Pruitt Taylor Vince
|Born||Pruitt Taylor Vince
July 5, 1960
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
|Spouse(s)||Anne Schnieder, Julianne Mattelig|
Vince was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University and began acting due to a mistake; a computer error in his high school registration scheduled him in an acting class.
Vince made his film debut in Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law, but his scenes wound up on the cutting room floor. He had prominent supporting roles in a number of major films, including a turn as a dimwitted Ku Klux Klan member in Mississippi Burning, Lee Bowers in JFK, and the main character's best friend in Nobody's Fool. He also starred in Giuseppe Tornatore's Legend of 1900 alongside Tim Roth. He had his first lead role in James Mangold's independent film Heavy, playing a sweet, silent overweight cook harboring a crush on a waitress (Liv Tyler).
Vince often alternates roles of both heroic and villainous characters, like a lovable small town pub owner in Beautiful Girls, a serial killer with multiple personalities in Identity (a second collaboration with director Mangold), the disheveled gossip columnist in Simone, and a pompous sheriff in Nurse Betty. He can also be seen in Love from Ground Zero as Walter. Vince also played a Southern cop in Angel Heart, a kidnapper's assistant in Trapped, and a deputy prison warden in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers.
Guest appearances on TV shows include Deadwood, Alias, The X-Files, Miami Vice, Quantum Leap, Chicago Hope, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Highlander: The Series, and the American remake of Touching Evil. In 2011 he appeared as Otis in the AMC television series The Walking Dead. He also had a guest role playing a 600-lb. patient in Fox's medical drama House. From 2010 to 2014 he had a multi-episode appearance in The Mentalist. In 2012, he appeared in a full episode of Justified. He took a comic role as "Jelly" in Flypaper.
|List of acting performances in film and television|
|1987||Angel Heart||Det. Deimos|
|1988||Red Heat||Night Clerk|
|Miami Vice||Cruz||Episode "Bad Timing"|
|Mississippi Burning||Lester Cowens|
|1989||K-9||Benny the Mule|
|I Know My First Name is Steven||Irving Murphy||TV movie|
|Homer and Eddie||Cashier|
|1990||Wild at Heart||Buddy|
|Come See the Paradise||Augie Farrell|
|In the Heat of the Night||Leonard Grissom||Episode "Perversions of Justice"|
|1991||Sweet Poison||Coyle||TV movie|
|Dead in the Water||Lou Rescetti||TV movie|
|1992||Till Death Us Do Part||Michael Brockington||TV movie|
|Quantum Leap||Hank Pilcher||Episode "Moments to Live - May 4, 1985"|
|1993||Sisters||Joe Abruzzia||Episode "Things Are Tough All Over"|
|1994||China Moon||Daryl Jeeters|
|City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold||Bud|
|Natural Born Killers||Deputy Warden Kavanaugh|
|Nobody's Fool||Rub Squeers|
|Chicago Hope||Walter Platt||Episode "Small Sacrifices"|
|The Marshal||Two-Cats||Episode "Buy Hard"|
|Highlander||Mikey||Episode "The Innocent"|
|Under the Hula Moon||Bob|
|Beautiful Girls||Stanley 'Stinky' Womack|
|The X-Files||Gerry Schnauz||Episode "Unruhe"|
|1997||Night Sins||Olie Swain||TV movie|
|Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer||Clifford Banks||TV mini-series|
|The End of Violence||Frank Cray|
|Murder One||Clifford Banks||6 episodes|
|A Further Gesture||Scott|
|Cold Around the Heart||Johnny 'Cokebottles' Costello|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||Patient at Hammersmith||Uncredited|
|The Legend of 1900||Max Tooney|
|Love from Ground Zero||Walter|
|The Cell||Dr. Reid|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||James Tooley||Episode "The Lottery"|
|Mental Hygiene||Mr. Adams||Short|
|Thieves||Roy Lichter||Episode "Dey Got De Degas"|
|L.A. Confidential||Sid Hudgens||TV movie|
|The Handler||Ray / Sergei||Episode "Street Boss"|
|Monster||Gene / Stuttering "John"|
|Alias||Campbell / Schapker||Episode "Breaking Point"|
|2004||Touching Evil||Cyril Kemp||5 episodes|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Marty Gleason||Episode "Swap Meet"|
|Drop Dead Sexy||Spider|
|2005–2006||Deadwood||Mose Manuel||10 episodes|
|2006||House||George||Episode "Que Sera Sera"|
|2007||When a Man Falls in the Forest||Travis|
|2008||Canterbury's Law||Louis Minot||Episode "Baggage"|
|2009||The Smell of Success||Cleveland Clod|
|In the Electric Mist||Lou Girard|
|Leaves of Grass||Big Joe Sharpe|
|Medium||Peter Winant||Episode "Deja Vu All Over Again"|
|2010||Mysterious Island||Gideon Spilett|
|Infamous||The Patriarch||3 episodes|
|Memphis Beat||Martin Matthews||Episode "I Want to Be Free"|
|2010–2013||The Mentalist||J.J. LaRoche||12 episodes|
|2011||Stanley DeBrock||Earl Wayne|
|Flypaper||Wyatt 'Jelly' Jenkins|
|The Cape||Goggles||Episode "Goggles and Hicks"|
|On the Inside||Ben Marshal|
|The Walking Dead||Otis||Season 2 (recurring role; 3 episodes)|
|2012||Justified||Glen Fogle||Episode "Harlan Roulette"|
|Bending the Rules||Happy|
|Jules Verne's Mysterious Island|
|Brake||Driver / Boss Terrorist (voice)|
|Bones||Haze Jackson||Episode "The Prisoner in the Pipe"|
|Hawaii Five-0||Richard Branche||Episode "Ha'alele"|
|Dark Tourist||Carl Marznap|
|Beautiful Creatures||Mr. Lee|
|2014||True Blood||Finn||5 episodes|
|2015||Heroes Reborn||Casper Abraham ||7 episodes|
|2015||The Devil's Candy||Ray Smilie|
|2017||The Life and Death of John Gotti||Filming|
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