Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1967-07-18 (55 years old)
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Mark Sinclair (born July 18, 1967), known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and producer. One of the world's highest-grossing actors, he is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise. Diesel began auditioning for roles in the early 1990s but struggled to gain roles and instead decided to make his own low-budget film. In 1995, he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the short film Multi-Facial. In 1997, Diesel made his first feature length film Strays, which he also wrote, produced and directed. Director Steven Spielberg took notice of Diesel after seeing him in Multi-Facial and cast him in a small role for his 1998 war epic Saving Private Ryan. 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 franchises. Diesel portrays Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films, appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). He also portrayed Groot in the animated film 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 Bloodshot in its 2020 superhero film adaptation, and is slated to appear in the upcoming Avatar films. 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 his 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 37 years as of 2021, 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.In November 2021, Vin Diesel attended a belt promotion ceremony at Legacy Jiu-Jitsu, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Burbank, California, in order to give a speech to celebrate one of his oldest friends being promoted to black belt in the sport, Valentino Morales.

Early Life

Diesel was born Mark Sinclair on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California, where his mother was also born, though later moved to New York City with his fraternal twin brother, Paul. His mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent (née Sinclair), is an astrologer. He was raised by his white mother and adoptive African-American father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager. 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 said that "all I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures"; Diesel believes that his parents' relationship would have been illegal in parts of the United States due to anti-miscegenation laws.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. Sinclair began going by his stage name Vin Diesel while working as a bouncer at the New York nightclub Tunnel, wanting a tougher sounding name for his occupation. Vin comes from his mother's married last name Vincent, while the surname Diesel came from his friends due to his tendency to be energetic.

Filmography

All 84

Movies 67

TV shows 17

Self 13

Voice 11

Producer 10

Creator 1

Dominic Toretto / Producer
Fast X (2023)

Fast X (2023)

Movie
7.5
Baby Groot
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

Movie
9
Baby Groot / Groot
I Am Groot (2022)

I Am Groot (2022)

TV show
Baby Groot (voice)
Groot Takes a Bath (2022)

Groot Takes a Bath (2022)

Movie
Baby Groot (voice)
Groot's First Steps (2022)

Groot's First Steps (2022)

Movie
Baby Groot (voice)
The Little Guy (2022)

The Little Guy (2022)

Movie
Baby Groot (voice)
Groot's Pursuit (2022)

Groot's Pursuit (2022)

Movie
Baby Groot
Magnum Opus (2022)

Magnum Opus (2022)

Movie
Groot (voice)
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

Movie
7.22
Self
Bisping (2022)

Bisping (2022)

Movie
Dominic Toretto
F9 (2021)

F9 (2021)

Movie
7.17
Baby Groot (voice) (archive footage)
Marvel Studios Legends (2021)

Marvel Studios Legends (2021)

TV show
9.33
Bloodshot
Bloodshot (2020)

Bloodshot (2020)

Movie
6.14
Creator / Executive Producer
Fast & Furious Spy Racers (2019)

Fast & Furious Spy Racers (2019)

TV show
7.4
Groot (voice)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Movie
6.67
Baby Groot (voice)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Movie
6.73
Groot (voice)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Movie
6.51
Baby Groot
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Movie
6.38
Dom
The Fate of the Furious (2017)

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Movie
6.09
Xander Cage / Producer
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

Movie
5.62
Shroom
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Movie
6
Himself
The Giant's Dream: The Making of the Iron Giant (2016)

The Giant's Dream: The Making of the Iron Giant (2016)

Movie
Kaulder
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

Movie
6.04
Kaulder
CelebriD&D (2015)

CelebriD&D (2015)

TV show
Self
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

TV show
5.5
Dominic Toretto / Producer
Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 (2015)

Movie
6.02
Self
Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn (2014)

Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn (2014)

Movie
Groot (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Movie
6.54
Jack Mack
Castles in the Sky (2014)

Castles in the Sky (2014)

Movie
Self
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe (2014)

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe (2014)

Movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV show
6.26
Riddick
Riddick (2013)

Riddick (2013)

Movie
6.04
Riddick
Riddick: Blindsided (2013)

Riddick: Blindsided (2013)

Movie
Dominic Toretto / Producer
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Movie
5.79
Creator
The Ropes (2012)

The Ropes (2012)

TV show
Dominic Toretto / Producer
Fast Five (2011)

Fast Five (2011)

Movie
5.96
Dominic Toretto
Los Bandoleros (2009)

Los Bandoleros (2009)

Movie
7.2
Dominic Toretto
Fast & Furious (2009)

Fast & Furious (2009)

Movie
6.19
Milo Burik
Wheelman (2009)

Wheelman (2009)

Movie
Toorop
Babylon A.D. (2008)

Babylon A.D. (2008)

Movie
5.88
Executive Producer
Hitman (2007)

Hitman (2007)

Movie
7.2
Dominic Toretto (uncredited)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Movie
5.59
Jackie DiNorscio
Find Me Guilty (2006)

Find Me Guilty (2006)

Movie
1
Web Junk 20 (2006)

Web Junk 20 (2006)

TV show
Self
The Reichen Show (2005)

The Reichen Show (2005)

TV show
Xander Cage (voice / archive)
The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage (2005)

The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage (2005)

Movie
Shane Wolfe
The Pacifier (2005)

The Pacifier (2005)

Movie
6
Richard B. Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)

Movie
Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

Movie
5.55
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV show
5.15
Dominic Toretto
The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Movie
8
Sean Vetter
A Man Apart (2003)

A Man Apart (2003)

Movie
5.7
Xander Cage
xXx (2002)

xXx (2002)

Movie
5.88
Taylor Reese
Knockaround Guys (2001)

Knockaround Guys (2001)

Movie
6
Dominic Toretto
The Fast and the Furious (2001)

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Movie
6.07
Himself
Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored (2001)

Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored (2001)

Movie
Self - Host
The Making of 'The Iron Giant' (2000)

The Making of 'The Iron Giant' (2000)

Movie
Richard B. Riddick
Pitch Black (2000)

Pitch Black (2000)

Movie
5.82
Chris Varick
Boiler Room (2000)

Boiler Room (2000)

Movie
6
Richard B. Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black (2000)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black (2000)

Movie
The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant (1999)

The Iron Giant (1999)

Movie
6.83
Self - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

TV show
Private Adrian Caparzo
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Movie
6.63
EP Daily (1997)

EP Daily (1997)

TV show
self
Taff (1997)

Taff (1997)

TV show
Rick
Strays (1997)

Strays (1997)

Movie
Self
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

TV show
5.67
Mike
Multi-Facial (1995)

Multi-Facial (1995)

Movie
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV show
6
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV show
5.75
Hospital Orderly (Uncredited)
Awakenings (1990)

Awakenings (1990)

Movie
3.67
Extra (uncredited)
Presumed Innocent (1990)

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Movie
3.25
Actor
Breakin' in the USA:  Break Dancing and Electric Boogie Taught by the Pros (1984)

Breakin' in the USA: Break Dancing and Electric Boogie Taught by the Pros (1984)

Movie
Ray Garrison / Bloodshot
Harbinger Wars

Harbinger Wars

Movie
Ray Garrison / Bloodshot
Bloodshot 2

Bloodshot 2

Movie
Producer
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Movie
Producer
Fast & Furious Female Spin Off

Fast & Furious Female Spin Off

Movie
Dominic Toretto
Fast & Furious 11

Fast & Furious 11

Movie
Groot (voice)
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Movie
Producer
The Machine

The Machine

Movie
Riddick
Riddick 4: Furya

Riddick 4: Furya

Movie
Xander Cage
xXx 4

xXx 4

Movie
Actor
Muscle

Muscle

Movie
Santiago
ARK: The Animated Series

ARK: The Animated Series

TV show

Ratings

Average 6.45
Based on 9.74 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1984
2001
2009
2004
2022
Vin Diesel
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1967-07-18 (55 years old)

Place of birth
Alameda County, United States of America

Religion
Catholicism

Height
182-centimetre, 182-centimeter

Net worth
$190000000

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Westbeth Artists Community, United States of America

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, വിൻ ഡീസൽ

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo

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