Fast Facts

  • The youngest of six children.
  • Started acting in children's theater groups at the age of 7, as well as doing some local TV modeling work.
  • Made his big-screen debut in 1993 with a small part in the Christian Slater-Marisa Tomei romance Untamed Heart.
  • Nominated for the Young Artist Awards' Leading Young Actor for his performance in the 1996 adventure film Alaska.
  • An avowed fan of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Kartheiser starred in a modernized adaptation of the Russian author's most famous novel, retitled Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000).
  • For years, lived an ascetic lifestyle, eschewing car ownership and most personal possessions; has since purchased a car, but still considers himself a minimalist.
  • Is a vegetarian.

Awards

  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Elise — Sister
  • James Ralph Kartheiser — Father
  • Janet Marie Kartheiser — Mother
  • Nathan — Brother
  • Colette — Sister
  • Alexis Bledel — Wife
  • Andrea — Sister
  • Theresa — Sister
  • Rachael Leigh Cook — Ex-significant Other

College

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BA in History)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Vincent Paul Kartheiser
  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Birthday: May 5, 1979, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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