Joe “Pants” Pantoliano is an American artist who has featured in projects like Memento, The Matrix, and The Sopranos. Joe was born on 12th September, 1951, in Hoboken in New Jersey. His father’s name is Dominic Pantoliano who worked as a hearse driver, and his mother Mary was a seamstress. Mary was a part-time bookie. Pantoliano’s ancestors came from Italy and settled down in the USA. Joey’s friends began to call him “Joey Pants” as they were unable to pronounce his surname.

After his schooling, he went to HB Studios where he met actors such as Herbert Berghof and John Lehne. In the year 1974, Joe got the credit for his character of a mugger in “Road Movie.” In 1977, Joe got his first TV role as Frankie Milano in McNamara’s Band. Since then, Joe has chipped in a lot of TV shows before making it big in “Risky Business.” In the film “Risky Business,” Joe enacted the role of Guido aka The Killer Pimp. As the producers noted his ability to portray a villain at ease, they offered such roles to Joe. Then he appeared in flicks like “Baby’s Day Out,” “The Goonies,” “The Fugitive,” “Bad Boys.” In 1999, he took part in “The Matrix” as Cypher.

The Matrix became a well-liked science-fiction film among the movie buffs as it implemented many visual effects including “bullet time.” However, his breakthrough came in the form of Memento, where he essayed James Edward Gammell alias Teddy. With Christopher Nolan as its director, it is a story of an insurance company employee Leonard who suffers from short-term memory ailment due to an assassination attempt which disables him to create any new memory.

However, Leonard is on a hunt to find his wife’s murderer. Wonderfully crafted, the critics praised Memento for its innovative story-telling with hailing the Nolan brothers (Christopher and Jonathan) for their efforts. Fans have termed Memento as a “must-see” movie. Pantoliano got an appreciation for his portrayal of Teddy. Christopher Nolan had admitted that there were fears over Joe’s looks being “too villainous” but went ahead with his decision of including Joe in the cast.

Apart from being involved in Hollywood, Joe has contributed a lot to the telefilms as well. Joe’s major TV project was “The Sopranos” where he played Ralph Cifaretto, a soldier-turned henchman. In fact, Joe tasted success when he got a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in The Sopranos. Joe has authored two memoirs which have reflected his journey to the stardom. First, he published Who’s Sorry Now, after which Joey launched his second book Being My Mother’s Son. Joe resides with his spouse Nancy Sheppard along with their four children.

In 2007, he admitted to suffering from clinical depression and urged others not to hide their problems as it would help patients fight against myths about mental illness. Joe is a co-founder of “No Kidding, Me Too!” which aims to make people aware of such diseases. In fact, as a child, Joe had difficulties in reading (dyslexia). He has given voice to Luigi Goterelli’s character for Grand Theft Auto 3. Joe will appear in Happy Anniversary.

Dan Gill English Actor

Dan Gill

Born on July 8, 1982, Dan Gill is an American, who is now a retired gymnast. The web forum company, Huddler, has him as their Chief Executive Officer now. He is an example of a perfect inspiration. However, his rings and parallel bars are comparatively weaker than other events. His skills displayed an exceptional instance when he achieved a tremendously challenging mount. He descended with a sporadic, problematic trick, which amazed him greatly. He completed his schooling at James Robinson High School. The ‘wow’ moment came in his life when he scored a 10.0 in the Virginia Athletics. He set a national record for the school championship. Gill was a club gymnast under Coach Carlos Vasquez at the Burke’s Capital Gymnastics. In the year 2001-2004, he completed his education at Stanford. That time he was called an all- American. He also had an encounter with David Durante. In the year 2001, at the NCCA Championship, he took away the vault. Following in 2004, he emerged as the captain of the team and victoriously won the silver. The same year, Gill accomplished the Nissen-Emery Award, the Heisman of men's gymnastics. The US National team took him as a member in 2003 and that year the team won a Pan American bronze medal. In the analogous year, at the National Championship, he ended 11th in the round. He was sixth on floor exercise, then fifth on vault. The 2004 Nationals saw him winning the silver, and this was his ticket to the Olympics. His magnificent presentation of his skills held back everyone. He was able to move from the 12th to the 7th position, but then one drastic fall brought about many changes. The athletics in his life was more than enough, and he now wanted to acquire something that could bring about changes in his life. Since he had pursued his career in Biology, he thus prearranged his vocation as a physician. Instead of this, he went up to Silicon Valley where he was surrounded by start-ups and left medicine. After much effort, he found Huddler. He was able to accumulate $17 million in venture funding. Gill has faith that because of his gymnastics he has been able to handle things patiently. He is the son of Thom and Lorna. He considers his father and brothers as his role model due to the very fact that the latter is hardworking and intelligent. In gymnastics, he looks up to John Roethlisberger as his icon because of his unmatched skills and perseverance.


Kurt Farquhar

Kurt Farquhar is an American music composer. Kurt was born in Illinois, Chicago. Kurt is the youngest member of the family and has four siblings as well. When he was twelve years old, Kurt did his first symphonic project. At an early age, Kurt became interested in music and wished to pursue his career as a musician. In Chicago, Kurt used to sing songs on the streets. Later, he took admission at Berklee College of Music in the city of Boston. Under the guidance of percussion expert Johnny Lane in Eastern Illinois University, Kurt got training in the art of melody. In fact, he went abroad to attend The National Conservatory of Music. People would like to know that the historic city of Versailles is the host to this institution. Kurt chose to make jazz-themed music and performed with several artists of the same kind. He also worked with Freddie Hubbard, a Grammy-winning performer. Kurt and his friends formed the band “Big Slamm” where he was the principal vocalist. As they collaborated with Modern Records, Big Slamm launched their debut single “Livin Large.” “Livin Large” got popular among the audience. Eventually, the song featured in the first episode of the show of the same name. Since then, Kurt has operated as music director for a different number of films and TV projects. As of now, Kurt runs True Music, a company which deals with licensing music in the entertainment industry. His journey in the television industry began in 1989 when Kurt was involved in NBC’s Jackee. Further, he was a part of dramas like New Attitude, Drexell’s Class, Keyshia Cole: The Way it is, Matt Waters, The Game, Stitchers, Lincoln Heights, Girlfriends, The Sinbad Show, The Parkers, The King of Queens, and Being Mary Jane. Kurt won BMI award seven times. Out of his seven BMI prizes, Kurt got four titles for “The King of Queens.” Recently, Kurt agreed to compose tunes for Greg Berlanti’s Black Lightning, a live-action superhero show. Black Lightning will premiere on The CW network in 2017. In 2001, he began to contribute his skills to movies as well. His list of films includes Room 302, Gas, Miles from Home, Cover, Not Easily Broken, Pastor Brown, Lifted, 96 Minutes, Dark Girls, What Love Will Make You Do, and The Perfect Match. Kurt remains an inspirational figure for the rest of African-Americans in the country for his efforts.

Kurt Farquhar English Actor