Joe Pantoliano

Actor, Waiter
Having transcended a youth of urban poverty, crime and poor academic skills, actor Joe Pantoliano - sometimes known affectionately as Joey Pants due to his hard-to-pronounce Italian surname - transformed himself into a ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1951 in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (129)

Spring Break '83 2016 (Movie)

Sargeant Coltrane (Actor)

The Perfect Match 2016 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Deadly Impact 2014 (Movie)

David Kaplow (Actor)

The Identical 2014 (Movie)

Avi Hirshberg (Actor)

Disleksia: The Movie 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Top of the World 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Loosies 2012 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

How to Make it in America 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Peek (Actor)

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1998 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992, 1998 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1998 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010 (Movie)

Gabe Ugliano (Actor)

Roswell 1998 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of Secret Pass 2009 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Job 2008 (Movie)

Perriman (Actor)

Canvas 2007 (Movie)

John Marino (Actor)

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Some Idiot (Actor)

But Can They Sing? 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector 2006 (Movie)

Mayor M.T. Gunn (Actor)

The Simpsons 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Sopranos 2001 - 2003, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unknown 2006 (Movie)

Bound Man (Actor)

Wedding Daze 2006 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

Dr. Vegas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Piece of My Heart 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Goose (Actor)

Second Best 2005 (Movie)

Elliot Kelman (Actor)

VH1 InsideOut: Joey Pants 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2004 IFP/Independent Spirit Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Opposites 2004 (Movie)

Louis Carbonelli (Actor)

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

Actor

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Easter Egg Adventure 2004 (Movie)

Terrible Timmy Takit (Voice)

The Handler 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

3-South 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

Captain Howard (Actor)

Daredevil 2003 (Movie)

Ben Urich (Actor)

Maxim Hot 100 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Bad Boys II 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

AFI Awards 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

Mogan (Actor)

16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

of Peek (Voice)

Memento 2001 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

Rock to Erase MS 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Bill King (Actor)

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Godzilla: The Series 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

New Blood 2000 (Movie)

Hellman (Actor)

Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Ready to Rumble 2000 (Movie)

Titus Sinclair (Actor)

SnowFest 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hoods 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Man 1999 (Movie)

Norbert (Actor)

The Life Before This 1999 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

The Lionhearts 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

Cypher (Actor)

The Taxman 1999 (Movie)

Al Benjamin (Actor)

Tinseltown 1999 (Movie)

Arnie (Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

U.S. Marshals 1998 (Movie)

Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro (Actor)

EZ Streets 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bound 1996 (Movie)

Ceasar (Actor)

Bad Boys 1995 (Movie)

Captain Howard Eddie (Actor)

Beethoven 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 (Movie)

Eddy Agopian (Actor)

The Last Word 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby's Day Out 1994 (Movie)

Norby (Actor)

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Spy Within 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Calendar Girl 1993 (Movie)

Uncle Harvey Darpinian (Actor)

Me and the Kid 1993 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Robot in the Family 1993 (Movie)

Jack Shamir (Actor)

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

Cosmo Renfro (Actor)

Three of Hearts 1993 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Fanelli Boys 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Zandalee 1991 (Movie)

Gerri (Actor)

Backstreet Dreams 1990 (Movie)

Antangelli (Actor)

Downtown 1990 (Movie)

White (Actor)

Short Time 1990 (Movie)

Scalese (Actor)

The Last of the Finest 1990 (Movie)

Wayne Gross (Actor)

Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Buntz 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Run 1988 (Movie)

Eddie Moscone (Actor)

The In Crowd 1988 (Movie)

Perry Park (Actor)

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Sy Swerdlow (Actor)

Destination: America 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Empire of the Sun 1987 (Movie)

Frank Demerest (Actor)

La Bamba 1987 (Movie)

Bob Keene (Actor)

The Squeeze 1987 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

Snake (Actor)

Scenes From the Goldmine 1986 (Movie)

Manny (Actor)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

The Mean Season 1985 (Movie)

Andy Porter (Actor)

Mr. Roberts 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Eddie and the Cruisers 1983 (Movie)

Doc Robbins (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

Guido (Actor)

Monsignor 1982 (Movie)

Musso (Actor)

The Final Terror 1980 (Movie)

Eggar (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Idolmaker 1979 (Movie)

Gino Pilato (Actor)

Free Country 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

McNamara's Band 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

A Better Way to Die (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Deceit (TV Show)

Actor

El Diablo (TV Show)

Actor

More Than Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Natural Enemy (TV Show)

Actor

Nightbreaker (TV Show)

Actor

One Special Victory (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n' Roll Mom (TV Show)

Actor

The Immortals (TV Show)

Actor

Top of the World (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Canvas 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Second Best 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Robot in the Family 1993 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Having transcended a youth of urban poverty, crime and poor academic skills, actor Joe Pantoliano - sometimes known affectionately as Joey Pants due to his hard-to-pronounce Italian surname - transformed himself into a prominent and prolific character performer who went on to appear in some of Hollywood's biggest films. After knocking around the New York theater scene, Pantoliano broke into television after moving to Los Angeles. Though remaining busy, he took some time to truly establish himself. His moment arrived when he played Guido the Pimp in the Tom Cruise vehicle, "Risky Business" (1983), which helped him gain a degree of recognition. From there, he became known for playing low-level crooks and hustlers in movies and on television until he transitioned to the other side of the law with a memorable supporting turn as a deputy U.S. Marshal in "The Fugitive" (1993). Perhaps some of his more acclaimed roles came in the indie world, thanks to solid turns in inventive films like "Bound" (1996) and "Memento" (2000). He did, however, reached some level of mass appeal as a co-star in the blockbuster movie "The Matrix" (1999), while his performance as a hot-headed mob lieutenant on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007) earned him his first Emmy Award, making him a steady and often-sought-after character actor capable of elevating just about any project.

Relationships

Melody

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1985 mother, Nancy Sheppard

Mary Isabella

Mother
Separated from Pantoliano's father c. 1963 divorced

Florio Isabella

Step-Father
Had ties to the underworld spent 15 years in jail on drug trafficking charges before marrying Pantoliano's mother

Morgan Kester

Wife
Married 1979 Divorced 1984

Dominic Pantoliano

Father
Separated from Pantoliano's mother c. 1963 divorced

Daniella Pantoliano

Daughter
Born March 8, 1992 mother, Nancy Sheppard

Isabella Pantoliano

Daughter
Born August 27, 1998 mother, Nancy Sheppard

Marco Pantoliano

Son
Born c. 1981 mother, Morga Kester

Mary Pantoliano

Sister
Younger

Nancy Sheppard Makeup Assistant

Wife
Married Feb. 18, 1994

EDUCATION

HB Studio

New York , New York
Studied under Herbert Bergoff

Studied acting for ten years under John Lehne

Milestones

2010

Cast as Gabe Ugliano, Percy's mean stepfather, in the film adaptation of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"

2010

Voiced the character of Peek the Chinese crested dog in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," the sequel to the 2001 family film "Cats & Dogs"

2009

Co-starred in the independent dark comedy, "The Job"

2005

Voiced Goose, a former mob hitman pelican, in the animated feature "Racing Stripes"

2005

Played a recurring role on the short-lived NBC drama, "Dr. Vegas"

2003

Starred in the short-lived CBS series, "The Handler"

2003

Reprised role as Cypher in "The Matrix: Reloaded"

2003

Feature directorial debut, "Just Like Mona"

2003

Reprised role as Captain Howard for the sequel, "Bad Boys 2"

2002

Featured in the Eddie Murphy misfire, "The Adventures of Pluto Nash"

2001

Appeared in two episodes of the WB's teen sci-fi series, "Roswell"

2000

Joined the cast of HBO's "The Sopranos" as mob hothead Ralph Cifaretto

2000

Played a slightly mysterious figure shadowing a man who cannot form new memories in Christopher Nolan's stylish thriller, "Memento"

1999

Re-teamed with the Wachowski brothers to play renegade Cypher in "The Matrix"

1998

Reprised role of Cosmo Renfro in "U.S. Marshals"

1996

Cast as a regular on the CBS crime drama, "EZ Streets"

1996

Played Jennifer Tilly's gangster lover in "Bound"; directed by the Wachowski brothers

1995

Played the recurring role of stoolie Vinnie Greco on ABC's "NYPD Blue"

1994

Played Captain Howard, opposite Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, in Michael Bay's "Bad Boys"

1993

Portrayed Agent Cosmo Renfro in the thriller, "The Fugitive"

1990

Cast as a regular in the short-lived NBC sitcom, "The Fanelli Boys"

1987

Portrayed anti-Communist attorney Roy Cohn in the CBS miniseries, "Robert Kennedy and His Times"

1987

Played Ritchie Valens' manager in the biopic, "La Bamba"

1987

Played John Malkovich's sidekick in the Steven Spielberg directed, "Empire of the Sun"

1985

Played the villainous Francis Fratelli in "The Gooonies"; produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner

1983

Originated the lead role of Philip in "Orphans" at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

1983

Breakthrough feature, played the supporting role of Guido 'The Killer Pimp' in the surprise hit, "Risky Business"

1980

Feature acting debut, "The Idolmaker"

1979

Gained notice for his interpretation of Angelo Maggio - Frank Sinatra's role in the original - for the NBC miniseries, "From Here to Eternity"

1978

Re-teamed with Rob Reiner for the TV-movie, "More Than Friends"

1978

Had a recurring role in the summer replacement series, "Free Country" (ABC); co-star Rob Reiner also co-scripted and co-produced

1976

Moved to Los Angeles

1972

Portrayed Billy Bibbit in a stage production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

1968

Made professional stage debut on the New York stage at age 17

Bonus Trivia

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Pantoliano is co-owner of the Grand Havana Room, a cigar lounge in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Pantoliano revealed to People magazine in October 2007, that he suffered from undiagnosed mental illness for years. The actor at one time considered suicide before seeking treatment.

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Some sources list 1954 as the year of his birth.

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