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Pruitt Taylor Vince stars in "The Mentalist" on CBS in the recurring role of J.J. LaRoche. Vince can also be seen in the horror movie "Creature" (2011), opposite Mehcad Brooks and Serinda Swan, as Grover.

Pruitt Taylor Vince is one of the industry's hardest working and most versatile character actors. His eclectic resume boasts every film genre from horror and action to art house drama, and he has worked with some of the industry's most respected and talented directors.

Vince was seen opposite Academy Award winner Charlize Theron in the compelling crime drama "Monster," based on the true story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. His other film credits include "Drive Angry 3D," "Tim Blake Nelson's "Leaves of Grass" with Ed Norton, James Mangold's thriller "Identity"; Luis Mandoki's "Trapped," with Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon; "Simone," with Al Pacino; the independent film "13 Moons," with Steve Buscemi; "The Cell"; Neil LaBute's "Nurse Betty"; and Lawrence Kadsan's comedy "Mumford." He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of a lovelorn cook in the 1995 film "Heavy." Also starring Liv Tyler and Shelley Winters, the film won the Special Jury Prize at that year's Sundance Film Festival.

Vince received his first break in movies from director Alan Parker, who gave him a small part in "Angel Heart" and subsequently in "Mississippi Burning" and "Come See the Paradise." He has also worked with Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone on "Natural Born Killers" and "JFK." Throughout his career, he has appeared in over two dozen films including "Doctor Doolittle," Wim Wenders' "The End of Violence," Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls," Robert Benton's "Nobody's Fool," "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold," "Jacob's Ladder" for director Adrian Lyne, David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" and Barbet Schroeder's "Bar Fly."

He won an Emmy Award in 1995 for Outstanding Guest Actor for his recurring role on the ABC drama "Murder One" and has appeared in a several TV movies and miniseries. He played the recurring role of Mose Manuel on HBO's "Deadwood" and has made guest appearances in series such as "The Cape," "Memphis Beat," "Medium," "House," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Touching Evil," "Alias," "The Handler," "The X Files," "The Marshal," "Chicago Hope," "Sisters," "Quantum Leap" and "Miami Vice."


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Age: 56 years old
Birthday: July 5, 1960
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA
Wife: Julianne Mattelig (5/24/2003)
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