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Pruitt Taylor Vince

Vince first started to get noticed for his excellent performances at the start of his career in Shy People (1987) and Mississippi Burning (1988). In both these films he played something of a blathering redneck idiot, although there was a streak of pathos in both performances which made it impossible to dismiss his characters as just 'bad' people. ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Devil's Candy
Ray Smilie
 2014 59 Seconds
 2014 Those Who Kill (TV Series)
Ricky Isles
- Insomnia (2014) ... Ricky Isles
 2014 13 Sins
 2013/I Homefront
 2013 True Blood (TV Series)
- Life Matters (2013) ... Finn
- Dead Meat (2013) ... Finn
- In the Evening (2013) ... Finn
- Don't You Feel Me (2013) ... Finn
- Fuck the Pain Away (2013) ... Finn
 2013 Broken Blood
Earl Wayne
 2013 Beautiful Creatures
Mr. Lee
 2012 Dark Tourist
Carl Marznap
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Richard Branch
- Ha'alele (2012) ... Richard Branch
 2012 Bones (TV Series)
Haze Jackson
- The Prisoner in the Pipe (2012) ... Haze Jackson
 2012/I Brake
Driver / Boss Terrorist (voice)
 2012 Bending the Rules
 2012 Justified (TV Series)
Glen Fogle
 2011/I On the Inside
Ben Marshal
 2011 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
- Save the Last One (2011) ... Otis
- Bloodletting (2011) ... Otis
 2011 Creature
 2011 Butter
Ned Eaton
 2011 Drive Angry
 2011 Cameraman
 2011 The Cape (TV Series)
- Goggles and Hicks (2011) ... Goggles
 2011 Flypaper
 2010 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Martin Matthews
- I Want to Be Free (2010) ... Martin Matthews
 2010 Infamous (TV Series)
The Patriarch
- Eleven (2010) ... The Patriarch
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Peter Winant
- Deja Vu All Over Again (2009) ... Peter Winant
 2009 Don McKay
 2009 The Smell of Success
Cleveland Clod
 2008/I The Echo
 2008 Canterbury's Law (TV Series)
Louis Minot
- Baggage (2008) ... Louis Minot
 2007 When a Man Falls
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
- Que Será Será (2006) ... George
 2005 Drop Dead Sexy
 2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Marty Gleason
- Swap Meet (2004) ... Marty Gleason
 2004 Touching Evil (TV Series)
Cyril Kemp
- Entropy (2004) ... Cyril Kemp
- K (2004) ... Cyril Kemp
- Y Me (2004) ... Cyril Kemp
- Pilot (2004) ... Cyril Kemp
 2003 Alias (TV Series)
Campbell / Schapker
- Breaking Point (2003) ... Campbell / Schapker
 2003 Monster
Gene / Stuttering "John"
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
Sergei / Ray
- Street Boss (2003) ... Sergei / Ray
 2003 L.A. Confidential (TV Movie)
Sid Hudgens
 2002/I Trapped
 2002 S1m0ne
Max Sayer
 2002 Rebellion
 2002 13 Moons
 2001 Thieves (TV Series)
Roy Lichter
- Dey Got De Degas (2001) ... Roy Lichter
 2001 Mental Hygiene (Short)
Mr. Adams
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
James Tooley
- The Lottery (2001) ... James Tooley
 2000 The Cell
Dr. Reid
 1999 Mumford
Henry Follett
 1998 Love from Ground Zero
 1997 Cold Around the Heart
Johnny 'Cokebottles' Costello
 1997 The Break
 1997 The End of Violence
Frank Cray
 1997 Night Sins (TV Movie)
Olie Swain
 1996 The Cottonwood
Mark Salli
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Gerry Schnauz
- Unruhe (1996) ... Gerry Schnauz
 1995 Highlander (TV Series)
- The Innocent (1995) ... Mikey
 1995 Under the Hula Moon
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
- Buy Hard (1995) ... Two-Cats
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Walter Platt
- Small Sacrifices (1995) ... Walter Platt
 1994 China Moon
Daryl Jeeters
 1993 Sisters (TV Series)
Joe Abruzzia
- Things Are Tough All Over (1993) ... Joe Abruzzia
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Hank Pilcher
- Moments to Live - May 4, 1985 (1992) ... Hank Pilcher
 1992 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Movie)
Michael Brockington
 1991 JFK
Lee Bowers
 1991 Dead in the Water (TV Movie)
Lou Rescetti
 1991 Sweet Poison (TV Movie)
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder
 1990 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Leonard Grissom
- Perversions of Justice (1990) ... Leonard Grissom
 1990 Come See the Paradise
Augie Farrell
 1990 Fear
Shadow Man
 1990 Wild at Heart
 1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV Movie)
Irving Murphy
 1988 Mississippi Burning
Lester Cowens
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- Bad Timing (1988) ... Cruz
 1988 Red Heat
Night Clerk
 1987 Barfly
 1987 Shy People
 1987 Angel Heart
Det. Deimos
 1986 Down by Law (scenes deleted)
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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Has nystagmus, a condition which causes a person's eyes to move involuntarily. See more »


Playing twitchy, nervous, sometimes disturbed characters

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