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JOE PANTOLIANO (Mogan) landed his first professional role in 1972 as Billy Bibbit in the national touring company of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Since then he has worked in regional theater and appeared in over 40 Off-Broadway productions including "Vision of Kerouac" at the Lion Theater and "The Death Star" at the Theater of St. Clements. In 1976, Pantoliano moved to Hollywood and appeared in the ABC series "McNamara's Band" and "Free Country," starring Rob Reiner, before being cast in the coveted role of Maggio in the NBC miniseries "From Here to Eternity." Returning to the state in Los Angeles he won a Dramalogue Award and a Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in "Orphans," and earned a second Dramalogue Best Actor Award for "Italian American Reconciliation."

Pantoliano was nominated for a CableAce Award for an episode of the horror series "Tales From the Crypt," directed by Richard Donner. His other television credits include roles on HBO's hit drama "The Sopranos" as gangster Ralph Cifaretto, "N.Y.P.D. Blue," "L.A. Law" and "Civil Wars." He also starred in HBO's "El Diablo," the NBC series "The Fanelli Boys" and the critically acclaimed CBS drama series "EZ Streets," for which he was nominated for a Viewers Quality Television Award.

He starred opposite Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne in the Wachowski brothers' international blockbuster hit "The Matrix" and the critically acclaimed "Memento," directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Guy Pierce and Carrie-Anne Moss. Among his numerous feature film credits are "Risky Business," "Running Scared," "La Bamba," "Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun," "Midnight Run," "The Fugitive," "Bad Boys," "Bound" and "U.S. Marshals." Pantoliano also starred in the highly acclaimed suspense drama "Taxman," which he also associate produced. In 2003, Pantoliano will be seen in "Daredevil," opposite Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.


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