Actor Joe LoCicero joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL in the new recurring role of Vincent Walker on June 27, but he already had a connection to the soap — his wife is Gina Rodriguez, who appeared as Beverly on B&B from 2011-12! LoCicero has a variety of credits on his IMDb page including playing an MMA fighter on KINGDOM and a stripper on JANE THE VIRGIN, which is where he first met Rodriguez, who stars in the CW dramedy. After falling in love after that meeting in 2016, the couple tied the knot in early May of 2019.
Vinny is the dealer who gave Thomas Forrester a little something he used to help drug Liam into losing control and sleeping with Steffy. The guy showed up again to deliver a present to Thomas and Hope to make their wedding night something special, but the groom never got a chance to use it as Hope quickly learned the truth about Baby Beth and Thomas’ role in the deception! Vinny next showed up as Thomas was crashing at his place and plotting his next move after his scheme blew up in his face. To his credit, the guy tried to convince Thomas to get over his obsession with Hope but his pleas fell upon deaf ears.
Vinny continued to appear as he offered Thomas advice, and he even agreed to let Zoe Buckingham crash at his place as well. However, his mention that the Forrester family used to be neighbors until his father got in trouble could indicate he’s got some secrets in his past!
B&B fans may remember Rodriguez’s stint on the soap as Dayzee’s friend, Beverly, who was hired as an intern at Forrester Creations. After being accused of stealing Forrester designs to give to Jackie M Deisgns, Beverly ran away and Stephanie and Dayzee tracked her down to a housing complex for children aged out of the foster care system. Beverly hasn’t been mentioned since 2012, but since she was never written out of the show, perhaps she’s still working at Forrester? Hopefully, she’s at least been promoted from intern by now!
Is there more going on with Vinny than meets the eye? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out, and for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.