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Also Known As: Vincent Vaughn, Vincent Anthony Vaughn Died:
Born: March 28, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, producer

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Having made his first Hollywood splash playing a cocky retro-hipster in the indie film-turned-cult classic "Swingers" (1996), actor Vince Vaughn subsequently stumbled through a number of bland dramas and several puzzling misses before cashing in on his early promise in a number of mainstream comedies. After "Swingers," Vaughn appeared in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997) before starring in Gus Van Sant's widely panned shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1998). After flailing some more with "Return to Paradise" (1998), "The Cell" (2000) and "Domestic Disturbance" (2001), Vaughn again hit his stride as a man trying to recapture his frat house glory in "Old School" (2003). After starring in the surprise hit "Dodgeball" (2004), he had one of his biggest box office successes with "Wedding Crashers" (2005). Often referred to as a member of the so-called "Frat Pack" - which also included Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Luke and Owen Wilson - Vaughn enjoyed being a part of the top-grossing comedies of the decade. After another hit opposite off-screen girlfriend Jennifer Aniston in the mean-spirited romantic comedy, "The Break-Up" (2006), he had an unexpected turn in Sean Penn's "Into the...

Having made his first Hollywood splash playing a cocky retro-hipster in the indie film-turned-cult classic "Swingers" (1996), actor Vince Vaughn subsequently stumbled through a number of bland dramas and several puzzling misses before cashing in on his early promise in a number of mainstream comedies. After "Swingers," Vaughn appeared in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997) before starring in Gus Van Sant's widely panned shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1998). After flailing some more with "Return to Paradise" (1998), "The Cell" (2000) and "Domestic Disturbance" (2001), Vaughn again hit his stride as a man trying to recapture his frat house glory in "Old School" (2003). After starring in the surprise hit "Dodgeball" (2004), he had one of his biggest box office successes with "Wedding Crashers" (2005). Often referred to as a member of the so-called "Frat Pack" - which also included Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Luke and Owen Wilson - Vaughn enjoyed being a part of the top-grossing comedies of the decade. After another hit opposite off-screen girlfriend Jennifer Aniston in the mean-spirited romantic comedy, "The Break-Up" (2006), he had an unexpected turn in Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" (2007), suggesting that Vaughn was still capable of turning in a quality dramatic turn. Vaughn maintained his comedy bona fides in "Fred Claus" (2007), but stumbled with "Four Christmases" (2008) and "The Dilemma" (2011). Still, Vaughn remained one of the more prolific and endearing performers working in the business.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Term Life (2015)
2.
 Daddy's Home (2014)
3.
 Case of You, A (2013)
4.
 Internship, The (2013)
5.
 Anchorman 2 (2013)
6.
7.
 Lay the Favorite (2012)
8.
 Watch, The (2012)
9.
 Dilemma, The (2011)
10.
 Couples Retreat (2009)
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Raised in the Oak Park-Lake Forest, IL area
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Acted in children's theater
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Decided to pursue acting at age 17 after a car accident derailed any hopes of an athletic career
1988:
Appeared in TV commercial for Chevrolet's "Heartbeat of America" campaign
1989:
Made TV acting debut on third-season premiere of "China Beach" (ABC)
1990:
Acted in three "CBS Schoolbreak Specials" playing high school students
1992:
Appeared as a patient on ABC comedy "Doogie Howser, M.D."
1993:
Film debut, "Rudy"; marked first collaboration with Jon Favreau
1996:
Landed breakthrough screen role as L.A. man-about-town Trent in "Swingers," written by and co-starring Favreau
1996:
Starred in the unsold UPN pilot for remake of "77 Sunset Strip"
1997:
Appeared opposite Kate Capshaw as a drifter who falls into romance with a widow in "The Locusts"
1997:
Cast by director Steven Spielberg in the sequel "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"
1998:
Starred opposite Anne Heche and Joaquin Phoenix in the drama "Return to Paradise"
1998:
Reteamed with Phoenix in "Clay Pigeons"; played a seductive serial killer/con artist
1998:
Portrayed Norman Bates in Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot remake of "Psycho"; re-teamed with Anne Heche
2000:
Played an FBI agent in "The Cell" with Jennifer Lopez
2000:
Made guest appearance on an L.A.-set episode of HBO's comedy series "Sex and the City"
2001:
Reteamed with Favreau to play a pair of low-level mobsters in "Made"; written and directed by Favreau
2001:
Played a mysterious stepfather who may or may not be involved in a murder in "Domestic Disturbance"
2003:
Appeared as a man trying to recapture his frat house glory in the comedy "Old School"
2004:
Played a shady villain in the big screen adaption of the 1970s cop series "Starsky & Hutch"
2004:
Starred opposite Ben Stiller in the comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"
2005:
Co-starred with Owen Wilson in "Wedding Crashers" as friends who crash weddings to pick up women
2005:
Cast opposite Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
2005:
Traveled across the country performing his "Wild West Comedy Show"; show was subject of documentary "Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights ¿ Hollywood to the Heartland"
2006:
Co-starred (also produced and co-wrote) with Jennifer Aniston in "The Break-Up"
2007:
Appeared with Emile Hirsch in Sean Penn's adaptation of non-fiction book "Into the Wild"
2007:
Played the sarcastic, wild-at-heart younger brother of Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti) in the comedy "Fred Claus"
2008:
Co-starred with Reese Witherspoon in the holiday comedy "Four Christmases"
2009:
Produced and co-starred with Jon Favreau in ensemble comedy film "Couples Retreat"
2011:
Co-starred with Kevin James in "The Dilemma," about a man who discovers his best friend's wife is having an affair
2012:
Re-teamed with Ben Stiller in "The Watch"
2012:
Cast opposite Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones in comedy feature "Lay the Favorite"; film based on memoir by Beth Raymer
2013:
Co-starred with Owen Wilson in "The Internship," which he co-wrote and produced
2013:
Appeared in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"
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Education

Lake Forest High School: Lake Forest , Illinois - 1988

Notes

Vaughn was arrested in mid-April 2001 in Wilmington, North Carolina after being involved in a bar fight.

On fame: "I'm just a kid who wanted to be part of the game and make movies. I was out here in Los Angeles seven years and you forget the time you struggled and when people said 'no' and you couldn't get an agent. I hadn't worked for a year-and-a-half [before being cast in 'Swingers']---Vaughn in New York Post, October 14, 1996.

"I do think that 'Swingers' is a love story. I don't think there's a sexual relationship between Trent and Mike, maybe there are undertones that they're not aware of, but undoubtedly it's a love story about them. Mike is a very genuine guy, and I think Trent feels that he's lost that in himself, and he doesn't want to lose it in his life. I always like the kind of character who's rough around the edges. It's human nature, like everyone likes Han Solo more than they like Luke Skywalker. And with 'Swingers', it being a guy's movie, that's kind of the charm. These guys aren't completely together."---Vaughn to Mim Udovitch in Details, January 1997.

"Vince has a wonderfully innocent, childlike quality, at the same time that he has this smoldering darkness and mystery going on. They kind of bob up and down in his personality."---"Clay Pigeons" director David Dobkin quoted in Us, November 1998.

"For me, you just sort of pick material in your life, and as it ends, you kind of learn a lot about yourself. And although it's not specifically what the character goes through, it brings up stuff in your own personal life. It relates to me in one way or another, and I've investigated myself."---Vaughn quoted in Empire, March 1999.

"Vince is so likable, so sympathetic, there's a vulnerability to him. As a fan of Vince's, I'm always attracted to roles where he appears to be the kind of guy that maybe wouldn't have that vulnerability and turns out to have it."---David Dobkin, who directed Mr. Vaughn in "Clay Pigeons" and "The Wedding Crashers." quoted to The New York Times, May 1, 2005.

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companion:
Joey Lauren Adams. Actor. Became involved during filming of "A Cool, Dry Place" (1999); no longer together.

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father:
Vernon Vaughn. Salesman. Divorced from Vaughn's mother in 1991.
mother:
Sharon Vaughn. Real estate agent, stockbroker. Divorced from Vaughn's father in 1991.
sister:
Victoria Vaughn. Older.
sister:
Valerie Vaughn. Older.
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