Joe Mantegna

Actor, Playwright, Director
A versatile, seasoned player on both stage and screen, Joe Mantegna first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony award for "Glengarry Glen Ross" in 1983 before ... Read more »
Born: 11/13/1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (145)

10 Cent Pistol 2015 (Movie)

Punchy (Actor)

Childless 2015 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 1999, 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1998 - 2001, 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Chasing October 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Joe Head Goes Hollywood 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

National Memorial Day Concert 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The Bronx Bull 2014 (Movie)

Rick Rosselli (Actor)

The Fall 2014 (Movie)

Agent Jim Danaher (Actor)

The House that Jack Built 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Hit Man 2014 (Movie)

Harry Tremayne (Actor)

We Believe 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

West of Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Compulsion 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Godfather Legacy 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Archie's Final Project 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Gafur Chandrasakar (Actor)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Grem (Voice)

The Assistants 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Elvis and Anabelle 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Hank and Mike 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Pan (Actor)

Lonely Street 2008 (Movie)

Jerry Finkelman (Actor)

National Memorial Day Concert 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Redbelt 2008 (Movie)

Jerry Weiss (Actor)

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Starter Wife 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Witless Protection 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Rondog "Doc" Savage (Actor)

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (2007) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Fat Tony (Actor)

9th Annual Prism Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Cougar Club 2006 (Movie)

Mr. Stack (Actor)

Edmond 2006 (Movie)

Man in Bar (Actor)

The Starter Wife 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Joan of Arcadia 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

The 6th Annual Family Television Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid & I 2005 (Movie)

Davis Roman (Actor)

Uncle Nino 2005 (Movie)

Robert Micelli (Actor)

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Stateside 2004 (Movie)

Mr Deloach (Actor)

The 2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Directors: David Mamet 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside NYPD Blue: A Decade on the Job 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

Pontormo - A Heretical Love 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 5th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI Awards 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Garcia: Latin Rhythms & America Dreams 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Franz: Out of the Blue 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Key 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trumpet of the Swan 2001 (Movie)

of Monty (Voice)

Walking Shadow 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Airspeed 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Body and Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Error in Judgment 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry & Tom 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

More Dogs Than Bones 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

For Hire 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hoods 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

Nate Kurtzman (Actor)

Small Vices 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The ACLU: A History 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Great Empire: Rome 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Boy Meets Girl 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

Tony Gardella (Actor)

Mario Puzo's The Last Don II 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Italian Americans 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rat Pack 1998 (Movie)

Dean Martin (Actor)

The Runner 1998 (Movie)

Rocco (Actor)

Vietnam Long Time Coming 1998 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Albino Alligator 1997 (Movie)

G D Browning (Actor)

How Do You Spell God? 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1997 (Movie)

Gomez (Actor)

Underworld 1997 (Movie)

Richard Essex (Actor)

Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Eye for An Eye 1996 (Movie)

Detective Sergeant Denillo (Actor)

The People's Plague: Tuberculosis in America 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Thinner 1996 (Movie)

Richie Ginelli (Actor)

Up Close and Personal 1996 (Movie)

Bucky Terranova (Actor)

Above Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

For Better Or Worse 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Forget Paris 1995 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Screen Actors Guild Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Airheads 1994 (Movie)

Ian (Actor)

Baby's Day Out 1994 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Wax Cracks Hollywood 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Body of Evidence 1993 (Movie)

Robert Garrett (Actor)

Family Prayers 1993 (Movie)

Martin Jacobs (Actor)

Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 (Movie)

Fred Waitzkin (Actor)

When It Was a Game II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

George Raft (Actor)

Homicide 1991 (Movie)

Bobby Gold (Actor)

Medusa Challenger 1991 (Movie)

Nephew (Actor)

Queens Logic 1991 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Alice 1990 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Crack U.S.A. 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

Joey Zasa (Actor)

Wait Until Spring, Bandini 1990 (Movie)

Svevo Bandini (Actor)

The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Things Change 1988 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Critical Condition 1987 (Movie)

Chambers (Actor)

House of Games 1987 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Suspect 1987 (Movie)

Charlie Stella (Actor)

Weeds 1987 (Movie)

Carmine (Actor)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

Pete Peterson (Actor)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

Art Shirk (Actor)

Three Amigos! 1986 (Movie)

Harry Flugleman (Actor)

Big Shots in America 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Compromising Positions 1985 (Movie)

Bruce Fleckstein (Actor)

The Comedy Zone 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outlaws 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Now We're Cookin' 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Thoughts 1983 (Movie)

Orderly (Actor)

Towing 1977 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

A Call to Remember (TV Show)

Actor

A Very Married Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Death on the Job (TV Show)

Narrator

Elvis (TV Show)

Actor

Face Down (TV Show)

Actor

Making of the Mob: New York (Tv Show)

Interviewee

My Little Assassin (TV Show)

Actor

Persons Unknown (TV Show)

Actor

State of Emergency (TV Show)

Actor

The Book of Joe (Movie)

(Actor)

The Comrades of Summer (TV Show)

Actor

The Outlaws (Movie)

Yuri (Actor)

The Water Engine (TV Show)

Actor

Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery (TV Show)

Actor

Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (TV Show)

Actor

WOMEN vs. MEN (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Bleacher Bums (TV Show)

Play as Source Material
Director (1)

Lakeboat 2001 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Lakeboat 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A versatile, seasoned player on both stage and screen, Joe Mantegna first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony award for "Glengarry Glen Ross" in 1983 before appearing in Mamet films like "House of Games" (1987), "Homicide" (1991) and the slated 2008 release "Redbelt. " The Italian Chicago native was often typecast in mafia and con man roles when he first transitioned to film and television, but as his career progressed, audiences were given the opportunity to appreciate his nuanced and realistic acting style. He shone on the screen in roles ranging from supportive father - "Searching for Bobby Fischer (1994), "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS, 2002-05) - to manipulative film producer - "The Starter Wife" (USA, 2007) - and even poked fun at the mafia genre with a long-running voice role as mob boss "Fat Tony" on "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ). In the fall of 2007, he joined the CBS prime time lineup by playing a retired FBI agent in the popular crime drama "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ).

Relationships

Joseph Anthony Mantegna Sr

Father
Died in June 1969 of tuberculosis

Arlene Mantegna

Wife
Born c. 1949 met in high school renewed acquaintance and began dating in 1969 when both were cast in a production of the musical "Hair" married December 3, 1975 owns Fabulous Fortune Brownies company in the San Fernando Valley

Mary Mantegna

Mother

Gina Mantegna

Daughter
Born c. 1991 mother, Arlene Mantegna

Mia Mantegna

Daughter
Born prematurely on June 5, 1987 after doctors identified an infection in the umbilical cord weighed only 1 pound, 15 ounces and was reportedly one of the smallest babies born in California that year at age 2 1/2 was diagnosed Autistic mother, Arlene Mantegna

Ronald Mantegna

Brother
Born c. 1940

EDUCATION

The Goodman School of Drama

Chicago , Illinois 1970
Attended on scholarship from 1967-69

Morton East High School

Cicero , Illinois
Met future wife; also began to develop interest in acting

Morton Junior College

Cicero , Illinois 1965 - 1967

Milestones

2007

Joined the cast of CBS' drama "Criminal Minds," replacing Mandy Patinkin

2007

Portrayed studio head 'Lou Manahan' in USA Network's "The Starter Wife"; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

2007

Reprised the character of Fat Tony in "The Simpsons Movie"

2005

Co-starred with Anne Archer in "Uncle Nino" a film about a dysfunctional family brought closer by a visiting relative

2005

Cast in the ensemble "Nine Lives"; Rodrigo García directs a series of vignettes, offering glimpses into the lives of nine women

2004

Cast as the father of Jonathan Tucker's character in the drama "Stateside"

2002

Co-starred as a US Supreme Court Justice in the CBS series "First Monday"

2001

Reprised role as Parker's PI Spenser in the A&E original "Walking Shadows"

2000

Again played Spenser in "Thin Air" (A&E)

2000

Feature directorial debut, "Lakeboat"

1999

Appeared as Robert Parker's private investigator Spenser in the A&E telefilm "Small Vices"

1999

Executive produced and starred in "Hoods" (Starz!)

1999

Had supporting role in Barry Levinson's semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale "Liberty Heights"

1998

Cast as Dean Martin in the HBO biopic "The Rat Pack"

1998

Recreated stage role of Gomez who covets the titular "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit"; screened at the Sundance Film Festival before becoming a direct-to-video release

1998

Reprised role in the sequel "Mario Puzo's The Last Don II" (CBS)

1997

Portrayed yet another mafiosa in the CBS miniseries "Mario Puzo's The Last Don"; received an Emmy nomination

1997

Starred opposite Blythe Danner as Holocaust survivors in "A Call to Remember" (Starz!)

1996

Played an agent in "Up Close and Personal"

1994

Received strong notices as an emergency room physician in the "HBO Showcase" production "State of Emergency"

1994

Directed Mamet's play "Lifeboat" at the Tiffany Theater in West Hollywood

1993

Offered a fine change-of-pace turn as the father of a chess prodigy in "Searching for Bobby Fischer"

1993

Co-starred with Madonna in the film "Body of Evidence"

1992

Had the leading role of a genius inventor in the TV adaptation of Mamet's "The Water Engine" (TNT)

1991

Provided the voice of the recurring character Fat Tony in episodes of the Fox animated series "The Simpsons"

1991

Portrayed Hollywood veteran George Raft in Barry Levinson's "Bugsy"

1990

Cast as a small-time hood named Joey Zasa in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III"

1990

Starred opposite Mia Farrow in Woody Allen's "Alice"

1988

Returned to Broadway in Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow"; co-starring with Madonna and Ron Silver

1988

Starred opposite Don Ameche in Mamet's "Things Change"

1987

Played first leading role in a film, "House of Games"; written and directed by David Mamet

1985

First major feature acting role, "Compromising Positions" portraying a womanizing dentist who is murdered

1984

Breakthrough stage role as Ricky Roma in Mamet's Pulitzer-winning "Glengarry Glen Ross"; won Tony Award

1979

Primetime TV debut in the ABC biopic "Elvis"

1978

Broadway debut in the musical "Working"

1978

Moved to Los Angeles with wife; actor Dennis Franz traveled with them

1977

Staged and co-scripted (with Organic Theater associates) "Bleacher Bums"

1976

Worked as teacher at Columbia College, Chicago

1973

Joined Organic Theatre Company (remained six years) acting in such productions as "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit"

1970

Returned to Chicago

1968

First professional stage job cast as Berger in a touring production of "Hair"

Sang in a rock band, Apocryphals, while in high school

Started a business taking head shots of actors

Acted in David Mamet's "A Life in the Theater"

Acted in several high school plays

Bonus Trivia

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Mantegna toured Europe twice with The Organic Theater Company.

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At age eight, contracted rheumatic fever; because his parents could not afford treatment, was placed in charity sanatorium for five months

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