Joe Pantoliano Biography (1951?-)

Full name, Joseph Pantoliano; born September 12, 1951 (some sources cite 1954), in Hoboken, NJ; son of Dominic "Monk" (a hearse driver) and Mary (a bookie) Pantoliano; married Morgan Kester, 1979 (divorced, 1985); married Nancy Sheppard (an artist and model), February 18, 1994; children: (first marriage) Marco, Melody; (second marriage) Daniella, Isabella. Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2401.; Contact: c/o Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036-4012.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
September 12, 1951?
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Billy Bibbit, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1972
  • Tommy MacMillan, Brothers, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, 1982
  • Phillip, Orphans, Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983
  • Also appeared in Italian American Reconciliation, Gnu Theatre; The Death Star, Theatre of St. Clement's; The Off-Season, New Dramatist's Guild; and Visions of Kerouac, Lion Theatre.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared as Billy Bibbit, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, U.S. cities.
  • Film Appearances
  • Gino Pilato, The Idol Maker, United Artists, 1980
  • Eggar, The Final Terror (also known as Bump in the Night, Campsite Massacre, and The Forest Primeval), Comworld/Watershed,1981
  • Musso, Monsignor, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Guido, Risky Business, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Doc Robbins, Eddie and the Cruisers, Avco Embassy, 1983
  • Andy Porter, The Mean Season, Orion, 1985
  • Francis Fratelli, Goonies, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Snake, Running Scared, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986
  • Norman, The Squeeze, TriStar, 1987
  • Manny, Scenes from the Goldmine, Hemdale, 1987
  • Sy Swerdlow, "Hairlooming," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich and Amazon Women from Outer Space), Universal, 1987
  • Bob Keene, La Bamba, Columbia, 1987
  • Frank Demarest, Empire of the Sun, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Perry Parker, The In Crowd, Orion, 1988
  • Eddie Moscone, Midnight Run, Universal, 1988
  • Scalese, Short Time, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Wayne Gross, The Last of the Finest (also known as Blue Heat and Street Legal), Orion, 1990
  • White, Downtown, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Antangelli, Backstreet Dreams, Vidmark Entertainment, 1990
  • Gerri, Zandalee, Live Home Video, 1991
  • Frank, Used People, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Uncle Harvey Darpinian, Calendar Girl, Columbia, 1993
  • Roy, Me and the Kid, Orion, 1993
  • Cosmo Renfro, The Fugitive, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Mickey, Three of Hearts, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Bruno, Teresa's Tattoo, Vidmark Entertainment, 1994
  • Attorney Brezner, The Flight of the Dove (also known as The SpyWithin), New Horizons Home Video, 1994
  • Norby, Baby's Day Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Jack Shamir, Robot in the Family, 1994
  • Eddy Agopian, Steal Big, Steal Little, Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Scenes from Everyday Life, 1995
  • Captain Howard Eddie, Bad Boys, Columbia, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Eddie Ventro, Congo, Paramount, 1995
  • Ceasar, Bound, Gramercy, 1996
  • Al Benjamin, The Tax Man (also known as Taxman), Conterclock Pictures, 1998
  • Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro, U.S. Marshals (also known as The Fugitive, Part II), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Charlie Flynn, Hoods, Pioneer North America, 1998
  • Jack Maclean, The Life before This, First Look Pictures Releasing,1999
  • Bill King, Black and White, Grey Productions, 1999
  • Arnie, Tinseltown (also known as Self Storage), Samuel Goldwyn, 1999
  • Cypher, The Matrix, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Hellman, New Blood, New City, 1999
  • Titus Sinclair, Ready to Rumble, Warner Bros., 2000
  • John Edward `Teddy' Gammell, Memento, Columbia TriStar Home Video,2000
  • Norbert, Silver Man, Annex, 2000
  • Nicky, Pray for the Cardinal, 2000
  • Flash, A Better Way to Die, Columbia, 2000
  • Voice of Peek, Cats & Dogs, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Charlie, A Call for Help, Underground, 2002
  • Mogan, The Adventures of Pluto Nash (also known as Pluto Nash), Warner Bros., 2002
  • Louis Carbonelli, A Piece of My Heart, Vault, 2002
  • Ben Urich, Daredevil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Captain Howard, Bad Boys II, Columbia, 2003
  • Elliot, Second Best, Keep Your Head, 2003
  • Dr. Johnson, 5-25-77, Moonwatcher, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, Robot in the Family, 1994
  • Associate producer, Tinseltown (also known as Self Storage), Samuel Goldwyn, 1999
  • Producer, Second Best, 2003
  • Director, Just Like Mona, Moonstone, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Louis Peschi, Free Country, ABC, 1978
  • Dominic Fanelli, The Fanelli Boys, NBC, 1990-1991
  • Voice of Sparky, Beethoven (animated), 1994
  • Jimmy Murtha, EZ Streets, CBS, 1996-1997
  • Voice of the director, The Lionhearts (animated), syndicated, 1998
  • Voice of Pan, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Voice of Victor "Animal" Palotti, a recurring role, Godzilla: The Series (animated), Fox, 1998-1999
  • Joe, Sugar Hill, 1999
  • Ralph Cifaretto, The Sopranos, HBO, 2001-2002
  • Miniseries
  • Private Angelo Maggio, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979
  • Roy Cohn, Robert Kennedy and His Times, CBS, 1985
  • Movies
  • Ralphie, More Than Friends (also known as Love Me and I'll Be Your Best Friend), ABC, 1978
  • Ray Neal, Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (also known as Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes), NBC, 1980
  • Lieutenant Mike Amico, Destination: America, ABC, 1987
  • Ronnie, Rock 'n' Roll Mom, ABC, 1988
  • Sergeant Jack Russell, Nightbreaker (also known as Advance to Ground Zero), TNT, 1989
  • Truman "Kid Durango" Feathers, El Diablo, HBO, 1990
  • Daniel Evans, One Special Victory, NBC, 1991
  • Jerry Tarlton, Through the Eyes of a Killer (also known as TheMaster Builder), CBS, 1992
  • Barclay, Dangerous Heart, USA Network, 1994
  • Pete Tunnell, The Immortals, HBO, 1995
  • Doc, The Last Word (also known as Cosa Nostra: The Last Word), Showtime, 1995
  • Detective Meyer, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice, NBC, 1996
  • Stuart, Natural Enemy, HBO, 1997
  • Vince Castor, Top of the World (also known as Cold Cash andShowdown), HBO, 1998
  • Flash, A Better Way to Die, HBO, 2000
  • Specials
  • Insigna, Mr. Roberts, NBC, 1984
  • The Making of `The Mean Season', 1985
  • Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1991
  • Voice of Martini, Olive, the Other Reindeer, Fox, 1999
  • Snowfest 2000, PAX, 2000
  • Rock to Erase MS, VH1, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • AFI Awards 2001, CBS, 2002
  • Presenter, 17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2002
  • Presenter, The 45th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Nate Volkman, "The Latest in High Fashion Murder," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1981
  • Gerald Mullen, "Identity Crisis," M*A*S*H, 1981
  • Teddy Hollins, "The Crystal Duck," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1983
  • Sonny Orsini, "Ratman and Bobbin," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Sonny Orsini, "Nichols from Heaven," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Frank Tisdale, "Always, Elizabeth," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1984
  • Carl, "Who Killed the Sixties?," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1984
  • Joe, "One for the Road," Amazing Stories, 1986
  • "Miracle of Alice Ames," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1987
  • Ulric, "Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone," Tales from the Crypt, 1989
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1990
  • Doctor Wilder, "Deadly Medicine," Highlander, syndicated, 1992
  • Voice of Sparky, Beethoven (animated), CBS, 1994
  • Vinnie Greco, "In the Butt, Bob," N.Y.P.D. Blue, ABC, 1995
  • Vinnie Greco, "Boxer Rebellion," N.Y.P.D. Blue, ABC, 1995
  • Vinnie Greco, "Vishy-Vashy-Vinny," N.Y.P.D. Blue, ABC, 1995
  • Cameris, "Unprotected Witness," The Marshal, ABC, 1995
  • "Freed," Arli$$, HBO, 1996
  • "The Client's Best Interest," Arli$$, HBO, 1996
  • Voice of Jojo Stomopolis, "Caddy on a Hot Tin Roof," Life with Louie (animated), 1996
  • Stan Harbinger, "Alien Radio," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1999
  • "Memento," Anatomy of a Scene, 2001
  • Kal Langley, "Secrets and Lies," Roswell, The WB, 2001
  • Kal Langley, "Control," Roswell, The WB, 2001
  • "Nick Takes Over Style," The Nick Cannon Show, 2002
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002
  • The View, ABC, 2002
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 2002
  • Voice, "100 Yr. Old Man," 3-South, 2002
  • Also appeared as Montaigne, Beverly Hills Buntz; Paul Caruso, The Marshal, ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Frankie, a band member, McNamara's Band, ABC, 1973
  • Rob Cavanaugh, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Stan DeMarco, Civil Wars, ABC, 1991
  • Jimmy Murtha, EZ Streets, CBS, 1996
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Associate producer, The Immortals, HBO, 1995
  • Associate producer, The Last Word (also known as Cosa Nostra: The Last Word), Showtime, 1995
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Luigi Goterelli, Grand Theft Auto III (also known as GTA3 and Grand Theft Auto 3), Rockstar Games, 2001
  • Voice of Tim Pritchard, Majestic, Electronic Arts, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Just Like Mona, Moonstone, 2003

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Cigar Aficionado, autumn, 1996
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 15, 1996, p. 55

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