Vinnie Jones

D.O.B: Jan 05, 1965 |  Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK

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Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League.

Biography

Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of soccers hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him marking Newcastle Uniteds Paul Gascoigne, by grabbing his testicles. He has played for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Chelsea, and Queens Park Rangers. Internationally, he played for Wales, qualifying for that nationality through his grandparents. He made his first acting appearance in the British comedy/thriller, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), at age 33, although he had previous presented a video on footballs hard men (for which he was censured by the Football Association). He starred in the blockbuster, X-Men: Laffrontement final (2006), as Cain Marko, also known as The Juggernaut. Prior to that, he played the scowling soccer coach illustrating both his likability and comedic side in Dreamworks Shes the Man (2006), with Amanda Bynes. Other projects include a lead role in Johnny Was (2006), starring Roger Daltrey, Eriq La Salle and Lennox Lewis, and he also appears in the independent feature, The Riddle (2007), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Derek Jacobi. Over the years, he has received a number of prestigious awards, which showcase his accomplishments as a talented actor. In 1997, he won Satellite TVs Personality of the Year, from Satellite TV Europe Magazine. In 1998, GQ Magazine named Jones Man of the Year.