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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 »

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Memento Teddy
The Matrix
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The Fugitive
The Fugitive Cosmo Renfro
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 2018 American Brawler (post-production)
Al Braverman
 2017 Short Straw (post-production)
Father Jack
 2017 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Stickyfins Whiting
- The Getaway/Lost and Found (2017) ... Stickyfins Whiting (voice)
 2015-2017 Sense8 (TV Series)
Michael Gorski
- What Family Actually Means (2017) ... Michael Gorski (uncredited)
- Who Am I? (2017) ... Michael Gorski (uncredited)
- Happy F*cking New Year. (2016) ... Michael Gorski (uncredited)
- I Am Also A We (2015) ... Michael Gorski (uncredited)
- What Is Human? (2015) ... Michael Gorski (uncredited)
 2016 The Perfect Match
 2015 Deadbeat (TV Series)
Famous Actor
- The Emancipation Apparition (2015) ... Famous Actor
 2014 More Time with Family (TV Movie)
Stan Rizzo
 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
 2010 The Legend of Secret Pass
Chuckster (voice)
 2009 Falling Up
 2009/I The Job
 2007 TCM Guest Programmer (TV Series)
- Joe Pantoliano (2007)
 2006 Deceit (TV Movie)
 2006 Canvas
John Marino
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series)
 2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Mayor M.T. Gunn
 2005 California Entertainment Weekly (TV Series)
aka Joey Pants, Himself
 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 Silver Man
 2002 A Call for Help
 2001 Majestic (Video Game)
Tim Pritchard (Episode 4)
 2001 Roswell (TV Series)
Kal Langley
- Control (2001) ... Kal Langley
 2001 Grand Theft Auto III (Video Game)
Luigi Goterelli (voice)
 2001 Cats & Dogs
Peek (voice)
 2000 Memento
 1999 Sugar Hill (TV Series)
 1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer (TV Movie)
Martini (voice)
 1999 New Blood
 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
 1998 Taxman
Al Benjamin
 1997 Tinseltown
 1997/II Top of the World
Vince Castor
 1996 Natural Enemy (Video)
 1996 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Vic Freed
 1996 Bound
 1995 The Immortals
Pete Tunnell
 1995 Steal Big Steal Little
Eddie Agopian, Ruben's Lawyer
 1995 The Last Word
 1995 Congo
Eddie Ventro (uncredited)
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
- Unprotected Witness (1995) ... Cameris
 1995 The Spy Within
Attorney Brezner
 1994 Beethoven (TV Series)
- 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
 1994 Dangerous Heart (TV Movie)
 1993 Calendar Girl
Harvey Darpinian
 1993 Three of Hearts
 1992 Used People
 1992 Through the Eyes of a Killer (TV Movie)
 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)
 1991 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Stan DeMarco
- Pilot (1991) ... Stan DeMarco
 1991 Zandalee
 1990 Backstreet Dreams
Paul Antangeli (uncredited)
 1990 El Diablo (TV Movie)
Kid Durango
 1990 Short Time
 1990 The Last of the Finest
Wayne Gross
 1990 Downtown
 1990 Arduous Moon (Short)
 1989 The Hitchhiker (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)
- Rock 'n' Roll Mom (1988) ... Ronnie
 1988 The In Crowd
Perry Parker
 1987 Beverly Hills Buntz (TV Series)
- Pilot (1987)
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
 1987 Scenes from the Goldmine
Manny Ricci
 1987 The Squeeze
 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)
- 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)
- 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)
 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
 1982 Monsignor
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series)
- 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)
- Fire for Hire (1979) ... Boy
 1978 More Than Friends (TV Movie)
 1978 Free Country (TV Series)
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)
 1973 Road Movie
Mugger (as Joseph Pantoliano)
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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 »

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2 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 8 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joe Peter Pantoliano | Joseph Pantoliano


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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 »


Son Marco born in 1981. See more »


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