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Vinny Guadagnino Biography

Birth Name:
Vincent J. Guadagnino
Reality show cast member

Fast Facts

  • Had many animals growing up, including snakes, parrots, a hedgehog, and even a shark
  • Worked as a political aide for a Staten Island assemblyman
  • Took the LSAT in hopes of getting into law school, though he didn't want to become a lawyer
  • He just wanted the degree because he felt it was prestigious
  • Is one of three cast members of the Jersey Shore who hail from Staten Island
  • Became known for his fist-pump dance on Jersey Shore
  • In 2010, launched IHAV (short for I Have a Vision), a T-shirt line whose profits from the first design will help fund antibullying grants for dosomething
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  • The organization helps young adults find and create volunteering opportunities
  • Made his television acting debut on an episode (titled "My Cousin Vinny") of the MTV coming-of-age comedy The Hard Times of RJ Berger


  • Paula Guadagnino -- Mother