Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|How many times did Joe star in a film along with Carrie Anne-Moss before 2002?||Joe Pantoliano
3. Joe starred in two films with Carrie in 1999, "New Blood" and "The Matrix". In 2000, he starred with her in "Memento".
|What is the name of the movie in which Joe makes his directorial debut?||Joe Pantoliano
Just Like Mona. Written and directed by Joe, the story is loosely based on his relationship with his mother and his life as a teenager. Although not yet released, it stars Diane Lane, Andy Garcia, Chazz Palminteri and Marcia Gay Harden.
Who's Sorry Now?. "Who's Sorry Now?: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy" was published in September 2002 by Dutton Adult.
Daniella. Joe's first child, Marco, was born in 1981. His second child, Daniella, was born in 1992 and his third child, Isabella, was born in 1998. Joe also has a step-daughter named Melody, who was born in 1985.
1994. Joe married his first wife, Morga Kester, in 1979 and they were divorced in 1985. Joe and Nancy were married on February 18, 1994.
Dominic and Mary. Joe's father, Dominic, is a hearse driver, and his mother, Mary, is a seamstress. When Joe was 12, his mother left his father, for a distant cousin of hers, Florio. After seeing Joe perform in a play during his senior year of high school, Florio encouraged Joe to take up acting as a career.
September 12, 1951. Joe Pantoliano was born on September 12, 1951 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
|In a lesser know role, Joe played Titus Sinclair in this 2000 film, which revolved around two sewage workers who watched their favorite wrestler get cheated out of the title by another wrestler and his evil promoter (Joe). The workers embarked on a comedic quest to help their favorite wrestler "Jimmy King" (Oliver Platt) regain his title. What film was this?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
Ready To Rumble. The film's title came from Michael Buffer's famous ring announcement that can be heard "Let's Get Ready To Rumble". Buffer is a famous ring announcer who appears at most major boxing matches. He also was employed for a while by the now defunct WCW which was a wrestling entertainment vehicle owned by Ted Turner from the early 1990s up until the early 2000s, when it was bought out by Vince McMahon's "World Wrestling Entertainment". The film featured David Arquette, Oliver Platt, Martin Landau, Caroline Rhea, Scott Caan, and a host of well known WCW wrestlers led by Diamond Dallas Page, Goldberg, and Sting, among many others.
|2005 had Joe do the voice of Goose in this highly successful semi-animated film. This film revolved around a baby zebra, who was inavertently left behind from a circus when they left town. The zebra was found by a farmer who was a retired racehorse trainer. The zebra was educated about life on the farm by the other animals who lived there, but he thought he was meant to race. What film was this one?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
Racing Stripes. Joe's character was Goose, the former mob hitman pelican. He was from New Jersey and had a gangster accent. He was terrified of any loud noise, which brought back bad memeories of his past as a mobster. He got to the farm by crash landing there, after fleeing his old life and boss, when a mob hit was botched.
|1993 had Joe in one of his biggest roles to date, as Cosmo Renfro, a U.S. Marshal agent on the tail of an escaped criminal. This movie's theme concerned the manhunt for a convicted criminal who escaped during transport. He was convicted of killing his wife, a crime of which he was actually innocent. What was the name of the movie where Cosmo made his mark?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
The Fugitive. Probably his biggest role up until that time, Joe co-starred with Harrison Ford, and Tommy Lee Jones. This film took the old TV show and updated it, with Joe playing an agent under the command of Deputy Marshal Sam Gerard (Jones). They tracked Richard Kimble (Ford) through the countryside, and then Chicago, until they captured him in the final climactic scenes. In the interim they solved the crime of the original murder of Kimble's wife. Joe also reprised the role in the film's sequel, "US Marshals", a few years later.
|This 1988 cult classic starred Joe as Perry Parker, a Dick Clark type TV music host in 1960's Philadelphia. The show was fading in the ratings and Perry (Joe) tried everything he could to save it. During the taping of the show, two kids of differing backgrounds were placed together as dance partners, and had to make some tough life decisions. The show was ultimately cancelled. What was the title of this offbeat movie?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
The In Crowd. This was a more obscure film that some of the others. It did mark the acting debut of Donovan Leitch Jr, and also Scott Plank. Also featured in a minor role was Bruno Kirby. Leitch played a squeaky clean character named Del Green, the dance partner of Vicky (Jennifer Runyon), on the show. He was the guy she used to cover for her with her parents, as she dated a James Dean type named Dugan (Scott Plank). Del acted as her boyfriend in front of her parents, as she secretly dated Dugan. Ultimately when the show was cancelled, she had to make a choice of which life she wanted to lead.
|This 1987 film had Joe playing the role of Bob Keane, a manager for a very famous singer. This film recounted the short life of a singer who had great success in the late fifties but tragically died, still a teenager, as the result of an accident. Can you name the film?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
La Bamba. The film starred Lou Diamond Phillips, and Esai Morales, and recounted the life of pop star Ritchie Valens, who was ultimately killed in a 1959 plane crash, along with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Joe's role as his manager was significant in that he ultimately convinced Ritchie to overcome his fear of flying to various performances even, though Ritchie had had dreams about dying in an air crash.
|In 1986 Joe was a co-star in this action/comedy film. This film dealt with the exploits of two Chicago detectives on the trail of a drug smuggling operation based in Columbia. Joe played the part of Snake, a small time drug dealer. The film also featured a Broadway star, and a major comedian. What was the name of this movie?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
Running Scared. A hilariously funny movie starring Billy Crystal and the late Gregory Hines, this film recounted the exploits of two renegade cops in Chicago. Their methods were kind of unconventional to say the least, but they got the job done, sometimes to very funny results. Joe's role in this one was significant, as the low level drug dealer working for kingpin Julio Gonzales (Jimmy Smits). That red mohawk hairdo was hilarious.
|This 1985 adventure/comedy film had Joe playing Francis Fratelli, one of the sons in a criminal family searching for a hidden treasure, and a group of kids trying to beat them to it. Which film was this?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
The Goonies. This film had many young stars who were making their debut roles in the cast. Among the future stars were Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Robert Davi, and a breakthrough role for Martha Plimpton as well. The film also starred Corey Feldman, and had a fun perfomance from Anne Ramsey as the criminal family matriarch, Mama Fratelli.
|Joe played Doc Robbins, a rock and roll band manager in this 1983 film. This film revolved around an early 1960's local band that achieved a measure of success, but was ultimately rejected by their record company, resulting in the disappearance of their lead singer. Can you guess this film's name?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
Eddie and the Cruisers. This film starred Michael Pare in his first major role, and also had the services of Tom Berenger, Ellen Barkin, and Matthew Lawrence. The music was actually performed by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Joe played the role of "Doc" who managed the Cruisers to the top. He ultimately stole and hid the demo tapes, after they were rejected by the record company, the night that Eddie (Michael Pare) disappeared.
|One of his Joe's first bigger roles was that of Guido the pimp in this 1983 comedy, which also featured Tom Cruise. It was the story of a teenager who became an entrepeneur (with the help of a young lady) while his parents were out of town. This film also featured the star dancing in his underwear. What movie was this?||The Roles Of Joe Pantoliano
Risky Business. The film also starred Rebecca DeMornay. This was the film that brought Tom Cruise into the big time. Joe's role, as the pimp who took all the furniture in Joel's (Tom Cruise) home and sold it all back to him at the end, was an important part of the film.