Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Age
69
Birthday
Nov. 13th, 1947
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height
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 - The Runner
2015 - Childless
2013 - Compulsion
2011 - Cars 2
2009 - Lonely Street
2009 - The Assistants
2008 - Hank and Mike
2008 - Redbelt
2008 - Witless Protection
2007 - Elvis and Anabelle
2007 - Cougar Club
2007 - Heckler
2007 - Naked Fear
2007 - The Simpsons Movie
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 - Above Suspicion
1995 - Forget Paris
1994 - Baby's Day Out
1994 - Airheads
1993 - Body of Evidence
1993 - Searching for Bobby Fischer
1991 - Bugsy
1991 - Queens Logic
1991 - Homicide
1990 - The Godfather: Part III
1990 - Alice
1988 - Things Change
1987 - House of Games
1987 - Suspect
1987 - Critical Condition
1986 - Three Amigos
1986 - Off Beat
1986 - The Money Pit

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Fat Tony (Voiced)
27
Rube Richter (Voiced)
2
Bill Swerski
2
Derek Mann (Voiced)
1
The Sheik
1
Henry
1
Harry Dobbs (segment "Shelter Skelter")
1
Joe Garver
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • Father of 'Gia Mantegna' (qv).
  • 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.
  • His wife Arlene owns Taste Chicago, a restaurant in Burbank, CA.
  • He attended Morton East High School in Cicero, IL, graduating in 1965.
  • Along with 'Elizabeth Taylor (I)' (qv) and 'Mark Hamill (I)' (qv), he is one of only three actors to play both themselves and a fictional character in _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv). He played himself in the Season Three episode "Bart the Murderer" and portrayed Fat Tony in that and fourteen other episodes of the series.
  • His character on _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv), Fat Tony, has been the subject of two inside jokes. One of Fat Tony's first appearances was in the episode where Bart becomes his errand boy. At the end of the episode, the events are turned into a TV movie, in which, we are told, Joe Mantegna is playing Fat Tony. On a much later episode, after a mafia stand-off is placated by the appearance of Maggie Simpson, everyone breaks down crying. Fat Tony remarks, "I haven't cried like this since I paid to see _The Godfather: Part III (1990)_ (qv).".
  • 1978: Debuted on Broadway in "Working". He also helped write "Bleacher Bums", an award-winning play. The Los Angeles production of "Bums" ran over five years.
  • Was 'Robert B. Parker' (qv)'s personal pick to play Spenser in _"Spenser: For Hire" (1985)_ (qv) (before 'Robert Urich (I)' (qv) was cast in the role).


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