Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi

Birth name: Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
Born: December 17, 1974
Age: 43
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (born December 17, 1974), known professionally as Giovanni Ribisi, is an American actor, best known for his roles in Saving Private Ryan, Boiler Room, Avatar, Ted and Friends.


Early life

Ribisi was born in Los Angeles, California. His father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is a musician who had been the keyboard player in People!, and his mother, Gay (née Landrum), is a manager of actors and writers. He is the twin brother of actress Marissa Ribisi and the brother of voice actress Gina Ribisi. He is of Italian, English and German descent.


Ribisi began his career as a child on television shows, such as The New Leave It to Beaver, Married... with Children, The Wonder Years and My Two Dads. He entered the public eye with a prominent performance in The X-Files episode "D.P.O.", and his recurring role as Frank, Jr. on Friends. He had previously appeared in a bit part in the episode "The One with the Baby on the Bus". Between 2005 and 2008, Ribisi played Ralph in multiple episodes of My Name Is Earl, earning a 2007 Emmy nomination for his performance. He appeared in the music video for Keane's single "Crystal Ball" in 2006. He also appeared in Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's music video "Talk About the Blues". In September 2008, he appeared twice on the HBO comedy series Entourage.

In 2016, Ribisi directed a music video for "Siberian Nights", the third single from Ash & Ice by The Kills.

In 2017, Ribisi stars as Marius/Pete in the Amazon series Sneaky Pete. The pilot was created and produced by Bryan Cranston, who also stars in the series. It was added to Amazon in 2015 as a potential new series and was picked up by Amazon for a full ten episodes in 2016. The series premiered on January 13, 2017.

Personal life

Ribisi married actress Mariah O'Brien in 1997 and together they have one daughter, Lucia. The couple divorced in 2001. In 2007, he began a relationship with indie rock singer-songwriter Cat Power. The couple lived together for five years before ending their relationship in 2012. Ribisi married English model Agyness Deyn on June 16, 2012, and filed for divorce in January 2015.

Ribisi is an active Scientologist member. He participated in the gala opening of Scientology's Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum in December 2005. His twin sister, Marissa, is also a Scientologist. She is married to musician Beck, another Scientologist.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Promised a Miracle Wesley Parker Television film
Nominated—Youth in Film Award, Best Young Actor in a TV Special, Pilot, Movie-of-the-Week or Miniseries
1993 The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Pete Reyes Television film
1995 Mind Ripper Scott Stockton Direct-to-video
1996 That Thing You Do! Chad
1996 The Grave Wex
1997 First Love, Last Rites Joey
1997 The Postman Bandit 20
1997 Lost Highway Steve V.
1996 SubUrbia Jeff
1998 Saving Private Ryan T-5 Medic Irwin Wade Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Cinematic Moment
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1998 Some Girl Jason
1998 Phoenix Joey Schneider
1999 The Other Sister Daniel McMann
1999 The Mod Squad Peter
1999 It's the Rage Sidney
1999 The Virgin Suicides Narrator Voice
2000 Boiler Room Seth Davis Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar
2000 The Gift Buddy Cole Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Kip Raines
2001 Shot in the Heart Mikal Gilmore Television film
Nominated—AFI Award for Actor of the Year - Male - TV Movie or Miniseries
2001 According to Spencer Louis
2002 Heaven Filippo Golden Arena Award for Best Actor — Foreign Film
2003 Basic Kendall
2003 Cold Mountain Junior
2003 I Love Your Work Gray Evans
2003 Lost in Translation John
2003 Masked and Anonymous Soldier
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Dexter "Dex" Dearborn Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 Flight of the Phoenix Elliott
2004 Love's Brother Angelo Donnini
2005 The Big White Ted
2006 10th & Wolf Joey
2006 The Dead Girl Rudy
2006 The Dog Problem Solo
2007 Gardener of Eden Vic
2007 Perfect Stranger Miles Haley
2008 Spirit of the Forest Cebolo (voice) English dub
2009 Public Enemies Alvin Karpis
2009 Avatar Parker Selfridge Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit
2009 Middle Men Wayne Beering
2011 The Rum Diary Moburg
2011 The Other Side Sean Splinter
2012 Contraband Tim Briggs
2012 Ted Donny
2012 Columbus Circle Detective Paul Giardello Executive producer
2013 Gangster Squad Conway Keeler
2014 Playing It Cool
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Edward
2014 I Fought the Law Chris Long
2014 Selma Lee C. White
2015 Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Ed Myers
2015 Results Paul
2015 Meadowland Tim
2015 Ted 2 Donny
2016 The Bad Batch Bobby


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Highway to Heaven Curtis Johnson 2 episodes
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Younger Guest Actor in a Television Series
1985 Simon & Simon Kid #1 Episode: "The Skull of Nostradamus"
1985 The Twilight Zone Teddy Episode: "The Beacon"
1985-1989 The New Leave It to Beaver Duffy Guthrie 15 episodes
1986-1987 Sidekicks Travis 4 episodes
1987-1989 Married... with Children Teddy 2 episodes
1987-1990 My Two Dads Cory Kupkus 30 episodes
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Younger Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Younger Actor Starring in a Television Series
1991 Blossom Mitchell Episode: "Blossom Blossoms"
1991-1992 Davis Rules Skinner Buckley 16 episodes
1992-1993 The Wonder Years Jeff Bilings 15 episodes
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Recurring in a Television Series
1993 The Commish Joey Burke 2 episodes
1993 Family Album Elvis DeMattis 6 episodes
1994 Walker, Texas Ranger Tony Kingston 2 episodes
1994 NYPD Blue Bruce 2 episodes
1994 Ellen 1 episode
1995 The X-Files Darin Peter Oswald Episode: "D.P.O."
1995 Marker Eddie Episode: "Dead Man's Marker"
1995 Chicago Hope Michael Weber Episode: "Every Day a Little Death"
1995 Friends Frank Buffay, Jr. Extra
Episode: "The One with the Baby on the Bus"
1996 Tracey Takes On... Dad Episode: "Family"
1996-1998, 2003 Friends Frank Buffay, Jr. 9 episodes
1999 The Hunger Eddie Foden Episode: "Sanctuary"
2005-2008 My Name Is Earl Ralph Mariano 6 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2008 Entourage Nick 2 episodes
2010 Memphis Beat Gene Templer Episode: "One Night of Sin"
2013 Family Guy Randy (voice) Episode: "Call Girl"
2013-2014 Dads Warner Whittemore 18 episodes
2015-present Sneaky Pete Pete / Marius Series regular; 10 episodes

Video games

Year Title Voice role
2003 Call of Duty Pvt. Elder
2006 Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Kry1
2009 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Parker Selfridge

Music videos

Year Title Artist Notes
2016 "Siberian Nights" The Kills Director
2006 Crystal Ball Keane Actor

[ Source: Wikipedia ]