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He is a tireless supporter of numerous causes."Mantegna was born and raised on the city's West Side, near where his mother, Mary Ann (who died last year at 101 but who, says her son, "lived long enough to see the Cubs win the World Series"), wrapped packages in the mail order department at Sears.
I could have had my name inscribed on that wall but I was lucky.In 1980 he and a few former Organic cast members opened in a tiny Los Angeles theater in a new production of "Bleacher Bums." The show was again a hit (it would play for nearly a decade there). Playwright David Mamet wanted Mantegna to play Ricky Roma, the compellingly sleazy real estate salesman in his new play, "Glengarry Glen Ross." That play earned Mamet the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and Mantegna won the Tony Award for best actor. In 2007 he replaced Chicago actor Mandy Patinkin in the CBS show "Criminal Minds," and that long run has provided not only life continuity but financial stability.That changed his life."I came back to California like a conquering hero," he says. His wife has operated for almost 15 years a restaurant called Taste Chicago in Burbank, Calif., its menu packed with such local culinary offerings as Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs and pepper and egg sandwiches.But in light of a new city ordinance that would restrict honorary signs to people no longer living, he may be the last to see his name go up. The Hollywood star reminds me of driving into LA with Arlene and Dennis and nothing but dreams.
"Joe's was among of the last signs to be approved for a living person in Chicago," says Linda Zabors, who runs the nifty and informative everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-honorary-street-signs website In April 2011 he received the 2,438th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and two months later Cicero renamed the corner of Austin Boulevard and 25th Street in that suburb Joe Mantegna Boulevard. The Cicero street name has me remembering all those high school shows, the fun of it all.When he was 8 and suffering from rheumatic fever, Joe spent five months in La Rabida, where he would continue outpatient treatment until he was 21.While there he was cast in two hospital theater shows. "And that," he says, "is how my career as an actor got started."When he was 12, the family moved to Cicero and he attended Morton East, where he was deeply influenced by drama teacher Jack Leckel, who, many years later, would call Mantegna "the most outstanding student I ever had."He appeared in any number of school shows and also played bass in a band called The Apocryphals (you can see/hear a short clip of the band on You Tube), which later played with another local group, The Missing Links, whose members went on to form the band Chicago.; born December 28, 1976) is an American film, television, and theater actor, producer, director, author, and Emmy winning narrator.