During high school and college Glenn spent his summers, at the Jersey Shore, working as a boardwalk barker. One season he and, future Soprano star, James Gandolfini worked together on Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
Saw nearly every Broadway production between 1981 and 1992. Also served as a seat-filler at the Tony Awards during this period.
Founding Member of Bobby Moresco's The Actor's Gym.
At the very start of his career, Glenn was an extra in several major films shot in and around New York City. He can clearly be seen carrying a J&B box off a truck and into the Bamboo Lounge in Goodfellas (1990).
Glenn Taranto was one of 20 guest programmers selected from Turner Classic Movies' 2014 Ultimate Fan Video contest. He chose the 1942 British film "Went The Day Well?", introducing it with venerable TCM host Robert Osborne on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. That airing marked the TCM premiere for this classic World War II tale of small town heroics.