Vince Vaughn (born March 28, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American actor. He grew up in Lake Forest, Illinois. Once he had obtained a television commercial early in his acting career, he felt for sure that his star was on the rise, and he moved to Hollywood, only to face rejection after rejection. He finally got a speaking role in the movie Rudy in 1993.
It was while filming Rudy that he met Jon Favreau, who was working on the original draft for his movie Swingers. He wrote Vaughn into the film, and it became Vaughn's breakthrough role. Steven Spielberg saw him in Swingers, and cast him in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. From there, Vaughn went on to make A Cool, Dry Place, the 1998 remake of Psycho, The Cell and Made (another Favreau film).