Vincent Piazza (born May 25, 1976) is an American film, television and stage actor. He is best known for his portrayal of gangster Lucky Luciano in the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire. He has also played Earl Hefner in the comedy-drama Rocket Science (2007) and singer Tommy DeVito in Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of Jersey Boys (2014).
Piazza was in a relationship with singer Ashlee Simpson from June 2011 to November 2012. As of May 21, 2018, he was engaged to actress Genesis Rodriguez.
Piazza was born and raised in Queens, New York. His father is Italian, having immigrated to the United States in the early-1960s. His mother is of German descent. He recalls humble beginnings and a prideful work ethic gained from watching his father work multiple jobs to support the family that included a younger brother and one older sister. Vincent also credits his mother's large German family for allowing several travels across the United States to visit distant relatives who encouraged him to find his passion, and see the world's many treasures.Attending academic and athletic national powerhouse Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, Vince lettered in soccer and hockey, receiving scholarships for academics and hockey, as well as National Honor Society. After graduating Summa-Cum Laude with a 4.0 Grade-Point-Average, he received several academic scholarships to a plethora of institutions, ultimately choosing to attend Villanova University where he majored in Sports and Media Management. Piazza played ACHA Division I ice hockey for Villanova University, until a recurring shoulder injury forced him to quit playing and leave the university after only a year.
Movies & TV shows
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Pacific Rim: The Black
Two siblings - an idealistic teenage boy and his nave younger sister - are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents.
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There is a story about a messed up U.S. A government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampire and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ...
An artist who captures images of strangers begins to believe that she is being watched.
The Girl Who Invented Kissing
A girl steps off a bus and into a bar. A childhood accident affected Victor's mind. The mysterious "Girl" upsets the delicate balance of the brothers' lives while bringing both trouble and new life in...
3 Nights in the Desert
Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
The rise, the tough times and personal conflicts, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation are depicted in a musical biopic of the Four Seasons. It ge...
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The rules don't apply in Atlantic City. The man who runs things, legally and otherwise, is the town's treasurer, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, who is equal parts politician and mobster.
Assassination of a High School President
A teenage reporter sets out to find the person who stole SAT exams from a principal's office. Class President Paul Moore wasfingered as the thief. When Bobby got to know his girlfriend, he realized he...
An ambitious young woman who can't afford to pay for college throws caution to the wind by moving to New York City and attempting to break into the toughest stand-up comedy circuit in the country.
Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating disability, stutters uncontrollably. Hal joined the school debating team, which gave him a boost to correct the problem, bec...
Yeah No Definitely
A young man is unable to express himself, and the danger he poses when his long-seething emotions finally explode is the subject of 'Yeah no definitely'. There is an intense platonic relationship betw...
Tie a Yellow Ribbon
A rare view into the emotionally complex interior of young Asian American women, featuring a Korean adoptee who needs to come to terms with her damaged past.
A school skiing trip ends in blood. The result of giving birth is the blood. A baby's body is found in a toilet. She was arrested for the murder of the child despite her insistence that she had no ide...
A group of students singed up for a college credit course about indigenous cultures at a rural retreat. But, when darkness falls, the students find out that the curriculum also included their bloody d...
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
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The Cleaning Lady
A doctor is in the US. A medical treatment is needed for her son. When the system fails, she doesn't want to be marginalized. She became a cleaning lady for the mob and started playing a game.
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