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Vincent Piazza is a Actor American born on 25 may 1976 at New York City (USA)

Vincent Piazza

Vincent Piazza
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Nationality USA
Birth 25 may 1976 (48 years) at New York City (USA)

Vincent Piazza (born May 25, 1976) is an American film, television and stage actor best known for his roles in the television series Boardwalk Empire, the 2007 film Rocket Science, and as Tommy DeVito in the film adaptation of Jersey Boys.

Biography

Born and raised in Queens, New York and of German-Italian descent, Piazza played Division 3 ice hockey for Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, until a recurring shoulder injury forced him to quit playing and leave the university after only a year. His ending in hockey brought him to a career in acting as he began to work with acting coach Alice Spivak and joined the TerraNOVA Collective theatre group in Lion Theatre along Theatre Row in New York City. After appearing in a number of New York Off Broadway productions, including Baby Steps, A Match Made in Manhattan and Much Ado About Nothing, he made his feature film debut in the 2006 film Stephanie Daley and went on to appear in the television movie The Dawn and an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Piazza has appeared in three episodes of the television series The Sopranos; the eighth, eleventh and thirteenth episodes of the show's sixth season. He describes his experience working on the show as "incredible" and says he would appear in any prequels or sequels to the series if he was asked. He then featured in the 2007 film Rocket Science as Earl Hefner, the kleptomaniac older brother of the film's protagonist. After auditioning at a casting session held at a New York acting school, he ended up being one of the first actors cast, writer-director Jeffrey Blitz saying: "Vince brought just the right combination of humor and threat to the part ... [I] kept many of the rest of the choices Vince brought to Earl. He’s a very physical actor and a very funny one, too." He went on to appear in the independent films Goodbye Baby, Tie a Yellow Ribbon and Apology, as well as guest-starring in an episode of Law & Order, before he landed the recurring role of Tony in Rescue Me's fourth season.

Piazza appeared in the 2008 film Assassination of a High School President in the role of Ricky Delacruz. He had originally unsuccessfully auditioned for a different part, but Brett Simon, the film's director, was fond of his performance in Rocket Science and so suggested that he take on another role. In order to master a Hispanic accent for the role, he visited a woman he knew who runs a Puerto Rican theatre in Manhattan and usually coached Puerto Ricans to adapt American accents, to have her coach him to read his lines in a thick Puerto Rican accent. He has also completed a television pilot directed by Brett Ratner, Blue Blood, for which he has a seven-year contract if the series is picked up by NBC.

Piazza was in a relationship with Ashlee Simpson from June 2011 to November 2012.

Usually with

Clea DuVall
Clea DuVall
(1 films)
Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2 films)
Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn
(2 films)
Zach Roerig
Zach Roerig
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Vincent Piazza (9 films)

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Actor

Never Here
Never Here (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Mireille Enos, Goran Višnjić, Vincent Piazza, Nina Arianda, Sam Shepard
Roles Andy Williams
Rating43% 2.1684452.1684452.1684452.1684452.168445
Des événements troublants amènent un artiste qui photographie des étrangers à soupçonner que quelqu'un l'observe. Les frontières se confondent entre le réel et l'imaginaire, le crime et l'art, l'observateur et l'observé.
The Intervention
Directed by Clea DuVall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Jason Ritter
Roles Peter
Rating59% 2.9989952.9989952.9989952.9989952.998995
L'escapade de quatre couples, le temps d'un week-end, prend un brusque virage quand l'un des binômes découvre que l'excursion entière a été conçue comme une intervention sur leur propre mariage.
Jersey Boys, 2h14
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Christopher Walken, Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Kathrine Narducci, Steve Schirripa, Erich Bergen
Roles Gaetano 'Tommy' DeVito
Rating67% 3.3996353.3996353.3996353.3996353.399635
In 1951, in Belleville, New Jersey, Tommy DeVito, narrating the story, introduces the audience to himself, Tommy's brother Nicky, and their friend Nick Massi, who perform together as The Variety Trio, and to a barber's son, 16-year-old Frankie Castelluccio, already well known in the neighborhood for his singing voice. Frankie has the admiration of Genovese Family mobster Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo, who takes a personal interest in him.
3 Nights in the Desert, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Wes Bentley, Vincent Piazza, Amber Tamblyn
Roles Barry
Rating46% 2.3101652.3101652.3101652.3101652.310165
The drama follows three estranged friends who reunite to celebrate turning 30 years old, while also reminiscing about how they almost made it as a rock band.
Assassination of a High School President, 1h33
Directed by Brett Simon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about education
Actors Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Reece Thompson, Michael Rapaport, Kathryn Morris, Josh Pais
Roles Ricky Delacruz
Rating61% 3.0962153.0962153.0962153.0962153.096215
Bobby Funke (Reece Thompson) is a less than popular high school sophomore with a dream to get into Northwestern University's summer journalism program. Although Bobby claims he's a great writer, he's never finished an article for St. Donovan's School Newspaper. The editor-in-chief Clara, (Melonie Diaz), assigns Bobby to do an article on Paul Moore, the student body president. Bobby attempts to get an interview, but is unable to get a story out of Paul and is bullied by Paul's friends. Paul is the star of the basketball team and on a game night, Paul takes a fall and injures his knee. The next morning Principal Kirkpatrick (Bruce Willis) discovers the SATs have been stolen from a safe in his office. Kirkpatrick rounds up his "usual suspects" of high school misfits along with Bobby to question them. The group is innocent but Kirkpatrick warns them all to watch their step.
Rocket Science, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Nicholas D'Agosto, Vincent Piazza, Jonah Hill
Roles Earl Hefner
Rating65% 3.297123.297123.297123.297123.29712
Hal Hefner is a fifteen-year-old student of Plainsboro, New Jersey with a pronounced stutter. His older brother Earl is an obsessive-compulsive kleptomaniac, his father Doyle has recently walked out on the family after a heated argument, and his mother Juliet has begun to date the father of his school friend, Heston.
Stephanie Daley, 1h31
Genres Drama
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Amber Tamblyn, Tilda Swinton, Timothy Hutton, Vincent Piazza, Halley Feiffer, Melissa Leo
Roles Geoff
Rating61% 3.0973853.0973853.0973853.0973853.097385
Sixteen-year-old Stephanie Daley collapses in a pool of blood while on a school skiing trip. A doctor discovers that in the blood is afterbirth. Soon afterward, the body of a newborn baby girl is found in a toilet, its mouth blocked with toilet paper. Despite Stephanie's insistence that her child was stillborn and that she had no idea that she was pregnant, she is arrested for the murder of the child and becomes known as the Ski-Mom.