Giovanni Ribisi

Actor, Musician, Singer
Known for his quirky characterizations, actor Giovanni Ribisi amassed an impressive list of credits early in his career. After building a solid reputation with guest spots on various popular series, Ribisi first made an ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Meadowland 2015 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Results 2015 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Ted 2 2015 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

Edward (Actor)

Dads 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Papa 2014 (Movie)

Ed Myers (Actor)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

Lee White (Actor)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Officer Conwell Keeler (Actor)

Contraband 2012 (Movie)

Tim Briggs (Actor)

Ted 2012 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

Columbus Circle 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Rum Diary 2011 (Movie)

Moburg (Actor)

Middle Men 2010 (Movie)

Wayne Berring (Actor)

Avatar 2009 (Movie)

Parker Selfridge (Actor)

Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

Alvin Karpis (Actor)

Spirit of the Forest 2008 (Movie)

(Voice)

Perfect Stranger 2007 (Movie)

Miles Haley (Actor)

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dog Problem 2007 (Movie)

Solo (Actor)

10th and Wolf 2006 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Gardener of Eden 2006 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

The Dead Girl 2006 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

I Love Your Work 2005 (Movie)

Gray Evans (Actor)

The Big White 2005 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Video Game Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Brother 2004 (Movie)

Angelo Donnini (Actor)

The Flight of the Phoenix 2004 (Movie)

Elliott (Actor)

Basic 2003 (Movie)

Levi Kendall (Actor)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

Junior (Actor)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Masked & Anonymous 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heaven 2002 (Movie)

Filippo (Actor)

According to Spencer 2000 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

Boiler Room 2000 (Movie)

Seth (Actor)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Kip Raines (Actor)

It's The Rage 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift 2000 (Movie)

Buddy Cole (Actor)

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

Narrator (Narrator)

The Mod Squad 1999 (Movie)

Pete Cochrane (Actor)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

First Love, Last Rites 1998 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Phoenix 1998 (Movie)

Joey Schneider (Actor)

Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

T/4 Medic Wade (Actor)

The Mao Game 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost Highway 1997 (Movie)

Steve 'V' (Actor)

Scotch and Milk 1997 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Some Girls 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suburbia 1997 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

The Postman 1997 (Movie)

Bandit No 20 (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

Chad (Actor)

The Grave 1996 (Movie)

Wex (Actor)

The X-Files 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Album 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commish 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

These Friends of Mine 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Davis Rules 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Two Dads 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Circus of the Stars 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Marker (TV Show)

Actor

Promised a Miracle (TV Show)

Actor

Shot In The Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Stanford Prison Experiment (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Known for his quirky characterizations, actor Giovanni Ribisi amassed an impressive list of credits early in his career. After building a solid reputation with guest spots on various popular series, Ribisi first made an impact with his portrayal of the bizarre yet lovable Frank, Jr. in several episodes of the hit sitcom "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). Supporting work in director Tom Hanks' dramedy "That Thing You Do!" (1996) and the lead role in Richard Linklater's indie offering, "SubUrbia" (1996) quickly made him a young talent to watch. Ribisi stuck with the winning formula when he appeared alongside Hanks in Steven Spielberg's harrowing "Saving Private Ryan" (1999) then garnered acclaim as the star of the stock market drama, "Boiler Room" (2000). He frequently delivered unnerving performances as disturbed or outright unlikable characters in high-profile projects like "The Gift" (2000) and "Cold Mountain" (2003). And despite appearing in his fair share of big budget flops like "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004) and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (2004), Ribisi could always be depended upon to bring something just left-of-center to each character he played. By the turn of the decade, he had become one of the more sought after character actors, appearing in mainstream features like "Avatar" (2009), "The Rum Diary" (2011) and "Contraband" (2012). The talented Ribisi never failed to surprise audiences with characters that combined a mix of the better and baser elements of human nature, though not always in equal measure.

Relationships

Agyness Deyn Actor

Wife
Married June 2012 in Los Angeles, CA

Mariah O'Brien Actor

Wife
Married March 18, 1997 Divorced Nov. 3, 2001

Al Ribisi

Father

Marissa Ribisi Actor

Sister

Gay Ribisi

Mother

Lucia Ribisi

Daughter
Born in December 1997; mother, Mariah O'Brien

Gina Ribisi

Sister
Born in 1976

Milestones

2014

Had small role as Presidential advisor Lee White in "Selma"

2013

Cast alongside Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in crime drama "Gangster Squad"

2012

Played a ruthless drug boss in "Contraband" opposite Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale

2012

Reteamed with Mark Wahlberg in the comedy "Ted," directed by Seth MacFarlane

2011

Acted opposite Johnny Depp in "The Rum Diary," the big screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel

2010

Cast opposite Luke Wilson in the crime film "Middle Men"

2009

Cast in James Cameron's 3-D science fiction epic film "Avatar"

2009

Co-starred in Michael Mann's adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book "Public Enemies"

2007

Co-starred as an IT wiz and hacker in the thriller "Perfect Stranger"

2006

Received and Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor for his recurring role as Ralph Mariano, a lifelong friend of Earl's on the NBC comedy, "My Name is Earl"

2006

Starred in "10th and Wolf," an indie film based on a story by Bobby Moresco and Chazz Palminteri

2005

Played an ambitious insurance agent opposite Robin Williams and Holly Hunter in the dark comedy "The Big White"

2004

Starred opposite Dennis Quaid in the remake of the 1965 film "The Flight of the Phoenix"

2004

Cast as Dex Dearborn opposite Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"

2003

Had a small role in Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation"

2003

Seen in Anthony Minghella's war epic "Cold Mountain"

2002

Re-teamed with Cate Blanchett in "Heaven," the English-language directorial debut of Tom Tykwer

2001

Portrayed journalist Mikal Gilmore, the brother of killer Gary Gilmore in the HBO drama "Shot in the Heart"

2000

Cast as a troubled young man who seeks guidance from a local psychic (Cate Blanchett) in "The Gift"

2000

Portrayed Nicolas Cage's brother in the remake of "Gone in 60 Seconds"

2000

Had leading role in "Boiler Room"

1999

Starred opposite Juliette Lewis as half of a mentally challenged couple fighting to get married in the drama "The Other Sister"

1999

Co-starred with Omar Epps and Claire Danes in the screen version of the 1960s TV show "The Mod Squad"

1999

Narrated Sofia Coppola's debut feature, "The Virgin Suicides"

1998

Made cameo appearance in "Some Girls"; written by and co-starring his twin sister Marisa

1998

Appeared opposite Natasha Gregson Wagner as a young couple in the throes of a teen romance in "First Love, Last Rites"

1998

Cast as in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan"

1997

Starred as Jeff, one of the slackers who hang out in the parking lot of a mini-mart in "subUrbia"

1997

Played a supporting role in Kevin Costner's "The Postman"

1996

Played the band's drummer who is replaced after an accident in "That Thing You Do!"; directed by Tom Hanks

1995

Had a memorable guest spot on "Chicago Hope" (CBS) as a skinhead in need of a heart transplant faced with an organ donation from another race

1995

Played the recurring role of Frank Junior, the goofy half-brother of Lisa Kudrow's Phoebe on the hit NBC sitcom "Friends"

1993

Starred on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Family Album"

1992

Had recurring role on the "The Wonder Years" (ABC)

1988

TV-movie debut, "Promised a Miracle" (CBS)

1987

First recurring role on TV, "My Two Dads" (NBC)

1985

Early TV credit was a two-part episode of "Highway to Heaven" (NBC)

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