Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano

actor, producer, writer

Joe Pantoliano was born on Sep 12, 1951 in USA. Joe Pantoliano's big-screen debut came with For Pete's Sake directed by Peter Yates in 1974, strarring Undercover Arresting Officer (uncredited). Joe Pantoliano is known for Tacoma FD directed by Kevin Heffernan, Kevin Heffernan stars as Chief Terry McConky and Steve Lemme as Captain Eddie Penisi. Joe Pantoliano has got 7 awards and 10 nominations so far. The most recent award Joe Pantoliano achieved is Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, US. The upcoming new movie Joe Pantoliano plays is Hide and Seek which will be released on Nov 19, 2021.

With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher in The Matrix (1999) and Teddy in Memento (2000).Pantoliano was born September 12, 1951 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of Mary (Centrella) and Dominic Pantoliano, first-generation Italian Americans who split when Joe was twelve years old (though they never officially divorced). His mother was a seamstress and bookie, and his father was a hearse driver and foreman at a factory. Despite suffering from severe dyslexia that made studies difficult for him, Pantoliano displayed acting talent from an early age and moved to Manhattan after high school to pursue an acting career.After four years in Manhattan that included auditions, acting classes, waiting tables and a role as Billy Bibbit in the touring production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Joe Pantoliano moved to California to pursue television and film acting. Joe was successful in landing a number of television roles before getting his feature film debut in The Idolmaker (1980), but his true Hollywood breakthrough came with his turn opposite a 21-year-old Tom Cruise as ruthless pimp Guido in 1983's Risky Business (1983). A wide array of TV and film roles followed that have led Joe to work with many of Hollywood's brightest talents, both on-screen and off, including Richard Donner, Steven Spielberg, Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Christopher Nolan and many others.Winner of a primetime Emmy for his work on The Sopranos (1999), for which he also received two SAG Award nominations, Joe Pantoliano is married to former model Nancy Sheppard, with whom he has two daughters, Daniella and Isabella. Pantoliano also has a son, Marco, from a previous marriage, and a step-daughter, Melody.

  • Birthday

    Sep 12, 1951
  • Place of Birth

    Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
  • Also known

    Joseph Peter "Joe" Pantoliano, Joey Pants

Known For


7 wins & 10 nominations

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, US
From the Vine (2019)
Winner - Career Achievement Award
From the Vine (2019)
Ischia Global Film & Music Festival
From the Vine (2019)
Winner - Ischia Legend Award
From the Vine (2019)
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