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Joseph Anthony “Joe” Mantegna, Jr. (born November 13, 1947) is an American actor, producer, writer and director. He is best known for his roles in box-office hits such as Three Amigos (1986), The Godfather Part III (1990), Airheads (1994), Forget Paris (1995), Up Close & Personal (1996), and The Simpsons Movie (2007).

Mantegna has gained Emmy Award nominations for his roles in three different miniseries, The Last Don (1997), The Rat Pack (1999) and The Starter Wife (2007). Mantegna served as executive producer for various movies and television movies, such as Corduroy (1984), Hoods (1998), and Lakeboat (2000), which he also directed.

On television, Mantegna starred in the short lived series First Monday (2002) and Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005). Since the 1991 Simpsons episode "Bart the Murderer", Mantegna has had a recurring role on the animated comedy series The Simpsons as mob boss Fat Tony. He played Robert B. Parker's fictional detective "Spenser" in three made-for-TV movies between 1999 and 2001. In 2007 Mantegna replaced Mandy Patinkin as a main character of the hit drama series Criminal Minds.

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