Joe Mantegna

by follers on May 27, 2014

Joe Mantegna at the Peter Falk Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fam

Birth Name: Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr.

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 13, 1947

Ethnicity: Italian (including Sicilian)

Joe Mantegna is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is of Italian descent. He is married to restaurant owner Arlene Vrhel, with whom he has two children, make-up artist Mia and actress Gia Mantegna.

Joe’s paternal grandparents were Salvatore Mantegna (the son of Pietro Signorino Mantegna and Paula Costelli) and Angelina/Angela Fichera (the daughter of Frank Finchera and Lenora Tringali). Salvatore and Angela were Italian. Salvatore was born in Calascibetta, Sicily.

Joe’s maternal grandparents were Giuseppe/Joseph Novelli and Maria/Mary Leneimarri/Lucirnasai/Scuccimari (the daughter of Giacomo Scuccimari and Marianna Liddi). Giuseppe and Maria were Italian, from Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia.

Source: Genealogy of Joe’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Photo by s_bukley/

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew June 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm
andrew June 10, 2017 at 6:36 am

There is also Joe’s mother genealogy (focusing on her own mother’s side).

Ardor February 8, 2017 at 6:13 pm

Must be Sicilian.

Hill June 9, 2017 at 9:22 am

Nope. Straight hair.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:50 am

And they say Italians can’t be that dark…

Even Ben Kingsley is more Italian looking than him…

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 10:35 am


M June 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Looks Mexican, not Italian.

cwm85 August 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

He looks Italian. White. Not mestizo.

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