Vinny Vella (1947–2019)

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Vinny Vella was born on January 11, 1947 in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA as Vincent Frank Vella. He is known for his work on Casino (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and Find Me Guilty (2006). He was married to Margaret Ann Hernandez. He died on February 20, 2019 in New York City. See full bio »

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Casino Artie Piscano
Find Me Guilty Graziedei
The Irishman Meat Company Yard Manager


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  Mafia Heaven (announced)
Mob Guy (2014)
  Saving Little Italy (completed)
The Mayor of Little Italy
 2019 The Irishman
Meat Company Yard Manager
 2018 Damn You, Roland Ruby!
Vito Custode
 2017 Scars of a Predator
Horny Tourist
 2016/I Veneration (Short)
Mayor Salvatore Vincente
 2015 Super Awesome!
Neville McBebee
 2013 Good Brutha Bad Brutha
Frank Columbo
 2013 The Vinny Vella Show (TV Series)
- Susan Obrant (2013) ... Vinny
 2013 Milwood
Chef Dino
 2012 Damn You, Roland Ruby!
Vito Custode
 2012/II Heartlines
 2012 Night Bird
Mickey O'Brien
 2012 Larry Ravioli (Short)
Uncle Eneo
 2012 Brooklyn Gangster
Mr. C
 2012 Beyond Control
 2012 The Shoemaker (Short)
Older John
 2011 Humdinger
Philly Black
 2011 The Red Corvette
Gino Appollozza
 2011 Spy
Harry 'Red' Dellarose
 2011 Kill the Irishman
Frank Brancato (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
 2011 The Last Gamble
Vinny (credit only)
 2010/I Stuff (Short)
 2010 Leave Day (Short)
The Don
 2010 Old Secrets No Lies
Joe Lavario
 2009 New York Blood (Video)
The Boss
 2009/II The Couch (Short)
 2009 Fetch (Short)
 2009 Partners
Don Vella
 2009 The Roadhouse (Video)
 2009 Sicilian Tale
Don Sebastiano Militello
 2009 Chasing The Green
 2008 Blind Thoughts
 2008 The Last Days of Limbo (Short)
Bishop Joey
 2007 Holla At Me (Video)
Frankie Maldini
 2006 A Merry Little Christmas
Judge Jeremiah
 2006/I Blood Money (Short)
 2006 Find Me Guilty
 2005 Rose Woes and Joe's
Mr. Dino
 2005 The Signs of the Cross
Gus (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
 2004 The Kings of Brooklyn
Man (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
 1999-2004 Sopranos Behind-The-Scenes Bonus Features (TV Series)
Jimmy Petrille
- All Due Respect (2004) ... Jimmy Petrille (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
- Long Term Parking (2004) ... Jimmy Petrille (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
- Rat Pack (2004) ... Jimmy Petrille (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
- The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti (1999) ... Jimmy Petrille (uncredited)
 2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
- Everybody Loves Raimondo's (2004) ... Jilts (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
 2004 Innuendo (Short)
 2003 Season of the Hunted
Vinny (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
 2003 The Undertaker's Dozen
Detective Mickey Diamond
 2003 In the Cut
Concerned Bystander (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes
Vinny (segment "Those Things'll Kill Ya")
 2003 This Thing of Ours
 2003 The Bakery (Short)
 2002 Four Deadly Reasons
Slick Sally (as Vella Vinny Sr.)
 2002 Analyze That
Mello (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
 2002 High Times Potluck
Vinny (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
 2001 Kissing Jessica Stein
Cab Driver (as Vinnie Vella)
 2000 Father Gaudio's Confession
Barber Guiseppe
 2000 Wannabes
 2000 Interstate 84
Pants (as Vinny F. Vella Sr.)
 2000 Mambo Café
 1999 A System Devoured
 1999 Spenser: Small Vices (TV Movie)
 1999 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Sammy the Snake (as Vinnie Vella)
 1999 My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception
Godfather Carmine
 1998 The Court
 1998 Rounders
Card Player at KGB's (uncredited)
 1998 The Evil Within
Vinny's Boss
 1997 Sausages (Short)
 1997 Destination Anywhere (Video)
Angry Window Man
 1997 Donnie Brasco
Mobster in Photo (uncredited)
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- Fire Show (1996) ... Savato (as Vinnie Vella)
 1995 Casino
Artie Piscano
 1994 Season of Change
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Alternate Names:

Vinny F. Vella Sr. | Vinny Vella Sr. | Vinnie Vella | Vella Vinny Sr.

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Shares a scene with actor/producer Ronnie Banerjee in the Damian Chapa film Night Bird (2012) in which Ronnie's princely character asks him if there is a casino in the area (a direct reference to the Scorsese masterpiece for which he is best known) to which Vinny's character unleashes an unrelenting verbal assault on him. See more »

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