Life and career
Born on September 12, 1951 in Hoboken, New Jersey as Joseph Peter Pantoliano, Pantoliano studied at HB Studio to become an actor.
His first appearances in film included Road Movie and For Pete's Sake, the latter of which he was uncredited for, but his breakout performance was as the character Guido in Risky Business. This, along with his role in The Goonies, gave him an interest in being a character actor for roles involving criminals and shady characters.
He also acted for a number of television shows, such as M*A*S*H and NYPD Blue. He portrayed the character of Ralph Cifaretto in The Sopranos' third and fourth season. He also appeared in the Netflix original series Sense8 as the character Michael Gorski.
- Pantoliano often goes by the nickname Joey Pants - he received it during his childhood due to people being unable to pronounce his last name. On the set of The Goonies, the child actors all referred to him by this nickname.
|The Goonies actors and actresses|
|Main cast||Sean Astin • Josh Brolin • Jeff Cohen • Robert Davi • Corey Feldman • Kerri Green • John Matuszak • Joe Pantoliano • Martha Plimpton • Ke Huy Quan • Anne Ramsey|
|Secondary cast||Steve Antin • Curtis Hanson • Lupe Ontiveros • Mary Ellen Trainor • Keith Walker|
|Miscellaneous cast||Jeb Adams • Newton Dennis Arnold • Owen Bush • Patrick Cameron • Michael Paul Chan • Elaine Cohen McMahon • Ted Grossman • Orwin Harvey • Charles McDaniel • George Nicholas McLean • Jack O'Leary • George Robotham • Gene Ross • Max Segar • Paul Tuerpe • Eric Briant Wells|