Born: 1967-07-18 in Alameda County, California, USA (51 years old)
Vin DieselÂ is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the late 1990s, and first became known for appearing inÂ Steven Spielberg'sÂ Saving Private RyanÂ in 1998. He is most known for his portrayals ofÂ RiddickÂ inÂ The Chronicles of RiddickÂ trilogyÂ (2001â2013), and ofÂ Dominic TorettoÂ inÂ The Fast and the FuriousÂ film seriesÂ (2001âpresent), two franchises in which he also acted as producer. He also starred inÂ xXxÂ (2002) andÂ Sidney Lumet'sÂ Find Me GuiltyÂ (2006). His voice acting work includesÂ Brad Bird'sÂ The Iron GiantÂ (1999), the video games ofÂ The Chronicles of RiddickÂ franchise, and the upcomingÂ Guardians of the GalaxyÂ adaptationÂ of theÂ MarvelÂ comics of theÂ same name. As a filmmaker, Diesel directed, wrote, produced and starred in the drama filmÂ Strays, as well as in two short films. He is also the founder of the production companiesÂ One Race Films,Â Racetrack Records, andÂ Tigon Studios.