Joe Mantegna

Actor, Director

11/13/1947 (71 years old) Chicago, Illinois, United States

Filmography Facts Awards
  • Sang and played bass for a Chicago-area rock band called the Apochryphals from 1964 to '69.
  • Met his wife, Arlene, in high school; both appeared in a touring company of Hair in 1969, which was Mantegna's professional stage debut.
  • In 1978, while with Chicago's Organic Theater Company, cowrote Bleacher Bums, which later played off-Broadway and was adapted for television by the Chicago PBS station (it won a local Emmy).
  • Has appeared in six plays and movies written by fellow Chicagoan David Mamet, most notably Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he won a Tony.