Joe Mantegna

Born Nov 13, 1947

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Mantegna, Jr. is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in box office hits such as Three Amigos (1986), The Godfather Part III (1990), Forget Paris (1995), and Up Close &; Personal (1996). He currently stars in the CBS television series Criminal Minds as FBI Special Agent David Rossi.… Read More

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  • Inside "Criminal Minds" With Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore
    CBS News - Oct 08, 2015
  • Review: ‘Childless,’ A Film Of Connected Monologues, Stars Joe Mantegna
    NYTimes - May 15, 2015
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    Huffington Post - Feb 06, 2014
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1947 Birth An Italian American, Mantegna was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, to Mary Anne (Novelli), a shipping clerk from Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy, and Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Sr., an insurance salesman from Calascibetta, Sicily who died in 1971 of tuberculosis. … Read More


1967 19 Years Old Mantegna even has his own "honorary sign" by Austin Boulevard and 25th Street in Cicero, Il He studied acting at the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University from 1967 to 1969. … Read More


1969 21 Years Old Mantegna made his acting debut in the 1969 stage production of Hair and debuted on Broadway in Working (1978). … Read More
1975 27 Years Old Mantegna married Arlene Vrhel on December 3, 1975 and they have two daughters: Mia and Gia (née Gina). … Read More


1985 37 Years Old He starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1985 called Shelter Skelter. … Read More


1991 43 Years Old In 1991 Mantegna starred in another Mamet story, the highly praised police thriller Homicide.


1998 50 Years Old A highly versatile actor, Mantegna has played a wide range of roles, from the comic—as a fed up shock jock in Airheads and the hilariously inept kidnapper from Baby's Day Out—to the dramatic, in roles such as Joey Zasa, a treacherous mobster in The Godfather Part III and an Emmy-nominated performance as singer Dean Martin in HBO's 1998 film The Rat Pack. … Read More
2002 54 Years Old In 2002, Mantegna starred as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Joseph Novelli, on the CBS midseason replacement drama First Monday.
2004 56 Years Old Mantegna received the Lifetime Achievement Award on April 26, 2004, at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival. … Read More


2008 60 Years Old Mantegna was the keynote commencement speaker at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in June 2008.
2011 63 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 29, 2011, Mantegna received the 2,438th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2015 67 Years Old On April 4, 2015, Mantegna received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Film and Television from The Riverside International Film Festival.
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