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Joe Mantegna ACTOR




JOE MANTEGNA BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Joe Mantegna was born on November 13th, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois with the birth name Joseph Anthony Mantegna Jr. born to Maryann (née Novelli) and Joseph Anthony Mantegna Sr.  Over the course of his career in the entertainment industry he has made quite a name for himself as an actor as well as on the other side of the camera working as a writer, producer and director.
 
Mantegna is most well known for his role in the film, "The Godfather: Part III" (1990) starring alongside Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy García, Eli Wallach, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Raf Vallone and Sofia Coppola.  In total, he has appeared in over two hundred film and television roles.  His career in acting began when after graduating from Morton East High School in Cicero, IL, in 1965, he went on to earn a degree from the Goodman School of Drama and then began to find work as a stage actor.
 
His first professional acting debut was in a stage production of, "Hair" in 1969.  He then gained quite a bit of experience in Off-Broadway productions before making his Broadway debut in 1978 in the play, "Working".
 
Along with working as a stage actor around this same decade he began also appearing on the television movies, "Elvis" starring Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley along with Shelley Winters, Season Hubley as Priscilla Presley, Pat Hingle and Bing Russell and "Bleacher Bums" starring Roberta Custer, Richard Fire and Dennis Franz, (both 1979).  He then was cast in his first recurring role portraying Juan One on, "Soap" (1980-1981). 

Other well known film roles he has added to his credits include, "Compromising Positions" (1985) starring Susan Sarandon, Raul Julia, Judith Ivey, Edward Herrmann, Mary Beth Hurt, Deborah Rush, Anne DeSalvo, Josh Mostel and Joan Allen, "Three Amigos (1986) starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short, "The Money Pit" (1986) starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Yakov Smirnoff, Maureen Stapleton, Philip Bosco, Josh Mostel and Alexander Godunov, "Suspect" (1987) starring Cher Sarkisian, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson, John Mahoney, Fred Melamed and Philip Bosco, "House of Games" (1987) with Lindsay Crouse, Ricky Jay and J. T. Walsh, "Forget Paris" (1995) also starring Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Julie Kavner, Cynthia Stevenson, Richard Masur, Cathy Moriarty and John Spencer, "Up Close & Personal" (1996) co-starring Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing and Kate Nelligan, "Joan of Arcadia" (2003) with Amber Tamblyn and Mary Steenburgen, "Childless" (2008) with Barbara Hershey and "Lonely Street" (2009) starring Jay Mohr, Robert Patrick, Nikki Cox and Katt Williams.
 
Along with film work he has done voice work on the animated television series, "The Simpsons" and has also appeared on the series, "The Bosom Buddies", "The Twilight Zone", "Simon & Simon", "Comedy Zone", "First Monday" starring along with James Garner, Charles Durning, James Karen, Joe Flanigan, Hedy Burress, Randy Vasquez, Linda Purl, Dean Stockwell and Christopher Wiehl, "Joan of Arcadia" and "The Starter Wife" starring Debra Messing, Judy Davis, Miranda Otto, Peter Jacobson, Stephen Moyer, Anika Noni Rose and Chris Diamantopoulos.
 
Working on the other side of the camera, Mantegna has been the executive producer on such movies as, "Hoods" (1998) with Vincent Berry, Jay Brazeau and Craig Bruhnanski and "Lakeboat" (2000) starring Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Denis Leary and Andy Garcia and such television series as, "Shooting Gallery", "Quickbites" and "Midway USA's Gun Stories".  He has also worked as a director on the film, "Lakeboat" and the television series, "Quickbites".

Joe Mantegna has been married since 1975 to Arlene Vrhel and they have two children together and reside in Los Angeles, California.  Most recently he has appeared on the television series, "Criminal Minds" as FBI Special Agent David Rossi and the films, "The Bronx Bull" (2013) with William Forsythe, Harry Hamlin, Natasha Henstridge, Cloris Leachman, Ray Wise, Penelope Ann Miller and Paul Sorvino, "Kill Me, Deadly" (2013) starring Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore, "Ten Cent Pistol" (2013) starring Jena Malone, JT Alexander and Damon Alexander and "Compulsion" (2013) co-starring Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss and Kevin Dillon.

On April 29, 2011, Mantenga was honored with the 2,438th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Filmography

2013         Compulsion
2013         Ten Cent Pistol
2013         Kill Me, Deadly 
2013         The Bronx Bull
2007-2012     Criminal Minds
2011         The Yule Tide Good Samaritan 
2011         Behind the Scenes of Sacks West
2011         Sacks West
2011         Cars 2: The Video Game 
2011         Cars 2
1991-2011     The Simpsons
2010         Hannah Mantegna 
2010         Valentine's Day
2010         Pop Shock 
2009         The House That Jack Built
2009         The Assistants
2009         Archie's Final Project
2009         Lonely Street
2008         Who's Wagging Who?
2008         The Starter Wife
2008         The Criminal Element: The Making of Criminal Minds
2008         Shemar Moore: Criminal Minds' Wild Ride
2008         Profile: Rossi/Mantegna 
2008         From Script to Screen: True Night
2008         Criminal Minds Season 3: Killer Roles 
2008         Childless
2008         Redbelt
2008         The Last Hit Man
2008         Justice League: The New Frontier
2008         Witless Protection
2008         West of Brooklyn
2008         American Breakdown
2008         Hank and Mike
2007         Stories USA
2007         The Simpsons Movie
2007         The Starter Wife 
2007         Cougar Club
2007         Naked Fear
2007         Elvis and Anabelle
2006         Club Soda 
2006         Kim Possible
2006         Let Go
2005         The Kid & I
2005         Edmond
2003-2005     Joan of Arcadia
2005         Nine Lives
2004         A Very Married Christmas 
2004         Pontormo: A Heretical Love
2004         Stateside
2004         First Flight 
2003         Uncle Nino
2002         And Thou Shalt Honor 
2002         Mother Ghost
2002         Women vs. Men 
2002         First Monday 
2001         Off Key
2001         Walking Shadow
2001         Laguna
2001         The Sopranos 
2001         Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal
2001         The Trumpet of the Swan
2001         Fall: The Price of Silence
2000         Thin Air
2000         The Last Producer
2000         More Dogs Than Bones
2000         Body and Soul
2000         Lakeboat
1999         Liberty Heights
1999         My Little Assassin 
1999         The Runner
1999         Spenser: Small Vices
1999         Error in Judgment
1999         Airspeed
1998         Boy Meets Girl
1998         Celebrity
1998         The Rat Pack
1998         Hoods
1998         For Hire
1998         The Last Don II 
1998         The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
1998         Jerry and Tom
1998         The Great Empire: Rome 
1997         Merry Christmas, George Bailey 
1997         Face Down 
1997         Rugrats 
1997         A Call to Remember
1997         The Last Don 
1997         Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 
1996         Persons Unknown
1996         Thinner
1996         Albino Alligator
1996         Underworld
1996         Up Close & Personal
1996         Eye for an Eye
1995         Favorite Deadly Sins 
1995         Above Suspicion
1995         Forget Paris
1995         For Better or Worse
1995         Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys
1994         Airheads
1994         Baby's Day Out
1994         State of Emergency 
1993         Frasier 
1993         Searching for Bobby Fischer
1993         Family Prayers
1993         Body of Evidence
1993         Saturday Night Live 
1993         Fallen Angels 
1992         The Water Engine 
1992         The Comrades of Summer
1991         Bugsy
1991         Homicide
1991         Queens Logic
1990         Alice
1990         The Godfather: Part III
1989         Wait Until Spring, Bandini
1988         Things Change
1987         Suspect
1987         Weeds
1987         House of Games
1987         The Twilight Zone 
1987         Critical Condition
1986         ¡Three Amigos!
1986         Off Beat
1986         The Money Pit
1985         Compromising Positions
1985         Big Shots in America 
1984         Comedy Zone
1984         The Outlaws 
1983         Second Thoughts
1982         Simon & Simon 
1982         Archie Bunker's Place 
1982         The Greatest American Hero
1981         Open All Night 
1981         Bosom Buddies 
1981         It's a Living 
1980-1981     Soap
1980         Xanadu
1979         Bleacher Bums
1979         Elvis 
1979         To Be Announced
1978         A Steady Rain
1978         Towing
1976         Medusa Challenger 







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