Joe Mantegna
Actor
Joe Mantegna
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.
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Inside "Criminal Minds" with Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore
CBS News - over 1 year
Mantegna opens up about what it's like to sit in the director's chair for the long-running CBS series
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Review: ‘Childless,’ a Film of Connected Monologues, Stars Joe Mantegna
NYTimes - almost 2 years
The movie, written and directed by Charlie Levi, follows a group of Angelenos dealing with problems, among them the death of a child.
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Tom Hanks Has 'Forrest Gump' Reunion With Lt. Dan & Bubba
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know when Tom Hanks is going to take a photo with Gary Sinise and Mykelti Williamson. The "Forrest Gump" stars -- Hanks played the title character, of course, while Sinise and Williamson were, respectively, Lt. Dan and Bubba -- reunited recently, as indicated by the photo Hanks posted to his social media accounts on Thursday. "Hadn't seen these old friends for too long," Hanks wrote. That's all he had to say about that. UPDATE: Hanks, Sinise and Williamson got together as part of an event put together by the Gary Sinise Foundation. More information can be found below. Actor/Humanitarian Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation announced today their “Hollywood Salutes Heroes” multi-day celebration, an expression of thanks to those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Foundation enlisted main sponsors USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore & American Airlines to coordinate participants and travel for over 100 wounded, ill and in ...
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On the Set: Criminal Minds Celebrates 200 Episodes
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
On Criminal Minds' Glendale, California, soundstage, cast members look far happier than they ever do on the show. A massive cake, spattered with fake blood splotches to commemorate the CBS series' 200th episode, rests before a podium as star Joe Mantegna, who plays Special Agent David Rossi, speaks triumphantly to the actors and crew. [...] Criminal Minds has survived not only critical beatdowns but also sundry casting upheavals, emerging as an enduring, if often disturbing, hit. Charting the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit's efforts to track down the most demented bad guys and gals before they slay again, it has routinely been Wednesday night's highest-rated show during the last nine seasons. The show succeeded out of the gate in 2005, but its future was put in jeopardy when star Mandy Patinkin quit abruptly in its third season because of moral objections to the dark material. In 2010, producers were forced to cut cast members to save money, resulting in the departures of A.J. Co ...
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Stars align for telethon to aid US veterans
Yahoo News - over 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war.
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Al Pacino Movie Sets Up Shot At Chicago Concert
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LOS ANGELES — An Al Pacino movie broke out in the middle of a concert by the band Chicago, with thousands of fans serving as extras. Cameras were wheeled onstage during intermission of the group's show at the Greek Theatre on Friday night to film a scene from Pacino's upcoming movie "Imagine," in which he plays aging rock star Danny Collins. With coaching from the director, the crowd chanted the name of Pacino's character as the 73-year-old actor walked on stage to sing "Hey Baby Doll" in a black suit. The movie co-stars Michael Caine, Annette Bening and Jennifer Garner. "This is an improvisation," Pacino told the crowd. "You just came in and got it. That's not easy." Chicago's band members remained on stage to watch and clap along during the 25-minute filming. After a few takes, the crowd grew restless and there was scattered booing for the real musicians to resume playing. Earlier in Chicago's set, Joe Mantegna of CBS' "Criminal Minds" joined his hometo ...
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Scoop On The 'Criminal Minds' Premiere
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Camryn Manheim will be paying a visit to "Criminal Minds" for the CBS drama's two-part Season 9 premiere, according to TV Line. The "Ghost Whisperer" alumna will play "the mother of an UnSub" who is "very protective and watchful over her son, whom she knows has some serious emotional problems," which chiefly include killing women who happen to look like his ex-girlfriend. To make this happy family even more appealing, rumor has it that Manheim's character has some skeletons in her own closet, too. She'll appear in the two-part season premiere, which kicks off Wednesday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. Also ahead for Season 9? Star Joe Mantegna will direct an episode! "Criminal Minds" fans had a bit of a scare before the show was renewed for Season 9 -- cast negotiations for contract renewals went down to the wire, prompting worries that stars Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook might leave the show. Thankfully, the entire cast was secured for another season and th ...
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Lisa M. Dietlin: Making a Difference: The World of Giving on Father's Day
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Father's Day festivities tend to be a familiar sight throughout the United States, as families gather to enjoy a barbecue at the park or cheer on their favorite baseball team. While giving the traditional card and gift, usually a tie or set of golf balls, is a nice gesture, these often overlook the everyday role of fathers and father-figures, and fail to provide a proper "thank you" for how our dads shape our lives' experiences, especially in the areas of philanthropy and giving back. If you begin thinking about the men in your life, the fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers in your community, you are sure to find countless examples of mentors and coaches. They teach us through their examples and often guide us with their expertise, serving as little league coaches and soccer dads. Many fathers are involved with their sons and the Boy Scouts of America (www.scouting.org) as well as some men who work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org). One on ...
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PHOTOS: 2013 National Memorial Day Parade Honors Veterans
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
WASHINGTON -- Veterans were celebrated on Monday afternoon at the eighth annual National Memorial Day Parade. One of this year's highlights was honorary grand marshal, Redskins quarterback, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and groom-to-be Robert Griffin III. The athlete rode in a car with his parents, U.S. Army veterans Robert Griffin, Jr. and Jacqueline Griffin. Check out some scenes from the 2013 parade -- story continues below: The yearly tradition honors American veterans of all wars. The 2013 event had a special focus on some major anniversaries: World War II's 70th, the Korean War's 60th and the Vietnam War's 50th anniversary. Special guests this year included "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks, actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, Army veteran, "Dancing With The Stars" winner and would-be script-writer J.R. Martinez, country star Trace Adkins and Miss America 2013 Mallory Hytes Hagan. Previous year's parades have drawn over 250,000 spectators to Con ...
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Honoring the Troops
CNN - almost 4 years
Nat'l Memorial Day Concert host, actor Joe Mantegna talks to Candy about why Memorial Day is the most important holiday.
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Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna urging Americans to take a moment of appreciation on Memorial Day
Fox News - almost 4 years
Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna are urging all Americans to take a moment to reflect on what the holiday is all about.
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Lisa M. Dietlin: Making a Difference: The World of Giving - April Is Autism Awareness Month
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Did you know that autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder but is also the most underfunded? This April marks Autism Awareness Month, an entire month devoted to raising awareness about this disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in every 88 children is diagnosed with some form of autism -- 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls, meaning boys are five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. Some feel this disease is growing at an epidemic rate as every 20 minutes someone is diagnosed with autism. Autism is growing at a rate of 10 to 17 percent annually with children. Many adults with autism find it difficult or impossible to relate to other people in a meaningful way, many show restrictive and/or repetitive patterns of behavior or body movements and often have some degree of mental retardation. This is also one of the most expensive disorders, having a lifetime cost of approximately $3.2 million per person a ...
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Steven Paul Leiva: Back to Square One: The Story of Ray Bradbury Square in Los Angeles
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In 2010 the city of Los Angeles did something rather wonderful. In honor of Ray Bradbury's 90th birthday on August 22nd the Los Angeles City Council did not declare that date "Ray Bradbury Day," which would have been a very typical kind of honor for a city to bestow on someone of the literary master's stature. Instead they declared August 22 through 28 "Ray Bradbury Week," a completely a typical and unusually grand gesture of affection by a city for one of its citizens. As the creator and organizer of Ray Bradbury Week, a series of events held in Los Angeles to honor Ray on his 90th birthday, I was deeply grateful to then council president Eric Garcetti, who made the motion, and the other councilmembers who spoke so eloquently in support of the motion, which passed unanimously. Having this official recognition helped me to bring in such organizations as the Writers Guild of America, west, The Central Library of Los Angeles, the Paley Center for Media, and the Playboy Found ...
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Casting Roundup for CSI, Person of Interest and Criminal Minds
Boom Tron - over 4 years
It’s a crime procedural casting roundup today! News of guest stars coming to CBS’s top crime series is pouring in, revealing who we can look forward to seeing on CSI, Criminal Minds and Person of Interest. The first on the list is Michael Gross, heading to CSI to portray the president of the University D.B. Russell’s son is attending. We head to the school when Russell’s son joins a basketball team, only for his coach to be murdered. Ted Danson says the boy “gets involved in a triangle of sorts without even knowing it.” I’m not sure what he means by “triangle.” A love triangle springs to mind, but the context doesn’t seem to fit. Showing up in Criminal Minds is Designing Women’s Meshach Taylor as a homeless Vietnam veteran who ends up helping the team put a face to a killer. According to TV Guide, Taylor is an old friend of star Joe Mantegna, who pitched the idea for the episode Taylor appears in. Airing in the November, the episode will explore Mantagna’s David Rossi’s past in ...
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TEN CENT PISTOL Gets Top Dollar Casting
Boom Tron - over 4 years
The Alexander brothers, JT and Damon, have been hard at work since launching their Route 17 Entertainment production company earlier this year.  And though they remain relatively unknown (hell, I’d never heard of them til today), their plan of independently producing three films for themselves to star in seems to be going pretty smoothly, if the caliber of actors they’ve been casting is any indication. Their first production is a film with the delightful title Ten Cent Pistol, formerly known as The Go-Getters.  The Alexander brothers will be playing the Brickhouse brothers, a couple of hoods deep in the organized crime of Los Angeles, California.  Though they’re playing the leads, they’ve done well for themselves by snagging none other than Joe Mantegna to play the part of Punchy, a slick shyster lawyer.  Even without knowing much more about the role, I for one am very excited to see Mantegna doing some more film work.  I’m sure Criminal Minds is a great gig, but not only does the ...
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ACT Today! to Salute Actor Joe Mantegna and CBS TV Executive Steve Mauldin at 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism Fundraiser, November 3
Yahoo News - over 4 years
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) announces actor Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and TV executive Steve Mauldin will receive the 2012 ACTivist awards at the 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism fundraiser on November 3, 2012 at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California. ...
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Actor Joe Mantegna to Host ACT Today!'s 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic
Agoura Hills - over 4 years
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism, announces its 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic, hosted by actor Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, California. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help provide access to care and treatment for military children with autism. “This year’s golf tournament is dedicated to the military children with autism whose families are protecting our freedoms, while their children are battling an epidemic,” says ACT Today!’s Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson. “Proceeds from this event make it possible for us to provide access to therapy, medical care, assistance dogs, social skills programs, assistive technology, and even safety equipment like helmets for the self-injurious children, as well as fencing for those who wander.” According to the Center f ...
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Fashion News: Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch star at the Geffen
LATimes - over 4 years
Matthew Morrison, Dana Delany, Helen Mirren, Andy Garcia, Joe Mantegna and more stars shared songs and stories at L.A.'s "Backstage at the Geffen" fundraiser Monday. Morrison's "Glee" co-star Jane Lynch served as host, and the evening's honorees were Carol Burnett and Jim Gianopulos, co-chairman and chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment. The evening reportedly raised more than $1 million for children's art education. [Society News LA]  Sheena Monnin has resigned from the Miss Universe organization and given up her Miss Pennsylvania crown. She contended on Facebook that the results of last week's Miss USA pageant were rigged. Miss Rhode Island, Olivia Culpo, won the Miss USA crown. [Styliete] But then word came out that Monnin had told the pageant organization she resigned because of a decision to allow transgender competitors, something Culpo spoke in favor of during the pageant. The discussion stems from 23-year-old Jenna Talackova, a transgendered woman who participated in ...
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National Memorial Day Concert: Joe Mantegna and Dennis Franz help give tribute
Zap 2 it - almost 5 years
President Barack Obama's recent pledge that all U.S. troops will return from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 gives extra poignancy to this year's National Memorial Day concert, which will include a tribute to soldiers already home from that country and Iraq.
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Arts Roundup: Easton Corbin Tops Street Fest in Rockville
Bethesda Patch - almost 5 years
Each week Patch will publish a roundup of events throughout Montgomery County. To get more news, sign up for our newsletter. Here’s a roundup of performances in and around Montgomery County, through Wednesday, May 30:  Rockville Hometown Holidays ROCKVILLE — Easton Corbin headlines Rockville Hometown Holidays, a free Memorial Day weekend bash with more than 40 free concerts and shows booked across eight stages at Rockville Town Square Plaza. Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. Bruce Springsteen Tribute act, Bruce in the USA, performs Saturday; Corbin performs Sunday; Memorial Day parade and ceremony is Monday. More information is available on the event’s website. National Memorial Day Concert at U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON — Daughtry, Trace Adkins, and Natalie Cole will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. Co-hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, with appearances by actors Selma Blair, Ellen Burstyn and Dennis Franz, and former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.  8 t ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Mantegna
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 67
    In August 2015, Mantegna conducted an auction of two rifles donated by IWI US (an American subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries), at an event in Corona, California, in order to raise money for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, a group that provides educational and social services for Israeli soldiers.
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    On April 4, 2015, Mantegna received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Film and Television from The Riverside International Film Festival.
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    As of the 2015-2016 TV season, he stars in the CBS television series Criminal Minds as FBI Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi.
    More Details Hide Details Since the 1991 episode "Bart the Murderer", Mantegna has had a recurring role on the animated series The Simpsons as mob boss Fat Tony, reprising the role in The Simpsons Movie (2007). Mantegna has starred in the series First Monday (2002) and Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005). He earned Emmy Award nominations for his roles in three different miniseries: The Last Don (1997), The Rat Pack (1999), and The Starter Wife (2007). He has also served as executive producer for various movies and television movies, including Corduroy (1984), Hoods (1998) and Lakeboat (2000) which he also directed. Additionally, he played Robert B. Parker's fictional detective Spenser in three made-for-TV movies between 1999 and 2001, and has narrated several audiobook adaptations of the Spenser novels. An avid firearm enthusiast, he is the host of MidwayUSA's "Gun Stories" on the cable television Outdoor Channel. His daughter, Gia Mantegna, has also become a renowned film star.
  • 2011
    Age 63
    On June 6, 2011, Mantegna's hometown of Cicero, Illinois celebrated his body of work with an honorary street sign—Joe Mantegna Boulevard—on the northeast corner of Austin Boulevard and 25th Street, the location of his high school.
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    On April 29, 2011, Mantegna received the 2,438th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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  • 2008
    Age 60
    Mantegna was the keynote commencement speaker at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in June 2008.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 56
    Mantegna received the Lifetime Achievement Award on April 26, 2004, at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details On August 11, 2007, Mantegna signed on to replace departing star Mandy Patinkin on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. Since season 9, he has directed several episodes as well. Since 2006, he has co-narrated the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C. with Gary Sinise.
  • 2002
    Age 54
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 42
    Mantegna spoofed himself when he hosted Saturday Night Live for the 1990–1991 season in which he calmly began his monologue by saying he did not wish to be typecast from his gangster roles.
    More Details Hide Details A disappointed little boy and his father leave, as they mistakenly believed the host would be Joe Montana (football player) due to the similar names. Mantegna then began speaking in a low, controlled voice to the little boy, telling him it was best to stay in the audience and respect his performance; he warned the boy that if he (Mantegna) made a call, then Montana would not play in his next game—an implication that Mantegna's true personality equaled his gangster roles.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 37
    He starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1985 called Shelter Skelter.
    More Details Hide Details His other early film roles were supporting performances in The Money Pit (1986), Weeds (1987) and Suspect (1987). He also starred in the critically acclaimed movies House of Games (1987) and Things Change (1988), both written by Mamet. He and Things Change co-star Don Ameche received the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival. In 1991, Mantegna starred in another Mamet story, the highly praised police thriller Homicide. 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 (1990) and an Emmy-nominated performance as singer Dean Martin in HBO's film The Rat Pack (1998).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 27
    Mantegna married Arlene Vrhel on December 3, 1975 and they have two daughters: Mia and Gia (née Gina).
    More Details Hide Details Arlene owns a Chicago-themed restaurant in Burbank, California named Taste Chicago. Mia (born June 5, 1987) was later diagnosed to be autistic and works as a make-up artist. She has also appeared publicly with her father on KCAL-TV in support of Autism Awareness Month (April). Gina was born two and a half years later and changed her name to Gia at age eighteen. A native of the Chicago area, 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. This was referenced in the show Criminal Minds where his character David Rossi's office is decked with Cubs gear.
  • 1969
    Age 21
    Mantegna made his acting debut in the 1969 stage production of Hair and debuted on Broadway in Working (1978).
    More Details Hide Details He 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. In the movie Xanadu (1980), he had a small role which was cut, although since his name is in the film's credits, Mantegna gets residuals for the film. Mantegna won a Tony award for his portrayal of Richard Roma in David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross. He has had a long and successful association with Mamet, appearing in a number of his works. Mantegna made his feature film debut in Medusa Challenger (1977). He played womanizing dentist Bruce Fleckstein in Compromising Positions (1985).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details While still a young man in Chicago, he played bass in a band called The Apocryphals, which later played with another local group, The Missing Links, who went on to form the band Chicago. Mantegna is still very close to the original members of Chicago, and keeps in touch with his old band mates as well.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Of Italian-Sicilian descent, 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.
    More Details Hide Details Mantegna was raised Catholic and attended J. Sterling Morton High School East in Cicero, Illinois.
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