He was a former captain of the Wales national football team.
Vinnie is also President of NOBS (the National Organisation of Beaters and Pickers-up) and is a keen country sports enthusiast.
Vinnie says that the most interesting person he has met is Robert Duvall.
If Vinnie could have any leading lady in a love scene, it would Mariyln Monroe.
If given the opportunity, Vinnie Jones would like to work with Robert De Niro because he is a classy guy.
Vinnie favorite movie is Braveheart and his favorite actor is Mel Gibson.
Vinnie was part of the 'Crazy Gang' team that won the Football Association Challenge Cup, in 1988.
Vinnie Jones released an album of Blues and Soul music called Respect.
Vinnie Jones has written two autobiographies called Vinnie The Autobiograhy and My Life.
Vinnie Jones has appeared in movies like Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Played, She's the Man, Johnny Was, The Other Half, Mysterious Island, EuroTrip, Night at the Golden Eagle, Mean Machine, Swordfish, and X-Men: The Last Stand.
In 2007, Vinnie Jones will be seen in the movies Carry on London, In Like Flynn, The Filthy War, Rush Hour 3, The Condemned, Loaded, Strength and Honor, and The Riddle.
In 1997, Vinnie won Satellite TV's "Personality of the Year" from Satellite TV Europe Magazine.
Vinnie is often referred to as "The Axe" by his fans.
One of the reasons that Vinnie Jones is a famous football player is that he once grabbed fellow footballer Paul Gascoigne by the testicles in the middle of a match.
Vinnie was a student at Chancellors School located at Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
Vinnie shares a birthday with Gone In 60 Seconds co-star Robert Duvall.
Vinnie holds the record for being the quickest player ever to be yellow-carded in a game of professional soccer. He was booked 3 seconds into the game.
Vinnie was briefly a player and a coach of Queens Park Rangers football club in 1998.
Vinnie was sent off more than ten times during his football career.
Vinnie played 384 league games and scored 33 goals in his soccer career, most of them with Wimbledon.
Vinnie's daughter Kayley was born in 1987.
Vinnie's son Aaron was born in 1991.
Vinnie married his wife Tanya, in 1994 and they are still married as of 2006.
Vinnie stands 6'2" tall.
Vinnie actively participates in the running of his official website. He tries to read as many emails from fans as he possibly can.
Vinnie has 5 tattoos. A rose on his left forearm, an FA Cup Tattoo on the outside of his right leg (marking his achievement of winning the FA Cup, with Wimbledon in 1988), the Leeds football club rose on the outside of his left leg (for winning the division championship in 1989/90), he has the captaincy for Wales on his chest, and finally the names of his family: Tanya, Aaron and Kayley in the middle of his shoulders.
Vinnie boasts a huge collection of cars. He owns everything from a Ferrari to various German sports cars.
Vinnie is an avid supporter of the charity CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood.)
Vinnie owns a thoroughbred racehorse named partially after one of the films he appeared in: Sixty Seconds.
Vinnie is an avid fan of Greyhound racing. He even owns several dogs which he enters into races.
Vinnie won The Millennium Cigar Award for Male Cigar Personality of the Year.
In December of 1995, Vinnie won the Nike Man of the Match for his performance in the The F.A. Premier League match between Arsenal and Wimbledon.
In 1998, Vinnie won the Sir James Carreras award for Outstanding new talent for his performance in a variety club in Great Britain.
Vinnie won GQ Magazine's Man of the Year Award in 1999.
Vinnie won the Odeon Cinemas Audience award for Best Actor award for his appearance in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
In 1999, Vinnie won the Empire Award for Best Debut for the movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
In 2001, Vinnie won the Empire Award for Best British Actor for his appearance in Snatch.
In 2002, Vinnie appeared in the music video for Westlife's "Bop Bop Baby."
Vinnie appeared in a series of commercials for Bacardi Rum from 2001 to 2003.
Vinnie appeared in a TV commercial for Puma in 2002.
Vinnie appeared in a TV commercial for Sky Digital Television in 2001.
Vinnie appeared in a TV commercial for Walker's Crisps and One2One in 1999.
Vinnie was banned from flying on Virgin Atlanticafter causing a fight on a flight to Tokyo.
Vinnie made his acting debut in the cult film Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels in 1998.
Vinnie appeared in the 2003 Smirnoff Ice commercials.
Vinnie Jones: Oh right lads, you wanna be nothing, prisoners... numbers... that's fine But you win out there today and you'll have something to remember forever, talk about it over and over, because up and down the country there are cons that are pig sick of not being here in your shoes... just to have one crack at those bastards next door!
Vinnie Jones: Puffy faces, beer bellies - I can't afford to go that way. For the parts I play I've got to look respectable, lean and mean.
Vinnie Jones: I've always felt that people put me down, and I'd fight back. I played football 15 years, and nobody gave me any credit, and they never will do.
Vinnie Jones: [The critics] say that about every film - that it will be my last one. My next one, in Australia, will be my 30th.