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Pruitt Taylor Vince

Biography

Veteran character actor who appeared in a large number of films, playing disturbed, loner types. His movies include Mississippi Burning up, The Walking Useless, Miami Vice, and Constantine. In 2015 he made an appearance in Heroes Reborn as Casper Abraham. He found prominence for his jobs in the past due ’80s dramas, Timid People, Jacob’s Ladder, and Dread. His condition, which in turn causes his eye to twitch involuntarily, was utilized as a anxious twitch in lots of movies. He wedded Julianne Mattelig. He performed a jail warden in Oliver Stone’s Organic Born Killers.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth July 5, 1960
Place Of Birth Baton Rouge, LA
Profession Movie Actor
Education Louisiana State University
Nationality American
Spouse Julianne Mattelig
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Movies The Devil's Candy, The Legend of 1900, Constantine, Identity, Jacob's Ladder, Mississippi Burning, Natural Born Killers, Flypaper, Nobody's Fool, 13 Sins, Nurse Betty, Captivity, Drive Angry, Simone, Wild at Heart, Drop Dead Sexy, Beautiful Girls, Homefront, Beautiful Creatures, JFK, Don McKay, Monster, Dark Tourist, Heavy, City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold, Leaves of Grass, Jules Verne's Mysterious Island, Come See the Paradise, K-9, Barfly, Shy People, In the Electric Mist, Trapped, Cold Around the Heart, Mumford, The End of Violence, China Moon, When a Man Falls in the Forest, Love from Ground Zero, 13 Moons, The Echo, Night Sins, Under the Hula Moon, On the Inside, The Smell of Success, Gotti, Bending the Rules, Sweet Poison, Dr. Dolittle, Creature, Dead in the Water
TV Shows The Mentalist
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Northeast Film Festival 2013 for his stellar performance as Earl Wayne in Broken Blood (2013).
2When Pruitt Taylor Vince won the 1997 Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Murder One (1995), he beat Ewan McGregor and such top-drawer thespians as Oscar-winners Alan Arkin and Louis Gossett Jr. and Oscar nominee William H. Macy for the award.
3Ended up in a drama class by accident in high school, due to a computer error in registration.
4Has nystagmus, a condition which causes a person's eyes to move involuntarily.
5Filmed scenes for Down by Law (1986) that were cut.
6Won the 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performance by an Actor for his performance as serial killer Clifford Banks on Murder One (1995).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life and Death of John Gotti2017post-productionAngelo Ruggiero
59 Seconds2016Robert
Heroes Reborn2015TV Mini-SeriesCasper Abraham
The Devil's Candy2015Ray Smilie
Those Who Kill2014TV SeriesRicky Isles
The Mentalist2010-2014TV SeriesJ.J. LaRoche
13 Sins2014Vogler
Homefront2013/IWerks
True Blood2013TV SeriesFinn
Broken Blood2013Earl Wayne
Beautiful Creatures2013Mr. Lee
Dark Tourist2012Carl Marznap
Hawaii Five-02012TV SeriesRichard Branch
Bones2012TV SeriesHaze Jackson
Brake2012/IDriver / Boss Terrorist (voice)
Bending the Rules2012Happy
Mysterious Island2012Gideon Spilett
Justified2012TV SeriesGlen Fogle
On the Inside2011/IBen Marshal
The Walking Dead2011TV SeriesOtis
Creature2011Grover
Butter2011Ned Eaton
Drive Angry2011Roy
Cameraman2011Jerry
The Cape2011TV SeriesGoggles
Flypaper2011Jelly
Memphis Beat2010TV SeriesMartin Matthews
Infamous2010TV SeriesThe Patriarch
Medium2009TV SeriesPeter Winant
Leaves of Grass2009Big Joe Sharpe
Don McKay2009Mel
In the Electric Mist2009Lou Girard
The Smell of Success2009Cleveland Clod
The Echo2008/IJoseph
Canterbury's Law2008TV SeriesLouis Minot
Captivity2007Ben Dexter
When a Man Falls2007Travis
House M.D.2006TV SeriesGeorge
Deadwood2005-2006TV SeriesMose Manuel
Drop Dead Sexy2005Spider
Constantine2005Father Hennessy
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004TV SeriesMarty Gleason
Touching Evil2004TV SeriesCyril Kemp
Alias2003TV SeriesCampbell / Schapker
Monster2003Gene / Stuttering "John"
The Handler2003TV SeriesSergei / Ray
L.A. Confidential2003TV MovieSid Hudgens
Identity2003Malcolm Rivers
Trapped2002/IMarvin
S1m0ne2002Max Sayer
Rebellion2002VideoVito
13 Moons2002Owen
Thieves2001TV SeriesRoy Lichter
Mental Hygiene2001ShortMr. Adams
Gideon's Crossing2001TV SeriesJames Tooley
The Cell2000Dr. Reid
Nurse Betty2000Ballard
Mumford1999Henry Follett
La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano1998Max Tooney
Love from Ground Zero1998Walter
Doctor Dolittle1998Patient at Hammersmith (uncredited)
Cold Around the Heart1997Johnny 'Cokebottles' Costello
The Break1997Scott
Murder One1997TV SeriesClifford Banks
The End of Violence1997Frank Cray
Night Sins1997TV MovieOlie Swain
Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer1997TV Mini-SeriesClifford Banks
The Cottonwood1996Mark Salli
The X-Files1996TV SeriesGerry Schnauz
Beautiful Girls1996Stanley 'Stinky' Womack
Highlander1995TV SeriesMikey
Under the Hula Moon1995Bob
The Marshal1995TV SeriesTwo-Cats
Chicago Hope1995TV SeriesWalter Platt
Heavy1995Victor Modino
Nobody's Fool1994Rub Squeers
Natural Born Killers1994Deputy Warden Kavanaugh
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold1994Bud
China Moon1994Daryl Jeeters
Sisters1993TV SeriesJoe Abruzzia
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesHank Pilcher
Till Death Us Do Part1992TV MovieMichael Brockington
JFK1991Lee Bowers
Dead in the Water1991TV MovieLou Rescetti
Sweet Poison1991TV MovieCoyle
Jacob's Ladder1990/IPaul
In the Heat of the Night1990TV SeriesLeonard Grissom
Come See the Paradise1990Augie Farrell
Fear1990Shadow Man
Wild at Heart1990Buddy
Homer and Eddie1989Cashier
K-91989Benny the Mule
I Know My First Name Is Steven1989TV Mini-SeriesIrving Murphy
Miami Vice1988TV SeriesCruz
Mississippi Burning1988Lester Cowens
Red Heat1988Night Clerk
Barfly1987Joe
Shy People1987Paul
Angel Heart1987Det. Deimos
Down by Law1986scenes deleted

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Infamous2010TV Series 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of Broken Blood2013Video documentary shortHimself
Nobody Wants Your Film2005DocumentaryHimself
Trapped: From Within2002Video documentary shortHimself - 'Marvin Pool'

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Walking Dead2011TV SeriesOtis

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesMurder One (1995)
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Recurring PlayerMurder One (1995)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Festival AwardNortheast Film Festival, USBest Supporting Actor in a FeatureBroken Blood (2013)


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#Trademark
1Playing twitchy, nervous, sometimes disturbed characters

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