Vinny Vella Sr. - Rotten Tomatoes

Vinny Vella Sr.

Highest Rated:   84% 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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Beyond Control
  • Actor
2012
63% 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
65% Coffee and Cigarettes
  • Vinny
$2.0M 2004
34% 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
84% Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Cab Driver
$7.0M 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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