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Mario Cantone

Highest Rated:   96% Quiz Show (1994)
Lowest Rated:   15% Sex and the City 2 (2010)
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Birthplace:   Boston, Massachusetts, USA
A high-energy performer with a strong comedic bent, Mario Cantone entered show business as host of the Gotham children's show Steampipe Alley. In that venue, Cantone turned more than a few heads by injecting adult-oriented comedic material into dialogue that evaded the younger set; in the process, he reeled in a substantial audience that transcended age barriers. Taking the success of this assignment as a cue, Cantone then delved headfirst into traditional standup comedy, in such top-tiered venues as Atlantic City, Broadway, and Carnegie Hall, and also ushered in a remarkably successful stage career on and off Broadway, in such varied productions as The Taming of the Shrew, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Tempest, and The Crumple Zone. In terms of on-camera work, Cantone is perhaps best known as Anthony Marantino, the flamboyant wedding planner and friend of Charlotte (Kristin Davis), on the blockbuster HBO series Sex and the City (1998-2004) -- a role he reprised in the 2008 big-screen version. Cantone's resumé also includes an appearance in Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza's standup documentary The Aristocrats (2005, delivering one of the more colorful and surrealistic monologues in that production), Charles Picerni's road comedy Three Days to Vegas (2007), and a voice in the family-oriented animated comedy Surf's Up (2007). Cantone returned to the small screen as well, scoring a recurring role on the romantic comedy drama Men in Trees (2006-2008); he portrayed gay NYC hairdresser Terri, who was a bit of a fish out of water in the small Alaskan town of Elmo. Over the next several years, Cantone would remain a force in stand-up, and would continue to appear on screen, memorably appearing on Men in Trees, and in films like Circus Maximus and Dirty Movie.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
21% In Stereo
  • John Resnick
2015
No Score Yet Fish N Chips: The Movie
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Dirty Movie
  • The Director
2011
15% Sex and the City 2
  • Anthony Marentino
$95.4M 2010
No Score Yet Circus Maximus
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Killer Hair
  • Actor
2009
49% Sex and the City
  • Anthony Marentino
$152.6M 2008
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  • Actor
2008
78% Surf's Up
  • Mikey Abromowitz
$58.9M 2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • Sidney
2007
No Score Yet Three Days to Vegas
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Last Request
  • Mr. Oliver
2006
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
$6.2M 2005
38% Happy Hour
  • Geoffrey
2004
No Score Yet Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored
  • Actor
2004
43% Mouse Hunt
  • Zeppco Suit No. 1
1997
No Score Yet Crooked Lines
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Me and the Mob
  • Rico
1994
96% Quiz Show
  • Passerby
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Performer
  • Host
  • Judge
  • Guest
  • Commentator
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Lidia Celebrates America
2011
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
  • 1999

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