In 1994, Vincent was one of 14 Guiding Light stars to appear on a special set of phone cards called "The Soap Connection Collection." The cards allowed fans of the show to hear interviews and behind the scenes info provided by the character who appeared on the card.
One year before landing the role of "Lujack" on Guiding Light, Vincent was up for a lead role in the Francis Ford Coppola movie, The Outsiders. The possible movie role also caused him to turn down an audition for the soap opera Another World.
Soon after Vincent joined the cast of Guiding Light as "Lujack" in 1984, the show's ratings went up. The actor joked that the ratings increase was because all of his Italian relatives had begun watching the show.
In 1992, Vincent was named one of the "10 Sexiest Man on Daytime" by the readers of Soap Opera Update magazine and the editors of Playgirl magazine.
Vincent is an excellent mimic who can imitate the voices of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Elmo, and Ernie of Sesame Street.
When Vincent joined Guiding Light in 1984, he became one of the most popular actors in daytime television. In one month he received more mail than any other actor in the history of any Proctor & Gamble soap opera.
Vincent was bit by the acting bug while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Vincent, who says he has a passion for the arts, began studying photography when he was only 11 years old. He also began studying the piano at that time, becoming classically trained.
Vincent studied acting with Lee Strasberg after having received a full scholarship at his Theater Institute.
Vincent supports many charities, including Habitat for Humanity and Kiva.
Vincent says the most gratifying role he's ever played on was "Lujack" on Guiding Light in the 80s. He loved the fact that "Lujack" was such a multi-dimensional character.
Vincent's theater credits include:
- The Death of Von Richtoven
- The Taming of the Shrew
- The Long Goodbye
Vincent studied with vocal coach Tad Motyka in the 90s in order to achieve the level of "legit tenor." As such, he performed as a soloist with the Orchestre de Lyon, France.
When not acting, Vincent works as a motivational speaker for other actors, and can by hired via the American Talent & Celebrity Network.
Before landing the role of "Lujack" on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, Vincent was waiting tables in a restaurant in New York City.
Vincent's most demanding role was as "Gino Santangelo" in the Jackie Collins mini-series Lucky/Chances which aired on NBC in 1990. His character aged 40 years throughout the run of the series. Vincent's co-stars included soap vets Michael Nader, Eric Braeden, Stephanie Beacham, Leann Hunley, and Nicollette Sheridan as "Lucky."
Vincent is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent.
Vincent is 5'9" with black hair and brown eyes.
Vincent is one of six children. He has two brothers, Frank and Michael, and three sisters, Tracy, Tina and Audra.
Vincent recorded "Please Come Home for Christmas" as part of ABC Daytime's A Holiday Affair CD which was released in November of 2006.
Vincent: (on the cancellation of Guiding Light) I have such affection for that show. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of television history. What other medium is producing product that lasts 72 years? It has entertained not only generations, but employed generations of people.
Vincent: (on his children) The love I have for them is irrevocable.
Vincent: (on his All My Children character, David) I do see the value in a character that's multidimensional.... You see his capacity to love passionately and to be selfless as a person. It's exciting to see the potential of that in a so-called villain, and that's what the audience responds to.
Vincent: (on becoming a Christian) It's the most glorious and significant thing to happen in other people's lives, and in my life.
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