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Joseph Anthony Mantegna Jr.
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Joe Mantegna Fast Facts:
Sang and played bass for a Chicago-area rock band called the Apochryphals from 1964 to '69.
Met his wife, Arlene, in high school; both appeared in a touring company of
in 1969, which was Mantegna's professional stage debut.
In 1978, while with Chicago's Organic Theater Company, cowrote
, which later played off-Broadway and was adapted for television by the Chicago PBS station (it won a local Emmy).
Has appeared in six plays and movies written by fellow Chicagoan David Mamet, most notably
Glengarry Glen Ross
, for which he won a Tony.
Has set a record for guest appearances on
as Springfield mob chieftain Fat Tony.
at the beginning of the show's third season to replace departing star Mandy Patinkin.
Daughter Gia was Miss Golden Globe 2011.
Joe Mantegna Relationships:
Mia Mantegna - Daughter
Ronald Mantegna - Brother
Joseph Anthony Mantegna - Father
Mary Ann Novelli Mantegna - Mother
Arlene Vrhel - Wife
Gia Mantegna - Daughter
Joe Mantegna Awards:
1984 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
1997 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2007 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
Attended Morton Junior College, Cicero, IL; attended Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL
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