Joe Pantoliano Biography

An award-winning actor, “Joey Pants” is known for his tough-guy roles in Risky Business, Memento, The Sopranos. In 2016, he acted in The Perfect Match and Sense8 on Netflix. But it was his role as a father dealing with his wife's mental illness in 2006's Canvas that inspired him to face his own clinical depression and his childhood growing up with a mother who was bipolar. In response, he authored two memoirs: Who’s Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy and 2012’s Asylum: Hollywood Tales From My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery and Being My Mother's Son.

Making it his life’s calling to help others, Pantoliano has become an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness. He encourages audiences to take action and become more knowledgeable about mental illness—including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Pantoliano launched the non-profit No Kidding, Me Too!, which works to promote education and awareness with the hope of removing the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Through No Kidding, Me Too!, he directed the powerful documentary Hope's Messengers, which presents an honest, empowering portrayal of those living with mental illness.

With courage, humor, and compassion, Pantoliano has put a face on the mental health issue. Speaking in his no-nonsense style, he shares the experiences that have fueled his craft and creativity while offering hope to those affected by mental illness.

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Joe Pantoliano Videos

Joe Pantoliano wins 2003 Emmy Award for Supporting Actor in a ...
Joe Pantoliano on his battle with depression - YouTube
Joe Pantoliano/Joey Pants talk about mental illness stigma on Today

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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joe Pantoliano for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joe Pantoliano, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joe Pantoliano or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Joe Pantoliano?

Booking fees for Joe Pantoliano, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joe Pantoliano, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Joe Pantoliano?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joe Pantoliano for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joe Pantoliano for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joe Pantoliano or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joe Pantoliano or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Joe Pantoliano is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Campus Health, Health and Social Activism. The estimated speaking fee range to book Joe Pantoliano for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Joe Pantoliano generally travels from Hoboken, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Richard Dreyfuss, Montel Williams and Holly Robinson Peete. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joe Pantoliano for an upcoming event.

Joe Pantoliano Videos

Joe Pantoliano wins 2003 Emmy Award for Supporting Actor in a ...
Joe Pantoliano on his battle with depression - YouTube
Joe Pantoliano/Joey Pants talk about mental illness stigma on Today
Joe Pantoliano: Actor & Advocate 4 Ending Mental Illness Stigma ...

Joe Pantoliano Speaking Topics

  • Asylum: Hollywood Tales from My Great Depression

  • Who's Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy

  • Stomp the Stigma of Mental Illness

  • A Tough Guy Battles Back

    Joe Pantoliano has been grappling with clinical depression for over a decade. Before diagnosed, the actor, widely known as “Joey Pants,” would put on his “Joey” facade to be part of the solution, not the problem, for the 15 weeks on a movie set. But coming home, he’d crawl under the sheets feeling like his “heart was paralyzed.”

    Post diagnosis, Pantoliano felt shrouded in the stigma that surrounds depression when he couldn’t get health coverage on movie sets for fear he might have a nervous breakdown. It was then he realized he couldn’t have the luxury of being anonymous with mental illness.

    Today he advocates for the recognition that “the brain does not have the same equal rights as the liver or the kidney or the gall bladder,” he said. But it should. In an uplifting, funny, and clever presentation, Pantoliano shares his own personal story of living with depression, inspiring others with his commentary, “I’ve got it. I’m functioning. My life is better for it.”

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How to book Joe Pantoliano?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joe Pantoliano for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joe Pantoliano, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joe Pantoliano or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Joe Pantoliano?

Booking fees for Joe Pantoliano, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joe Pantoliano, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Joe Pantoliano?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joe Pantoliano for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joe Pantoliano for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joe Pantoliano or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joe Pantoliano or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Joe Pantoliano is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Campus Health, Health and Social Activism. The estimated speaking fee range to book Joe Pantoliano for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Joe Pantoliano generally travels from Hoboken, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Richard Dreyfuss, Montel Williams and Holly Robinson Peete. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joe Pantoliano for an upcoming event.

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