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I work for myself.
— Vinnie
Vinnie Act 5


Red Mafia (Formerly)
Ben (Formerly)
Mobo(Posed Toy)




Leader of Assassins/Leader of Hitmen/ Leader of Bounty Hunters


Cuda (Broken),
Mustang Shelby 500GT
Nico's Hummer
Jeep (Destroyed after the intro in SHW Act 5)


Wito (father)
Shorty (Wife)
Kiro (Adoptive Younger Brother)
Kienji (Adopted Younger Brother)
Nico (Cousin)



Vinnie is a bounty hunter and the primary protagonist of the Sift Heads series.


Spoiler warning!
This article contains plot details about an upcoming episode.

Early LifeEdit

Vinnie was born in 1974 as an only child in Florence, into a family as simple as the next.

Vinnie as a baby

Vinnie Before Killing his cat

In 1976, at two years old, his father, Wito, was killed in a gunfight between two rival clans in Italy. Wanting to forget this tragic incident his mother decided to leave Europe and move to America to start a new life, in that same year he committed his first murder when he shot his cat who had killed Vinnie's bear Mobo. In 1980, he choked another child with a toy car as payback for stealing Vinnie's GT 500 toy car. Seven years later, he murdered his math teacher so he didn't have to go to school.  As a kid, Vinnie decorated his room with hardcore pornography, a real AK47 and a Japanese katana sword which states "blossom stem, if found please return to Kiro or else!". The following information is incorrect, when Vinnie was a child Kiro wasn't born yet. In 1993, he had a run in with law enforcement while under the influence; in the end, he killed two cops. Vinnie got his first taste of money by conning the cons themselves in the streets of Chicago. What was a simple hobby to him quickly turned into a profession. His name would spread very fast among locals as being the best bounty hunter in the area and soon the best in the world. Obviously, such notoriety would bring him many contracts, lots of money and women, but also his share of enemies. Although, this did not intimidate our star, who eliminated all who dared to oppose him. And all of a sudden, among all this violence, a woman entered his life. Vinnie was surprised that she could withstand such blood baths, but behold she could not withstand his charm. And since this day Shorty has been rolling by Vinnie’s side, and not just in the bedroom. A contract hit that turned sour forced Vinnie to meet one of his biggest adversaries: Kiro, an ex-member of the Yakuza, thirsty for vengeance (see: Sift Renegade 1, Sift Heads 5 and Sift Renegade 2). Following several heated battles Vinnie proposed an alternative to this quarrel and let Kiro join his team.


Being the leader of a group of assassins and named the best bounty hunter in the world, Vinnie can boast about being the toughest guy around! No one has ever got past him. And being able to manipulate any gun with ease it’s no surprise that he's been accused of some of the worst carnage out there.


  • Vinnie drives an upgraded Ford Shelby GT500 Eleanor.
  • Vinnie has been fascinated by the Mustang Shelby GT 500 car for a very long time. To drive this point in, during the events of Sift Heads 0, the preschooler that had been playing with Vinnie's toy car was killed for touching his car.
  • Before SHW: Act 1, Vinnie's favourite gun was a Bereta 92. Now, it seems to have changed to a Desert Eagle.
  • To drive in the point that Vinnie is prepared for (almost) everything, in SHW: Act 4, Vinnie says that he has a contact (Nico) in case he ever needs to go to Russia.
  • As a baby, Vinnie's first kill was his cat, because the cat "killed" Vinnie's teddy bear Mobo.
  • At the Main menu screen of Sift Heads 2. Vinnie seems to be driving a BMW instead of Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor
  • Almost every vehicle Vinnie owns gets wrecked
  • His eyes have never been seen as from when he was a baby he wore glasses.
  • In Sift Heads 5, Shorty "heals" Vinnie by having sex with him.

Relationships with other ProtagonistsEdit

-Kiro- When Vinnie was ordered by Yumma to kill Kienji (Kiro's Brother) for rebelling against older members of the Yakuza, Kiro was trying to kill him after killing several members of the Triads but Vinnie defeated him. He spared him and told him not to kill someone who is paid but one who is paying. Later when Kiro confronted some Triads, Vinnie shot its leader then Kiro kills the rest. Kiro later joins Vinnie's team.

Vinnie is also annoyed by Kiro for making fun at him for living in the past, when Kiro started to ask about his age, Vinnie decided to tell Kiro throw himself out of the car, Soon Kiro stopped annoying Vinnie about living in the past.

Vinnie also stopped Kiro for trying to kill police officers due to his fuel of his rage. when Kiro was arrested, Vinnie rescued him in order to help him kill Alonzo and Yumma.

During Sift Heads: Street Wars, Vinnie started to tease Kiro for guarding the safehouse. Kiro just explained that if he left his safehouse unprotected it might be blown again.

-Shorty- Vinnie met Shorty at a beach and both fell in love with each other. Vinnie always love how Shorty is a shooting pro and always know what to do for fun. On Sift Heads 4 when Vinnie got bored since there would be less crimes in Chicago, Shorty decided that he should go on vacation. Vinnie also got help from Shorty since he could not sift heads alone. Vinnie also cares a lot for Shorty since he had to rescue her from Kiro and also gave her a rest when she was shot during Sift Heads World Act 7.

Appearances" Edit

Game Playable Notes
Sift Heads 0-5 Yes
Vinnies Shooting Yard 1-4 Unknown (Possibly Yes)

Vinnies Rampage


Shorty Covers No Cameo

Sift Renegade 3

Yes (Ending only)
Sift Renegade No Seen in the picture of the ending
Sift Renegade 2 No Seen in the opening
Sift Heads World Act 1-7 Yes
Sift Heads Street Wars Yes
Sift Heads Assault 1-3 Yes
Sift Heads Cartlets 1-3 Yes

Characters killed by VinnieEdit

Name Reason Game
Unnamed Cat Ripping off his Teddy Bear, Mobo's head. Sift Heads 0
Unnamed Kid Stole Vinnie's toy car Sift Heads 0
Unnamed Teacher Just so that Vinnie wouldn't go to school Sift Heads 0
Eligio White Kidnapping the son of a police chief Sift Heads 0
"The Shadow" Illegal weapons dealer Sift Heads 0
Angelo On the orders of Red Mafia Boss Sift Heads 1
Tony & Red Mafia Boss Trying to kill him after quitting the Red Mafia Sift Heads 1
Grey Mafia Boss  To prove his skills and to put an end on the Grey Mafia Sift Heads 1
Ralph Ducan For being Corrupt Sift Heads 3
Kienji On the Orders of Yumma

Sift Heads 4 & Sift Renegade 3

Johnson For Sending a video of the Police Commissioner's Murder to the media and for putting his team on most wanted list Sift Heads World: Hidden Chapter
Alonzo Killed attempting to make a corrupt government and for trying to kill him. Sift Heads World Act 7: Ultimatum


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