Arrow Casts Vinnie Jones as 'Brick'

Vinnie Jones Arrow

Professional soccer (or “football”) player-turned-actor Vinnie Jones next will get his kicks with a plum role on Arrow.

As first reported by our sister site Variety, the Brit will recur on the CW series as Danny “Brick” Brickwell, a ruthless gang leader.

But whereas in DC Comics lore, Brick’s nickname was born of his near-impervious hide, on Arrow is stems from his reputation for having sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Jones’ previous TV credits include Elementary, The Musketeers and The Cape. His three-episode Arrow arc begins with Episode 10.

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13 Comments
  1. Drew says:

    Cool.Part of me was hoping that Adam Baldwin would play this role, but he’s probably too busy. Still, he’d be a great addition to the Arrow-verse, if they could get him.

  2. Pia says:

    He was great on Elementary.

  3. Brigid says:

    I knew I recognized him, I watched The Cape!!!

  4. Tony Lang says:

    “stems from his reputation for having sustained multiple gunshot wound.” Bulletproof Danny?

  5. Good casting, and about time. Now, get Stanley and His Monster and Onomatopoeia.

  6. Bill says:

    Lol I love the part where he was listed in The Cape. I liked that show

  7. Carla Krae says:

    “Because he dodges…bullets.”

  8. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting. Can’t wait to see him on the show!

  9. Briggs says:

    The nickname Brick because he’s been shot so many times and still lives? Sounds like he’s still got a tough hide, just not as obvious of one. Though he definitely looks like he could carry the role, even in just this photo. Can’t wait to see what they do with him.