American fim and TV character actor
Has appeared in over 150 film, television, and stage productions
|Real name:||Joseph Peter Pantoliano|
|How tall is Joe Pantoliano?||176 cm / 5 ft 10 in||Born:||12 September 1951 |
|How old is Joe Pantoliano in 2020? / Age: ||68 years|
|Where was Joe Pantoliano born?||Hoboken, New Jersey, US|
Net worth 2020 (estimated)
|How much is Joe Pantoliano worth?||$8,000,000|
Who is Joe Pantoliano? / Facts
- Early life and education - Joe was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of Italian American parents Mary (née Centrella), a bookie and seamstress, and Dominic "Monk" Pantoliano, a hearse driver and factory foreman.
His family moved to Cliffside Park, New Jersey, where he attended Cliffside Park High School.
He attended HB Studio, and studied extensively with actors John Lehne and Herbert Berghof.
Early roles - Joe first grew to fame as "Guido the Killer Pimp" in Risky Business (1983), and continued to rise in 1985 when he appeared as the villainous Francis Fratelli in teen classic The Goonies.
He also played a wounded soldier in the television series M*A*S*H.
Other roles - Joe starred as Caesar in the Wachowskis' directorial debut Bound, and played Cypher in their second film The Matrix (1999).
He gained recognition for his numerous supporting roles in high-profile films, including La Bamba, Empire of the Sun, The Fugitive, Memento, and Bad Boys and its sequels.
Television - Among his television credits are appearances in Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, and two seasons as Ralph Cifaretto in The Sopranos.
Awards - Joe is the winner of a primetime Emmy for his work on The Sopranos (1999), for which he also received two SAG Award nominations.
Trade mark - High, husky voice.
Joe often plays amoral or deceitful characters.
He's almost always seen wearing a cap, even in some of his movie roles.
- Health - On October 9, 2007, Joe announced on the National Alliance on Mental Illness blog that he has been suffering from clinical depression for the last decade, although he was only formally diagnosed recently.
He claims that his 2006 film Canvas helped him come to terms with his depression.
Rather than hide his illness from the public, he has chosen to speak out about it to remove some of the stigmas commonly associated with mental illness.
- Activism - Joe founded a nonprofit organization, No Kidding, Me Too!, with dedication to remove the stigma from mental illness and unite members of the entertainment industry in educating the public about mental illness.
The title comes from the response he has frequently heard after divulging how mental illness affected him and his family.
Joe is also filming a documentary called No Kidding, Me Too!
- Writing - Joe is a published author and is active in the field of mental health, having documented his mother's and his own issues.
- Trivia - Joe is dyslexic and left-handed.
- Personal life - Joe is married to former model Nancy Sheppard, with whom he has two daughters, Daniella and Isabella.
He also has a son, Marco, from a previous marriage, and a step-daughter, Melody.
Joe was introduced to his wife by his friend actress Samantha Phillips
- Latest news - On May 1, 2020, Joe was struck by a vehicle while walking, and suffered a concussion and chest trauma.
- Social media stats - Joe has 44.6K followers on Instagram, and 16.8K followers on Twitter, as of May 2020.
- Cliffside Park High School, New Jersey, U.S.A.
- Herbert Berghof Studio, Greenwich Village, New York City, U.S.A.
My real fear playing Ralphie in The Sopranos was that I would be typescast. Luckily, like Jimmy Gandolfini, I was able to get plenty of other work - Bad Boys 2 and Daredevil in particular. But in a way, Ralphie encouraged me to do more, to ensure he didn't define me. That's why I did Frankie & Johnny on Broadway and, to be honest, it's why I took the role in The Handler - to show my fanbase that there's more to me that just that nutcase, Ralphie.
Going to work for me is very reminiscent of high school. You go and you've got your clique of friends. You go to the cafeteria with everybody. If you can do it, it's the best job in the world.
I liked Matrix Reloaded better than I liked the first one. I haven't seen Revolutions. I loved Cypher. He was very human. He was the one guy that doubted Morpheus, that doubted the real world. He was best served to go back into The Matrix and be a movie star and never know he was out of it. What a deal that would be!
They say that politics is show business for ugly people.
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.
Joe Pantoliano Social Media Accounts
Isabella Pantoliano, Marco Pantoliano, Bobby Pantoliano, Melody Pantoliano, Daniella Pantoliano, Nancy Sheppard, Morgan Kester
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Last update: 13 May 2020
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