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Lights, camera, Vito Vincent?

By Nita Lelyveld

Poor Vito Vincent, who came to Hollywood chasing a dream.

He’s been here for nearly a year without landing a single acting gig.

Once he was homeless in New York. But before he came West in May, Vito was living a Cinderella story there.

His career was taking off. He’d appeared in print and TV ads. He’d been on a pilot, guest-starred on “The Colbert Report” and scored a small spot on “30 Rock.”

Even now, emails arrive with offers on the other coast. But here, nothing — and not for lack of trying.

People all over town have Vito Vincent’s head shots. And whenever he’s out in public, he generates buzz.

When shoppers at The Grove spy him sitting on a patio or going up the glass steps at the Apple store, they inevitably stop what they’re doing to gaze, snap cellphone photos, try to touch him.

Still, Vito Vincent doesn’t have an agent. He can’t even get an audition.

What exactly does a talented tabby cat have to do to catch a break in this town?

Read Nita Lelyveld’s story: A star isn’t born–yet


  1. March 28, 2012, 12:42 pm

    I am torn by this. The cat does seem like he has learned the leash and "puts up" with the attention. However, this is a cat. They are independent by nature. He is also fat, especially if he is only 5. So apparently there is a lot of treats involved to make him do what is wanted. IF he were brought up by a (cat actor/agent/stuntcat trainer) professional, he wouldn't be overweight I think the human is much more about the attention than the cat. Dogs have owners. Cats have servants!

  2. March 28, 2012, 3:17 pm

    this is pulitzer prize winning photography?

  3. March 28, 2012, 4:12 pm

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  4. March 28, 2012, 4:41 pm

    Fantastic! Best of luck!

    By: Bob

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