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Vince Vaughn

Vince VaughnAKA Vincent Anthony Vaughn

Born: 28-Mar-1970
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Swingers

Vince Vaughn's family was borderline wealthy, and Vaughn had little interest in school. He ran with a tough crowd, and in elementary school he was sent to a psychiatrist and prescribed Ritalin to calm his hyperactivity. His parents said they wouldn't give it to him, and Vaughn ended up in special classes for "troubled youth". He was a lousy student, but he was always popular, and he was elected class president in high school. Vaughn appeared in a nationally-aired Chevrolet commercial shortly after graduating, and decided to move to Los Angeles to act. He landed a few one-time bit parts on shows like Doogie Howser, MD and 21 Jump Street, but often went many months between acting jobs. At rock bottom, he appeared as an extra in Bette Midler's For the Boys.

His luck started turning, when he got a small speaking role in the film Rudy, in 1993. On the set, he met another struggling actor named Jon Favreau, and their friendship and party lifestyle provided the inspiration for Swingers, written by Favreau. Vaughn landed a mid-sized role in the first sequel to Jurassic Park. He also played the charming serial killer in Clay Pigeons, and re-teamed with Favreau in the mob comedy, Made. Interspersed between these titles, he appeared in a long list of stinkers and duds, like The Locusts, the remake of Psycho, and South of Heaven, West of Hell. His career sprang back to life with the comedies Old School and Dodgeball.

In 2001, Vaughn was at a bar in Wilmington, North Carolina, and according to a witness, he "was being a jerk". He was challenged to the traditional "step outside and settle this", but Steve Buscemi intervened, and was shanked for his trouble. Buscemi later recovered, and Vaughn wasn't injured but was arrested. He was fined $250 plus court costs, and ordered to undergo alcohol counseling and stay away from local bars. In 2003, at his 33rd birthday party at a hotel in West Hollywood, Vaughn was sucker-punched by a stranger on the sidewalk. According to news reports, "The suspect spoke first, and Vaughn responded. Police did not say what was said."


[1] Father is Protestant, mother is Roman Catholic. In an interview moderated by the Washington Post, 24 October 2001, answering a query from the public as to whether or not he were a Scientologist, Vaughn stated, "I'm a Catholic who doesn't go to church."

Father: Vernon Vaughn (salesman)
Mother: Sharon Vaughn (div. 1991)
Sister: Victoria Vaughn
Sister: Valerie Vaughn
Girlfriend:
Joey Lauren Adams (actress, dated 1998)
Girlfriend: Jennifer Aniston (actress, dated 2005-06)
Wife: Kyla Weber (real estate agent, b. circa 1979, m. 2-Jan-2009, one daughter)
Daughter: Locklyn Kyla (b. 18-Dec-2010)

    High School: Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL (1988)

    Assault Wilmington, NC (Apr-2001)
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (24-Nov-2013)
    Delivery Man (21-Nov-2013)
    The Internship (5-Jun-2013)
    The Watch (27-Jul-2012) · Bob
    The Dilemma (13-Jan-2011) · Ronny Valentine
    Couples Retreat (8-Oct-2009) · Dave
    Four Christmases (26-Nov-2008) · Brad
    Fred Claus (3-Nov-2007)
    Into the Wild (1-Sep-2007)
    Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show (8-Sep-2006) · Himself
    The Break-Up (1-Jun-2006)
    The Wedding Crashers (15-Jul-2005)
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith (9-Jun-2005) · Eddie
    Be Cool (4-Mar-2005)
    Thumbsucker (23-Jan-2005) · Mr. Geary
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (18-Jun-2004)
    Starsky & Hutch (26-Feb-2004) · Reese Feldman
    I Love Your Work (5-Sep-2003)
    Blackball (18-May-2003) · Rick
    Old School (13-Feb-2003) · Beanie
    Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) · Himself
    Domestic Disturbance (30-Oct-2001)
    Made (13-Jul-2001) · Ricky
    The Prime Gig (1-Sep-2000) · Pendelton Wise
    The Cell (17-Aug-2000)
    South of Heaven, West of Hell (28-Jan-2000) · Taylor
    Psycho (4-Dec-1998) · Norman Bates
    Clay Pigeons (15-Sep-1998) · Lester
    Return to Paradise (10-Aug-1998) · Sheriff
    A Cool, Dry Place (3-Apr-1998)
    The Locusts (28-Aug-1997)
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park (23-May-1997) · Nick Van Owen
    Just Your Luck (29-Nov-1996)
    Swingers (7-Sep-1996) · Trent
    Rudy (18-Sep-1993)
    Lies of the Heart (8-Jan-1991)


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