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Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1967-07-18 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Alameda County, California, USA

57 Movies · 11 TV shows

Also Known As: Mark Sinclair Vincent · Mark Vincent · Він Дізель · Вин Дизель · فان ديزل · วิน ดีเซล · ヴィン・ディーゼル · 빈 디젤 · 馮·迪索 · Βιν Ντίζελ · 范·迪塞尔

Biography

Mark Sinclair (born July 18, 1967), known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and filmmaker. One of the world's highest-grossing actors, he is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise. Diesel began his career in 1990 but struggled to gain roles until he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the short film Multi-Facial (1995). This attracted the attention of Steven Spielberg, who was developing Saving Private Ryan (1998), and re-wrote elements of the film to allow Diesel to appear in a supporting role. Diesel subsequently voiced the titular character in The Iron Giant (1999) while gaining a reputation as an action star after headlining the Fast & Furious, XXX, and The Chronicles of Riddick film franchises.Diesel voiced Groot in four films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). He also voiced the character in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). Diesel has also earned commercial success in other genres, such as in the comedy The Pacifier (2005), while his performance in Find Me Guilty (2006) was praised. Diesel portrayed the comic book superhero Bloodshot in its 2020 film adaptation, and is slated to appear in the Avatar sequels.He founded the production company One Race Films, where he has also served as a producer or executive producer for his star vehicles. Diesel also founded the record label Racetrack Records and video game developer Tigon Studios, providing his voice and motion capture for all of Tigon's releases.

Personal Life

Diesel has said he prefers to maintain the privacy regarding his personal life, stating: "I'm not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence."Sometime around 2001, Diesel dated his Fast & Furious co-star Michelle Rodriguez. Since 2007, he has been in a relationship with Mexican model Paloma Jimenez; the couple have three children: daughter Hania Riley (born April 2008), son Vincent Sinclair (born 2010), and daughter Pauline (born March 2015). The last is named in honor of his co-star and friend Paul Walker, who died in November 2013. He is also the godfather of Walker's daughter, Meadow.Diesel is noted for his distinctive deep voice; he said his voice broke around age 15, giving him a mature-sounding voice on the telephone. He has played Dungeons & Dragons for over 20 years, and wrote the foreword for the commemorative book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons. Canadian video game designer and developer Merritt k created the 2015 ASMR game Vin Diesel DMing a Game of D&D Just For You based on his D&D fandom. He has expressed his love for the Dominican Republic and how he relates to its multicultural facets. He is acquainted with its former president, Leonel Fernández, and appeared in one of Fernández's earlier campaign ads. Los Bandoleros, a short film directed by Diesel, was filmed in the Dominican Republic.

Early Life

Diesel was born Mark Sinclair on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California, with his fraternal twin brother, Paul. His mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent (née Sinclair), is an astrologer. Diesel has stated that he is "of ambiguous ethnicity". His mother has English, German, and Scottish roots. He has never met his biological father, and has stated that "all I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures". Diesel has self-identified as "definitely a person of color", and has stated that his parents' relationship would have been illegal in parts of the United States due to anti-miscegenation laws. He was raised in New York City by his white American mother and African-American stepfather, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager.Diesel made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in the children's play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson. The play was produced at Theater for the New City in New York's Greenwich Village. His involvement in the play came about when he, his brother and some friends had broken into the Theater for the New City space on Jane Street with the intent to vandalize it. They were confronted by the theater's artistic director, Crystal Field, who offered them roles in the upcoming show instead of calling the police. Diesel remained involved with the theater throughout adolescence, going on to attend NYC's Hunter College, where studies in creative writing led him to begin screenwriting. He has identified himself as a "multi-faceted" actor.

Movies & TV shows

2024.

1 Movie
Avatar 3

Avatar 3

2024
"Avatar" sequel release time announced: December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 2020, December 19, 2025.

2023.

1 Movie
xXx 4

xXx 4

2023
There is a plot that is not known.

2022.

2 Movies
Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder

2022
The fourth movie in the movie series from the company.
Havoc In Highfields III: Feast Day of St. Fergal

Havoc In Highfields III: Feast Day of St. Fergal

2022
A three day period of peace is destroyed by the howling wind and the stinging rain of a senile and wizened Fergal Coen who foretells a bad omen that will plague Highfields; a foreboding and brooding f...

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
F9

F9

6.24
2021
Dominic Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always looms over their peaceful horizon. Dom will have to confront the sins of his...
TV
I Am Groot

I Am Groot

2021
Several new and unusual characters are featured in a series of shorts starring Baby Groot, everyone's favorite little tree.

2020.

1 Movie
Bloodshot

Bloodshot

6.11
2020
After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. He becomes a killing machine due to the enhancement with nanotechnology. Ray can't remember anything fro...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

6.58
2019
The universe is in ruins because of the efforts of the Mad Titan, who wreaked havoc in the movie. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must reassemble once more in order to restore order to...
TV
Fast & Furious Spy Racers

Fast & Furious Spy Racers

10
2019
Tony Toretto and his friends were recruited by a government agency to spy on a criminal street racing circuit.

2018.

2 Movies
Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

6.44
2018
The world has been protected from threats too large for any one hero to handle, but now a new danger has emerged from the shadows: Thanos. His goal is to collect all the six Infinity Stones, artifacts...
Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet

6.42
2018
Video game bad guy and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in order to find a replacement part for their video game, Sugar Rush. The citizens of th...

2017.

3 Movies
The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious

6.05
2017
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew will have to face trials that will test them as never before.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

6.29
2017
The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

5.66
2017
Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a rac...

2016.

2 Movies
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

6
2016
19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with Ame...
The Giant's Dream: The Making of the Iron Giant

The Giant's Dream: The Making of the Iron Giant

2016
A documentary about how the critically acclaimed film wound up being a box office disappointment, only to become regarded as a classic over a decade after its initial release.

2015.

2 Movies
The Last Witch Hunter

The Last Witch Hunter

6.04
2015
The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding is that witches still live among us, intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for ...
Furious 7

Furious 7

5.91
2015
Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

2014.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe

2014
Interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from all of the Marvel films, the One-Shots and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." are included in a look at the story behind the universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

6.38
2014
Light years from Earth, 26 years after being kidnapped, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a hunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

6.26
2014
After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.
Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn

Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn

2014
The director and his 8-bit avatar lead you on a galactic adventure through the making of this epic movie, from vibrant concept art, elaborate makeup and amazing sets, to dancing baby Groot.

2013.

3 Movies
Riddick

Riddick

5.85
2013
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from ...
Riddick: Blindsided

Riddick: Blindsided

2013
There is a bridge between 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick and 2013's Riddick. The Necromongers' ship is the location of a new attempt on Riddick's life. Riddick needs to go back to his roots and stop...
Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6

5.77
2013
Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty, when he and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries.

2012.

1 TV show
TV
The Ropes

The Ropes

2012
The Ropes is an inside look into the hilarious, yet explosive world of nightclub bouncing. The series follows the charismatic young Martin, who hustles his way into a job as a bouncer only to be taken...

2011.

1 Movie
Fast Five

Fast Five

5.92
2011
Brian O'Conner and Dom Toretto are on opposite sides of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've been on the run. They need to get one last job in order to get their free...

2009.

3 Movies
Los Bandoleros

Los Bandoleros

7.2
2009
The film tells the back story of the characters and events leading up to the oil truck robbery in Fast & Furious.
Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious

6.17
2009
When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an unc...

2008.

1 Movie
Babylon A.D.

Babylon A.D.

5.88
2008
A veteran-turned-mercenary is hired to take a young woman with a secret from post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe to New York City.

2006.

2 Movies
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

5.59
2006
In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing
Find Me Guilty

Find Me Guilty

1
2006
Jack DiNorscio was a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in the US. History.

2005.

2 Movies
The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage

The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage

2005
Short filling the gaps between xXx and xXx: State of the Union. Likely rendered non-canon by the release of xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017). An extra from xXx (2002) Directors Cut.
The Pacifier

The Pacifier

6
2005
A government scientist whose top- secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house has given a new assignment to a disgraced Navy Seal: protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently ...

2004.

2 Movies
The Chronicles of Riddick

The Chronicles of Riddick

5.55
2004
After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. This lone, reluctant hero ...
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury

2004
After their narrow escape at the end of "Pitch Black," Riddick, Jack and the Imam find themselves at the mercy of a mad woman who wants to kill Riddick for a twisted art exhibit. Riddick and his allie...

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres.
Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious

Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious

8
2003
Paul Walker reprises his role as Brian O'Conner in Philip Atwell's 2003 short film, "Turbo-Charged Prelude", which bridges The Fast and The Furious with its first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious.
A Man Apart

A Man Apart

5.7
2003
When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diabl...

2002.

1 Movie
xXx

xXx

5.5
2002
Xander Cage is a typical adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. He's not thrilled when he's recruited by the US Government to go on a mission. His goal is to gather information on an org...

2001.

3 Movies
The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious

6.04
2001
Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When Brian O'Conner spies on Toretto's crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose betw...
Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored

Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored

2001
See inside the exclusive Playboy Mansion, with parties attended by all the A-List celebrities
Knockaround Guys

Knockaround Guys

6
2001
Four sons of well-known New York mobsters have to retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.

2000.

4 Movies
Boiler Room

Boiler Room

6
2000
A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm and is on the fast track to success, but the job might not be legit.
The Making of 'The Iron Giant'

The Making of 'The Iron Giant'

2000
Documentary of the making of the animated family film, The Iron Giant.
Into Pitch Black

Into Pitch Black

2000
A policeman is assigned to find and capture an escaped convict. Riddick. Riddick was going to be taken to the penal colony "Slam City" where a bounty hunter was going to claim the bounty on his head. ...
Pitch Black

Pitch Black

5.82
2000
When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. The planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackne...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

1999
Craig Kilborn hosted this zany talk show, which followed David Letterman's show, from 1999 until 2004. Kilborn left The Daily Show in 1999 to be this show's host after Tom Synder retired. The segment ...
The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

7.09
1999
In October 1957, in the small town of Rockwell, Maine, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy, and ultimately finds its humanity by saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

1998.

1 Movie
Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

5.97
1998
As a nation, the U.S. is a little bit different. Three brothers are dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines, after troops storm the beaches of Normandy. Ranger captain John M...

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Taff

Taff

1997
Taff is a tabloid news magazine airing on the German television network, ProSieben.
Strays

Strays

1997
Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to ...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.

1995.

1 Movie
Multi-Facial

Multi-Facial

1995
Through a series of auditions, a young actor in New York City struggles with his identity.

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...

1990.

2 Movies
Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

3.25
1990
Rusty Sabich is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies a...
Awakenings

Awakenings

3.67
1990
Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awa...

1984.

1 Movie
Breakin' in the USA:  Break Dancing and Electric Boogie Taught by the Pros

Breakin' in the USA: Break Dancing and Electric Boogie Taught by the Pros

1984
A group of dancers including a teenage Vin Diesel are demonstrating breakdancing techniques.

1983.

1 TV show
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1983
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Executive-produced by Michael Gelman, the show has aired since 1983 locally on WABC-TV in ...

Unknown Year.

7 Movies
Harbinger Wars

Harbinger Wars

There is a plot unknown. The film is a follow up to "Harbinger" and "Bloodshot".
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

9
The third film is based on the comic book series.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Before Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Mantis and Groot hit the big screen with the next Guardians of the GALAXY film in 2023, you can watch an all-new original special, created for Disney+, during t...
Fast & Furious 11

Fast & Furious 11

The final Fast & Furious film.
Untitiled Bloodshot Sequel

Untitiled Bloodshot Sequel

A sequel to the 2020 action film Bloodshot.
Riddick 4: Furya

Riddick 4: Furya

Riddick doesn't know what's in store for him when he finds his home planet.
Fast & Furious 10

Fast & Furious 10

7.09
This is the tenth and final part of the Fast and Furious franchise.
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