ByJerome Maida, writer at
Jerome Maida

Longtime tough-guy character actor Billy Vigeant has been cast in the upcoming crime drama "Blue Suede".

Vigeant will play ruthless Mafia Don Frank Pizzano in the film. It is a major role in the film, which was likely a huge selling point for Vigeant. He has made a career of supporting big-name actors in big films - of then uncredited.

Now, he gets to spout juicy lines like, "Let's take back Chinatown."

Set in the seedy underworld of Boston, "Blue Suede" revolves around a bloody turf war between the Italian mob and the Chinese Triads. Although it is unclear who will win the war, the loser is already determined: the law-abiding citizens of Boston. In the midst of all the bloodshed, FBI agents attempt to stop the violence.

Born in Silver Lake in Providence, Rhode Island, parented by his mother Josephine and his father William (deceased), Vigeant saw both sides of life in his upbringing, the good and the bad. As a youth, he gravitated to and participated in all sports. He was an outstanding football player and was recruited heavily to play professional football.

With years of acting under his belt, Billy "V" Vigeant easily adapted to portraying both law enforcement as well as villainous character roles. His on-screen presence demands respect and attention by the audience.

Standing at 6'2", athletic build, with his either gentle or devious blue eyes, Vigeant has supported the best of today's leading men in the numerous character roles he has portrayed.

Throughout his career Vigeant has worked with such actors as Oscar-winner Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Tom Cruise, Peter Facinelli, Eric Roberts, Jonathan Silverman, Michael Berryman, Michael Madsen, David Morse, and Dana Delaney.

Vigeant has acted in both big screen - in films ranging from "The Fighter" to "American Hustle" - and television roles .

Vigeant brings his life experiences to every role and possesses an instinctive street smarts that cannot be taught. He is fast-tracked to be working on a variety of projects in the film industry.

One of those is "Blue Suede".

"Blue Suede" is scheduled to hit theaters in Summer of 2015.


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