Vince Vaughn Trivia
Birth name: Vincent Anthony Vaughn
Date of birth: 28 March 1970
Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Nickname: Mr Sunshine
Height: 6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
- He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Vernon Lindsay Vaughn (a Protestant salesman of Scottish, Irish and German descent) and Sharon Eileen DePalmo (a Canadian-born Catholic real-estate agent of Italian and Lebanese descent).
- Attended Lake Forest High School, class of 1988.
- He grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and then Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest High School and was interested in theatre at a young age.
- Vince’s dad, Vernon Vaughn, can be seen as the man sitting at the “$100 minimum bet table” in the movie Swingers (1996).
- After Steven Spielberg saw him in Swingers (1996), he cast Vince for a role in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
- Was president of his class in high school
- Vince Vaughn appeared with Joey Lauren Adams in Dwight Yoakam’s music video for “These Arms”.
- He obtained a role in a Chevrolet television commercial early in his acting career and felt that he was set. After moving to Hollywood, he became a struggling actor facing rejection after rejection. He appeared in a few spots on television but finally got a speaking role in the movie Rudy in 1993.
- Vaughn was banned from Wilmington, N.C. bars, ordered to undergo alcohol assessment, and fined $250 after an April brawl. [31 May 2001]
- Is a Chicago Blackhawks fan.
- Steven Spielberg saw him in Swingers, and cast him in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which gave him an amount of exposure.
- Frequent co-star of Ben Stiller, appearing with him in three movies in 2004 alone.
- He had a major role in the hit movie Old School and in 2004 he was seen alongside Ben Stiller in the hits Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball.
- Is of Lebanese, Italian, Irish, English and German ancestry.
- Attended Lake Forest High School with Pulitzer-prize nominated author, Dave Eggers.
- Once admitted to Premiere magazine that one of his favorite movies was Little Darlings (1980).
- Lost a piece of his thumb in a car wreck.
- He also starred in the Get Shorty sequel Be Cool and in Doug Liman’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
- Is considered the leader of, what the media refers to as, “The Frat Pack,” along with Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. The “Frat Pack” name in a reference to the film, Old School (2003), featuring Vaughn, Ferrell and Luke Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the six actors.
- Shares his birthday with Julia Stiles, Reba McEntire and Dianne Wiest
- Has quit smoking.
- Shares a birthday with Chris Barrie.
- Loves to dance.
- Before he became famous, he did an ‘After School Special’ on steroids with Peter Billingsley.
- He starred alongside fellow Frat Pack friend Owen Wilson, in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers, his latest film which has grossed a little over $200 million dollars at the box office
- Does not like cell phones and does not own one. When he’s working on a movie, he is given one and usually winds up losing it.
- He has a starring role in The Break Up (2006) with Jennifer Aniston, whom he began dating when they met on-set.