Vinny Guadagnino might sometimes seem like Pauly D's quieter, less ridiculous shadow on Jersey Shore, but there's more to him than that. To prove it, here are seven facts about Vinny that you might not have known.

1. He has serious acting ambitions. Vinny isn't just a reality star who decided to try acting on a whim. He's been interested in it since high school. We thought he did pretty well with his guest starring role on 90210.

2. He graduated college at CUNY College of Staten Island with a 3.9 GPA. Never say Vinny's a dummy! He was a poli-sci major with law school ambitions. He still thinks he might go back to school, either for law school or even to get a Ph.D.

3. He's a writer. He writes a blog, as well as stories and poems, some of which can be read at Vinnyguadagnino.blogspot.com. He also likes to paint.

4. He suffers from an anxiety disorder. He's even written a self help book about it, Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama and Maintain Your Inner Cool. Sadly, Jersey Shore caused him to suffer anxiety attacks.

5. He had a pet shark as a teen. How cool is that?  

6. He was a political aide for State Assemblyman Michael Cusick. Putting that education to use!

7. He is very involved with anti-bullying outreach. Vinny has been part of many anti-bullying PSAs and campaigns.

Jersey Shore airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: Us WeeklyTV Guide, MTV

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