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Frank Vincent Gattuso, Jr.

Birthplace: North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: September 13, 2017 (80)
New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Frank Vincent Gattuso, Sr. and Mary Kowalczyk
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private and Private
Brother of Joseph Gattuso; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Actor, Musician
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About Frank Vincent

"Go home and get your shine box....", so said ill-fated Billy Batts in Goodfellas (1990). However, Billy Batts is better known to a legion of crime-film fans as the talented actor, musician, and comedian Frank Vincent. Multi-talented Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, but was raised in the Greenville section of Jersey City, New Jersey. Frank studied music at St. Pauls Grammar School and became a keen drummer at a young age, while his father introduced him to the dramatic arts. Vincent went on to became quite an accomplished musician and played with some of the key 1960s recording artists including Trini López, Del Shannon and Paul Anka. In 1975 Vincent appeared before the camera for the first time in the low-budget The Death Collector (1976) where he was noticed by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese who has since cast Frank in three iconic American films: the first saw Frank play the insolent Salvi in Raging Bull (1980), secondly as the aforementioned made man Billy Batts in Goodfellas (1990) being bumped off by Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro, and once again as Frank Marino in Casino (1995). To date, Frank Vincent has appeared in over fifty movies, and has set the pace as one of the cinema's most versatile and resourceful character actors. With the recognition of his talents, various new opportunities work followed, and Frank has since lent his skills to contributing and appearing on video games, in television commercials and even rock-music clips with artists including DMX, T-Boz and Hype Williams. More recently, Frank appeared in the role of Phil Leotardo in the legendary gangster TV series _Sopranos, The (1999)_ . Frank Vincent was also the proud recipient of the Italian American Entertainer of the Year Award, and has also been acknowledged with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Back East Picture Show.

Accomplished studio and stage musician and award winning actor, Frank Vincent Gattuso, 80, passed peacefully on Sept. 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Visiting hours will be on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., concluding with a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. at Caggiano Memorial Home, 62 Grove St., Montclair, N.J. Visit Frank was born in North Adams, Mass., on April 15, 1937, to his beautiful parents, Frank and Mary Gattuso. He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine; devoted children, daughters Debra and Maria; son Anthony; grandchildren Tori and TJ, and siblings, Nick, Jim, and Fran. Frank lived life on his terms, creating a dynamic and successful path in every endeavor he chose. His generosity and spirit extended beyond his family and closest friends as he strove to promote new talent in the performing arts. He is known for his legendary and iconic roles that will live forever and stand the test of time in cinematic history. And with that, "Go home and get your shine box"!

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Frank Vincent's Timeline

August 4, 1937
North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
September 13, 2017
Age 80
New Jersey, United States