Joe Pantoliano, whose birth name is Joseph Peter Pantoliano, is best known for her role as Cypher in the 1999 American science fiction action film “The Matrix” alongside Jessica Henwick and Ellen Hollman.

He was born on September 12, 1951, in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S. His mother, Mary, was a bookie, and a seamstress, and his father, Dominic Pantoliano, was a hearse driver and factory foreman. He loves to wear black, blue, and green color and his favorite destination are Switzerland. He prefers to be called Joey Pants which is his nickname.

His family belonged to Italian American descent, and the family moved to Cliffside Park, New Jersey. We can also see him in supporting roles in the HBO crime drama “The Sopranos,” where he played Ralph Cifaretto, 1993 American action thriller movie “The Fugitive,” where he appeared as Deputy U.S. Marshal Cosmo Renfro.

His nationality is American, and he is hard-working, creative, kind, and patient like a Virgo. He enjoys traveling, singing, and reading. Informal information

Quick Infos
Full NameJoe Pantoliano
Date of birthSeptember 12, 1951
Birth PlaceHoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Age69 years
Height5ft 9in
Weight75 kg
WifeNancy Sheppard
Net worth$8 million


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Along with his family, Joe Pantoliano moved to Cliffside Park, New Jersey, and he studies at “Cliffside Park High School.” He was determined to be an actor, and his high schooling and university study are not known. He later attended HB studio, along with actors John Lehne and Herbert Berghorf, and studied acting.


How Joe Pantoliano started His Career?

The actor made his film debut from the 1974 American screwball comedy film “For Peter’s Sake” as Undercover cop and his television debut from the 1978 American sitcom “Free country,” which was telecasted by ABC where he played the character of Louis Pesci.

He rose to fame after his role as Ralph Cifaretto in the crime drama television series “The Sopranos” alongside Paul Dano and Jordan Gelber.



Joe  Pantoliano is a versatile actor who has worked in various genres and has won millions of hearts. For example, in 1985 as Andy Porter in the American crime thriller “The mean season,” as Francis Fratelli in American adventure comedy “the goonies,” in the American buddy cop action comedy film “running scared,” as Bob Keane in the 1987 American biographical film “La Bamba,” as Norman in the 1987 American action-comedy “the squeeze,” as Sy Swerdlow in the 1987 American satirical science fiction comedy film “Amazon Women on the moon,” as Frank Demarest in the 1987 film “empire of the sun.”

He is an amazing actor and has appeared in several movies such as the 1980 musical drama “The Idolmaker” as Gino Pilato, 1982 American drama “Monsignor” as Pvt Joe Musso.”

The following year she appeared as Eggar Buelton in American slasher “the final terror,” as Guido in American teen sex comedy “risky business,” as doc Robbins in the American drama musical film “Eddie and the Cruisers.”

Pantoliano was chosen for the role of Teddy in the 2000  American neo-noir psychological thriller “Memento,” as Smitty in the 2006 romantic comedy “wedding daze,” as Gabe Ugliano in the 2010 action fantasy “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the lightning thief,” as Al Braverman in 2019 in the American biographical film “The Brawler” as Captain Conrad Howard in the 2003 and 2020 American action comedy film “bad boys II” and  “bad boys for life” respectively.


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Voice Over

He also worked as a voice-over artist and has given the voice of Peek in the animated action-comedy film “cats and dogs,” 2004 animated movie “the Easter egg adventure” as terrible Timothy takit, as Goose in the 2005 American sports comedy film “racing stripes,” as Chucksta in the 2010 “the legend of the secret pass,” as Sparky in the 1994 cartoon tv series “Beethoven” alongside Stanley Tucci as Animal Palotti in Godzilla: the series (1998-2000), as King Pan in “Hercules” as a director in “the lionheart “ as Martini in “Oliver, the other reindeer.”


TV Shows

Joe Pantoliano has also made several contributions to the television sector. His most memorable roles are Dominic Fanelli in the American sitcom, The Fanelli Boys (1990-1991), as Ralph Cifaretto in “The Sopranos” alongside Paul Dano. He has made a huge contribution to the television industry.


Awards and Nominations

Although Joe Pantoliano has been nominated various times, he was awarded Primetime Emmy Awards in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2003.


Who is Joe married to?

Joe Pantoliano was married to Moran Kester (1979-1984). He is now happily married to model Nancy Sheppard. They married in 1994 and are happy and together. They have 4 children together. He suffered from depression, concussion, chest trauma, and has dyslexia.


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Body Measurement

Joe Pantoliano’s height is 5 ft 9 inches, and his weight is 75 kg. The actor, who seems like he is in his early 60s, has blonde hair and attractive and addictive dark brown eyes.


Net Worth

Joe Pantoliano has worked in more than 50 films and television shows and has a total net worth of $8 million.


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