Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father was Director of the National Candy Company, his grandfather was the ' inventor ' of Dr. price's Baking Powder and assured the family of a relatively modest capital. Vincent was educated at Yale University and the Courtauld Institute in London, in art history and fine art. In the 1930s he became interested in the theatre. From 1935 he was a professional actor.
His film debut was his role in the film Service de Luxe, then he played in various other films, such as in Laura (1944) by Otto Preminger. In the 1950s he began to take more roles in the horror genre and he played in films such as The House of Wax (1953) and The Fly (1958).
In the 1970s, he presented a radio program of the BBC, The Price of Fear, he played a supporting role in the children's program The Hilarious House of Frightenstein and participated in the episode Black magic from the series The Bionic Woman.
What appealed to many people, his dark, sharp voice, which, among other things, back can be heard on the album by Alice Cooper Welcome to my nightmare and in the song of thesame name album Thriller by Michael Jackson.
Beyond his work as an actor Price was an avid art collector and a valued Cook. His art collection eventually resulted in the creation of the Vincent Price Gallery.
Vincent Price died on 25 October 1993 from complications of lung cancer. He was cremated.