Vince was born in New York City in 1917. His father was a stunt man in the movies, having doubled for Raymon Navarro in the original Ben Hur. In addition to his movie work, Vince’s father owned a riding academy where Vince became an excellent horseman. In fact, Vince has competed in rodeos as a trick rider, and has ridden five gaited, 3 gaited and jumping horses in horse shows. Later, following in his father’s footsteps, he became a movie stuntman.