Birth Name: Joseph R. Mantello
Place of Birth: Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 27, 1962
*25% likely British Isles
Joe Mantello is an American actor and director.
Joe is the son of Judith Ann “Judy” and Richard David Mantello. Joe was raised Catholic.
Joe has stated:
I do [have Italian background]. My father is full Italian and my mother is half. My family is from Calabria.
Joe’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe “Joseph” Mantello/Montello. Giuseppe was Italian.
Joe’s paternal grandmother was Lena R. Pansino (the daughter of George/Girolamo Pansino and Serafina/Sarafina Falvo). Lena was born in Illinois, to parents from Italy.
Sources: Joe’s paternal grandmother, Lena R. Pansino, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Joe’s paternal grandmother, Lena R. (Pansino) Mantello – http://www.legacy.com