Vincent Vok (Vincent T. Vok)
Vincent Vok got involved in the thriving experimental theatre scene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fueled by the colleges and universities in the area such as Carnegie Mellon and Pitt University. Appeared as a Tv Station Employee in cult movie Dawn of the Dead (1978) and lesser known The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979). He then moved to New York City. Joined tail-end of thriving music scene in West Village, which launched the careers of folk musicians such as The Roches and Steve Forbert. Read more... open mike host responsibilities with him and former liberal talk show host of WABC AM Lynn Samuels. He worked as a bouncer/bartender/sound man/coat checker and other things at Gerdes Folk City. Appeared as bartender in Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony (1980). Released indie LP's "Survivior" in 1983, with Jeff Gold on lead guitar, piano and clarinet, David Roche playing rhythm guitar, Chris Gilb on bass, a musician who called himself Che Guevera, also on bass, Howie Wyeth, who played with Bob Dylan on Desire and Hard Rain, also on The Rolling Thunder Tour, on drums, Srednie Vollmer, who played Harmonica with Rick Danko and Kinky Freidman, and Lucy Kaplansky, Jan Melchior, Judy Dunleavy (The Roommates) and Ann Kashicky on background vocals. Also featured street poet Poez with "Fred Astaire meets Dr. Seuss." Also released "All the Time" in 1991, "Talk is Cheap" in 1997, "Alive and Alone" in 2002, and latest collection, "Americans" recorded in 2007 at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock. While waiting for elusive break, has worked as an actor, picture hanger, construction, manager, marketing graphic artist, adjunct college professor, substitute teacher for the NYC Board of Ed, and Assistant Manager of a residential group home taking care of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Also has had a lot of stuff published as a writer.