|Born||September 27, 1962|
|Occupation||Author, radio host, podcast host, fitness trainer, Model|
His career began in New Orleans, Louisiana, after he graduated from Tulane University, where he studied on a football scholarship. He was a star athlete at Ascension Catholic High School in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. He became a fitness trainer while living in New Orleans, and hosted a radio show on WWWL. He also worked at Newman High School in New Orleans as a physical education teacher where Archie Manning's sons attended.
Diagnosed with leukemia in July 2007, he continued to train for marathon cycling events. After the cancer went into remission, he raised money for less-fortunate patients through the non-profit organization Maximum Hope Foundation, which counts celebrities like Brad Garrett and Michael Chiklis as supporters. He participated in the Furnace Creek 508 webcast, produced by AdventureCORPS, Inc. His story has been featured in several publications, including Westside Today, The Signal, and The Acorn.
He has been in a long-term relationship with actress Serena Scott Thomas.
As an author, he wrote a best-selling children's book, titled "Monty".
In 2012, he started the "Angriest Trainer" podcast with co-host Anna Vocino, who was best known for the self-improvised show "Free Radio" on Comedy Central. as a personal trainer is working with Hollywood celebrities and Ironman triathletes.
In July 2013 Vinnie released his second book called "Fitness Confidential." The book was written with Dean Lorey and covers Vinnie's career as a personal trainer, as well as his "no sugar no grains" approach to eating healthily. "Fitness Confidential" has been optioned by Sony Television for development as a television series.
In October 2014, Vinnie launched Pure Vitamin Club, an online subscription-based business selling an original multivitamin/multimineral formula.