Fast Facts

  • The son of a defense contractor, he lived in California and Texas before attending high school in Turkey.
  • Briefly followed in his father's footsteps and worked as a defense contractor himself in Iran in the late 1970s.
  • Worked as a cab driver, bookkeeper and janitor while honing his craft in local theater.
  • Met his second wife, Arlene, on the set of The X-Files; she was Gillian Anderson's stand-in. (She was later cast as Skinner's secretary.)
  • Returned to the series Supernatural in 2010 in the recurring role of Sam and Dean's grandfather, a part he originally played in a 2008 guest spot on the show.

Awards

  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Maxine Pileggi — Mother
  • Debbie Andrews — Ex-wife
  • Vito Pileggi — Father
  • Sawyer Pileggi — Daughter
  • Nick Pileggi — Brother
  • Arlene Warren — Wife

College

  • University of Texas, Austin, TX; attended Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA; attended University of Maryland, Munich, Germany

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Details

  • Birth Place: Portland, OR
  • Birthday: April 5, 1952, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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