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Joe Pantoliano

Birth Date: September 12, 1951 / Age: 62
Birth Place: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Biography: Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an actor. He is also known as "Joey Pants": due to his last name being very hard for most English speakers to pronounce, he often just asks people to call him Joey Pants.

Pantoliano was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA to first generation Italian-American parents. He played the character Cypher in The Matrix, as well as Ralph Cifaretto in the HBO show The Sopranos, and also provided the voicework for the club owner Luigi Goterelli in the smash-hit videogame title, Grand Theft Auto III.

In 2003, Pantoliano won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Cifaretto on "The Sopranos". Emmy winner Michael Chiklis presented the award and upon opening the envelope said, "And the Emmy goes to... my very good friend Joe Pantoliano."

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Starring/Leading Roles

The Sopranos / Sopranos (1999) ... Ralph Cifaretto (2001-2002)




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> Trivia/Information/Fun Facts

Daughter Isabella Grace born 27 August 1998

Has a younger sister named Mary Ann.

Son Marco born in 1981.

Parents are Dominic and Mary.

Has a son and two daughters.

Formerly co-owner of Beverly Hills' Grand Havana Room.

One of his favourite movies is Shrek (2001).

Keen wine buff. On a recent episode of Jon Favreau's "Dinner for Five" (2001) on IFC, he was choosing the wine, inquiring about a '97 Ornellaia before settling on a '79 Tignanello. When the wine was presented to him for tasting - he picked up that it was corked, asked the sommelier to taste it himself and he concurred!

Italian-American.


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