(Cypher) recently starred opposite Jennifer Tilly and Gina
Gershon in "Bound," directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski.
Last year he also starred
with Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes in "U.S. Marshals,"
reprising the role of
Cosmo Renfro that he first played in the Academy Award-nominated
hit thriller "The
Fugitive." He will soon be seen in "Taxman" co-starring
Elizabeth Berkley, which
Pantoliano also associate produced.
His other credits include Taylor Hackford's "The Idolmaker,"
"The Final Terror," "Eddie And The Cruisers,"
"Risky Business," "The Mean Season," "Goonies,"
"Running Scared," "La Bamba," Steven Spielberg's
"Empire Of The Sun," "Used People," Martin
Brest's "Midnight Run," "Baby's Day Out,"
"The Fugitive," "Bad Boys" and "Congo."
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, Pantoliano landed his first professional
1972 when he played Billy Bibbit in the national touring company
of "One Flew Over The
Cuckoo's Nest." He worked in regional theater and has appeared
in more than 40 Off-
Broadway productions, including "Vision Of Kerouac"
at the Lion Theatre, "The Death
Star" at the Theatre of St. Clements and "The Off-Season"
at the New Dramatist's Guild.
In 1976 Pantoliano moved to Hollywood and appeared in the ABC
"McNamara's Band" and in "Free Country," starring
Rob Reiner and directed by James Burrows. Burrows then cast Pantoliano
in the role of Maggio, originally played by Frank Sinatra, in
the NBC miniseries "From Here to Eternity." Pantoliano
was later nominated for a CabIeACE Award for an episode of HBO's
"Tales From The Crypt" directed by Richard Donner.
Pantoliano is the winner of a DramaLogue Award and a Drama Critics
Circle Award for Best Actor in "Orphans." His second
DramaLogue Award for Best Actor was received for "Italian
American Reconciliation," written by John Patrick Shanley.
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