Vince's father was an alcoholic, and his absence in the episode " Aquamom " suggests that he is estranged from the family. Vince's older brother, Johnny "Drama" Chase , is also an actor and has been living in Hollywood for at least twelve years, but with considerably less success.
Chase's personal life has been an area of great speculation as he has claimed to have slept with over 1, women. Vincent is lactose intolerant. Throughout the series, Vince talks about how he and his entourage are "living the life" after growing up with little money, at one point saying that "I came from nothing, and as much as I like the toys, I really don't need them" when told that offers for him are drying up. He is eager to share the financial and social spoils of his current stardom with them, who he thinks of as his family.
While at first glance it seems that his friends are just leeches, they prove to be the ones he can depend on through thick and thin. Vince is around 33 years old by the end of the series, his 28th birthday being the main storyline in the season 3 episode " Less Than 30 ".
Vince's full ethnic background has never been revealed. Vince replies, "C'mon Ari, my grandfather is Japanese. He started his career appearing in commercials for Mentos , soon signing with agent Ari Gold who got him doing minor roles on television and cinema, the first of which was a guest spot on JAG.
During this time he dated and proposed to Mandy Moore , who rejected his proposal. Soon after his best friend Eric Murphy quit his job at an Italian restaurant, dropped out of Queensborough Community College and moved out west. Chase's breakout role was as the lead in the film Head On, co-starring Jessica Alba. After Head On, he was offered a role in the action film Matterhorn, but he passed. Colin Farrell ends up getting offered the role, but Matterhorn never makes it to production.
Instead, Vince chooses to star in the independent film Queens Boulevard, based on the advice of his manager and best friend "E". The film is about a man presumably running from the law in Queens , New York , and was directed by filmmaker Billy Walsh.
Queens Boulevard or Q. Superstardom[ edit ] Because of his performance in Q. However, the head of Warner Bros. Vince was subsequently replaced by Jake Gyllenhaal for the Aquaman sequel mirroring the rumors in real-life as to how Gyllenhall nearly replaced Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2. This led to Vince firing Ari. In hopes of getting his dream project, Vince consequently began procrastinating on Glimpses.
Vince also begins a brief romantic relationship with Amanda, after she boldly propositions him for sex, so they can "get it out of the way" - since sexual tension existed between the two ever since they began their agent-client relationship. The film was dumped by the producer as a result. Feeling Amanda had let him down through this, Vince confronts her about it and plans on firing her, only to find out that the death of the project had been out of her hands.
Amanda then leaves Vince, both professionally and romantically. Vince turned to Billy Walsh as the director for the film. At the time, Walsh was directing pornographic films under the alias "Wally Balls".
During the production of Medellin, a documentary was filmed showing the process and conflict that "E", Vince and Walsh go through to complete the project.
Walsh decides at the beginning of filming that the film's ending is no good, and wants to rewrite the end on his own, much to "E's' dismay. The film does get completed and for now, all is good. Hype began to build so greatly that Vince and Walsh were offered the film adaptation of the novel Lost in the Clouds.
But when Walsh wasn't able to adapt the novel, he began work on a script called Silo, a post-apocalypse film set in the year After Ari somehow manages to sell the studio on the new project, Lost in the Clouds was dumped and pre-production on Silo began.
In the meantime, while Walsh was busy writing the script for Silo, Vincent gained an office in his manager's management group, known as The Murphy Group.
Once the movie was finally screened, however, the reception in the theatre was overwhelmingly negative. Marx withdrew his offer, but Harvey Weingard offered to buy it for one dollar. Opting to look at what little bright side there was to things, Ari told Vince, "You should have seen Shakespeare in Love before Harvey got his scissor-hands on it.
Vince also goes on to receive a Razzie nomination for "Worst Actor". The failure also apparently lead to Silo being scrapped, and Vincent and Turtle decide to decompress in a tropical hideaway, surrounded by multiple gorgeous women. After a few months pass, Ari is informed by producer Carl Ertz that he wants Vince for his next film, Danger Beach a mid-budget genre film.
However, Ertz never really wanted Vince for the film to begin with. The meeting was just a ploy to get Emile Hirsch and his agent, Ari's rival Adam Davies, to do the film for less money.
Despite the fact that the offer wasn't real, Vince decides that he can't go out on a box office bomb, and needs to find a new hit film to regain his stardom. Regaining Star Power[ edit ] After Vince discovers that there are no studios willing to offer him any leading roles, Eric discovers a good script for Vince from his newest clients, unknown writers Nick and L.
It is about nine firefighters on the night before the biggest fire they've ever fought. Figuring Vince was not going to star in Nick and L. Amanda likes the script and sends it to her client Edward Norton. Edward Norton wants to make the film, but with more action sequences. However, after Ari finally reads the script he wants Vince to do the movie. Vince and Ari try to sell the script, newly titled Smoke Jumpers, to studios with Vince playing the lead role.
The studios wanted the script, but not with Vince in the leading role. After realizing he wasn't going to be cast as the lead, Vincent decides to play a supporting role. Vince loses his supporting role because Warner Bros. Vince now has a difficult career move to make.
Thinking it will hurt his chances to regain his status as a movie star, Vince chooses to forgo Benji. He decides he must find a way to get back on Smoke Jumpers. Ari takes matters into his own hands to try to get Vince back on Smoke Jumpers. Ari plans a seemingly harmless day of golf with Alan Gray. Ari knows Alan is a compulsive gambler so intends to hustle Alan, and bet Vince into the movie. However, his plan backfires because Alan's golf instructor is none other than Phil Mickelson.
After Ari loses a close game to Alan, Alan becomes enraged because Ari brought up the subject of Vince and Smoke Jumpers after promising he wouldn't.
Alan becomes so angry that he has a heart attack on the golf course and dies. He wants Ari to take Alan's old job and run Warner Bros. This would put Ari in a position to not only get Vince back on Smoke Jumpers, but to give Vince roles in any future films financed by Warner Bros. When Vince hears this information, he has a bittersweet feeling because he wants to do Smoke Jumpers, but he doesn't want to lose Ari as his agent. Ari reconsiders taking the job, but gets bad news from his fellow Hollywood friend and former flame, Dana Gordon.
Vince's former agent Amanda Daniels would run the studio if Ari doesn't take the job. Ari and Vince do not have a good relationship with Amanda after she fired him as her client.
Ari goes to Amanda's office to try and bury the hatchet with Amanda. Ari offers to turn down the job if she puts Vince in Smoke Jumpers. Amanda calls Ari's bluff thinking that he is going to turn down the job anyway. This makes Ari extremely angry, and he storms out of Amanda's office to go meet with John Ellis.
Vince goes to meet with Ari under the assumption that Ari had taken the position at the studio. However, to everyone's surprise Ari turned down the job. He informs Vince and Eric that he recommended his friend Dana Gordon, and she was given the job as studio head instead of Amanda. During Vince's meeting with Ari, Dana calls to thank Ari for the recommendation.
On speakerphone, Dana assures Vincent that he is in Smoke Jumpers for his full quote. Ari is still Vince's agent, Eric's best friend's career is back on track, Vince is no longer in danger of going bankrupt, and is no longer in danger of ending his movie career on a box office bomb.
Unfortunately, Vince has heated confrontations with the director of Smoke Jumpers. The director fires Vince from the set of the movie. After the massive success of Gatsby, Vince is set to star in the upcoming biopic about Enzo Ferrari directed by Frank Darabont. After production of the Ferrari movie was delayed, Vince spends most of his time relaxing. One night he awoke and heard noises and came to the conclusion that the house had been broken into, so Ari recommended a high-security connection that he had to hopefully track down the stalker, but it turned out to be sorority girls who had stolen Turtle's boxers because he was Jamie-Lynn Sigler 's boyfriend.
Downward spiral[ edit ] At the beginning of Season 7, as he films an action movie with Nick Cassavetes , Vince is asked to do a dangerous driving stunt in which he is almost killed.
This sparks a change in Vince's attitude, but not one for the better. He begins to date porn star Sasha Grey. Vince shows up to an important meeting regarding a new superhero movie, drunk.
To make matters worse, Vince arrives to the next meeting high on cocaine. Sasha is offered to do another porn film, and while Vince is reluctant, agrees to let her do the film. Starting in the later episodes, Vince appears increasingly agitated and high strung, hinting at cocaine addiction, which is essentially confirmed when Lloyd discovers a large amount of cocaine at Vince's house.
On the season finale, Vince breaks up with Sasha, leaves his house for a room at the Roosevelt hotel, begins offending female partygoers and gets into a fight with Eminem at the opening party for his album Recovery.
At the end of the episode, he is in the hospital after getting beaten severely, only for a police officer to find his secret stash of cocaine, which he brought to the Roosevelt. Personal rebound[ edit ] At the beginning of Season 8, Vince undergoes court-ordered rehab for 90 days and emerges victorious.
Having gotten his confidence back, he focuses on his friendships again. The group goes to great lengths to prevent Vince from relapsing, such as disposing of alcohol or drugs around the house. Vince concocts an idea to make a movie involving the plight of a buried miner, intending to get Drama cast in the role.