Joseph Mantegna is an actor, producer, writer, and director.
Gilbert and Frank talk to Tony-winning actor Joe Mantegna about paying dues, working with primates, portraying Dean Martin, his admiration for Errol Flynn and his long association with Pulitzer-winning playwright David Mamet. Also, Don Ameche busts a gut, Eli Wallach rides the subway, Ben Kingsley takes in a Chicago concert and Joe lands a role in the Italian "Star Wars." PLUS: Super Sugar Crisp! In praise of Tony Bennett! The courage of Lenny Bruce! The genius of Shel Silverstein! And Joe voices an iconic cartoon character! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On The Best Of The Rich Eisen Show; Tommy Chong, Chris Harrison, and Joe Mantegna. Thank you to today's sponsor: Geico = Visit In just 15 minutes you could save 15% or more on car insurance.  
Bruce Levine and Matt Spiegel were joined by actor Joe Mantegna to discuss his Cubs fandom and his career path, which included music before acting.
Joe Mantegna is about as Chicago as they come. He grew up in Chicago, he talks like he’s from Chicago, he got his acting start in Chicago, he even used to play with the band Chicago. That might explain why he tells Marc he still thinks of himself as a blue collar guy with a blue collar job. Joe talks about the moment West Side Story changed his life, how David Mamet became his champion, and why he choses such a wide variety of projects, including his 13 years on Criminal Minds and his 30 years as Fat Tony on The Simpsons. This episode is sponsored by and Shyn.
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Nov 13th, 1947
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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8 hours, 44 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 561819