National Memorial Day Concert

Joe Mantegna

Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna Joe Mantegna is a world-class, award-winning entertainer, with a strong background in television, theater and film, who returns to co-host the National Memorial Day Concert for his ninth consecutive year with Gary Sinise. Currently, Mantegna stars as FBI Special Agent David Rossi in season nine of the hit CBS drama Criminal Minds. He also currently has hosting and producing duties on Gun Stories for the Outdoor Channel, now in its fourth season. Mantegna’s acting credits are long and impressive, and he has received critical acclaim for his performances. He has numerous Emmy nominations and was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. Some of Mantegna’s film and television highlights include: House of Games; Searching for Bobby Fisher; Godfather III; the role of Dean Martin in The Ratpack, for which he received both an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination; The Last Don, the CBS mini-series for which he received his second Emmy nomination; the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons; and the voice of Grem in Cars2. For two seasons, he starred with Mary Steenburgen and Amber Tamblyn in the critically acclaimed CBS drama Joan of Arcadia, winner of the 2004 People Choice Award for best new drama and recipient of three Emmy nominations. In 2008, Mantegna reprised his Emmy-nominated role of Lou Manahan, opposite Debra Messing, in the USA Network series The Starter Wife. With a rich family history in the military, Mantegna has long been a supporter of our men and women who serve. In May 2012, he was appointed the National Spokesperson for the U.S. Army Museum, leading the fundraising campaign to build the long-planned National Museum of the United States Army. Born and raised in Chicago, Mantegna lives in Los Angeles and, in April 2011, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For more information, visit