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Born: August 4, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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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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