Born as Mark Vincent on June 20, 1967 - He is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. Diesel is the founder of the production companies OneRace Films, Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records. He is distinguished by a shaved head, athletic physique, tell-it-like-it-is attitude, a deeply textured baritone voice. Diesel made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in "Theatre for the New City," which was produced in Greenwich Village by Thomas Hinkerman. He remained involved with the theatre throughout adolescence, going on to attend city's Hunter College.