Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano

About Joe Pantoliano

Joseph Peter 'Joe' Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American film and television actor. He played the character of Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos, Bob Keane in La Bamba, Cypher in The Matrix, Teddy in Memento, Francis Fratelli in The Goonies, Guido 'the Killer Pimp' in Risky Business, and Jennifer Tilly's violent mobster boyfriend, Caesar, in Bound. He also played Deputy U.S. Marshal Cosmo Renfro in both The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. He is often referred to as 'Joey Pants', because of the difficulty some people have pronouncing his Italian surname. Pantoliano was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to first-generation Italian American parents Mary (nee Centrella), a bookie and seamstress, and Dominic 'Monk' Pantoliano, a hearse driver and factory foreman.

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