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Also Known As: Frank Vincent Gattuso Died:
Born: August 4, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, comedian, drummer, talent agent, restaurant host

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The modern equivalent of such Warner Brothers gangsters as Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and Wayne Morris, this actor has turned in excellent, menacing performances in a score of films since 1976, but has not yet become a "star". Vincent started his professional life drifting through the New York nightclub world of the 1960s: he was a drummer for studio sessions and led his own band, The Aristocrats, in the honky-tonk clubs of Times Square, the Tenderloin and vicinity. He eventually formed a comedy act with his band singer, Joe Pesci. The duo performed sketches, did accents and used insult humor and toured the US for six years before dissolving the partnership in 1975.

The modern equivalent of such Warner Brothers gangsters as Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and Wayne Morris, this actor has turned in excellent, menacing performances in a score of films since 1976, but has not yet become a "star". Vincent started his professional life drifting through the New York nightclub world of the 1960s: he was a drummer for studio sessions and led his own band, The Aristocrats, in the honky-tonk clubs of Times Square, the Tenderloin and vicinity. He eventually formed a comedy act with his band singer, Joe Pesci. The duo performed sketches, did accents and used insult humor and toured the US for six years before dissolving the partnership in 1975.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Chicago Overcoat (2011)
2.
 Lucky Man (2008)
3.
 Fountain Avenue (2006)
4.
 Remedy (2005)
5.
6.
 Shark Tale (2004) Voice Of Great White #3
7.
 This Thing of Ours (2003) Danny Santini
8.
 Snipes (2001) Johnnie Marandino
9.
 Gun Shy (2000) Carmine Minnetti
10.
 Crew, The (2000) Marty
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As youth, traveled cross country as member of Father Finnegan's Drum and Bugle Corps
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Played drums with band 'Frank Vincent and the Aristocrats' in the 1960s; also worked as studio musician playing back-up to singers like Paul Anka, Del Shannon and Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme
1969:
Formed partnership with Joe Pesci as comedy team Vincent and Pesci
1975:
Dissolved partnership with Pesci
1975:
Made film debut in "Death Collector"; Pesci had recommended him for the role
1980:
First substantial film role, as Salvi in "Raging Bull" directed by Martin Scorsese
1980:
Worked sproadically in films; supported himself by working as restaurant host and talent agent
1989:
First collaboration with Spike Lee, "Do The Right Thing"
1990:
Hired by Scorsese for role in "GoodFellas"
1991:
Played role in Lee's "Jungle Fever"
1995:
Played featured role in Scorsese's "Casino"
1996:
Cast as the father to Adrien Brody's character in "Nothing to Lose"
1996:
Had role in the award winning tv drama "Gotti"
1998:
Cast in the Hype Williams feature debut "Belly"
2001:
Featured in the urban drama feature "Snipes"
2003:
Had a lead role in the mafia drama "This Thing Of Ours"
2004:
Joined the cast of the HBO series "The Sopranos" as Phil Leotardo
2006:
Released his first book, <i>A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man</i>
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Notes

"I don't know what drives me. I need to work. I wanted to be in the entertainment field, but I didn't know what. I lost confidence but survived" --Vincent quoted in THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 18, 1996

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wife:
Kathy Vincent. Second wife.

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father:
Frank Vincent Sr.

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