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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 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Memento
Memento Teddy
(2000)
The Matrix
The Matrix Cypher
(1999)
The Fugitive
The Fugitive Cosmo Renfro
(1993)
Bad Boys II
Bad Boys II Captain Howard
(2003)

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 2018 American Brawler (post-production)
Al Braverman
 2017 Short Straw (post-production)
Father Jack
 2016 The Perfect Match
Marty
 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 Canvas
John Marino
 2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Mayor M.T. Gunn
 2005 Racing Stripes
Goose (voice)
 2004 The Easter Egg Adventure
Terrible Timothy Takit (voice)
 2004 Perfect Opposites
Louis Carbonelli
 2003 Silver Man
Norbert
 2002 A Call for Help
Charlie
 2001 Cats & Dogs
Peek (voice)
 2000 Memento
Teddy
 1999 New Blood
Hellman
 1999 The Life Before This
Jake Maclean
 1999 Forces of Nature
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1998 Hoods
Charlie Flynn
 1998 Taxman
Al Benjamin
 1997 Tinseltown
Arnie
 1997/II Top of the World
Vince Castor
 1996 Bound
Caesar
 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 Spy Within
Attorney Brezner
 1994 Robot in the Family
Jack Shamir
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo
Bruno
 1993 Calendar Girl
Harvey Darpinian
 1993 Three of Hearts
Mickey
 1992 Used People
Frank
 1991 Zandalee
Gerri
 1990 Backstreet Dreams
Paul Antangeli (uncredited)
 1990 Short Time
Scalese
 1990 The Last of the Finest
Wayne Gross
 1990 Downtown
White
 1988 The In Crowd
Perry Parker
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
 1987 Scenes from the Goldmine
Manny Ricci
 1987 The Squeeze
Norman
 1985 The Mean Season
Andy Porter
 1983 Eddie and the Cruisers
Doc Robbins
 1983 The Final Terror
Eggar
 1982 Monsignor
Musso
 1980 The Idolmaker
Gino Pilato
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Undercover Cop who arrests Mark (uncredited)
 1973 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). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 11 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I liked Matrix Reloaded better than I liked the first one. I haven't seen Revolutions. I loved Cypher. He was very human. He was the one guy that doubted Morpheus, that doubted the real world. He was best served to go back into The Matrix and be a movie star and never know he was out of it. What a deal that would be! See more »

Trivia:

Parents are Dominic and Mary. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays amoral or deceitful characters See more »

Nickname:

Joey Pants

Star Sign:

Virgo

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