A Joe Mantegna

A Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna


Joe Mantegna has been in show business for over four decades. He is admired by many for his versatility. On TV, he has been seen in everything from a Mafia Boss, to a Priest and even to a criminal lawyer. In theatre, he has had his most notable successes with the musical Grease, which he has performed nearly a dozen times on Broadway and once on Broadway in 2003. Even outside of acting, Joe Mantenga is a talented musician.


)Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen; he first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. He currently stars in the hit TV show Criminal Minds. Mr. Mantegna has become synonomous with Robert B. Parker's Spenser; he narrates the entire Spenser series for BOT. Mantegna is also the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons. (Source:

Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. Some of Joe's film and television highlights are; House of Games, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Godfather III, the role of Dean Martin in The Ratpack, and the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons. For two seasons Joe stared with Mary Steenburgen and Amber Tamblyn in the critically acclaimed CBS drama Joan of Arcadia, winner of the 2004 People Choice Award for best new drama as well as picking up three Emmy nominations. In 2008, Joe reprised his Emmy nominated role of Lou Manahan opposite Debra Messing in USA Network series The Starter Wife. In April of 2011, Joe received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.(Source: 21stcenturydads.org)


Well, my mother’s side of the family, they all thought they were Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and there’s a more jovial kind of thing. And so sort of way was a ying and a yang, but it was a good balance between the two. And again, my brother and I are a result of it, but my mother was great about her is like. Let me give you an example. I mean, there’s a million examples, but it’s like just recently in the last few years at my mother’s wake, my brother hadn’t been mentioned. He said, here’s something my brother was probably not even aware of, but when he, when he started getting in doing this television series, Criminal Minds after a whole career of being a theater and mostly motion pictures, he said, our mother called him, called my brother. (Source:

Joe Mantegna: I think being a dad, it’s important. I mean, like I said, it’s, you know, there’s a reason to call moms and dads, you know what I mean? And boy, you look at this funny, even with the show, I do Criminal Minds, you know, we’re not a show. I’ve been on a show person 11 years, and I think a few, we get into the scripts about the crimes. (Source: 21stcenturydads.org)




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