Frank Vincent

Actor, musician, comedian, writer, producer. Born in North Adams, Massachusetts of first generation Italian-Americans and raised in the Greenville section of Jersey City, New Jersey. Frank's father, an amateur actor introduced him to show business at an early age. Frank acted in school plays and studied music at St. Paul's grammar school. He played piano, trumpet and drums but soon his love for the drums took center stage.

He spent his adolescence playing and traveling with various national championship drum and bugle corps. This passion evolved into playing in small combos at various nightclubs. He then met record producer Bill Ramal who became his musical mentor. In time he became a successful recording drummer for such prominent names as Don Costa, Paul Anka, Del Shannon, Trini Lopez and the Belmonts. He found himself playing 5-6 nights a week and recording 3-4 days a week. His insatiable desire for performing soon came to the fore and his drum playing became secondary. At this pace, he developed a stage personality and learned the meaning of comedic timing and discipline which would soon lend itself to his acting career. In 1975 Vincent made his feature film acting debut in Ralph DeVito's Death Collector. Martin Scorsese saw his work and cast him in the 1980 Academy Award nominated film of the decade, Raging Bull. From that point until the present day, Frank has appeared in numerous television shows, music videos and over fifty films. Please Click Here to View Frank's Filmography. He has demonstrated the ultimate degree as a character actor from his Raging Bulls arrogant "Salvi", to his Do The Right Things soaking wet "Charlie", Jungle Fevers racist "Mike Tucci", Casinos suave "Frankie Marino" and his "Go home and get your shine box" Goodfella "Billy Batts". He has carved a niche that is his alone and has joined the great character actors in defining himself as a popular actor of talent and versatility. Frank has worked with some of the greatest directors of our time, notably Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, Spike Lee, John Sayles, Andrew Bergman and Sydney Lumet. He has acted with such greats as Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Quinn, Sharon Stone, Adrien Brody and Sylvester Stallone among others. His voice is featured in the multi-million dollar PlayStation game Grand Theft Auto 3 as "Don Salvatore Leone" and in the soon to be released DreamWorks animated film A Shark Tale. In addition, his career has taken him from recording with great musical legends to working on music videos with such names as Bruce Hornsby, Hype Williams, Nas, DMX, Method Man and T-Boz. At the Hoboken Film Festival in the summer of 2002, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Back East Picture Show. That same year he received the Italian American Entertainer of the Year Award presented by the Italian Tribune. In 2003, Frank's passion turned once again toward young and independent filmmakers. He worked on "This Thing of Ours", "Spy", "Last Request" and "Remedy".

Frank along with Vincent Pastore (Sopranos) and Louis Vanaria (Bronx Tale) starred in the soon to be released rap video called "Mobstory" produced by Jack Douglas of Beatles fame.

He appeared in the Porch Ghouls video produced by Joe Perry and had the honor of introducing Aerosmith to a packed house at Madison Square Garden.

Look for Frank in the soon to be released romantic comedy "A Tale of Two Pizzas" and on HBO's hit series the Sopranos. Frank resides in New Jersey with his wife Kathy. They have three children and two grandchildren.

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