Jones, Vinnie 1965–

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Jones, Vinnie 1965–


Full name, Vincent Peter Jones; born January 5, 1965, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England; married, wife's name Tanya, June, 1994; children: Kayley, Aaron.

Addresses: Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Classic Management, 140 Brompton Rd., 5th Floor, London SW3 1HY, England. Publicist—Nicole Nassar, Nicole Nassar Public Relations, 1111 10th St., Suite 104, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

Career: Actor. Professional football (soccer) player with English Football League teams, including Wealdstone, beginning 1986, Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United, and Chelsea; captain of Wales international soccer team, 1994; Queens Park Rangers, player, coach, and assistant manager, 1998. appeared in television commercial for Bacardi rum, 2001–03, Walker's Crisps, and One2One. Affiliated with charities, including Royal Brompton and Harefield National Health Service Trust, Sport Aiding Medical Research for Kids, and Cancer and Leukemia in Childhood.

Awards, Honors: Man of the Year Award, GQ magazine, 1999; Empire Award, best debut, Empire magazine, 1999, for Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels; Empire Award, best British actor, 2001, for Snatch.


Film Appearances:

Big Chris, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (also known as Two Smoking Barrels), Gramercy, 1998.

The Sphinx, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Buena Vista, 2000.

Bullet Tooth Tony, Snatch, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Bob Andrews, Rebel Yell (also known as Rebel Yell: The Billy Idol Story), 2000.

Marco, Swordfish, Warner Bros., 2001.

Danny Meehan, Mean Machine, Paramount, 2001.

Rodan, Night at the Golden Eagle, Screen Media Films, 2003.

Lou Harris, The Big Bounce, Warner Bros., 2004.

The Extractor, Tooth, Redbus Film Distribution, 2004.

Mad Maynard, Euro Trip, DreamWorks, 2004.

Michael Kittredge, Blast!, Screen Gems, 2004.

Killer, Survive Style 5+, Tohokushinsha Film, 2004.

Dragos Molnar, The Number One Girl, Visual Entertainment, 2005.

Henry, Submerged, Nu-Image, 2005.

The boss, The Other Half, Momentum Pictures, 2005.

Johnny Doyle, Johnny Was, First Look Home Entertainment, 2006.

Coach Dinklage, She's the Man, DreamWorks, 2006.

Detective Brice, Played, Celebration Pictures, 2006.

Cain Marko/Juggernaut, X-Men: The Last Stand (also known as X-Men 3 and X3), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Voice of Rommel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (animated; also known as Garfield 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Winston Briggs, Slipstream, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Sean, Hollywood Flies, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Victoria's Secrets, Channel 4, 2000.

Vinnie Jones Goes to Hollywood, BBC America, 2001.

Christmas in Tinseltown, BBC, 2001.

The Royal Variety Performance 2001, ITV, 2001.

National Lottery Christmas Cracker (also known as Dale's "National Lottery Christmas Cracker"), 2001.

It's Your New Year's Eve Party, BBC, 2001.

Host, Football Shorts (also known as Vinnie's "Football Shorts"), Sky One, 2002.

Martine, ITV, 2002.

The Importance of Being Famous, Channel 4, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Bob Harvey, Mysterious Island, Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

"Great Socks," Sean's Show, Channel 4, 1993.

(Uncredited) "Hot Crimes," KYTV, BBC, 1993.

The Word, Channel 4, 1993.

"Feel the Sportsman" guest, They Think It's All Over, BBC, 1996.

The Mrs. Merton Show, BBC, 1997.

Ready, Steady, Cook, 1998.

TFI Friday (also known as Thank Four It's Friday), Channel 4, 1999.

Breakfast, BBC, 2001.

Kelly, UTV, 2001.

"Swordfish," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001.

The Frank Skinner Show, ITV, 2001, 2002.

Top Gear (also known as Top Gear Xtra), BBC, 2003.

Tussen de sterren, 2003.

"The Big Bounce," HBO First Look, HBO, 2004.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2004.

A Question of Sport, BBC, 2004.

With a Little Help from My Friends, ITV, 2004.

The Keith Barret Show, 2005.

Tubridy Tonight, 2005.

The Friday Night Project, Channel 4, 2005.

Orange Playlist, ITV, 2005.

Extras, HBO, 2005.



Soccer's Hard Men, Vision Video, 1992.

Fantasy Football: The Video (also known as David Baddiel & Frank Skinner's "Fantasy Football Video"), 1994.

WWF Capital Carnage, 1998.

Swordfish: The Effects in Focus—The Flying Bus, 2001.

Appeared in the music video "Bop Bop Baby" by Westlife, 2002.


Respect, Telstar, 2002.



Vinnie: The Autobiography—Confessions of a Bad Boy, Hodder Headline, 1998.

Vinnie: My Life, 2001.



Jones, Vinnie, Vinnie: The Autobiography—Confessions of a Bad Boy, Hodder Headline, 1998.

Jones, Vinnie, Vinnie: My Life, 2001.


Billboard, October 31, 1992, p. 43.

Campaign, September 3, 1999, p. 8.

Empire, September, 1998, p. 7.

Now, December 26, 2001, pp. 98-99.


Vinnie Jones Official Site,, July 25, 2006.

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