ANNOUNCEMENT: Help us produce the first ShareTV original series. Check out our Kickstarter Campaign.
Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Age
68
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 - Up Close & Personal
1996 - Thinner
1995 - Above Suspicion
1995 - Forget Paris
1994 - Baby's Day Out
1994 - Airheads
1993 - Searching for Bobby Fischer
1993 - Body of Evidence
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:
  • His character in the _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv) was originally intended to be a one-time guest appearance in the episode "Bart The Murderer", but it became a recurring role later on in the series' run. According to the Season 3 DVD commentary track, Mantegna liked the character and wanted to voice him again.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • He attended Morton East High School in Cicero, IL, graduating in 1965.
  • His favourite food is Italian beef.
  • His wife Arlene owns Taste Chicago, a restaurant in Burbank, CA.
  • Was considered for the role of Det.Joe Fontana on _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv).
  • 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).".


Related sites for this celeb
» IMDB
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
» Zap2it.com
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.