Vinny Vella was an American actor, talk show host and comedian.
Bella is known for his role as Jimmy Petrille in HBO’s The Sopranos, in which he starred from 1999 to 2004.
Other television work includes episodes of New York Undercover, Law & Order, and a television film, Spenser: Small Vices (with Joe Mantegna and Marcia Gay Harden).
In New York City, he hosted a public-access television cable TV show on MNN, The Vinny Vella Show.
Vella was the subject of a 67-minute 2000 documentary called Hey, Vinny by director John Huba.
Film appearances include Casino and Analyze That (both alongside Robert De Niro), Donnie Brasco (with Johnny Depp and Al Pacino), Rounders (with Matt Damon), and Coffee and Cigarettes (with Bill Murray).
Vella died February 20, 2019, in New York City, New York. He was 71.