Date of Birth: 28 March 1970
Vince Vaughn biography:
Attended Lake Forest High School, class of 1988. Vince's dad, Vernon Vaughn, can be seen as the man sitting at the "$100 minimum bet table" in the movie Swingers (1996). After Steven Spielberg saw him in Swingers (1996), he cast Vince for a role in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). Because he did not have an exemplary grade in school, he became the president of his Senior Class at Lake Forest High School (1988) because he knew that if he were the president, he would speak at graduation. If he had to speak at graduation, then the school would have to let him graduate. Vaughn was banned from Wilmington, N.C. bars, ordered to undergo alcohol assessment, and fined $250 after an April brawl. [31 May 2001] Is a Chicago Blackhawks fan. Frequent co-star of Ben Stiller, appearing with him in three movies in 2004 alone. Is of Lebanese, Italian, Irish, English and German ancestry. Attended Lake Forest High School with Pulitzer-prize nominated author, Dave Eggers. Once admitted to Premiere magazine that one of his favorite movies was Little Darlings (1980). Lost a piece of his thumb in a car wreck. Is considered the leader of, what the media refers to as, "The Frat Pack," along with Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. The "Frat Pack" name is a reference to the film, Old School (2003), featuring Vaughn, Ferrell and Luke Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Vaughn's "Frat Pack" films include, Wedding Crashers (2005), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Has quit smoking. Loves to dance. Before he became famous, he did an "After School Special" on steroids with Peter Billingsley. Does not like cell phones and does not own one. When he's working on a movie, he is given one and usually winds up losing it. Good friends with actor Jon Favreau. Is a Chicago Cubs fan. Ranked #31 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. It is his first appearance on the list. He is an Alumnus of the Famous Improv Olympic along with actors Mike Myers, the late Chris Farley, Ossie Beck, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Adam McKay. Has Canadian heritage as his mother, Sharon Vaughn, is from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Younger brother of Valeri Vaughn and Victoria Vaughn. Friends with Joaquin Phoenix. In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $25 million. A Republican, he supported (and voted for) George W Bush in 2000 and 2004. Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category for his performance in Fred Claus (2007). He failed to receive a nomination however. In 2002, he was part of "principal for a day" program at Curie High school in Chicago. Was considered for the role of Chandler on "Friends" (1994-2004). His favorite films are: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Tender Mercies, The Bad News Bears, Terms of Endearment, Urban Cowboy, Five Easy Pieces, and Paper Moon.  Topped Forbes list of actors who give movie studios the best return on their investment, with his films earning $14.75 Dollars for every $1 Dollar he is paid.