31 Facts About Joe Mantegna


Joe Mantegna began his career on stage in 1969 in the Chicago production of the musical Hair.


Joe Mantegna directed a highly lauded production of Mamet's Lakeboat, which enjoyed a successful theatrical run in Los Angeles.


In film and on television, Joe Mantegna is best known for his roles in box office hits such as Three Amigos, The Godfather Part III, Forget Paris, and Up Close and Personal.


Joe Mantegna starred in the television series First Monday and Joan of Arcadia.


Joe Mantegna has earned Emmy Award nominations for his roles in three different miniseries: The Last Don, The Rat Pack, and The Starter Wife.


Joe Mantegna has served as executive producer for various movies and television movies, including Corduroy, Hoods, and Lakeboat, which he directed.


Joe Mantegna was born on November 13,1947, in Chicago to Italian American parents.


Joe Mantegna's parents were Mary Ann, a shipping clerk from Acquaviva delle Fonti, Apulia, Italy, and Joseph Henry Mantegna, an insurance salesman from Calascibetta, Sicily, who died in 1971 of tuberculosis.


Joe Mantegna graduated from Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1969.


Joe Mantegna started off in the film industry as a photographer, taking headshots.


Joe Mantegna made his acting debut in the Chicago production of the stage musical Hair and debuted on Broadway in Working.


Joe Mantegna co-wrote Bleacher Bums, an award-winning play which was first performed at Chicago's Organic Theater Company, and was a member of its original cast.


Joe Mantegna won a Tony award for his portrayal of Richard Roma in David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross.


Joe Mantegna has had a long and successful association with Mamet, appearing in a number of his works.


Joe Mantegna made his feature film debut in Medusa Challenger.


Joe Mantegna played womanizing dentist Bruce Fleckstein in Compromising Positions.


Joe Mantegna starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1985 called Shelter Skelter.


Joe Mantegna starred in the critically acclaimed movies House of Games and Things Change, both written by Mamet.


In 1991, Joe Mantegna starred in another Mamet story, the highly praised police thriller Homicide.


Joe Mantegna has a recurring role in the animated series The Simpsons as the voice of mob boss Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico.


Joe Mantegna insists on voicing the character every time he appears, no matter how little dialogue he has.


In 2002, Joe Mantegna starred as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Joseph Novelli, on the CBS midseason replacement drama First Monday.


Joe Mantegna received the Lifetime Achievement Award on April 26,2004, at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival.


Joe Mantegna is said to act like a father figure for Moore.


Joe Mantegna is said to have helped Verne Troyer get into the industry and presented him with the Media Access Award before his death.


In 2014, Joe Mantegna received a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto.


On May 22,2015, Joe Mantegna received the Saint Pio Award from the Saint Pio Foundation, in recognition of his outstanding contribution in being an extraordinary individual in "providing relief from suffering to those in need".


Joe Mantegna said in an interview on The Talk that the 300th episode of Criminal Minds aired on October 3,2018, their 43rd wedding anniversary, and he apologized during that interview for working on their anniversary.


Joe Mantegna has appeared with her father on KCAL-TV in support of Autism Awareness Month.


Joe Mantegna is a Chicago Cubs fan and has led the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch multiple times.


In 1988, during the play Speed the Plow, Joe Mantegna was stricken with Bell's Palsy.