(born Mark Sinclair Vincent
on July 18
) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer who came to prominence in the late 1990s and became best known for his roles as Dominic Toretto
in The Fast and the Furious
series and Richard B. Riddick
in The Chronicles of Riddick
film series. He is also the founder of the production companies One Race Films
, Tigon Studios
, and Racetrack Records
He portrayed Navy S.E.A.L. Shane Wolfe in the 2005 Disney action comedy film The Pacifier. He also voices Groot in the 2014 Marvel science-fiction action film Guardians of the Galaxy, and he will reprise this role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. He was mentioned in Need for Speed, the Liv & Maddie episode "Howl-a-Rooney", the Stuck in the Middle episode "Stuck at the Movies" and the Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything episode The DJs .
He was spoofed by Genie in the Genie Outtakes included on the 2015 Aladdin Diamond Edition Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.