Vinny Guadagnino rose to fame on the reality show The Jersey Shore, which ran for six seasons from 2009-2012 and is the highest rated series in MTV’s history.
In 2012, Vinny became a New York Times Bestselling Author when his first book, Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool was published by Crown. He is now starring in his own MTV program, The Show with Vinny, in which he invites the biggest names in entertainment to his family’s home in Staten Island. The Show is Vinny’s own spin on the traditional talk show format, allowing him to interview celebrities alongside his tight-knit, traditional, and sometimes crazy Italian-American family.
Prior to Jersey Shore, Vinny graduated from CUNY College of Staten Island and was a political aide for an NY State Assemblyman. He had planned to attend law school, but Vinny’s professional interests have shifted from the law to entertainment and acting. A natural entertainer, Vinny is particularly interested in comedy and is currently taking classes at theUpright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. His TV guest star appearances include MTV’s The Hard Times of RJ Berger, The CW’s 90210, and the Syfy original movie Jersey Shore Shark Attack.
Vinny is very active on social media and currently has over 3.2 million Twitter followers. He is involved in several organizations dedicated to helping victims of Hurricane Sandy -- particularly in his hometown of Staten Island -- and is a vocal advocate for gay rights, anti-bullying, and providing support for teenagers who struggle with mental health and emotional difficulties. A dog-lover, Vinny is also extremely passionate about animal rights and adopting rescued animals.