Joe Mantegna Overview

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Born: November 13, 1947

"I never lose sight of the fact that I'm in a line of work that is, essentially, other people's fantasies." Born Joseph Anthony Mantegna Jr., Joe and his big brother Ronald were brought up in Chicago, Illinois. When he was eight, he contracted rheumatic fever, and was sent to a charity sanatorium for five months to recover. He attended Morton East High School in Cicero when he met his future wife, actress Arlene Vrhel. After high school, Joe went to Morton Junior College and in... See All


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