Who is Vincent Piazza?
Popular American film, stage and television actor Vincent Piazza, was born in Queens, New York City USA, on 25th of May 1976, of Caucasian ethnicity. He is probably best known to the wider audience as gangster Lucky Luciano in the television series ‘’Boardwalk Empire’’, and this talented actor also played singer Tommy DeVito in ‘’Jersey Boys’’ – a 2014 movie directed by Clint Eastwood – and Earl Hefner in the comedy drama ‘’Rocket Science’’
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Vincent Piazza’s Bio: Early life and Education
Vincent is of mixed Italian-German origin – his father is Italian who immigrated to the US in the 1960s – and has an older sister and a younger brother. Vincent said that his father did multiple jobs to support the family, while his German mother was his role model, and she thought him to be very disciplined when it comes to his work ethics. Vincent attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, and received scholarships for both academic achievement and hockey.
He matriculated with honors, and was subsequently offered multiple academic scholarships, finally enrolling at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where he majored in Media Management and Sports. Vincent played ice hockey for his university, until he had a major shoulder injury which forced him to stop playing, and leave the university.
Career and Net worth
Vincent’s career started not long afterwards. He began working with acting coach Alice Spivak, and also decided to join the ‘’TerraNOVA Collective’’, theater group of Lion Theatre.
At first Vincent appeared in small, off-Broadway shows, such as ‘’A Match Made in Manhattan’’, ‘’Baby Steps’’ and ‘’Much Ado About Nothing’’. His debut on the big screen happened in 2016 with the movie ‘’Stephanie Daley’’, and then on TV in an episode of the long-running series ‘’Law and Order: Criminal Intent’’. One of his favorite roles was working on ‘’The Sopranos’’ in which he appeared in several episodes of the 6th season.
Piazza starred in ‘’Assassination of a High School President’’, a 2008 movie in which he played the role of Ricky Delacruz, and for which Vincent had to master an Hispanic accent, so he went to a Puerto Rican Theatre which coaches Hispanic actors to develop an American accent – for Vincent the opposite. His biggest career success up to this day is his role of Lucky Luciano, a real-life gangster of Italian-American origin, portraying this role for all five seasons of the ‘’Boardwalk Empire”.
For his role in ‘’Jersey Boys’’ that came afterwards, Vincent had to take guitar, vocal and dance classes. Vincent played Tony DeVito, one of the founding members of ‘’The Four Seasons’’, the rock and pop band which became internationally popular in the 1960s and ‘70s. In 2015, there was a rumor that Vincent would portray one of the roles in Marvel’s hit show ‘’Daredevil’’, supposedly in the second season of the show, however, this didn’t happen; instead, he starred in the movie ‘’The Wannabe’’, a drama in which he plays the role of Thomas, a man obsessed with mob culture and determined to fix the 1992 trial of the infamous John Gotti.
His co-worker on this movie was none other than famous actress Patricia Arquette. The movie debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and received mixed reviews from critics and the audience.
Authoritative sources estimate that Vincent’s net worth is close to $3 million as of early-2020. His movies haven’t always been a box office hit, however, which hasn’t discouraged Vincent from his career choice. Currently, he is portraying the role of Clark Richard in the television series ‘’The Passage’’, based on the trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin.
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It follows the story of Amy Bellafonte, who was manipulated in a government conspiracy and eventually protected humankind in a post-apocalyptic vampire future. Vincent was nominated for and jointly won the Screen Actors Guild Award, in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Drama Series.
Vincent dated American singer, songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson from June 2011 to September 2012; the two broke up due to lack of mutual understanding and miscommunication.
His other high-prolific relationship was with actress Genesis Rodriguez; they became engaged on 21st May 2018, however, after a few months they called it off for unknown reasons. Beside this, Vincent is pretty secretive about his private life. He hasn’t been a part of any controversy or scandal, either professionally or personally. He is focusing on his career and apparently enjoying his single life. He has no social networks such as Instagram or Twitter – his Facebook page has around 3,400 ‘likes’.
Vincent Piazza’s Height and Weight
Vincent has black hair and blue and gray eyes. He is 5ft 11ins (180cm) tall, weighs 161lbs (73kgs), and has a muscular physique.