Who is Vincent LaRusso?
Vincent Angelo LaRusso was born in Livingston, New Jersey USA, on 16 May 1978 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor with nine credits to his name, while he’s perhaps still known best for his debut film appearance portraying the supporting character Adam Banks in the 1992 family comedy movie “The Mighty Ducks”, directed by Stephen Herek, and which starred Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland and Lane Smith. It follows a lawyer from Minnesota who has been sentenced to do community service, and now has to coach a youth ice hockey team; the movie was nominated for two awards.
Early life and education
Vincent was raised in Madison, New Jersey, alongside his older brother Anthony, by their father Anthony Sr., and their mother Joann LaRusso; not a lot is known about the boys’ parents, as their privacy is respected.
Vincent became interested in acting while still attending a local elementary school, and was encouraged by his drama teacher, who cast him to play lead roles in many of the plays performed at the school. In 1992, the same year when he made his debut film appearance, Vincent also made his debut TV series appearance, with his portrayal of Patrick in the episode “Blood Brothers: The Joey DiPaolo Story”, of the short family drama “Lifestories: Families in Crisis”.
It starred Craig Wasson, Calista Flockhart and Adam LaVorgna, and follows true stories of how various events can affect children’s and teenagers’ lives; the series won 20 of the 47 awards for which it was nominated.
Also in 1992, Vincent began attending Madison High School, then upon matriculating in 1996, he enrolled at Boston University’s School of Management, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2000.
Roles in movies
Meantime, in 1994, Vincent reprised his role as Adam Banks in the sequel “D2: The Mighty Ducks”, this time directed by Sam Weisman, and which starred Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe and Michael Tucker. It follows Gordon’s ice hockey team which is competing in California’s Junior Goodwill Games.
In 1996, Vincent portrayed Adam Banks once more, in the further sequel “D3: The Mighty Ducks”, directed by Robert Lieberman, and which starred Emilio Estevez, Jeffrey Nordling and David Selby. It follows the members of a hockey team, who have received scholarships from a prestigious preparatory school – the movie was nominated for two awards.
In 2006, Vincent was cast to star as Wyatt, in the short romantic drama “Damaged Goods”, and in 2008 he portrayed Bank Robber in the critically acclaimed action science fiction comedy “Superhero Movie”, written and directed by Craig Mazin, and which starred Drake Bell, the late comedian Leslie Nielsen, and Sara Paxton. It follows the orphaned teenager Rick Riker, who has been bitten by a strange dragonfly, and has thus developed superpowers; the movie saw Drake Bell nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Male.
Vincent’s most recent movie role has been his portrayal of Daniel McCormack in the 2010 short drama “George and Sofia”.
Roles in TV series
Vincent has appeared in only three TV series, including the above mentioned “Lifestories: Families in Crisis”.
In 2009, he played Buddy #2 in the episode “Haunted” of the popular mystery science fiction drama “Dollhouse”, created by Joss Whedon, and which starred Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix and Fran Kranz. Set in the not-so-far future, the movie tells the story of a laboratory at which the identities of lost young people are erased, and then replaced by temporary identities; the series was nominated for five awards.
Vincent’s only other TV series role, has been his portrayal of Adam Banks in the 2021 episode “Spirit of the Ducks” of the sports comedy drama “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, based on the film trilogy, and which stars Lauren Graham, Brady Noon and Emilio Estevez. The series has just recently begun airing, and follows Evan who’s being encouraged by his mother to form a new youth hockey team; it has already won a ReFrame Stamp accolade for IMDbPro Top 200 Most Popular TV Titles 2020-2021.
Awards and nominations
In 1993, Vincent and his colleagues were nominated for a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, for their performance in “The Mighty Ducks”.
For over a decade now, Vincent has been working in the hospitality sector, and has been keeping his life away from the media’s attention. He’s today the director of food and beverage at New York’s Ambassador Theatre Group, so still with a remote connection to the entertainment industry.
Love life and relationships
Vincent prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but it’s still widely known that he was once a married man. In 2015, he exchanged vows with the American actress and costume designer Kate Everard, in a private ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family members. Kate has two acting credits: she played Wood Nymph in the 2004 episode “Spin City” of the critically acclaimed fantasy mystery drama “Charmed”, and Hot Girl in the 2007 short comedy film “The Wrath of CAAA”.
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Vincent and Kate divorced in 2018 for unknown reasons, but it’s believed that it was Vincent not wanting to have children which led to their separation.
He hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he has perhaps been with, and as of September 2021, Vincent seems to be single, was once married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Even before landing a role in “The Mighty Ducks”, Vincent was a huge fan of ice hockey, and occasionally played it with his friends; he was one of only a couple of cast members who didn’t have to learn to play the sport to prepare for the movie.
He’s a fan of tattoos, and has one on his lower back.
Vincent is a huge lover of animals, and has a pet cat called Sly, and a pet dog called Sparky, which can be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures.
He’s interested in music, and can play the bass guitar; some of Vincent’s favorite bands are Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.
He has his own favorite actors, who include the late Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman, and a couple of Vincent’s favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Rain Man”.
Age, height and net worth
Vincent’s age is 43. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and he weighs around 185lbs (85kgs).
As of September 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $400,000.