Mark Sinclair, professionally known as Vin Diesel, voiced Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War, and will be reprising the role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
He was interviewed for the documentary Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe.
- Together with Bradley Cooper, he was nominated for a MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Vin Diesel's involvement with Marvel Studios began as just an internet prank he began by posting on Facebook that Marvel had "requested a meeting" with him. Eventually Marvel Studios actually contacted him and he was cast as Groot.
- While recording for the voice of Groot, Vin Diesel was pleasantly surprised to be reunited with sound technician Doc Kane, whom he met while recording his role on The Iron Giant.
- Vin Diesel was linked to the role of Black Bolt for a long time when Inhumans was being developed as a feature film, however James Gunn stated that Diesel was unlikely to play the role due to it becoming a television series instead.
- Vin Diesel will portray Bloodshot in the Sony Pictures Studios production Bloodshot.
- Vin Diesel previously worked with Nathan Fillion in Saving Private Ryan.
- Vin Diesel previously worked with Dave Bautista in Riddick.
- Vin Diesel previously worked with Kurt Russell in Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious.
- Vin Diesel previously worked with Djimon Hounsou in Furious 7.
- Vin Diesel previously worked with Peter Dinklage in Find Me Guilty.
- Vin Diesel previously worked with Seth Green in Knockaround Guys.
- Vin Diesel previously worked with Samuel L. Jackson in XXX and XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
- Vin Diesel shares his birthday with Elsa Pataky.