Chuck Vincent (director)

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Chuck Vincent
Charles Vincent Dingley

(1940-09-06)September 6, 1940
Michigan, United States
DiedSeptember 23, 1991(1991-09-23) (aged 51)
Key West, Florida, United States
OccupationFilm director

Chuck Vincent (born Charles Vincent Dingley, September 6, 1940 - September 23, 1991)[1] was an American pornographic film and B movie producer, screenwriter, editor and director.


Vincent began his career in the 1960s in regional theater and Off-Broadway, doing work in a variety of behind-the-scenes jobs and positions for 12 years,[2] including at theater companies such as the Negro Ensemble Company, where he was a set designer,[3] and he also spent 5 years as a stage manager at the Tappan Zee Playhouse.[2][4]

In 1970 he made his first short film, which he called The Appointment.[5] He then moved on to doing feature-length softcore and hardcore pornography films. He was noted as one of the more sophisticated film makers in the industry.[6] His most highly regarded work was his 1981 film Roommates, which received wide acclaim both in the porn industry and the mainstream press.[7]

In the middle 1980s, Vincent moved away from hardcore to B movies. At one point he had a partnership with the Playboy Channel, where he produced content for their network. Preppies was the first film of the partnership.[8][9]

Openly gay,[10] Vincent died of AIDS complications on September 23, 1991.[11] He was 51 years of age when he died, and he was living in Key West, Florida at the time of his death.



  1. ^ "Chuck Vincent IAFD page". Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Redmond, Dennis (19 August 1973). "Movie director colors new Rockland film Blue". The Journal-News. p. 2E.
  3. ^ Weiler, A.B. (21 November 1971). "Now it's Simon and May". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Chuck Vincent Theatre Credits". Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  5. ^ The Film Journal (Volume 87 ed.). Pubsun Corporation. 1984. p. 25. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  6. ^ Schwartz, Tony (13 September 1981). "The TV Pornography Boom". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  7. ^ Baltake, Joe (July 2, 1982). "Life After Porn Latest of sex film genre survives earlier disenchantment". Boca Raton News. Knight-Ridder Newspapers. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  8. ^ The Film Journal (Volume 87 ed.). Pubsun Corporation. 1984. p. 25. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  9. ^ Weiskind, Ron (July 5, 1984). "Playboy Channel Post Gazette TV writer finds it hard to take seriously". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  10. ^ Sachs, Ben. "On Wednesday Doc Films begins another eclectic summer program". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Young Nurses in Love (1987) Review". New York Times. Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  12. ^ a b van Aarle, Peter. "Historical "Best Porn Movie" Winners". Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  13. ^ "1984 AVN Award Winners". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  14. ^ Bob, Dirty. "XRCO Hall of Fame". Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  15. ^ "11th Annual "Night of the Stars"". Free Speech Coalition. Archived from the original on 24 February 1999. Retrieved 7 May 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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