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Vinny Vella (1950)

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Vinny Vella is an actor and part-time comedian.

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 early life
Vella was born Vincet in New York City. His father raced at to win enough money to buy a scale for the pushcart he sold fish from, then earning enough to open a fish store.

 career
He is probably best known for the role of "Artie Piscano" in Martin Scorsese's Casino. He was the subject of a 67-minute documentary called "Hey, Vinny", completed in 2000 by director John Huba.

He also played Jimmy Petrille on the HBO show The Sopranos.

In New York City, he hosts a public-access television cable TV show on MNN, the Vinny Vella show

 Partial filmography
  • Chasing the Green ....Vincent
  • The Roadhouse .... "Old Sal"
  • Spy ....Harry 'Red' Dellarose
  • Home ....Himself
  • In the Cut ....Concerned Bystander
  • Coffee and Cigarettes ....Vinny
  • The Bakery ....Vinny
  • Analyze That ....Mello
  • High Times' Potluck ....Vinny
  • Kissing Jessica Stein ....Cab Driver
  • Wannabes ....Carmine
  • Ghost Dog ....Sammy the Snake
  • Spenser: Small Vices ....Vinnie
  • Rounders ....Card Player at KGB's
  • Destination Anywhere ....Angry Window Man
  • Sausages ....Luigi
  • Casino ....Artie Piscano

 personal life
He is married to the former Margaret Ann Hernandez; they have one son, Vincent Louis Vellacerra, Jr.

Vella was at one time the "Mayor of Elizabeth Street".

In 2007, he opened his own pizzeria in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

In June 2008, Vella was involved in controversy around a lottery ticket according to some sources threatened to sue over it.

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