Gallo, Vincent 1962(?)–

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GALLO, Vincent 1962(?)–

(Vinnie Gallo)


Full name, Vincent Vito Gallo, Jr.; born April 11, 1962 (some sources say 1961), in Buffalo, NY; son of Vincent, Sr. (a hairdresser and sheriff's deputy) and Janet (a hairdresser and producer) Gallo; married first wife, 1984 (annulled). Politics: Republican. Avocational Interests: Collecting old movies, painting.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Dan Klores Communications NY, 386 Park Ave. South, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

Career: Actor, director, composer, and screenwriter. Member of various bands, including The Plastics, Pork, Bohack, Gray, and Bunny; worked as a model for Calvin Klein; appeared in television commercials for Toyota Celica, 1999, and Parco, 1999; appeared in print ads for Hush Puppies shoes, 1997; previously worked as an international messenger, 1978, a movie theater operator at the Squat Theatre, New York City, and motorcycle racer.

Awards, Honors: Special Prize of the Young Jury, best feature, and Grand Prix Asturias nomination, best feature, both Gijon International Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize nomination, dramatic, Sundance Film Festival, Bronze Horse nomination, Stockholm Film Festival, Open Palm Award nomination, Gotham Awards, Grand Special Prize nomination, Deauville Film Festival, 1998, MovieZone Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Independent Spirit Award nomination (with others), best first feature, 1999, all for Buffalo '66; Fantafestival Award, best actor, 2002, for Stranded: Naufragos; FIPRESCI Prize, Viennale, Golden Palm nomination, Cannes Film Festival, and Golden Alexander Award nomination, Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2003, all for The Brown Bunny.


Film Appearances:

Himself, New York Beat Movie (documentary; also known as Downtown 81 and Glenn O'Brien's New York Beat Movie), 1981.

Victor, The Way It Is (also known as Eurydice in the Avenues), 1984.

Bohack, If You Feel Froggy, Jump (documentary short film), 1986.

Dino, The Gunlover, 1986.

Jimmy, Doc's Son, Doc's Kingdom, Garance Films, 1988.

(As Vinnie Gallo) Henry's '70s crew member, Good-Fellas (also known as Goodfellas), Warner Bros., 1990.

Mario, A Idade Major (also known as Alex and Am Ende einer Kindheit), 1991.

Keep It for Yourself, 1991.

Paul Leger, Arizona Dream (also known as The Arrowtooth Waltz), Warner Bros., 1992.

Esteban Garcia, The House of the Spirits (also known as Aandernes hus, A casa dos espiritos, and Das Geisterhaus), Miramax, 1993.

The guy, The Hanging, 1993.

Captain Brown, U.S. Go Home, 1994.

Preacher, Angela, 1995.

Russel Pataki, Palookaville, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1995.

Orlando, The Perez Family, 1995.

Vincenzo Brown, the baker, Nenette et Boni, 1996.

Johnny, The Funeral, October Films, 1996.

Himself/party guest, Basquiat (also known as Build a Fort, Set It on Fire), 1996.

Himself, Perfect Moment, 1997.

Raymond Lembecke, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Billy Brown, Buffalo '66, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

(Uncredited) Mike, Goodbye Lover, Warner Bros., 1998.

Hollywood Salome, 1998.

Sister Gomez, Freeway 2 (also known as Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trickbaby and Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby), Full Moon Entertainment, 1999.

Moss, L.A. without a Map (also known as I Love L.A. and Los Angeles without a Map), United Media, 1999.

Frank, Cord (also known as Hide and Seek and Jeu mortel), Trimark Pictures, 2000.

Shane, Trouble Every Day (also known as Gargoyle), Lot 47 Films, 2001.

Bobby, Get Well Soon, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Luca Baglioni, Stranded: Naufragos (also known as (Naufragos)–Standard, The Shelter, and Stranded), DEJ Productions, 2002.

Bud Clay, The Brown Bunny, Wellspring Media, 2003.

Gli indesiderabili (also known as The Undesirables), Metacinema, 2003.

The Road, 2004.

Film Work:

Producer, director, editor, and camera operator, If You Feel Froggy, Jump (documentary short film), 1986.

Producer, director, editor, and camera operator, The Gunlover, 1986.

Producer, The Final Temptation, 1988.

Director and music performer, Buffalo '66, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Director, producer, set designer, art director, casting director, costume designer, makeup artist, production designer, set decorator, sound, cinematographer, camera operator, color timer, and editor, The Brown Bunny, Wellspring Media, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mickey Rourke: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Voice of Nixon, The Groovenians (short film), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Charlie Riccio, "Ground Zero," Crime Story, 1987.

Tony Santiago, "Heart of Justice," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989.

Interviewee, "Biggest Celebrity Oops! 40–21," E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Buffala, Rome, Italy, 1979.



(With Bohack) It Took Several Wives, 1981.

When, Warp, 2001.

Also released Recordings of Music for a Film.

Music Videos; As Performer:

Appeared in "Bitter" by Lit; "Grounded" by My Vitriol; "Cosmopolitan Bloodloss" by Glassjaws; "99 Problems" by Jay–Z, 2004.

Music Videos; As Director:

Directed "Going Inside" by John Frusciante; "Anemone" by L'Arc–en–ciel; "Moments Have You" by John Frusciante; "Honey Bunny" by himself.



The Gun Lover, 1986.

Buffalo '66, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

The Brown Bunny, Wellspring Media, 2003.


Paintings and Drawings 1981–1988, Art Random 5.

Vincent Gallo 1962–1999 (photography), Petit Publishing, 1999.

Film Music:

New York Beat Movie (documentary; also known as Downtown 81 and Glenn O'Brien's New York Beat Movie), 1981.

The Way It Is (also known as Eurydice in the Avenues), 1984.

If You Feel Froggy, Jump (documentary short film), 1986.

The Gunlover, 1986.

Buffalo 66, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Get Well Soon, 2001.

The Brown Bunny, Wellspring Media, 2003.



Entertainment Weekly, July 24, 1998, p. 52; January 22, 1999, p. 108.

Insight on the News, April 21, 1997, p. 39.

Interview, March, 1994, p. 30.

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