Vince Lozano [Interview]

 

Hello Folks! A happy Wednesday to you all! Today we have a great interview with one of the hardest working people in Hollywood. It’s Vince Lozano, Everyone! Vince has been in the game for 30 years now, and has a plethora of amazing credits out in the world as an actor, producer, and more. Lozano made his big break in the international blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in which portrayed the lovable (sort of) pirate, Jacoby.

Since the success of Pirates, Vince has gone on to work on some wonderful films and television series both in the mainstream world, as well as some delightful indie projects. One of the latter happens to be the 2018 film we loved so much that it ended up on our Top Films of the Year list, which would be Fear, Love, & Agoraphobia. Vince was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule and tell us a bit about his time on set of Pirates, his work since, and what the future holds for this incredibly versatile and highly talented performer. We are delighted to share his words with you all today. So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful words from the great Vince Lozano!

 

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What inspired you to get into the world of performance? I understand you started pretty early in life? What drew you to this life? 

For me it was trying to find something that challenged me and fulfilled me. I was 17 or 18 trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life some of my ideas were: (paramedic, police officer, real estate, computer programming) I was a street dancer at the time taking classes performing I got real joy from that. I knew I wanted to be a part of the arts in some way. That’s when I was hanging out at Karamu House taking acting classes I was approached about auditioning for an original play. They needed a kid who could dance play basketball sing and act. I was really good at two out of the four. I was just started learning how to act. Booking that play changed my life. At the end the run of the play I knew I found my calling…(lol not trying to sound cliche) if I never became actor I would of never moved to Cali, met my wife made the wonderful friends that I have today and my beautiful amazing son. Have this pretty cool career I’m blessed. 

What drew you to this life? 

The adrenaline the natural high and excitement that I feel when I feel that I rose to the occasion and killed that performance on screen and stage. It’s just great place to release all this angst, intensity, passion, love that I have… 

What was your very first paid gig in the world of performance? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that s¬ll affect your work today? 

Was eight dollars a show at the Karamu House. My lesson was it is better have a decent job to support myself. I can make a living as an actor…lol…that was always challenging. 

It has been 15 years since you gave your legendary performance in the modern classic film Pirates of the Caribbean. I am curious to know how your experience was working on this now legendary project? Any fun an¬dotes you could share? 

It was amazing I pinched myself everyday going to set and so blessed to work on a film that will hold its own for years to come and to work with wonderful actors: Johnny, Geoffrey, Keira, Orlando, Zoe, Kevin, Treva, Lee, Marty, Jonathan! I’m still good friend with a lot of some of the Pirates. I talk to once a week. 

All I can say the Brits can truly drink lol…we play poker until 4 a.m. Beer, wine, whiskey all gone only thing left is “ Vinny’s rum” .“Hey Mate can we have some of your rum?” I always say why is the rum always gone? Lol 

 

 

In 2018 you appeared in and co-produced one of our favorite films of the year, the amazing Fear, Love, & Agoraphobia. I am curious to know what drew you to this brilliant and unique project? 

Alex the director is one of my closet friends out here in LA. I read a lot of original drafts of the script. I helped out with notes on script and also on the film edit. He wanted me to be a part of it we worked shopped my scenes originally White Eagle was written for two actors but we lost the other actor due to work. We combined the role I thought it worked well. I helped out anyway I could as a producer. Alex did a brilliant job of pulling some amazing performances out of all the actors involved. I’m really proud of the success of the film. 

If you were handed the opportunity to appear in the biopic of any legendary figure in American history, who would it be?

I wanted to play a boxer named Johnny Tapia he just lived a crazy life. He had nine lives but he used them all up. If I could sing I lwould ove to play Phil Collins, lol. L. Ron Hubbard could be very interesting to play him. He died all alone in a trailer, all of the ups and downs and twists cons he pulled off. 

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers? 

Have a couple documentaries I’m working on: Brothers Broken: When the Music StoppedHave a TV show coming out called: Golden Revenge which I’m a regular on. Film called: Promising Young Woman.  Newly released film called: Trauma Therapy. 

I see myself acting and directing. Been co-producing & directing a boxing docuseries called Ten CountAnother docuseries called HOD I’ll be directing and producing this year. 

Whatever else the Universe brings to me. 😊 

What was the last thing that made you smile? 

My son getting his first hit playing baseball and just seeing his eyes light up running to first base made me smile. 

 

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