Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Nov. 13th, 1947
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
5' 11

Joe Mantegna's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Criminal Minds TV Show
Criminal Minds
Joan of Arcadia TV Show
Joan of Arcadia
The Starter Wife TV Show
The Starter Wife
Fallen Angels TV Show
Fallen Angels
First Monday TV Show
First Monday
Emeril Live TV Show
Emeril Live

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Childless
2015 - The Runner
2013 - Compulsion
2011 - Cars 2
2009 - The Assistants
2008 - Redbelt
2008 - Hank and Mike
2008 - Witless Protection
2007 - Naked Fear
2007 - Elvis and Anabelle
2007 - The Simpsons Movie
2007 - Cougar Club
2007 - Heckler
2005 - The Kid & I
2005 - Nine Lives
2004 - Stateside
2001 - The Trumpet Of The Swan
1999 - Liberty Heights
1998 - Celebrity
1996 - Thinner
1996 - Up Close & Personal
1995 - Forget Paris
1995 - Above Suspicion
1994 - Baby's Day Out
1994 - Airheads
1993 - Body of Evidence
1993 - Searching for Bobby Fischer
1991 - Homicide
1991 - Queens Logic
1991 - Bugsy
1990 - The Godfather: Part III
1990 - Alice
1988 - Things Change
1987 - Critical Condition
1987 - Suspect
1987 - House of Games
1986 - The Money Pit
1986 - Three Amigos
1986 - Off Beat

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Fat Tony (Voiced)
Rube Richter (Voiced)
Bill Swerski
Derek Mann (Voiced)
Harry Dobbs (segment "Shelter Skelter")
The Sheik
Joe Garver
[Complete List]


An Italian American, Mantegna was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1947 to Mary Anne (Novielli), a shipping clerk from Acquaviva delle Fonti Italy, and Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Sr., who worked in insurance sales and died in 1969 of tuberculosis. Mantegna was raised Catholic and attended J. Sterling Morton High School East in Cicero, Illinois. He studied acting at the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University in from 1967 to 1969. While still a young man in Chicago, he played bass in a band called The Apocryphals which later played with another local group The Missing Links, who went on to form the band Chicago. Mantegna is still very close to the original members of Chicago, and keeps in touch with his old band mates as well.

  • Father of 'Gia Mantegna' (qv).
  • His daughter, Mia, is autistic.
  • Formerly an actor with an Chicago's Organic Theatre Company.
  • As of May 15, 2005 has appeared on _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv) a record 16 times.
  • 1984: Won the Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for playing Richard ("Ricky") Roma in 'David Mamet' (qv)'s "Glengarry Glen Ross." In 2005, 'Liev Schreiber' (qv) won his own Tony for playing the part originated by Mantegna in a revival of the play. The third major actor to play the part of Ricky Roma (in the film version of the play, _Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)_ (qv)) was 'Al Pacino' (qv).
  • Will Girardi, Mantegna's character on _"Joan of Arcadia" (2003)_ (qv), was ranked #40 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
  • His wife Arlene owns Taste Chicago, a restaurant in Burbank, CA.
  • 4/26/04: Received the lifetime achievement award at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival.

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