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Joe Pantoliano


With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher in The Matrix (1999) and Teddy in Memento (2000).... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 More Time with Family (TV Movie)
Stan Rizzo
 2014 The Identical
Avi Hirshberg
 2013 Mob of the Dead (Video Game)
Al 'The Weasel' Arlington (voice)
 2011 Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Oswald Oswald III (as Joe Peter Pantoliano)
 2011 Loosies
Carl
 2010 The Legend of Secret Pass
Chuckster (voice)
 2009 Falling Up
George
 2009/I The Job
Perriman
 2006 Deceit (TV Movie)
Anthony
 2006 Canvas
John Marino
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dante
 2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Mayor M.T. Gunn
 2005 The Check Up (Short)
The Inspector
 2005 Racing Stripes
Goose (voice)
 2004 The Easter Egg Adventure
Terrible Timothy Takit (voice)
 2004 Perfect Opposites
Louis Carbonelli
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
Anthony 'the Heel' Stilletto
- Sleeps with the Fishes (2003) ... Anthony 'the Heel' Stilletto (voice)
 2002 A Call for Help
Charlie
 2001 Majestic (Video Game)
Tim Pritchard (Episode 4)
 2001 Roswell (TV Series)
Kal Langley
- Control (2001) ... Kal Langley
 2001 Grand Theft Auto 3 (Video Game)
Luigi Goterelli (voice)
 2001 Cats & Dogs
Peek (voice)
 2000 Silver Man
Norbert
 2000 A Better Way to Die
Flash
 2000 Memento
Teddy
 2000 New Blood
Hellman
 1999 Sugar Hill (TV Series)
Joe
 1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer (TV Movie)
Martini (voice)
 1999/II Taxman
Al Benjamin
 1999 The Life Before This
Jake Maclean
 1999 Forces of Nature
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Stan Harbinger
- Alien Radio (1999) ... Stan Harbinger
 1998 The Lionhearts (TV Series)
- Brown Dog Day (1998) ... (voice)
- Singin' in the Mane (1998) ... (voice)
- Survive (1998) ... (voice)
- Family Circus (1998) ... (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
King Pan
- Hercules and the King for a Day (1998) ... King Pan
 1998 Hoods
Charlie Flynn
 1997 Tinseltown
Arnie
 1997/II Top of the World
Vince Castor
 1996 Natural Enemy (Video)
Stuart
 1996 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Vic Freed
- The Client's Best Interest (1996) ... Vic Freed
 1996 Bound
Caesar
 1996 The Flight of the Dove
Attorney Brezner
 1995 The Immortals
Pete Tunnell
 1995 Steal Big Steal Little
Eddie Agopian, Ruben's Lawyer
 1995 The Last Word
Doc
 1995 Congo
Eddie Ventro (uncredited)
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
Cameris
- Unprotected Witness (1995) ... Cameris
 1994 Beethoven (TV Series)
Sparky
- Trash Island/The Long Weekend (1994) ... Sparky (voice)
- The Big One/Fleas! (1994) ... Sparky (voice)
- Puppy Time/The Morning Paper (1994) ... Sparky (voice)
 1994 Robot in the Family
Jack Shamir
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo
Bruno
 1994 Dangerous Heart (TV Movie)
Barclay
 1993 Me and the Kid
Roy
 1993 Calendar Girl
Harvey Darpinian
 1993 Three of Hearts
Mickey
 1992 Used People
Frank
 1992 Through the Eyes of a Killer (TV Movie)
Jerry
 1992 Highlander (TV Series)
Doctor Wilder
- Deadly Medicine (1992) ... Doctor Wilder
 1989-1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Casino Dealer / Ulric
- Split Personality (1992) ... Casino Dealer (uncredited)
 1991 One Special Victory (TV Movie)
Daniel
 1991 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Stan DeMarco
- Pilot (1991) ... Stan DeMarco
 1991 Zandalee
Gerri
 1990 Backstreet Dreams
Paul Antangeli (uncredited)
 1990 El Diablo (TV Movie)
Kid Durango
 1990 Short Time
Scalese
 1990 The Last of the Finest
Wayne Gross
 1990 Downtown
White
 1990 Arduous Moon (Short)
 1989 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Brother Charles
- The Miracle of Alice Ames (1989) ... Brother Charles
 1989 Nightbreaker (TV Movie)
Sgt. Jack Russell
 1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Ronnie
- Rock 'n' Roll Mom (1988) ... Ronnie
 1988 The In Crowd
Perry Parker
 1987 Scenes from the Goldmine
Manny Ricci
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
 1987 The Squeeze
Norman
 1987 La Bamba
Bob Keane
 1987 Destination America (TV Movie)
Lt. Mike Amico
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Rob Cavanaugh
- Pilot (1986) ... Rob Cavanaugh
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Joe
- One for the Road (1986) ... Joe
 1985 The Mean Season
Andy Porter
 1985 Robert Kennedy and His Times (TV Mini-Series)
Roy Cohn
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Roy Cohn
 1984 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Carl
- Who Killed the Sixties? (1984) ... Carl
 1981-1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Frank Tisdale / Nate Volkman
- Always, Elizabeth (1984) ... Frank Tisdale
- The Latest in High Fashion Murder (1981) ... Nate Volkman
 1984 Mister Roberts (TV Movie)
Insigna
 1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Michael Merrow
- Where There's a Will (1984) ... Michael Merrow
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Teddy Hollins
- The Crystal Duck (1983) ... Teddy Hollins
 1983 Eddie and the Cruisers
Doc Robbins
 1983 The Final Terror
Eggar
 1982 Monsignor
Pvt. Joe Musso
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series)
Cooney
- Who Needs the Truth? (1982) ... Cooney
 1981 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Cpl. Gerald Mullen / Josh Levin
- Identity Crisis (1981) ... Cpl. Gerald Mullen / Josh Levin
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Ray Neal
 1980 The Idolmaker
Gino Pilato
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
Boy
- Fire for Hire (1979) ... Boy
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Pvt. Angelo Maggio
 1978 More Than Friends (TV Movie)
Ralph
 1978 Free Country (TV Series)
Louis Peschi
- Special Delivery (1978) ... Louis Peschi
- When Already? (1978) ... Louis Peschi
- Citizenship (1978) ... Louis Peschi
 1977/I McNamara's Band (TV Movie)
Frankie Milano
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Undercover Cop who arrests Mark (uncredited)
 1974 Road Movie
Mugger (as Joseph Pantoliano)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Played Johnny in "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" by Terrence McNally (Belasco Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 8 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joe Peter Pantoliano | Joseph Pantoliano

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Personal Quote:

On making the transition from character actor to leading actor: It doesn't make any difference if you're a lead. It's all playtime. See more »

Trivia:

According to his book, "Who's Sorry Now?", at age 12 during an argument in a grocery store, his mother, Mary Centrella Pantoliano, told Joe that his real father was her third cousin, Florio "Florie" Isabella, a made man who had spent several years in prison. Shortly before, Joe's father, Monk, and Mary had separated and Florie moved in with the family. Monk and Mary never got divorced, and Joe ... See more »

Trademark:

Almost always seen wearing a cap, even in some of his movie roles See more »

Nickname:

Joey Pants

Star Sign:

Virgo

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