Joe Mantegna has received critical acclaim for his award-winning and highly praised performances on the stage and in numerous film and television productions. He was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Awards for his role in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Glengarry Glen Ross.” His long-standing association with Mamet includes the premieres of “A Life in the Theatre,” “The Disappearance of the Jews” and “Speed-the-Plow” on Broadway.
Mantegna has also directed a highly lauded production of Mamet's “Lakeboat,” which enjoyed a successful theatrical run in Los Angeles, and he later directed the film version starring Peter Falk, Robert Forester, Andy Garcia, Charles Durning, Denis Leary and George Wendt.
In the world of film, Mantegna has starred in over 100 productions, including: “The Godfather III,” “Alice,” “Celebrity,” “Liberty Heights,” “Bugsy,” “Forget Paris,” “Uncle Nino,” “Nine Lives,” “Searching for Bobby Fisher” and “Baby's Day Out.” He starred in the critically acclaimed Mamet films “House of Games,” “Homicide,” and “Things Change,” for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival. Always the baseball fan, Mantegna conceived and co-wrote the off-Broadway play “Bleacher Bums,” which earned him an Emmy when it was subsequently produced for television. Mantegna is a three-time Emmy nominee, first for his work in the HBO special “The Rat Pack,” in which his portrayal of Dean Martin garnered him a Golden Globe Award nomination; second for his role of Pippi De Lena in the CBS mini-series “The Last Don;: and finally for his work in the USA network series “The Starter Wife.” In 2008 Mantegna won the Best Actor Award from the Newport Beach Film Festival for his work in “Elvis and Annabelle.”
In recent years, Mantegna has starred in the critically acclaimed CBS series “First Monday” and “Joan of Arcadia.” For the last 24 years, he has been the voice of Fat Tony on the Fox series “The Simpsons.” Mantegna also lent his voice to the 2011 Disney/Pixar smash hit “Cars 2.” In April 2011, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to his childhood idol Errol Flynn.
In May 2012, Mantegna was appointed the National Spokesperson for The U.S. Army Museum to lead the fundraising campaign to build the long-planned National Museum of the United States Army.
In 2014 Joe received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the community and craft of acting.
He currently stars as David Rossi on the CBS hit drama “Criminal Minds” and also hosts and produces “Gun Stories” for the Outdoor Channel.