He acted in Terrence McNally play, "Frankie and Johnny in the 'Clair De Lune," on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre in New York City with Rosie Perez in the cast. Joe Mantello was director.
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Joe Peter Pantoliano | Joseph Pantoliano
5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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A character actor to me was someone who played a bunch of different roles versus a leading man or supporting actor, I wanted to be a character actor and do good parts. The guys that inspired me were Spencer Tracy, Robert Duvall, Albert Finney and Michael Caine, you, know, urban guys that came from the street. I just thought if they could do it, then so could I. They were the kinda guys who ...
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 ...
Often plays amoral or deceitful characters