Joe Mantegna

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Joseph Anthony Mantegna Jr.
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/13/1947, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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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 Hair in 1969, which was Mantegna's professional stage debut.
  • In 1978, while with Chicago's Organic Theater Company, cowrote Bleacher Bums, 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 The Simpsons, as Springfield mob chieftain Fat Tony.
  • Joined Criminal Minds 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:
  • Arlene Vrhel - Wife
  • Gia Mantegna - Daughter
  • Joseph Anthony Mantegna - Father
  • Mary Ann Novelli Mantegna - Mother
  • Mia Mantegna - Daughter
  • Ronald Mantegna - Brother
  • Joe Mantegna Awards:
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1984 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Morton Junior College, Cicero, IL; attended Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL

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