Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an Italian-American actor. Because his last name is relatively awkward for English speakers to pronounce, he often just asks people to call him Joey Pants.
Pantoliano was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, to first-generation Italian-American parents. He played the character Cypher in The Matrix, as well as Ralph Cifaretto in the HBO show The Sopranos, and also provided the voicework for the club owner Luigi Goterelli in the videogame Grand Theft Auto III. Pantoliano is also known for his role as Eddie Moscone, the bail bondsman, in the Robert De Niro comedy Midnight Run and crooked cop Teddy in Memento. He also played Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive along with Tommy Lee Jones and reprised the role in the sequel U.S. Marshals.
In 2003, Pantoliano won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Cifaretto on The Sopranos.