Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Birth name
Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr.
Born
November 13, 1947 ( age: 70 )
Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Education
Education J. Sterling Morton High School East
Alma mater Goodman School of Drama
Occupation (s)
Actor, director, screenwriter, executive producer
Years active
1969–present
Associated acts
The Simpsons, Criminal Minds
Spouse
Arlene Vrhel (1975–present)
Children
Mia Mantegna (b. 1987) Gia Mantegna
Nationality
American
Mantegna made his acting debut in the 1969 stage production of Hair and debuted on Broadway in Working (1978). He co-wrote Bleacher Bums, an award-winning play which was first performed at Chicago's Organic Theater Company, and was a member of its original cast. In the movie Xanadu he had a small role which was cut, although since his name is in the film's credits, Mantegna gets residuals for the film. Joe Mantegna age is 68, but he looks perfect. Joe Mantegna "Criminal Minds" had a great success. Mantegna won a Tony award for his portrayal of Richard Roma in David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross. He has had a long and successful association with Mamet, appearing in a number of his works. Mantegna made his feature film debut in Medusa Challenger (1977). He played womanizing dentist Bruce Fleckstein in Compromising Positions (1985). He starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1985 called Shelter Skelter. His other early film roles were supporting performances in The Money Pit (1986), Weeds (1987) and Suspect (1987). He also starred in the critically acclaimed movies House of Games (1987) and Things Change (1988), both written by Mamet. He and Things Change co-star Don Ameche received the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival. In 1991 Mantegna starred in another Mamet story, the highly praised police thriller Homicide. A highly versatile actor, Mantegna has played a wide range of roles, from the comic—as a fed up shock jock in Airheads and the hilariously inept kidnapper from Baby's Day Out—to the dramatic, in roles such as Joey Zasa, a treacherous mobster in The Godfather Part III and an Emmy-nominated performance as singer Dean Martin in HBO's 1998 film The Rat Pack. Mantegna has a recurring role in the animated series The Simpsons as the voice of mob boss Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico. He insists on voicing the character every time he appears, no matter how little dialogue he has. To quote: "If Fat Tony sneezes, I want to be there." In one instance, however, Phil Hartman voiced Fat Tony in the episode "A Fish Called Selma." Mantegna spoofed himself when he hosted Saturday Night Live for the 1990–1991 season in which he calmly began his monologue by saying he did not wish to be typecast from his gangster roles. A disappointed little boy and his father leave, as they mistakenly believed the host would be Joe Montana (football player) due to the similar names. Mantegna then began speaking in a low, controlled voice to the little boy, telling him it was best to stay in the audience and respect his performance; he warned the boy that if he (Mantegna) made a call, then Montana would not play in his next game—an implication that Mantegna's true personality equaled his gangster roles. In 2002, Mantegna starred as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Joseph Novelli, on the CBS midseason replacement drama First Monday. Mantegna in May 2008 Mantegna received the Lifetime Achievement Award on April 26, 2004, at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival. On August 11, 2007, Mantegna signed on to replace departing star Mandy Patinkin on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. Since season 9, he has directed several episodes as well. Since 2006, he has co-narrated the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C. with Gary Sinise. Mantegna was the keynote commencement speaker at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in June 2008. On April 29, 2011, Mantegna received the 2,438th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On June 6, 2011, Mantegna's hometown of Cicero, IL celebrated his body of work with an honorary street sign—Joe Mantegna Boulevard—on the northeast corner of Austin Blvd and 25th St., the location of his high school. On April 4, 2015, Mantegna received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Film and Television from The Riverside International Film Festival.

Filmography

Year    Title 1976  Medusa Challenger 1978  Towing 1978  A Steady Rain 1979  To Be Announced 1979  Elvis 1979  Bleacher Bums 1980  Xanadu 1983  Second Thoughts 1984  The Outlaws 1985  Compromising Positions 1985  Big Shots in America 1986  The Money Pit 1986  Off Beat 1986  Three Amigos 1987  Critical Condition 1987  House of Games 1987  Weeds 1987  Suspect 1988  Things Change 1989  Wait Until Spring, Bandini 1990  The Godfather Part III 1990  Alice 1991  Queens Logic 1991  Homicide 1991  Bugsy 1992  The Comrades of Summer 1992  The Water Engine 1993  Body of Evidence 1993  Family Prayers 1993  Searching for Bobby Fischer 1994  Baby's Day Out 1994  Airheads 1994  State of Emergency 1995  Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys 1995  For Better or Worse 1995  Forget Paris 1995  Above Suspicion 1995  Favorite Deadly Sins 1996  Eye for an Eye 1996  Up Close & Personal 1996  Underworld 1996  Albino Alligator 1996  Thinner 1996  Persons Unknown 1997  A Call to Remember 1997  Face Down 1997  Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1998  Jerry and Tom 1998  The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1998  For Hire 1998  Hoods 1998  Celebrity 1998  Boy Meets Girl 1998  The Great Empire: Rome 1998  The Rat Pack 1999  Airspeed 1999  Error in Judgment 1999  The Runner 1999  Liberty Heights 1999  Spenser: Small Vices 1999  My Little Assassin 2000  Lakeboat 2000  Body and Soul 2000  More Dogs Than Bones 2000  The Last Producer 2000  Thin Air 2001  Fall: The Price of Silence 2001  The Trumpet of the Swan 2001  Laguna 2001  Off Key 2001  Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal 2001  Walking Shadow 2002  Mother Ghost 2002  Women vs. Men 2002  And Thou Shalt Honor 2003  Uncle Nino 2004  First Flight 2004  Stateside 2004  Pontormo: A Heretical Love 2004  A Very Married Christmas 2005  Nine Lives 2005  Edmond 2005  The Kid & I 2007  Elvis and Anabelle 2007  Naked Fear 2007  Cougar Club 2007  Stories USA 2007  The Simpsons Movie 2008  Hank and Mike 2008  West of Brooklyn 2008  Witless Protection 2008  Redbelt 2008  Childless 2008  Who's Wagging Who? 2008  Justice League: The New Frontier 2008  The Last Hit Man 2009  Lonely Street 2009  Archie's Final Project 2009  The Assistants 2009  The House That Jack Built 2010  Pop Shock 2010  Valentine's Day 2010  Hannah Mantegna 2011  Cars 2 2011  Sacks West 2011  The Yule Tide Good Samaritan 2013  Compulsion 2014  AirBurst: The Soda of Doom

Television

Year    Title 1980–1981   Soap 1981  It's a Living 1981  Bosom Buddies 1981  Open All Night 1982  The Greatest American Hero 1982  Archie Bunker's Place 1982  Simon & Simon 1984  Comedy Zone 1987  The Twilight Zone 1991  Saturday Night Live 1991–present          The Simpsons 1993  Fallen Angels 1993  Frasier 1997  Duckman 1997–1998   The Last Don 1997  Rugrats 2001  The Sopranos 2002  First Monday 2003–2005   Joan of Arcadia 2006  Let Go 2006  Kim Possible 2007–2008   The Starter Wife 2007–present          Criminal Minds 2016  Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Theatre

Year    Title 1978  Working 1984–1985   Glengarry Glen Ross 1988  Speed-the-Plow

Director

Year(s)          Title 2000  Lakeboat 2011  QuickBites 2014–present          Criminal Minds