Vinny on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is a recurring character who doesn’t appear that much so if you need a little refresher on the drug dealer, we’ve got you covered! Actor Joe LoCicero made his debut in the recurring role of Vincent “Vinny” Walker in June 2019, 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. Unfortunately, LoCicero’s run on the soap came to an end when Vinny met a tragic fate in April 2021!
Vinny is the dealer who gave Thomas Forrester a little something he used to help drug Liam Spencer into losing control and sleeping with Steffy Forrester. The guy showed up again to deliver a present to Thomas and Hope Logan 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!
Vinny wasn’t seen for quite a while until Steffy was in a terrible accident and became addicted to pain pills during her recovery. When her doctor refused to give her another prescription, Vinny came through with some drugs to help Steffy get through her pain.
Then Vinny resurfaced when Steffy’s paternity test indicated Liam was her babydaddy, not Finn, urging Thomas to take advantage of the situation and win Hope back from Liam. It was a nice thought, but Thomas was trying to put his life back together and do the right thing, so he immediately suspected Vinny of tampering with the test results! Confronted by Thomas and Finn together, Vinny finally confessed that he had switched the results in the hopes of giving Thomas a chance with Hope. But Thomas was furious with his supposed pal for playing god.
Unfortunately, Vinny wasn’t given the chance to redeem himself as he was run over on the side of the road by Liam! Stay tuned to see what happens next!