We are thrilled to announce that Criminal Minds star, Joe Montegna, will join outgoing Chamber Chair, Susan Payne and Honorary Co-Mayors, Janice & Billy Crystal as Judges for our first ever Dancing with the Chamber Stars at our 2019 Installation Gala!
Montegna released the following statement: “My wife Arlene is a small business owner in Burbank, California and we understand the importance of a Chamber of Commerce and how it connects with the community. So I’m thrilled to be part of the Pacific Palisades Chamber Dancing with the Stars evening”
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About Joe Montegna:
Mantegna began his career on stage in 1969 with the musical Hair. He earned a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for portraying Richard Roma in the first American production of David Mamet‘s play Glengarry Glen Ross, the first of many collaborations with Mamet.Mantegna was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Awards for his role in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. His long-standing association with Mamet includes the premieres of A Life in the Theatre, The Disappearance of the Jews and Speed-the-Plow on Broadway.
Mantegna has also directed a highly lauded production of Mamet’s Lakeboat, which enjoyed a successful theatrical run in Los Angeles, and he later directed the film version. In addition to theatrical appearances directed by Mamet, Mantegna appeared in Mamet’s films House of Games(1987), Things Change (1988), and Homicide (1991).
Expanding to film and television, Mantegna is best known for his roles in box office hits including Three Amigos (1986), The Godfather Part III (1990), Forget Paris (1995), and Up Close and Personal (1996). Since 2007, he has starred in the CBS television series Criminal Minds as FBI Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi. Beginning with the 1991 episode “Bart the Murderer“, Mantegna has voiced the recurring role of mob boss Fat Tony on the animated series The Simpsons, as well as The Simpsons Movie(2007).
Mantegna has starred in the television series First Monday(2002) and Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005). He earned Emmy Awardnominations for his roles in three different miniseries: The Last Don(1997), The Rat Pack (1998), and The Starter Wife (2007). He has also served as executive producer for various movies and television movies, including Corduroy (1984), Hoods (1998), and Lakeboat(2000), which he also directed. Additionally, he played Robert B. Parker‘s fictional detective Spenser in three made-for-TV movies between 1999 and 2001, and has narrated a number of audiobook readings of the Spenser novels.