamed up with ESPN to do over 30 commercial spots for Monday Night Baseball.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Damn You Roland Ruby! Actor 2018
No Score Yet Beyond Control Actor 2012
62% Kill the Irishman Frank Brancato $1.2M 2011
No Score Yet The Red Corvette Actor 2011
No Score Yet Chasing the Green Vincent 2009
No Score Yet Partners Actor 2009
No Score Yet Holla at Me Actor 2007
64% Coffee and Cigarettes Vinny $2M 2004
33% In the Cut Concerned Bystander $4.8M 2003
0% High Times' Potluck Vinny 2003
40% This Thing of Ours Carmine 2003
No Score Yet Four Deadly Reasons Actor 2003
27% Analyze That Mello $32.1M 2002
83% Kissing Jessica Stein Cab Driver $7M 2002
No Score Yet Mambo Café Cabbie 2000
19% Wannabes Carmine 2000
No Score Yet Small Vices Vinny 1999
33% Girl 6 Actor 1996
80% Casino Artie Piscano 1995


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