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
First Monday TV Show
First Monday
Fallen Angels TV Show
Fallen Angels
Emeril Live TV Show
Emeril Live

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Valentine's Day
2009 - Lonely Street
2008 - Witless Protection
2008 - Redbelt
2008 - Hank and Mike
2007 - Cougar Club
2007 - The Simpsons Movie
2007 - Heckler
2007 - Naked Fear
2007 - Elvis and Anabelle
2005 - Nine Lives
2004 - Stateside
1999 - Liberty Heights
1998 - Celebrity
1998 - Airspeed
1996 - Eye For An Eye
1996 - Thinner
1996 - Up Close & Personal
1995 - Above Suspicion
1995 - Forget Paris
1994 - Airheads
1994 - Baby's Day Out
1993 - Searching for Bobby Fischer
1993 - Body of Evidence
1991 - Homicide
1991 - Bugsy
1990 - Alice
1990 - The Godfather: Part III
1987 - Suspect
1987 - Critical Condition
1987 - House of Games
1986 - The Money Pit
1986 - Off Beat
1986 - Three Amigos
1980 - Xanadu

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
Jack Montello (Voiced)
[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.

  • Received Honorary Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on June 13, 2008. He was the commencement speaker.
  • He was awarded the 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Glengarry Glen Ross" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Formerly an actor with an Chicago's Organic Theatre Company.
  • He was nominated for a 1974 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit" at the Organic Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 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).
  • His favourite food is Italian beef.
  • 4/26/04: Received the lifetime achievement award at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival.
  • Has been assured by _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv)' casting director that he will be the only person to voice the character Fat Tony - however, the character had a different actor for his short appearance in "A Fish Called Selma".

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