As youth, traveled cross country as member of Father Finnegan's Drum and Bugle Corps
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
Formed partnership with Joe Pesci as comedy team Vincent and Pesci
Dissolved partnership with Pesci
Made film debut in "Death Collector"; Pesci had recommended him for the role
First substantial film role, as Salvi in "Raging Bull" directed by Martin Scorsese
Worked sproadically in films; supported himself by working as restaurant host and talent agent
First collaboration with Spike Lee, "Do The Right Thing"
Hired by Scorsese for role in "GoodFellas"
Played role in Lee's "Jungle Fever"
Played featured role in Scorsese's "Casino"
Cast as the father to Adrien Brody's character in "Nothing to Lose"
Had role in the award winning tv drama "Gotti"
Cast in the Hype Williams feature debut "Belly"
Featured in the urban drama feature "Snipes"
Had a lead role in the mafia drama "This Thing Of Ours"
Joined the cast of the HBO series "The Sopranos" as Phil Leotardo
Released his first book, <i>A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man</i>