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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Frank Vincent

Frank Vincent

Name: Frank Vincent Gattuso
DOB: Aug. 4, 1939
Where: North Adams, Massachusetts
Occupation: actor

-Best known as just Frank Vincent
-Favorite performer of Martin Scorsese
-Starred in Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino.

Billy Batts in Goodfellas
Raging Bull

Frank Marino in Casino

-Also played the New York Boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos

Early Life
-Is of Italian American descent
-Father was Frank Vincent Gattuso Sr, an iron worker.
-Has two brothers, Nick and Jimmy, half-sister Fran
-Has Neopolitan and Sicilian in his heritage

-First major role: The Death Collector in 1976
-Accomplished player of drums, piano and trumpet
-Was hired to appear in Raging Bull in 1980
-Both Vincent and Joe Pesci went on to star in small roles, such as Do the Right Thing, by Spike Lee
-In films, he is usually typecast as a gangster
-In 1990, he played Billy Batts, a gangster for the Gambino crime family in Goodfellas
-In 1995, he played Frank Marino(based on Frank Cullotta) in Casino
-In the late 1990s, he was chosen to play Phil Leotardo, a New York crime boss who becomes the main enemy on The Sopranos

-In 2001, he lent his voice to the character of Mafia boss Salvatore Leone in Grand Theft Auto III

Height: 5'9''

-Plays characters with an extreme taste in violence
-Plays characters who are Crime Bosses or crime figures
-Raspy, authoritative voice
-Grey hair

-Son is stuntman Anthony Vincent
-Currently lives in Nutley, New Jersey
-Introduced Aerosmith at a packed show at Madison Square Garden
-Appeared in 3 highly ranking movies by Martin Scorsese: Raging Bill, Goodfellas, Casino

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