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Biography #2 (for Joan of Arcadia)Joe Mantegna earned a Tony Award for his performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross. His additional Broadway credits include the role of Bobby Gould in Mamet's Speed-the-Plow and a role in the musical Working, in which he made his Broadway debut. In his hometown of Chicago, Mantegna also starred in the Mamet plays A Life in the Theatre and The Disappearance of the Jews, both at the Goodman Theatre. He directed Mamet's Lakeboat in Los Angeles and later made his feature film directorial debut with Lakeboat, based on Mamet's screenplay. Mantegna also conceived and co-authored the Off Broadway play Bleacher Bums, which was subsequently produced for television and earned him an Emmy Award.
Mantegna made his feature film debut in Compromising Positions and has since starred in the David Mamet films House of Games, Things Change and Homicide, in roles that Mamet specifically created for him, as well as in Alice, Celebrity, The Godfather III, Bugsy, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Liberty Heights, Forget Paris, Suspect, Up Close and Personal, The Money Pit, Weeds, Baby's Day Out, Airheads, Queens Logic, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Uncle Nino and An Eye for an Eye. He also has starring roles in the upcoming films The Kid & I, Nine Lives and Lagoon.
His television credits include the cable films The Rat Pack, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Dean Martin, State of Emergency, A Call to Remember, My Little Assassin, The Water Engine, Boy Meets Girl, Jerry and Tom and a series of films based on Robert Parker's Spenser novels, including Small Vices, Thin Air and Walking Shadow. He earned an Emmy Award nomination for his role in the mini-series The Last Don, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel, and starred in its sequel, The Last Don II, both on CBS. He starred in the CBS series First Monday, and will star in the upcoming CBS movie Say When. His voice can be heard in his recurring role as Fat Tony in The Simpsons, and he starred as the voice of the boatman in the animated feature The Trumpet of the Swan.
Biography #3Joe Mantegna was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Awards for his acclaimed performance in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross. He subsequently starred on Broadway as Bobby Gould in Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. He made his Broadway debut in Stephen Schwartz's musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's Working. Off-Broadway, Mantegna conceived and co-authored the play Bleacher Bums, which was subsequently produced for television and earned him an Emmy Award.
A native of Chicago, Mantegna made his feature film debut in Frank Perry's Compromising Positions. His early films include co-starring roles in Weeds, Suspect, Family Prayers, Wait Until Spring, Bandini and, for David Mamet, Things Change, Homicide and the critically acclaimed House of Games. His later film work includes Woody Allen's Alice, Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather III, Barry Levinson's Bugsy, Steven Zaillian's Searching for Bobby Fischer, Billy Crystal's Forget Paris and Jon Avnet's Up Close and Personal. He recently starred in Woody Allen's Celebrity. His upcoming films include Error in Judgment and The Runner.
On television, Mantegna recently starred in the acclaimed HBO Original Feature The Rat Pack, for which he received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He also starred in the CBS miniseries The Last Don, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award, and its sequel, The Last Don II. He has starred in the original cable feature films Jerry and Tom, State of Emergency, Persons Unknown, A Call to Remember, Comrades of Summer, Face Down and the TNT Special Presentation of David Mamet's The Water Engine, amongst others.
Mantegna is the narrator of the Oscar-nominated documentary films, Crack U.S.A.: Country Under Siege and Death on the Job.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)
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