Joe Mantegna

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph Anthony “Joe” Mantegna, Jr. (born November 13, 1947) is an American actor, producer, writer and director. 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. Mantegna has gained Emmy Award nominations for his roles in three different miniseries, The Last Don (1997), The Rat Pack (1999) and The Starter Wife (2007). Mantegna served as executive producer for various movies and television movies, such as Corduroy (1984), Hoods (1998), and Lakeboat (2000), which he also directed. On television, Mantegna starred in the short lived series First Monday (2002) and Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005). Since the 1991 episode "Bart the Murderer", Mantegna has had a recurring role on the animated comedy series The Simpsons as mob boss Fat Tony, reprising the role in The Simpsons Movie (2007). He also played Robert B. Parker's fictional detective Spenser in three made-for-TV movies between 1999 and 2001. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joe Mantegna, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

¡Three Amigos! (1986)

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Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Steve Martin  •  Martin Short  •  Patrice Martinez

Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Steve Martin  •  Martin Short  •  Patrice Martinez

Airheads (1994)

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

Albino Alligator (1996)

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Spacey
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Gary Sinise  •  William Fichtner

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Spacey
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Gary Sinise  •  William Fichtner

Baby's Day Out (1994)

Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents; especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Read Johnson
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Brian Haley

Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents; especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Read Johnson
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Brian Haley

Bugsy (1991)

New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Annette Bening  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ben Kingsley

New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Annette Bening  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ben Kingsley

Celebrity (1998)

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Critical Condition (1987)

Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages to end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the electricity to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Rubén Blades  •  Maria Cardinale

Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages to end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the electricity to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Rubén Blades  •  Maria Cardinale

Edmond (2005)

Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Denise Richards  •  Mena Suvari

Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Denise Richards  •  Mena Suvari

Elvis (1979)

This biopic traces Elvis Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Shelley Winters  •  Bing Russell  •  Season Hubley

This biopic traces Elvis Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Shelley Winters  •  Bing Russell  •  Season Hubley

House of Games (1987)

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A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Lindsay Crouse  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Mike Nussbaum  •  J.T. Walsh

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Lindsay Crouse  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Mike Nussbaum  •  J.T. Walsh

Suspect (1987)

When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, she begins to believe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Cher  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Liam Neeson  •  John Mahoney

When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, she begins to believe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Cher  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Liam Neeson  •  John Mahoney

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

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In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Diane Keaton  •  Andy García  •  Talia Shire

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Diane Keaton  •  Andy García  •  Talia Shire

The Kid & I (2005)

Aaron Roman is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father grants Aaron his wish for his eighteenth birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Eric Gores  •  Linda Hamilton

Aaron Roman is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father grants Aaron his wish for his eighteenth birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Eric Gores  •  Linda Hamilton

The Money Pit (1986)

After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams—only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Shelley Long  •  Alexander Godunov  •  Maureen Stapleton

After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams—only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Shelley Long  •  Alexander Godunov  •  Maureen Stapleton

The Rat Pack (1998)

After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Don Cheadle  •  Angus Macfadyen

After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Don Cheadle  •  Angus Macfadyen

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

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After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)

Gomez is a middle-aged man who dreams of buying a gorgeous white suit in a nearby store, but doesn't have enough cash. He finds 4 more people of same size, who each give $20 and get to wear the suit for an hour each in return. But the suit is not just a suit - it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Esai Morales  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Clifton Collins Jr.

Gomez is a middle-aged man who dreams of buying a gorgeous white suit in a nearby store, but doesn't have enough cash. He finds 4 more people of same size, who each give $20 and get to wear the suit for an hour each in return. But the suit is not just a suit - it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Esai Morales  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Clifton Collins Jr.

Thinner (1996)

A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Robert John Burke  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Lucinda Jenney  •  Michael Constantine

A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Robert John Burke  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Lucinda Jenney  •  Michael Constantine

Up Close & Personal (1996)

Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Stockard Channing  •  Joe Mantegna

Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Stockard Channing  •  Joe Mantegna
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