Any struggling actor will tell you that it’s hard to book jobs, so Vito Vincent is grateful to have scored parts on 30 Rock, the Colbert Report, and most recently, on Broadway. Well, his dads are grateful. Vito Vincent is more focused on the treats he gets when he does well.
The orange tabby stopped by the studio with his owners, Michael LeCrichia and Vincent Cammarata, to pull back the curtain on the world of feline performers for Ali.
So what do casting directors look for?
“Calm demeanor is very important,” said Michael, adding that a cat can make “typically 500 dollars for an all day shoot.” The price can vary for print and stage. Vito Vincent was also asked to slim down to increase his chances of getting parts. Michael acts as his trainer, making sure he gets enough exercise to keep his trim frame.
But when a feline starts to get successful, that’s when things can start to get catty.
Recently, Vito Vincent took a critically acclaimed turn on the Broadway stage in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” But when he left the show, the New York Post’s Page Six said it was due to ‘diva demands.’
When Ali asked about the story, Michael replied, “That was a story leaked to Page Six falsely.”
“The person I had been working for—I think she wanted to get her cats in to be the star.”
To hear what’s next for Vito, check out this episode of Daily Shot. And do you think your cat has what it takes? Post your pics on our Facebook page!