Vincent Frank Vella
January 11, 1947
|Died||February 20, 2019 (aged 72)|
New York City, New York, US
|Occupation||Actor, talk show host, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Ann Hernandez|
Vincent Frank Vella (January 11, 1947 – February 20, 2019) was an American actor, talk show host and comedian. He acted in more than forty films often in the role of a gangster. He was best known for the role of Artie Piscano in Martin Scorsese's Casino and the HBO show The Sopranos.
Vinny Vella is another comedian turned serious drama actor for the movie Casino. He played the role of Artie Piscano. Vella’s parents are from Bari and Naples Italy, and his father owned a fish market growing up. He was best known for the role of Artie Piscano in Martin Scorsese's Casino. He played Jimmy Petrille on the HBO show The Sopranos. He was the subject of a 67-minute 2000 documentary called Hey, Vinny by director John Huba. In New York City, he hosted a public-access television cable TV show on MNN, the Vinny Vella show. Vinny Vella, known for his role in the 1995 film 'Casino' and other gangster movies, died Wednesday at age 72 from liver cancer. Vella's son, Vinny Vella Jr., confirmed the news to USA TODAY Thursday. Wass Stevens and Vinny Vella at the reception following the premiere of 'Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn.' Vinny Vella at the premiere of 'Kill the Irishman.' Vinny Vella Jr., Edie Falco and Vinny Vella at the premiere of 'Coffee and Cigarettes' during the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
Vella was born Vincent Frank Vella on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, New York City. His father was from Bari, Italy and his mother was from Naples, Italy  Vella's father had a fish store in Little Italy.
Vella acted in more than forty films often in the role of gangster. He was best known for the role of Artie Piscano in Martin Scorsese's Casino. He played Jimmy Petrille on the HBO show The Sopranos. He was the subject of a 67-minute 2000 documentary called Hey, Vinny by director John Huba. In New York City, he hosted a public-access televisioncable TV show on MNN, the Vinny Vella show. He appeared in more than 35 advertisements.
He was married to Margaret Ann Hernandez; they had one son, Vincent Vella Jr. Besides Vincent Vella Jr., Vinny was also a father to Ben and Anthony Hernandez, Jennifer Maloney and Lauren Vella. Vella was at one time the 'Mayor of Elizabeth Street'. In 2007, he opened his own pizzeria in Williamsburg, a neighborhood in the New York Cityborough of Brooklyn.
In June 2008, Vella was involved in controversy around a lottery ticket, according to some sources, and threatened to sue over it.
Palm springs casino entertainment calendar. Vella died at home on Elizabeth Street, New York City[where?] on February 20, 2019, due to liver cancer, at age 72.
Vella's films include:
|1994||Season of Change||Michael|||
|1997||Donnie Brasco||Mobster in Photo||Uncredited|
|1999||Ghost Dog||Sammy the Snake|||
|2000||Hey, Vinny||Himself||Documentary, by director John Huba|
|2001||Kissing Jessica Stein||Cab Driver|||
|2003||This Thing of Ours||Carmine|||
|2003||Coffee and Cigarettes||Vinny||(segment 'Those Things'll Kill Ya')|
|2004||The Kings of Brooklyn||Man|||
|2006||Find Me Guilty||Graziedei|||
|2007||Holla at Me||Frankie Maldini|||
|2009||Chasing the Green||Vincent|||
|2009||Sicilian Tale||Don Sebastiano Militello|||
|2009||New York Blood||The Boss|||
|2011||Kill the Irishman||Frank Brancato|||
|2017||Monsters of Mulberry Street||Paulie Spagnuolo|||
His TV shows are:
|1999-2004||The Sopranos||Jimmy Petrille||4 episodes|
|2004||Law & Order||Jilts||Episode: 'Everybody Loves Raimondo's'|
|2013||The Vinny Vella show||Vinny||1 episode|
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- ^'Former Sopranos actor Vinny Vella's pizzeria is a 'hit' in Williamsburg'. New York Daily News. May 6, 2008. Archived from the original on February 5, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- ^''Sopranos' star threatens to sue lottery'. Digital Spy. June 19, 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- ^Schladebeck, Jessica (February 21, 2019). ''Casino' and 'The Sopranos' actor Vinny Vella dies at 72'. New York Daily News.
- ^'Vinny Vella (Les Soprano, Casino) est mort à 72 ans'. www.msn.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
- ^ abSchladebeck, Jessica. ''Casino' and 'The Sopranos' actor Vinny Vella dies at 72'. latimes.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
- ^Russ Emanuel. 'Chasing the Green - A Russ Emanuel Film'. chasingthegreen.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
- ^Wetherill, Jack (February 21, 2019). 'Casino star Vinny Vella dies aged 72'. Dailystar.co.uk. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
The Vinny Vella Show
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