Vinnie Jones

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Vinnie Jones
VinnieJonesCCJuly07.jpg
Jones in July 2007
Born
Vincent Peter Jones

(1965-01-05) 5 January 1965 (age 56)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • singer
  • presenter
  • footballer
Spouse(s)
Tanya Terry
(m. 1994; died 2019)
Children2
Association football career
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1977 Bedmond
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Wealdstone 38 (2)
1986IFK Holmsund (loan) 22 (1)
1986–1989 Wimbledon 77 (9)
1989–1990 Leeds United 46 (5)
1990–1991 Sheffield United 35 (2)
1991–1992 Chelsea 42 (4)
1992–1998 Wimbledon 177 (12)
1998–1999 Queens Park Rangers 9 (1)
Total 446 (36)
National team
1994–1997 Wales 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vincent Peter Jones (born 5 January 1965) is an English-Welsh actor, producer, singer, presenter, and former professional footballer.

Jones played professionally as a defensive midfielder from 1984 to 1999, notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Chelsea, and Queens Park Rangers. He also played for and captained the Welsh national team, having qualified through a Welsh grandparent. Best remembered for his time at Wimbledon as a pivotal member of the famous "Crazy Gang", he won the 1988 FA Cup with the London side, a club for which he played over 200 games during two spells between 1986 and 1998. He played 184 games in the Premier League, in which he scored 13 goals.[1] Throughout his career, Jones gained a reputation for a highly aggressive and physically uncompromising style of play, earning him a "hard man" image on and off the field.

Since retiring from football in 1998, Jones capitalised on his tough image and is now well known as an actor; he is often typecast as violent criminals and thugs. His film career began with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and continued with roles in films such as Snatch (2000), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Mean Machine (2001), and Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). He has also appeared on television, namely as Sebastian Moran in Elementary and Brick in Arrow.

Early life[edit]

Vincent Peter Jones was born on 5 January 1965 in Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Glenda (née Harris) and gamekeeper Peter Jones. He attended schools in nearby Bedmond and Abbots Langley, and captained his school's football team. He is of partial Welsh and Irish descent.

Football career[edit]

Wealdstone[edit]

Having begun playing as a teenager in local amateur football, a 19-year-old Jones was signed on semi-professional terms by Wealdstone of the Alliance Premier League in 1984.[2] A young addition to the experienced Wealdstone team which was soon to become the first ever club to achieve the non-league "double" in the 1984–85 season, he was a non-playing squad member in the club's victory at Wembley Stadium in the 1985 FA Trophy final. He combined playing football with working as a hod carrier on construction sites.[3]

Loan to IFK Holmsund[edit]

He played one season on loan with Swedish club IFK Holmsund in 1986, helping to lead the team to the Division 3 Mellersta Norrland title.[4][5]

Wimbledon[edit]

In the autumn of 1986, a 21-year-old Jones became a full-time professional footballer when he was signed by Wimbledon of the First Division, who paid Wealdstone £10,000 for him. He scored in only his second appearance for Wimbledon on 29 November 1986, in a 1–0 win over Manchester United. He was a member of the Wimbledon team which won the FA Cup in 1988, beating league champions Liverpool 1–0 in the final. Wimbledon cemented their status as a formidable First Division side during this time, with Jones making his name as an enthusiastic and uncompromisingly tough midfielder and a leading member of Wimbledon's famed Crazy Gang.

Leeds United[edit]

Jones was transferred from Wimbledon to Leeds United for a fee of £650,000 in June 1989, and played in all but one league games as Leeds finished as champions of the Second Division, winning promotion to the First Division in 1990. Jones proved he could thrive, and under the stewardship of Howard Wilkinson he received only three yellow cards during the entire season.[6]

Sheffield United[edit]

Jones left Leeds United early in the 1990–91 season after losing his regular first-team place to youngsters David Batty and Gary Speed. His former Wimbledon manager Dave Bassett signed him for Sheffield United in September 1990 for a transfer fee of £700,000. He played a total of 35 matches for The Blades in the First Division, scoring two goals.

Chelsea[edit]

Jones was then sold to Chelsea a year later on 30 August 1991, for a fee of £575,000. Jones made his Chelsea debut one day after his signing in the 4–1 win against Luton. On 18 September 1991, Jones scored his first goal for the club in the 2–0 win against Aston Villa. He went on to make 52 total appearances for Chelsea, scoring 7 goals and receiving only 3 yellow cards.

Wimbledon[edit]

After just one season at Stamford Bridge, he was back with Wimbledon in the early stages of the 1992–93 season, when the FA Premier League had just been formed. He helped Wimbledon equal their best ever league finish in 1993–94, when they finished sixth in the Premier League. Three seasons later, he contributed to another strong season for the club, who reached the semi-finals of both the F.A. Cup and the League Cup, and finished eighth in the Premier League. That season he scored the winning goal as Wimbledon won 1–0 against Arsenal at Highbury.[7]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

His second exit from Wimbledon came when he became player/coach of QPR in early 1998, scoring on his debut against Huddersfield Town.[8] He announced his retirement from football in late 1998 at the age of 34.

International career[edit]

In December 1994 Jones was named in the Wales international squad, qualifying under FIFA rules via his Ruthin-born maternal grandfather.[9] He had previously sought to play for the Republic of Ireland due to eligibility through a grandparent. He made his international debut under Mike Smith for Wales on 14 December 1994, three weeks before his 30th birthday, in a 3–0 home defeat to Bulgaria in the Euro 96 qualifiers. When Smith was replaced as Wales manager by Jones’s former Wimbledon manager Bobby Gould a few months later, he remained a regular member of the Welsh national squad. The last of his nine caps came on 29 March 1997 in a 2–1 defeat to Belgium in a World Cup qualifier, also at Cardiff Arms Park.[10]

Jones' international call-up was however greeted with consternation by some and was even ridiculed by Jimmy Greaves, who said, "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!".[11]

Playing events[edit]

Jones was known for his "hard man" image on the pitch.[12] He was sent off 12 times in his career, as well as holding the record for the quickest ever booking in a football match, being booked after just three seconds for a foul on the opposition player Dane Whitehouse in an FA Cup tie between Chelsea and Sheffield United in 1992.[13] In his autobiography, he recalls: "I must have been too high, too wild, too strong or too early, because, after three seconds, I could hardly have been too bloody late!"[14] In an incident in October 1987, Jones was famously photographed covertly grabbing Paul Gascoigne by his testicles during a league game for Wimbledon against Newcastle United.[15][16]

Controversy[edit]

He also was the presenter of the infamous Soccer's Hard Men video released in 1992, which featured archived footage of him and many other "hard men" of the game, and included advice for budding "hard men". After the release of the video, Jones was fined £20,000 and given a six-month ban (suspended for three years) for "bringing the game into disrepute". Wimbledon chairman Sam Hammam branded Jones a "mosquito brain". After this incident, Jones failed to stay out of trouble. After exceeding 40 disciplinary points that season, he was once again summoned to Lancaster Gate, the headquarters of The Football Association, but failed to appear. The FA banned Jones indefinitely. Jones explained that he had "mixed up" the date of the hearing, for which he received a four-match ban and was told by Football Association officials to "grow up".[17] Jones commented later: "The FA have given me a pat on the back. I've taken violence off the terracing and onto the pitch" – an obvious reference to the football hooliganism problem which had blighted the English game during the 1970s and 1980s.[18]

Other football activities[edit]

Jones made an appearance for Carlisle United, coming on as a second-half substitute in 2001 in a friendly against Irish team Shelbourne, teaming up with friend Roddy Collins who was manager at the time. In June 2010, he released a press statement stating that he was donating his 1988 FA Cup winners medal to the fans of AFC Wimbledon, wishing the club the best for the future. The medal is displayed at the club's stadium.[19] He is currently club president of non-league Soham Town Rangers.

Acting career[edit]

Jones with Keith David in 2010

In 1998, Jones made his film debut in Guy Ritchie's crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, in which he played a mob enforcer named Big Chris.[20] He has since been typecast in similar roles as criminals or villains, including the dapper gun-for-hire "Bullet-Tooth Tony" in Ritchie's 2000 follow up Snatch. Jones became known to American audiences in the 2000 film remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, in which he played Sphinx. Although this was a major role with significant screen time, he only had one line of dialogue because his character was a silent, tough brawler. He teamed up with director Dominic Sena again the following year for the thriller Swordfish, in which he played one of John Travolta's henchmen.

Jones played Danny Meehan in Mean Machine, a 2001 British remake of the Burt Reynolds film The Longest Yard. He played a former captain of the England national football team, who is sent to prison and subsequently takes control of a team of inmates who play against the prison guards' team. In the 2004 Japanese film Survive Style 5+, he played a hitman from Britain. He played another football role as Mad Maynard, the leader of a Manchester United football hooligan firm, in the 2004 film EuroTrip. His next role was in the 2006 film, X-Men: The Last Stand, as the comic book villain Juggernaut. He said that he would like to play Juggernaut in a spin-off. One of his lines in the film ("I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!") was based on a pre-existing Internet parody.[21] The same year, he was featured in another football film, She's the Man, as the coach of the Illyria team. In 2007, he played McStarley in The Condemned, a film about death row inmates forced to fight to the death on a remote island.

Jones was a housemate on the reality television show Celebrity Big Brother 7 in 2010, and celebrated his 45th birthday while he participated.[22] He received loud cheers as he entered the house and was the favourite to win going into the house, but he did not maintain popularity with the public; the crowd chanted "get Vinnie out" on the final night and booed him as he left the house after he finished in third place. Speaking of his experience on the show, he said: "It was like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in there – and I was Jack Nicholson."[23]

Jones played a professional killer in the Kazakhstani film Liquidator in 2011. His character is an elite assassin invited to eliminate the main character. Producers of the film dealt with the Kazakh-to-English language barrier by writing Jones' character as a mute who does not speak. In the same year, he played Zed in the movie Blood Out. He played a role in the Hungarian film The Magic Boys in 2012. That same year, he voiced Freddie the Dog in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. He co-starred alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action-thriller Escape Plan, released in 2013, and was featured with Danny Trejo in the 2014 horror-thriller Reaper.

In 2021, Jones competed in the third season of the Australian version of The Masked Singer as "Volcano". He was the first contestant eliminated.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Having met Tanya Terry when they were both 12 years old and next-door neighbours in Watford, Jones later married her in 1994. Tanya had a daughter by her first husband, footballer Steve Terry. The two had a son, who currently serves in the Blues and Royals regiment of the British Army.[25] In November 2013, Jones received treatment after finding signs of skin cancer below his eye.[26] At some point, his wife was also diagnosed with skin cancer, which then spread to her brain by 2018. Jones was at her bedside when she died on 6 July 2019.[27] He discussed her death during an appearance on Piers Morgan's Life Stories in September 2020,[28] and said that he does not plan to remarry.[29]

In 1998, Jones penned an autobiography called Vinnie: The Autobiography,[30] which was later revised and reprinted to include information on his first film appearance. During his football career, he resided mainly in Dronfield, Derbyshire.[citation needed] He splits his time between Los Angeles and Petworth, West Sussex.[31] He is a supporter of the Conservative Party and once described himself as "very proud of being British, very pro the monarchy, and very conservative".[32] He has been a fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC since childhood.[33]

Criminal charges[edit]

Jones was convicted in June 1998 of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage against a neighbour in November 1997.[34]

Jones was convicted in December 2003 of assault and threatening behaviour on an aircraft for an air rage incident, during which he slapped a passenger in the face and threatened to murder the cabin crew while drunk on an aircraft. He was fined £1,100 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.[35] As a result of the conviction, Hertfordshire police revoked Jones' firearms licence and seized the weapons listed on the licence.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[37][38][39][40][41]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wealdstone 1984–85 Alliance Premier League 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1985–86 26 2 1 0 0 0 27 2
Total 38 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 39 2
IFK Holmsund (loan) 1986 Division 3 Mellersta Norrland 22 1 0 0 0 0 22 1
Wimbledon 1986–87 First Division 22 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 28 5
1987–88 24 2 6 0 4 0 0 0 34 2
1988–89 31 3 4 0 5 0 1[a] 0 41 3
Total 77 9 14 1 11 0 1 0 103 10
Leeds United 1989–90 Second Division 45 5 1 0 2 0 4[a] 0 52 5
1990–91 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 46 5 1 0 2 0 4 0 53 5
Sheffield United 1990–91 First Division 31 2 1 0 4 0 1[a] 0 37 2
1991–92 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 35 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 41 2
Chelsea 1991–92 First Division 35 3 4 1 1 0 5[a] 2 45 6
1992–93 Premier League 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 42 4 4 1 1 0 5 2 52 7
Wimbledon 1992–93 Premier League 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 1
1993–94 33 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 35 2
1994–95 33 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 37 3
1995–96 31 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 36 3
1996–97 29 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 38 3
1997–98 24 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 28 1
Total 177 12 15 1 9 0 0 0 201 13
Queens Park Rangers 1997–98 First Division 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
1998–99 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Career total 446 36 36 3 27 0 11 2 520 41
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Full Members' Cup

International matches[edit]

Vinnie Jones' matches for the Wales national team[42]
Date Location Host team Score Away team Competition Goals scored
14 December 1994 Cardiff  Wales 0–3  Bulgaria UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying 0
29 March 1995 Sofia  Bulgaria 3–1  Wales UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying 0
26 April 1995 Düsseldorf  Germany 1–1  Wales UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying 0
7 June 1995 Cardiff  Wales 0–1  Georgia UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying 0
24 April 1996 Lugano   Switzerland 1–0  Wales Friendly 0
9 November 1996 Eindhoven  Netherlands 7–1  Wales 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier 0
14 December 1996 Cardiff  Wales 0–0  Turkey 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier 0
11 February 1997 Cardiff  Wales 0–0  Ireland Friendly 0
29 March 1997 Cardiff  Wales 1–2  Belgium 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier 0
Total Appearances 9 Goals 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Wealdstone

IFK Holmsund

Wimbledon

Leeds United

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Big Chris
2000 Snatch Bullet Tooth Tony
Gone in 60 Seconds Sphinx
2001 Swordfish Marco
Mean Machine Danny Meehan
2002 Night at the Golden Eagle Rodan
2004 The Big Bounce Lou Harris
EuroTrip 'Mad' Maynard
Blast Michael Kittredge
Survive Style 5+ Killer
2005 Slipstream Winston Briggs
Submerged Henry
Mysterious Island Bob TV film
Hollywood Flies Sean
2006 Johnny Was Johnny Doyle
She's the Man Coach Dinklage
Played Detective Brice
The Other Half Trainer
X-Men: The Last Stand Cain Marko / Juggernaut
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Rommel Voice role
2007 Strength and Honour 'Smasher' O'Driscoll
The Riddle Mike Sullivan
The Condemned Ewan McStarley
7–10 Split Roddy Nightengale
Tooth & Nail Mongrel
2008 Loaded Mr. Black
Hell Ride Billy 'Wings'
The Midnight Meat Train Mahogany
2009 The Bleeding Cain
The Ballad of G.I. Joe Destro Video short
Assault of Darkness Mr. Hunter
Year One Sargon
2010 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Finbar 'The Surgeon' McTeague
Locked Down Anton Vargas
Age of the Dragons Stubbs
The Heavy Edgar Dunn
2011 Kill the Irishman Keith Ritson
Blood Out Zed
You May Not Kiss the Bride Brick
The Liquidator Killer
Cross Gunnar
Not Another Not Another Movie Nancy Longbottom
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Freddie 'The Dog' Voice role
Fire with Fire Boyd
Hijacked Joe Ballard
Freelancers Sully
Magic Boys Jack Varga
2013 Escape Plan Drake
The 34th Battalion Lieutenant Colonel
Company of Heroes Brent Willoughby
Extraction Ivan Rudovsky
Fractured Quincy
Ambushed Vincent Camastra
Armed Response Tillinghast
Blood of Redemption Campbell
2014 A Certain Justice Bennett
Redirected Golden Pole
Reaper Rob
Way of the Wicked John Eliott
Gutshot Straight Carl
The Calculator Yust Van Borg
Puncture Wounds Bennett
2015 Awaken (US)/Left to Die (UK) Sergeant
Bite John 'Big John'
Rivers 9 Ray Kaplan
Absolution The Boss
Gridlocked Ryker
The Enforcer Renner
2016
Kill Kane Ray Brookes
The Midnight Man Pearl
Decommissioned Michael Price
2017 Cross Wars Gunnar
Life Outside Robson
2019 The Gandhi Murder Sir Norman Smith
Madness in the Method Vinnie
Cross 3 Gunnar
2020 Ron Hopper's Misfortune Ron Hopper [44]
I Am Vengeance: Retaliation Sean Teague
The Big Ugly Neelyn [45]
2021 Rise of the Footsoldier Origins Bernard O'Mahoney
The Bezonians Willard Greb Completed
2022 Death Pursuit Temple Post-production
TBA Overtown Cutty Delayed
Hypnotized Completed
Cross 4 Gunnar Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Gladiators Himself Contestant
2000 This Is Your Life Himself Subject[citation needed]
2005 Extras Himself Episode: "Ross Kemp"
2008 Vinnie Jones' Toughest Cops USA Himself Presenter
2010 Celebrity Big Brother Himself Contestant series 7
Chuck Karl Stromberg Episode: "Chuck Versus the Three Words"
2011 The Cape Dominic Raoul / Scales 6 episodes
2013 Vinnie Jones: Russia's Toughest Himself 6 episodes
Elementary Sebastian Moran 2 episodes
2014 Psych Ronnie Ives Episode: "Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire"
The Musketeers Martin Labarge Episode: "The Challenge"
Mind Games Isaac Vincent 2 episodes
2015–2018 Arrow Danny 'Brick' Brickwell 9 episodes
2015–2016 Galavant Gareth 18 episodes
2016 MacGyver John Kendrick Episode: "The Rising"
Police Interceptors with Vinnie Jones Himself Presenter
2018 Deception Gunter Gastafsen 13 episodes
2019 NCIS Los Angeles Rick Dorsey Season 11 episode 6
2019 The X Factor: Celebrity Himself Contestant
2020 Harry's Heroes: Euro Having a Laugh Himself Season 2 episode 2
2021 The Masked Singer Australia Volcano Season 3
2021 Law & Order: Organized Crime Albi Briscu Season 2

Music videos[edit]

  • Steve Aoki & LOOPERS - "Pika Pika" (2018)
    • Originally filmed for Steve Aoki & Knife Party - "Piledriver", but the original video was unreleased and the footage was re-edited and reused

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2002: Respect

Singles[edit]

  • "Wooly Bully" (1993)

References[edit]

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