Vin Diesel Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Mark Sinclair (born July 18, 1967), known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and producer. One of the world’s highest-grossing actors, he is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise.
Diesel began auditioning for roles in the early 1990s but struggled to gain roles and instead decided to make his own low-budget film. In 1995, he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the short film Multi-Facial. In 1997, Diesel made his first feature length film Strays, which he also wrote, produced and directed. Director Steven Spielberg took notice of Diesel after seeing him in Multi-Facial and cast him in a small role for his 1998 war epic Saving Private Ryan. Diesel subsequently voiced the titular character in The Iron Giant (1999) while gaining a reputation as an action star after headlining the Fast & Furious, XXX, and The Chronicles of Riddick franchises.
Diesel portrays Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films, appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). He also portrayed Groot in the animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). Diesel has also earned commercial success in other genres, such as in the comedy The Pacifier (2005), while his performance in Find Me Guilty (2006) was praised. Diesel portrayed Bloodshot in its 2020 superhero film adaptation, and is slated to appear in the upcoming Avatar films.
He founded the production company One Race Films, where he has also served as a producer or executive producer for his star vehicles. Diesel also founded the record label Racetrack Records and video game developer Tigon Studios, providing his voice and motion capture for all of Tigon’s releases.
Diesel was born Mark Sinclair on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California, where his mother was also born, though later moved to New York City with his fraternal twin brother, Paul. His mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent (née Sinclair), is an astrologer. He was raised by his white mother and adoptive African-American father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager. Diesel has stated that he is “of ambiguous ethnicity.” His mother has English, German, and Scottish roots. He has never met his biological father, and has said that “all I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures”; Diesel believes that his parents’ relationship would have been illegal in parts of the United States due to anti-miscegenation laws.
Diesel made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in the children’s play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson. The play was produced at Theater for the New City in New York’s Greenwich Village. His involvement in the play came about when he, his brother and some friends had broken into the Theater for the New City space on Jane Street with the intent to vandalize it. They were confronted by the theater’s artistic director, Crystal Field, who offered them roles in the upcoming show instead of calling the police. Diesel remained involved with the theater throughout adolescence, going on to attend NYC’s Hunter College, where studies in creative writing led him to begin screenwriting. He has identified himself as a “multi-faceted” actor. Sinclair began going by his stage name Vin Diesel while working as a bouncer at the New York nightclub Tunnel, wanting a tougher sounding name for his occupation. Vin comes from his mother’s married last name Vincent, while the surname Diesel came from his friends due to his tendency to be energetic.
Diesel has said he prefers to maintain his privacy regarding his personal life, stating: “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence.”
Sometime around 2001, Diesel dated his Fast & Furious co-star Michelle Rodriguez. Since 2007, he has been in a relationship with Mexican model Paloma Jimenez; the couple have three children: daughter Hania Riley (born April 2008), son Vincent Sinclair (born 2010), and daughter Pauline (born March 2015). The last is named in honor of his co-star and friend Paul Walker, who died in November 2013. He is also the godfather of Walker’s daughter, Meadow.
Diesel is noted for his distinctive deep voice; he said his voice broke around age 15, giving him a mature-sounding voice on the telephone. He has played Dungeons & Dragons for over 37 years as of 2021, and wrote the foreword for the commemorative book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons. Canadian video game designer and developer Merritt k created the 2015 ASMR game Vin Diesel DMing a Game of D&D Just For You based on his D&D fandom. He has expressed his love for the Dominican Republic and how he relates to its multicultural facets. He is acquainted with its former president, Leonel Fernández, and appeared in one of Fernández’s earlier campaign ads. Los Bandoleros, a short film directed by Diesel, was filmed in the Dominican Republic.
In November 2021, Vin Diesel attended a belt promotion ceremony at Legacy Jiu-Jitsu, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Burbank, California, in order to give a speech to celebrate one of his oldest friends being promoted to black belt in the sport, Valentino Morales.
Vin Diesel Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Private Adrian Caparzo|
|1999||The Iron Giant||The Iron Giant|
|2000||Boiler Room||Chris Varick|
|Pitch Black||Richard B. Riddick|
|2001||The Fast and the Furious||Dominic Toretto|
|Knockaround Guys||Taylor Reese|
|2003||The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious||Dominic Toretto|
|A Man Apart||Sean Vetter||Producer|
|2004||The Chronicles of Riddick||Richard B. Riddick|
|The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury||Voice|
|2005||The Pacifier||Lieutenant Shane Wolfe|
|2006||Find Me Guilty||Jackie DiNorscio|
|The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||Dominic Toretto||Uncredited cameo|
|2008||Babylon A.D.||Hugo Cornelius Toorop|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Dominic Toretto|
|Los Bandoleros||Short film|
Writer, director, producer
|2013||Fast & Furious 6|
|Riddick: Blindsided||Richard B. Riddick||Short film|
|2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Groot|
|2015||Furious 7||Dominic Toretto|
|The Last Witch Hunter||Kaulder|
|2016||Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk||Shroom|
|2017||XXX: Return of Xander Cage||Xander Cage|
|The Fate of the Furious||Dominic Toretto|
|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||Groot||Voice|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War|
|Ralph Breaks the Internet||Voice; cameo appearance|
|2020||Bloodshot||Ray Garrison / Bloodshot|
|2022||Thor: Love and Thunder||Groot|
|Avatar: The Way of Water||TBA||Post-production|
|2023||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3||Groot|
|Fast X||Dominic Toretto||Producer|
|2019||Fast & Furious Spy Racers||Dominic Toretto|
|2022||Ark: The Animated Series||Santiago|
|The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special||Groot||Voice; Post-production|
|2004||The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay||Richard B. Riddick|
|The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena||Richard B. Riddick|
|2020||Fast & Furious Crossroads||Dominic Toretto|
|2022||Ark 2||Santiago Da Costa|
Theme park attractions
|2015||Fast & Furious: Supercharged||Dominic Toretto||Universal Studios Hollywood|
|2018||Universal Studios Florida|