Vincent Kartheiser was born the youngest of six children, on the fifth of May in 1979 to Jim and Janet Kartheiser in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He trained in the Guthrie Theatre, and performed in many plays such as The Christmas Carol and Pippi Longstocking starting from the age of six.
He received his membership into the Screen Actors Guild after appearing briefly in the movie The Untamed Heart as an orphan, which starred Christian Slater and Marisa Tomei. Since then, Kartheiser has appeared in many movies. His credits include Larry Clark's Another Day in Paradise in which he appeared opposite James Woods, Sarah Kernochan's Strike!, Roger Christian's Masterminds, Fraser Heston's Alaska, Frank Oz's Indian in the Cupboard, and Craig Clyde's Heaven Sent.
The most recent films he has completed are: Jon Bokencamp's Bad Seed, Peter Filardi's Ricky 6, Paul Nicholas' Lucky Town, and Tom McLoughlin's Sins of the Father opposite Andy Garcia.
As of right now, Ricky 6 will not be released. The good news is that The Unsaid a.k.a. Sins of the Father has found a buyer and has been released in North America and foreign countries. I do not know when it happened, but I found a copy of The Unsaid, and I live in Canada. I suggest that fans look on Amazon or even in HMV/MusicWorld. Both Lucky Town and Bad Seed have been released out on video.
As of July 2002, Vincent Kartheiser wrapped up a new movie called Into the Sun. Now it goes by the working title, Dandelion. The directors of the movie postulate that it will reach Sundance in about a year or so. It received good reviews, but has not yet been released to my knowledge. It has, however, found a buyer. He worked on the TV series, Angel, a spin-off of the cult favourite, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, playing the miracle child of two vampires. The show was cancelled in its fifth season. He appeared in the series finale.
Recently, Mr. Kartheiser has been working on stage in the Cherry Lane Theatre playing the lead in Slag Heap. He plays the role of a young, male prostitute working in the 80s. The play opened in early April, and ended on April 30th - May 7th, 2005.
As well, he has a part in the highly anticipated Alpha Dog about the notorious drug dealer, Jesse James,working alongside many contemporary, young artists, such as Emile Hirsche, Dominique Swain, Lukas Haas, and the talented director, Nick Cassavetes, who also directed The Notebook and co-wrote the screenplay for Blow - the film based on George Jung.
Name: Vincent (de)Paul Kartheiser