Joe Pantoliano Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 Oct, 2019
Facts of Joe Pantoliano
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Joe Pantoliano
Birth Name Joseph Peter Pantoliano
Nick Name Joes Pants
Father Dominic Pantaliano
Mother Mary Centrella
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Hoboken, New Jersey
Ethnicity Mixed
Net Worth $8 Million
Weight in KG 75
Married to Morgan Kester
Children 4
Divorce Morgan Kester
Movies The Matrix, U.S Marshal, The Fugitive, Bad Boys, Cat & Dog, Bad Boys II, Bad Boys for Life
TV Show Beethoven, EZ Streets, The Sopranos
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Prime Time Emmy Awards winner Joe Pantoliano AKA Joseph Peter Pantoliano is an American actor known for his various roles in the movies like Risky Business, The Goonies, Midnight Run, The Matrix, Bad Boys Franchise, and U.S. Marshals. He also appeared in various television series like The Fanelli Boys, EZ Streets, and The Sopranos. For his role in The Sopranos, he won the Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2003.

Born In New Jersey

Joseph Peter Pantoliano was born on 12th September 1951 in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. 

Joe is one of two children of his parents; Dominic Pantoliano and Mary Centrella. He grew up with his sibling-sister Mary Ann Pantoliano in a middle-class family as his father was a driver vehicle that transfer coffin at a funeral, and her mother was a bookie.

He went to Cliffside Park High School after their parents moved to Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Then he went to HB Studio, where he took an acting class with actor John Lehne and Herbert Berghof.

Accumulated $8 Million Net Worth

The American actor has been working in the entertainment industry for more than four decades. He has gathered $8 million of net worth for being an actor in the Hollywood film industry. 

Pantoliano's major source of income is generated as being an actor. He worked in various television series and earned thousands of dollars as a salary for his work. He also worked in commercially successful movies. Here are some of his films with its budget and box-office collection:

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
The Fugitive 1993 Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sela Ward $44 million $368.9 million
Bad Boys 1995 Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, and Tea Leoni $19 million $141.4 million
U.S. Marshals 1998 Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, and Robert Downey Jr.  $45 million $102.4 million
The Matrix 1999 Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, and Laurence Fishburne $63 million $463.5 million
Memento 2000  Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss $4.5 million $39.7 million
Cats & Dogs 2001 Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, and Alexander Pollock $60 million $200.7 million
Bad Boys II 2003 Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, and Jordi Molla $130 million $273.3 million
Percy Jackson & the Olympians:
The Lightning Thief
2010 Logan Lerman, Bradon T. Jackson, and Pierce Brosnan $95 million $226.4 million

The American owns the 2.5-acre property, which has a 3,933 square feet home with four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, which he bought in September 2000.

Married Twice And Divorced Once

As of 2019, the 5 feet 9 inches tall actor is married to actress Nancy Sheppard and has three children from his marriage. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on 18th February 1994. The couple is blessed with three children Isabella Pantoliano, Bobby Pantoliano, and Melody Pantoliano. All his three children works as an actor and actress.

Joe Pantoliano with his wife Nancy Sheppard SOURCE: Getty Image

Before marrying Nancy Sheppard, he was married to actress Morgan Kester. They tied the knot on 31st March 1979. The couple welcomed their first son Marco in 1981. The couple lived together for five years together and got divorced on 23rd February 1984.

Acted in Cult Film The Matrix

The 68-year-old actor debuted acting career in 1974 from the movie Road Movie and appeared on television in 1977 television film McNamara's Band. Later, he appeared in various big banner movies like  Risky Business, Empire of the Sun, The Fugitive, and U.S Marshals

Joe played as Cypher in the 1999 cult movie The Matrix, in which his role was really appreciated. In 2003 he won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Drama Series from the television series The Sopranos. A year later, he was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 for his work in the film and television industry.

Joe Pantoliano Receiving Emmy Prime Time Award SOURCE: Getty Image

His latest work includes Captain Conrad Howard in Bad Boys for Life, which will be released in 2020. He also played the same character in two previous films of the Bad Boys franchise.

He also gave a voice for television series like Beethoven, The Simpsons, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Not only for television series but also video games like Majestic, Grand Theft Auto II, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

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