Joe Pantoliano Net Worth

Joe Pantoliano Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joseph Peter Pantoliano net worth is
$8 Million

Joseph Peter Pantoliano Wiki Biography

Joseph Peter Pantoliano was born on the 12th September 1951, in Hoboken, New Jersey USA, of Italian descent, and is an actor, well-known from playing Ralph Cifaretto in the TV series “The Sopranos” (2000 – 2004). In addition, he has created roles in many feature films including Guido in “Risky Business” (1983), Bob Keane in “La Bamba” (1987), Cypher in “The Matrix” (1999), and Teddy in “Memento” (2000) among others. Joe has been active in the entertainment industry since 1974.

How much is the net worth of Joe Pantoliano? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his wealth is as much as $8 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Acting is the main source of Pantoliano’s net worth.


Joe Pantoliano Net Worth $8 Million

To begin with, Pantoliano was born into a family of a bookmaker and dressmaker as well as a factory worker. Joe Pantoliano began his career as an actor in the middle of the 1970s with small roles in various cinema and television productions. One his first major roles was in the drama film “All My Stars” (1980). At the beginning of the 1980s, he was mainly seen as a guest star in several television series, for example “M*A*S*H” (1981), “Chicago Story” (1982), “Hardcastle and McCormick” (1983) among others. Afterwards, he mostly starred in film productions, including “Midnight Run” (1988) directed and produced by Martin Brest, “The Fugitive” (1993) with Harrison Ford and directed by Andrew Davis, “Bound” (1996) written and directed by The Wachowskis (the directorial debut), “Matrix” (1999) produced and directed by The Wachowskis and “Memento” (2000) by Christopher Nolan. His net worth was rising steadily.

Despite these projects, Pantoliano also remained loyal to television, and took a recurring role in the mafia series “The Sopranos” (2000 – 2004), in 2003 winning an Emmy Award for the above mentioned role. In 2003, he made his debut as a director of the film “Just Like Mona”, and he has also worked as a film producer since the mid-1990s. Afterwards, he starred in such films as “The Amateurs” (2005), “Canvas” (2006), “The Job” (2009), “Loosies” (2012) and “The Perfect Match” (2016). All the aforementioned roles added significant sums to the outright size of Joe Pantoliano’s net worth.

In addition to this, he has worked in the theatre. At the beginning of his career, he took part in the play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” stage version by Billy Babbit, and in 2003 he starred in the play “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” on Broadway. In 2015, he worked in New York’s City Theatre.

Moreover, he has written two autobiographical books – “Who’s Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy”, and “Asylum: Hollywood Tales From My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery and Being My Mother’s Son”.

Finally, in the personal life of Pantoliano, he was married to the actress Morgan Kester (1979 – 1985), with whom he has three children. In 1994, he married the make-up expert Nancy Sheppard, with whom he has another child. Furthermore, he is the founder of the charity No Kidding? Me too! , which is committed to the acceptance of people with mental disorders.

Full NameJoe Pantoliano
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1951
Place Of BirthHoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Height5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
EducationHB Studio
SpouseNancy Sheppard (m. 1994), Morgan Kester (m. 1979–1984)
ChildrenMichelle, Daniella, Isabella, Marco, Bobby, Melody Pantoliano
ParentsMary (née Centrella), Dominic "Monk" Pantoliano
SiblingsMary Ann Pantoliano
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2003)
NominationsSaturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor (1997), Television Critics Association Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2002, 2004)
MoviesDestination America (1987), The Squeeze (1987), Bound (1996), The Matrix (1999), Memento (2000), Deadly Impact (2009), Taxman (1999), Bad Boys for Life (2018)
TV ShowsM*A*S*H (1981), Chicago Story (1982), EZ Streets (1996-1997), The Sopranos (2000-2004), How to Make it in America (2011)
1High, husky voice
2Often plays amoral or deceitful characters
3Almost always seen wearing a cap, even in some of his movie roles
1A character actor to me was someone who played a bunch of different roles versus a leading man or supporting actor, I wanted to be a character actor and do good parts. The guys that inspired me were Spencer Tracy, Robert Duvall, Albert Finney and Michael Caine, you, know, urban guys that came from the street. I just thought if they could do it, then so could I. They were the kinda guys who started out being the fourth guy through the door and then, at last, they get a line of dialogue.
2On making the transition from character actor to leading actor: It doesn't make any difference if you're a lead. It's all playtime.
3They say that politics is show business for ugly people.
4I liked Matrix Reloaded better than I liked the first one. I haven't seen Revolutions. I loved Cypher. He was very human. He was the one guy that doubted Morpheus, that doubted the real world. He was best served to go back into The Matrix and be a movie star and never know he was out of it. What a deal that would be!
5Going to work for me is very reminiscent of high school. You go and you've got your clique of friends. You go to the cafeteria with everybody. If you can do it, it's the best job in the world.
6My real fear playing Ralphie in The Sopranos was that I would be typescast. Luckily, like Jimmy Gandolfini, I was able to get plenty of other work - Bad Boys 2 and Daredevil in particular. But in a way, Ralphie encouraged me to do more, to ensure he didn't define me. That's why I did Frankie & Johnny on Broadway and, to be honest, it's why I took the role in The Handler - to show my fanbase that there's more to me that just that nutcase, Ralphie.
1He and his wife Nancy Sheppard were married by Charles Rocket.
2Was offered the role of Leo in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), but was forced to turn it down due to a conflict with the film The Last of the Finest (1990). Joe Pesci ultimately played the role.
3Founded the charity organization "No Kidding, Me Too!" ( to foster education and awareness of mental illness. The foundation's goal is to "Stomp the Stigma" associated with mental illness and encourage those suffering to seek help. [2008]
4Working on a novel about his hometown, Hoboken, New Jersey, entitled, "Who's Sorry Now?" He hopes to have the book completed in the next fifteen months and is working on a deal with a publisher. [July 2001]
5Appeared as Eddie Valiant in an early animation test for Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
6Is Dyslexic.
7Has suffered from Clinical Depression since the mid-1990s.
8According to his book, "Who's Sorry Now?", at age 12 during an argument in a grocery store, his mother, Mary Centrella Pantoliano, told Joe that his real father was her third cousin, Florio "Florie" Isabella, a made man who had spent several years in prison. Shortly before, Joe's father, Monk, and Mary had separated and Florie moved in with the family. Monk and Mary never got divorced, and Joe never found out which man was actually his father.
9He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
10Lives in Wilton, Connecticut.
11Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
12He landed his first professional role in 1972 when he played Billy Bibbit in the national touring company of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He worked in regional theater appearing in more than 40 Off-Broadway productions including Vision of Kerouac at the Lion Theater and The Death Star at the Theater of St. Clements.
13Often works with Carrie-Anne Moss.
14At age seventeen he moved from his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, to Manhattan to study to become a barber.
16Keen 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 and asked the sommelier to taste it himself, and the sommelier concurred.
17One of his favourite movies is Shrek (2001).
18Formerly co-owner of Beverly Hills' Grand Havana Room.
19Has a son and two daughters: Marco Pantoliano, Michelle Pantoliano, and Melody Pantoliano.
20Parents are Dominic and Mary.
21Son Marco born in 1981.
22Has a younger sister named Mary Ann.
23Daughter Isabella Grace born 27 August 1998.


Random Tropical Paradise2017post-productionVincent Gambazzo
Villa Capri2017post-productionActor
American Brawler2016post-productionAl Braverman
Spring Break '83completedSergeant Coltrane
The Perfect Match2016Marty
Sense82015TV SeriesMichael Gorski
Deadbeat2015TV SeriesFamous Actor
The Identical2014Avi Hirshberg
More Time with Family2014TV MovieStan Rizzo
Mob of the Dead2013Video GameAl 'The Weasel' Arlington (voice)
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life2011Oswald Oswald III (as Joe Peter Pantoliano)
How to Make It in America2011TV SeriesFelix
The Legend of Secret Pass2010Chuckster (voice)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore2010Peek (voice)
Deadly Impact2010Kaplow
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief2010Gabe Ugliano
Falling Up2009George
The Job2009/IPerriman
Unknown2006Bound Man
Deceit2006TV MovieAnthony
Canvas2006John Marino
The Simpsons2006TV SeriesDante
Wedding Daze2006Smitty
Dr. Vegas2004-2006TV SeriesTommy Danko
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector2006Mayor M.T. Gunn
Waterfront2006TV SeriesJames 'Jimmy' Centrella
California Entertainment Weekly2005TV Seriesaka Joey Pants, Himself
The Amateurs2005Some Idiot
The Check Up2005ShortThe Inspector
Racing Stripes2005Goose (voice)
The Easter Egg Adventure2004Terrible Timothy Takit (voice)
The Sopranos2001-2004TV SeriesRalph Cifaretto
Perfect Opposites2004Louis Carbonelli
Second Best2004Elliot
The Handler2003-2004TV SeriesJoe Renato
Silver Man2003Norbert
Gary the Rat2003TV SeriesAnthony 'the Heel' Stilletto
Bad Boys II2003Captain Howard
Daredevil2003Ben Urich
The Adventures of Pluto Nash2002Mogan
A Call for Help2002Charlie
Majestic2001Video GameTim Pritchard (Episode 4)
Roswell2001TV SeriesKal Langley
Grand Theft Auto 32001Video GameLuigi Goterelli (voice)
Cats & Dogs2001Peek (voice)
A Better Way to Die2000Flash
New Blood2000Hellman
Ready to Rumble2000Titus Sinclair
Sugar Hill1999TV SeriesJoe
Olive, the Other Reindeer1999TV MovieMartini (voice)
The Life Before This1999Jake Maclean
Black & White1999/IBill King
The Matrix1999Cypher
Forces of Nature1999Cab Driver (uncredited)
The Outer Limits1999TV SeriesStan Harbinger
The Lionhearts1998TV Series
Hercules1998TV SeriesKing Pan
Hoods1998Charlie Flynn
Taxman1998Al Benjamin
U.S. Marshals1998Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro
Top of the World1997/IIVince Castor
EZ Streets1996-1997TV SeriesJimmy Murtha
Natural Enemy1996VideoStuart
Arli$$1996TV SeriesVic Freed
Life with Louie1996TV SeriesJojo Stomopolous
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice1996TV MovieDet. Meyer Meyer
The Immortals1995Pete Tunnell
Steal Big Steal Little1995Eddie Agopian, Ruben's Lawyer
The Last Word1995Doc
Congo1995Eddie Ventro (uncredited)
NYPD Blue1995TV SeriesVinnie Greco
The Marshal1995TV SeriesCameris
Bad Boys1995Captain Howard
The Spy Within1995Attorney Brezner
Beethoven1994TV SeriesSparky
Baby's Day Out1994Norby
Robot in the Family1994Jack Shamir
Teresa's Tattoo1994Bruno
Dangerous Heart1994TV MovieBarclay
Me and the Kid1993Roy
Calendar Girl1993Harvey Darpinian
The Fugitive1993Cosmo Renfro
Three of Hearts1993Mickey
Used People1992Frank
Through the Eyes of a Killer1992TV MovieJerry
Highlander1992TV SeriesDoctor Wilder
Tales from the Crypt1989-1992TV SeriesCasino Dealer / Ulric
One Special Victory1991TV MovieDaniel
Civil Wars1991TV SeriesStan DeMarco
The Fanelli Boys1990-1991TV SeriesDominic Fanelli
Backstreet Dreams1990Paul Antangeli (uncredited)
El Diablo1990TV MovieKid Durango
Short Time1990Scalese
The Last of the Finest1990Wayne Gross
Arduous Moon1990Short
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesBrother Charles
Nightbreaker1989TV MovieSgt. Jack Russell
Midnight Run1988Eddie Moscone
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1988TV SeriesRonnie
The In Crowd1988Perry Parker
Empire of the Sun1987Frank Demarest
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
Scenes from the Goldmine1987Manny Ricci
The Squeeze1987Norman
La Bamba1987Bob Keane
Destination America1987TV MovieLt. Mike Amico
L.A. Law1986TV SeriesRob Cavanaugh
Running Scared1986Snake
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesJoe
The Goonies1985Francis
The Mean Season1985Andy Porter
Robert Kennedy and His Times1985TV Mini-SeriesRoy Cohn
Simon & Simon1984TV SeriesCarl
Hart to Hart1981-1984TV SeriesFrank Tisdale / Nate Volkman
Mister Roberts1984TV MovieInsigna
Trapper John, M.D.1984TV SeriesMichael Merrow
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesSonny Orsini
Hardcastle and McCormick1983TV SeriesTeddy Hollins
Eddie and the Cruisers1983Doc Robbins
Risky Business1983Guido
The Final Terror1983Eggar
Monsignor1982Pvt. Joe Musso
Chicago Story1982TV SeriesCooney
M*A*S*H1981TV SeriesCpl. Gerald Mullen / Josh Levin
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story1980TV MovieRay Neal
The Idolmaker1980Gino Pilato
Eischied1979TV SeriesBoy
From Here to Eternity1979TV Mini-SeriesPvt. Angelo Maggio
More Than Friends1978TV MovieRalph
Free Country1978TV SeriesLouis Peschi
McNamara's Band1977/ITV MovieFrankie Milano
For Pete's Sake1974Undercover Cop who arrests Mark (uncredited)
Road Movie1974Mugger (as Joseph Pantoliano)


The Doctor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest2013Documentary short producer
Deceit2006TV Movie producer
Inside Out: Joey Pants2004TV Movie documentary executive producer
Second Best2004producer
Tinseltown1997associate producer
The Immortals1995associate producer
The Last Word1995associate producer
Robot in the Family1994associate producer


No KIdding! Me 2!!2009Documentary
Just Like Mona2003


No KIdding! Me 2!!2009Documentary
Just Like Mona2003writer


The Identical2014performer: "Angel of Mine"


Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary short thanks
Cigars!: The New Rage!1996Video documentary thanks


Bad Boys II: Production Diaries2003Video documentaryHimself
The Commies2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
HBO First Look1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2003TV SeriesHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Dinner for Five2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHimself
Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Nick Cannon Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Race to Erase MS2001TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001TV SeriesHimself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Daily Show1997-2001TV SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2000TV SeriesHimself
Making 'The Matrix'1999TV Short documentaryHimself
The Art of the Cigar1996TV MovieHimself
65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1996TV SpecialHimself
Scenes from Everyday Life1995Documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesHimself
The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Goonies'1985TV Short documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Mean Season'1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood RenegadeDocumentary announcedHimself
The Richy Show2016TV Series shortHimself
Hail Ceasar with Joe Pantoliano2014Video shortHimself
Journey to Sundance2014DocumentaryHimself
Video World2013Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2013TV SeriesHimself - Phone Interview
The Doctor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest2013Documentary shortHimself
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHimself
New York Street Games2010DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of a Cult Classic: The Unauthorized Story of 'The Goonies'2010Video documentary shortHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Question Presenter
No KIdding! Me 2!!2009DocumentaryHimself
Make or Break TV2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary shortHimself - 'Some Idiot'
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Paula's Party2007TV SeriesHimself
...So Goes the Nation2006DocumentaryHimself
The Contender2006TV SeriesHimself
But Can They Sing?2005TV SeriesHimself
The Barry Z Show2005TV SeriesHimself
What's Next!2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Inside Out: Joey Pants2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
America Speaks Out2004DocumentaryHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
UFC 47: It's On!2004TV SpecialHimself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer (segment "American Splendor")

Archive Footage

Doing America2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2012TV SeriesHimself / Cypher
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself
The Matrix: Path of Neo2005Video GameCypher

Won Awards

2009Best DocumentaryHoboken International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryNo KIdding! Me 2!! (2009)
2006Jury AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalBest Dramatic PerformanceCanvas (2006)
2004Lifetime Achievement AwardGarden State Film FestivalFor acting.
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)

Nominated Awards

2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: MaleLarry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorMemento (2000)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2001Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearMemento (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorBound (1996)
1997TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaEZ Streets (1996)
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesEZ Streets (1996)

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