Jesse Vint

Jesse Lee Vint III[1] is an American actor, film director and screenwriter.[2] He acted in the films Silent Running (1972), Macon County Line (1974),[2] Black Oak Conspiracy (1977) and Forbidden World (1982).[3]

Life and career

Vint was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[1] He graduated from the Oklahoma Military Academy and later attended the University of Oklahoma.[4] Vint joined the Actors Studio in Los Angeles with his brother Alan, who co-starred with him in Macon County Line.[5] At the Actors Studio Vint was seen by Bruce Dern, who recommended him for his 1972 film Silent Running.[6] Vint has worked with Academy Award nominated directors Arthur Penn in Little Big Man and Roman Polanski in Chinatown.[7]

Vint worked with David Carradine in three movies. In Carradine's autobiographical book Kill Bill: The Diary, Carradine described Jesse Vint as "an acting buddy of mine who is a very wise and cool dude,"[8] even though they were usually cast as rivals.

In addition to his work in the film industry, Vint won the World Celebrity Chess Championship at The Century Plaza Hotel in 1988.[9] He was undefeated, and is still the reigning champion.

Vint is also an author and has written several books: William The Conqueror vs King Harold, The Brothers Reno, and The Film Actor’s Handbook.[10]

Vint resides in Vancouver, Washington. He has a son named Jesse Lee Vint IV, and a grandson Jesse Lee Vint V.[1]

Selected filmography




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  2. "Jesse Vint". Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. Ball, Chris (19 July 2010). "Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning star in the rock biopic 'The Runaways'". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  4. "Flunked speech, Vint says". Daily News (Kingsport). October 29, 1974. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  5. "Alan Vint". Variety. September 12, 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  6. Kermode, Mark (2014). Silent Running. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-84457-833-7.
  7. "Jesse Vint" American Film Institute Catalog
  8. Carradine, David. Kill Bill: The Diary. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  9. Wall, Bill. "California Celebrities Who Play(ed) Chess". Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  10. "Jesse Vint"
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