Vinny Vella (born Vincent Franco Vellacerra on October 3, 1950 in New York City) is an actor and part time comedian.
He was made famous for the role of "Artie Piscano" in Martin Scorsese's Casino. He was the subject of a 67-minute documentary called "Hey, Vinny", completed in 2000 by director John Huba. Several of the characters he played on film were named or called "Vinny".
Most recently he starred in Russ Emanuel's "Chasing the Green" (2008), alongside Jeremy London, Ryan Hurst, William Devane, and Robert Picardo.
He is married to the former Margaret Ann Hernandez; they have one son, Vincent Franco Vellacerra, Jr.
He has been credited/known as:
Vinny F. Vella, Sr.
Vinny Vella, Sr.
In New York City he hosts a public access tv show on MNN, the Vinny Vella show.
In 2007, he opened his own pizzeria in Brooklyn
In 2008, he is acting in the new film The Roadhouse