Joe Mantegna

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Joe Mantegna is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Born in Chicago in 1947, Mantegna began his acting career in the theater before transitioning to film and television. He is best known for his roles in the movies "The Godfather Part III," "Searching for Bobby Fischer," and "The Simpsons," as well as his work on the CBS crime drama "Criminal Minds."
Mantegna's early acting work was primarily in the theater. He performed in productions at the Organic Theater Company and the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, and he also worked with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. In 1984, he won a Tony Award for his performance in David Mamet's play "Glengarry Glen Ross."
Mantegna's film career began in the early 1980s, with roles in movies like "The Money Pit" and "Compromising Positions." In 1990, he played Joey Zasa in "The Godfather Part III," a role that earned him critical acclaim. He went on to appear in a number of other films, including "Searching for Bobby Fischer," "Airheads," and "Up Close & Personal."
In addition to his film work, Mantegna has also had a successful television career. He has appeared in a number of TV shows over the years, including "The Twilight Zone," "The Simpsons," and "The Starter Wife." He is perhaps best known for his role as FBI Special Agent David Rossi on the CBS crime drama "Criminal Minds." Mantegna joined the cast of the show in 2007 and remained a regular until its final season in 2020.
Mantegna has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to a number of animated shows and movies. He has voiced characters in "The Simpsons," "The Critic," and "Cars 2," among others.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Mantegna has also worked behind the scenes as a producer, writer, and director. He has produced a number of films, including "Lakeboat" and "Bleacher Bums," and he has written and directed several episodes of "Criminal Minds."
Mantegna has been recognized for his work in a number of ways over the years. In addition to his Tony Award win, he has been nominated for several Emmy Awards for his work on "Criminal Minds." He has also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Outside of his acting work, Mantegna is also involved in a number of charitable organizations. He is a longtime supporter of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and he has also worked with the USO to support American troops and their families.
In his personal life, Mantegna has been married to his wife Arlene Vrhel since 1975. The couple has two children together, Mia and Gia.
Overall, Joe Mantegna is a versatile and talented actor with a long and successful career in film, television, and theater. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, and he continues to be a respected and beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

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Bobby Gould

Original Broadway Production, 1984
Richard Roma

Original Broadway Production, 1978

Dave McCormick

Emilio Hernandez



Joe Mantegna Movies

[1978]Towing Chris

[1983]Second Thoughts Orderly

[1985]Compromising Positions Bruce Fleckstein

[1986]Three Amigos! Harry Flugleman

[1986]The Money Pit Art Shirk

[1986]Off Beat Pete Peterson

[1987]House of Games Mike

[1987]Weeds Carmine

[1987]Critical Condition Chambers

[1987]Suspect Charlie Stella

[1988]Things Change Jerry

[1989]Wait Until Spring, Bandini Bandini

[1990]Alice Joe

[1990]The Godfather Part III Joey Za

[1991]Queens Logic Al

[1991]Bugsy George

[1991]Homicide Bobby Gold

[1992]Body of Evidence Robert Garrett

[1993]Family Prayers Martin Jacobs

[1993]Searching for Bobby Fischer Fred Waitzkin

[1994]Airheads Ian

[1994]Baby's Day Out Eddie

[1995]For Better or Worse Stone

[1995]Above Suspicion Alan Rhinehart

[1995]Forget Paris Andy

[1996]Thinner Richie Ginelli

[1996]Persons Unknown Jim Holland

[1996]Albino Alligator G.D. Browning

[1996]Underworld Frank Gavilan, Frank Csady, Richard Essex

[1996]Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys Joey Franelli

[1996]Eye for an Eye Detective Sergeant Denillo

[1996]Up Close & Personal Bucky Terranova

[1998]Jerry and Tom Tom

[1998]Celebrity Tony Gardella

[1998]Boy Meets Girl Il Magnifico

[1998]The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Gomez

[1998]For Hire Alan Webber

[1998]Hoods Angelo Martinelli

[1999]Liberty Heights Nate Kurtzman

[1999]The Runner Rocco

[1999]Airspeed Raymond Stone

[1999]Error in Judgment Eric

[2000]More Dogs Than Bones Desalvo

[2000]Lakeboat producer

[2001]Off Key Ricardo

[2001]Fall: The Price of Silence Agent Jim Danaher

[2001]The Trumpet of the Swan Monty

[2001]Vendetta Nicola, Terenzio's friend

[2002]Mother Ghost Jerry

[2003]Uncle Nino Robert

[2004]Pontormo: A Heretical Love Pontormo Jacopo Carrucci

[2004]Stateside Gil Deloach

[2005]The Kid & I Davis Roman

[2005]Nine Lives Richard

[2005]Edmond Man in Bar

[2007]Naked Fear Sheriff Tom Benike

[2007]Elvis and Anabelle Charlie

[2007]Cougar Club Mr. Stack

[2007]The Simpsons Movie Fat Tony

[2008]Redbelt Jerry Weiss

[2008]Hank and Mike Mr. Pan

[2008]Witless Protection Dr. RondogDocSavage

[2008]Lonely Street Jerry Finkelman

[2008]Childless Richard

[2008]West of Brooklyn Gaetano D Amico

[2009]The Assistants Gary Greene

[2009]The House That Jack Built Jack Sr.

[2009]My Suicide Dr. Chandrakar

[2011]Cars 2 Grem

[2011]The War of 1812 Narrator

[2013]Compulsion Detective Reynolds

[2014]10 Cent Pistol Punchy

[2015]Kill Me, Deadly Bugsy Siegel

[2016]The Bronx Bull Rick Rosselli

[2020]Rolling Thunder Joe

Joe Mantegna TV Shows

Criminal Minds David Rossi

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders David Rossi

Joan of Arcadia Will Girardi

Open All Night Arab, Change

Soap Juan One

The Simpsons Fat Tony, Gordus Antonius, Fit Tony

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Full Cast Announced For BILL W. AND DR. BOB Showing At Biograph Theater In March

Full cast announced for 'Bill W. and Dr. Bob' showing at Biograph Theater starting March 7. Directed by and starring Ronnie Marmo, the play will run in repertory with the return of Marmo's smash hit 'I'm Not A Comedian... I'm Lenny Bruce,' Directed by Joe Mantegna, premiering March 14.

Ronnie Marmo Returns To Chicago To Direct And Star In Critically Acclaimed BILL W. AND DR. BOB

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 has announced two plays coming to the Richard Christiansen Theater of the Biograph Theater in Lincoln Park (2433 N. Lincoln Ave.). 

NBPAC to Present Theatre 68's Production Of I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE

The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center presents 'I'm Not a Comedian... I'm Lenny Bruce' starring Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce, directed by Joe Mantegna. The show runs from January 11-13, 2024.

Nicolas Greco Will Star as Edward R. Murrow in Regional Premiere of MURROW in Dallas

New York actor Nicolas Greco will star as Edward R. Murrow in the regional premiere of Joseph Vitale's one man, multimedia play MURROW, in Dallas, April 11-21, 2024.

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE to be Presented At North Coast Repertory Theatre

Get ready for a captivating performance of 'I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE' at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Find out all the details about this show and book your tickets today.

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Announced At North Coast Rep

Critically-acclaimed actor Ronnie Marmo presents 'I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE,' a theatrical event exploring the life and legacy of the iconic comedian. Directed by Tony award winner Joe Mantegna, the play delves into the relevant and radical issues Bruce tackled in the 1960s that still resonate today.

Legendary Band Chicago is Coming to the To Overture Center in June

Legendary Band Chicago will be performing at the Overture Center on June 2. Tickets will be available starting Friday, October 20.

Chicago to Return to the Venetian Resort Las Vegas in February

CHICAGO GREATEST CHRISTMAS HITS will be released November 3 on CD, red and green vinyl and digitally. The festive compilation shines a spotlight on Chicago’s sound across 13 yuletide favorites, including “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow,” “All Over The World,” “Wonderful Christmas Time” (featuring Dolly Parton) and “Winter Wonderland.”

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN… I'M LENNY BRUCE Makes Houston Premiere in October

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center will present a two-run limited engagement of “I'M NOT A COMEDIAN… I'M LENNY BRUCE” starring critically-acclaimed actor Ronnie Marmo. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

Festival Of Arts and Pageant Of The Masters Celebrate Final Weekend With A Red Carpet Gala and Festival Runway Fashion Show

The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters concluded its final weekend of the summer with a jam-packed celebration of events.

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE Comes To The Laguna Playhouse In August

Critically-acclaimed actor Ronnie Marmo, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, are thrilled to present “I'M NOT A COMEDIAN… I'M LENNY BRUCE” - Directed by Joe Mantegna, the theatrical event starring Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce makes its premiere at the Laguna Playhouse for a limited engagement run August 17 – 19 only!  

David Ives's VENUS IN FUR To Open at McCadden Theatre in August

Samadahi Entertainment is set to present VENUS IN FUR, by David Ives, directed by Mark Blanchard.  The dark comedy with exceedingly complex characters and a fast-paced play within a play, featuring Russian-born multi-award-winning actress KATYUSHA (Ekaterina Melnik) as Vanda, is set to open August 4th through September 3rd, 2023, at McCadden Place Theatre. 

Laguna Playhouse To Present LISTEN TO THE SEVENTIES, CARNEY MAGIC, and More This August

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has announced six special productions this summer.

Video: Watch Megan Hilty, Dulé Hill, and More on PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, America's national night of remembrance, returned live this Memorial Day from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. Watch the full concert here!

Megan Hilty, Dulé Hill, and More to Perform at PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT This Month

PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, America's national night of remembrance, will return live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise, acclaimed actors who are dedicated to veterans' causes and supporting our troops in active service.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Sunday, May 14, 2023

Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, May 14, 2023! Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) Makes Recurring Voice Appearance. Krusty opens a school for clowning, and it becomes the most successful thing he’s ever done in the all-new 'Clown V. Board of Education' episode of THE SIMPSONS. Watch the video trailer now!

Verdant Productions Present SPEED THE PLOW By David Mamet

This re-imagining of David Mamet's 1980s hit play turns the dynamic on its head as the genders of the protagonists are reversed. Set in Hollywood where power is everything and morals are a commodity to be bought and sold, this production will examine the hierarchy from an alternative perspective. With two females as the movie executives and a younger male, the plot is given an entirely different context. 

Review: I'M NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE at JCC Centerstage Theatre

What did our critic think of I’M NOT A COMEDIAN…I’M LENNY BRUCE at JCC Centerstage Theatre?

Verdant Productions Present SPEED THE PLOW

With permission from David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Hannibal), Janet Moran directs this exciting, all new version of the classic satire Speed The Plow.With permission from David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Hannibal), Janet Moran directs this exciting, all new version of the classic satire Speed The Plow.

Legendary Rock Band Chicago Is Coming To The UIS Performing Arts Center, June 17

Multi-Grammy award winning band and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago announced today that they will be performing in Springfield at UIS Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 17th.


Joe Mantegna has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Joe Mantegna has not appeared in the West End.

Joe Mantegna has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "Speed the Plow." Additionally, he received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his role in "Glengarry Glen Ross." These nominations highlight Mantegna's talent and recognition within the theater industry.

Joe Mantegna has won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role in "Glengarry Glen Ross".

Joe Mantegna has written 1 shows including Bleacher Bums (Conceiver).

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