Joe Pantoliano is an American celebrity with a net worth of $6 million. Joe Pantoliano was born September 12, 1951 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Joe also played Deputy U.S. Marshal Cosmo Renfro in both The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. He’s frequently called “Joey Pants”, due to the problem some folks have pronouncing his Italian surname Pantoliano. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, Joe was one of Hollywood’s busiest character actors. The son of a hearse driver as well as a bookie, Pantoliano was raised in a public housing project where his family was on welfare.
Joe Pantoliano Net Worth $6 Million Dollars
Because of acute dyslexia, Pantoliano did badly in school, but when his stepfather saw his performance in his senior play he encouraged the youthful Joe to continue a livelihood in theatre. Pantoliano moved to NYC after high school where he studied acting under Herbert Bergoff and John Lehne while waiting tables. In 1972, he got the part of Billy Bibbitt in the traveling stage production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and four years afterwards headed to Hollywood. Pantoliano appeared on several television situation comedies and films, giving the unforgettable character of Guido the pimp in the Tom Cruise reach Risky Business in 1983. Pantoliano earned the interest of directors Andy and Larry Wachowski and was cast in several of the movies, including Bound and The Matrix. In 2002, Pantoliano released Who’s Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy, a memoir about growing up in the New Jersey jobs.
Founded the charity organization "No Kidding, Me Too!" (nkm2.org) to foster education and awareness of mental illness. The foundation's goal is to "Stomp the Stigma" associated with mental illness and encourage those suffering to seek help. 
Working on a novel about his hometown, Hoboken, New Jersey, entitled, "Who's Sorry Now?" He hopes to have the book completed in the next fifteen months and is working on a deal with a publisher. [July 2001]
Has suffered from Clinical Depression since the mid-1990s.
According to his book, "Who's Sorry Now?", at age 12 during an argument in a grocery store, his mother, Mary Centrella Pantoliano, told Joe that his real father was her third cousin, Florio "Florie" Isabella, a made man who had spent several years in prison. Shortly before, Joe's father, Monk, and Mary had separated and Florie moved in with the family. Monk and Mary never got divorced, and Joe never found out which man was actually his father.
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Lives in Wilton, Connecticut.
Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
He landed his first professional role in 1972 when he played Billy Bibbit in the national touring company of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He worked in regional theater appearing in more than 40 Off-Broadway productions including Vision of Kerouac at the Lion Theater and The Death Star at the Theater of St. Clements.
At age seventeen he moved from his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, to Manhattan to study to become a barber.
Keen wine buff. On a recent episode of Jon Favreau's Dinner for Five (2001) on IFC, he was choosing the wine, inquiring about a '97 Ornellaia before settling on a '79 Tignanello. When the wine was presented to him for tasting, he picked up that it was corked and asked the sommelier to taste it himself, and the sommelier concurred.
Almost always seen wearing a cap, even in some of his movie roles
A character actor to me was someone who played a bunch of different roles versus a leading man or supporting actor, I wanted to be a character actor and do good parts. The guys that inspired me were Spencer Tracy, Robert Duvall, Albert Finney and Michael Caine, you, know, urban guys that came from the street. I just thought if they could do it, then so could I. They were the kinda guys who started out being the fourth guy through the door and then, at last, they get a line of dialogue.
On making the transition from character actor to leading actor: It doesn't make any difference if you're a lead. It's all playtime.
They say that politics is show business for ugly people.
I liked Matrix Reloaded better than I liked the first one. I haven't seen Revolutions. I loved Cypher. He was very human. He was the one guy that doubted Morpheus, that doubted the real world. He was best served to go back into The Matrix and be a movie star and never know he was out of it. What a deal that would be!
Going to work for me is very reminiscent of high school. You go and you've got your clique of friends. You go to the cafeteria with everybody. If you can do it, it's the best job in the world.
My real fear playing Ralphie in The Sopranos was that I would be typescast. Luckily, like Jimmy Gandolfini, I was able to get plenty of other work - Bad Boys 2 and Daredevil in particular. But in a way, Ralphie encouraged me to do more, to ensure he didn't define me. That's why I did Frankie & Johnny on Broadway and, to be honest, it's why I took the role in The Handler - to show my fanbase that there's more to me that just that nutcase, Ralphie.