Anthony LaPaglia

Anthony LaPaglia

Highest Rated: 100% Balibo (2009)

Lowest Rated: 10% Mixed Nuts (1994)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1959

Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Having earned the respect of his peers and acclaim from critics, actor Anthony LaPaglia finally reached a wide mainstream audience when he starred on the hit procedural drama, "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09), playing a troubled missing persons FBI investigator for seven successful seasons. Prior to the show, LaPaglia moved up the ranks as a character actor - often playing mobsters or some other Italian stereotype - in movies like "29th Street" (1991), "So I Married an Axe Murder" (1993) and "The Client" (1994). He had one of his more acclaimed performances as a hit man with a romantic streak in the underrated thriller, "Killer" (1994), which earned acclaim from the few who saw it. Also a prolific stage actor, LaPaglia reached the pinnacle of that of his career when he won a Tony Award for his performance in a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from a Bridge" (1998). Following supporting roles in "Summer of Sam" (1999) and "Sweet and Lowdown" (1999), as well as an Emmy-winning guest stint on "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004), LaPaglia landed his career-making role on "Without A Trace," which allowed the charismatic and versatile performer to finally earn his proper due.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
57% No Score Yet Pearl Jack Wolf (Character) - 2020
100% No Score Yet Below Unknown (Character) - 2019
71% 67% Annabelle: Creation Samuel Mullins (Character) $102.1M 2017
33% 20% The Assignment Honest John Hartunian (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toy Gun Gaetano Lolli (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 40% Newcomer Daniel (Character) - 2015
63% 60% A Month of Sundays Frank Mollard (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 55% The Eichmann Show Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 74% This Isn't Funny Mike (Character) $690 2015
81% 81% Holding the Man Bob Caleo (Character) - 2015
32% 21% A Good Marriage Bob Anderson (Character) - 2014
38% 53% Big Stone Gap Spec Broadwater (Character) $1M 2014
No Score Yet 38% Underground Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 44% Crazy Kind of Love Gordie (Character) - 2012
44% 55% Mental Barry Moochmore (Character) $17.3K 2012
No Score Yet 38% Underground: The Julian Assange Story Detective Ken Roberts (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 62% All-Star Superman Lex Luthor (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ride Driver (Character) - 2011
45% 60% Happy Feet Two The Alpha Skua (Voice) $64M 2011
52% 63% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Twilight (Voice) $55.7M 2010
No Score Yet 36% Overnight Captain Brody (Character) - 2010
100% 80% Balibo Roger East (Character),
Producer
- 2009
73% 55% $9.99 Jim Peck (Voice) $52.1K 2008
No Score Yet 11% Played Unknown (Character) - 2006
11% 27% The Architect Leo Waters (Character) $12.6K 2006
76% 70% Happy Feet Boss Skua (Voice) $198M 2006
60% 43% Winter Solstice Jim Winters (Character),
Executive Producer
$319.2K 2004
No Score Yet 53% Spinning Boris Dick Dresner (Character) - 2003
38% 50% Happy Hour Tulley (Character) - 2003
64% 82% The Salton Sea Al Garcetti (Character) $676.7K 2002
73% 61% The Guys Nick (Character) $16.1K 2002
No Score Yet 44% I'm With Lucy Bobby Staley (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 28% Dead Heat Ray (Character) - 2002
61% 71% The Bank Simon O'Reily (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack the Dog Jack's Attorney (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 89% On the Edge Unknown (Character) - 2001
19% 54% Autumn in New York John (Character) $37.8M 2001
90% 82% Lantana Leon (Character) $4.5M 2001
82% 73% The House of Mirth Sim Rosedale (Character) $3M 2000
No Score Yet 78% Looking for Alibrandi Michael Andretti (Character) - 2000
14% 44% Company Man Fidel Castro (Character) $146K 2000
51% 60% Summer of Sam Detective Lou Petrocelli (Character) $19.3M 1999
40% 12% Lansky Charlie "Lucky" Luciano (Character) - 1999
77% 82% Sweet and Lowdown Al Torrio (Character) $4.2M 1999
No Score Yet 48% Black and Blue Bobby Benedetto (Character) - 1999
50% 52% Phoenix Mike Henshaw (Character) $31.6K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Garden of Redemption Don Paolo Montale (Character) - 1997
24% 36% Commandments Harry Luce (Character) $528K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story Jim "Jimmy V" Valvano (Character) - 1996
81% 79% Trees Lounge Rob (Character) $673.3K 1996
80% 23% Brilliant Lies Gary Fitzgerald (Character) $6.1K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chameleon Willie Serling (Character) - 1995
29% 84% Empire Records Joe Reaves (Character) - 1995
33% 52% Lucky Break Edward `'Eddie'` Mercer (Character) $147K 1994
78% 69% The Client Barry "The Blade" Muldano (Character) $90.8M 1994
63% 64% Killer Mick (Character) - 1994
10% 47% Mixed Nuts Felix (Character) $6.6M 1994
No Score Yet 0% Past Tense Larry Talbert (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 20% The Custodian Det. Sgt. James Quinlan (Character) - 1993
53% 68% So I Married an Axe Murderer Tony Giardino (Character) $9M 1993
No Score Yet 40% Black Magic Ross Gage (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keeper of the City Vince Benedetto (Character) - 1992
39% 44% Innocent Blood Joe Gennaro (Character) $4.2M 1992
33% 34% Whispers in the Dark Larry Morgenstern (Character) $10.2M 1992
31% 34% He Said, She Said Mark (Character) $8.7M 1991
15% 32% One Good Cop Stevie Diroma (Character) $11.3M 1991
82% 87% 29th Street Frank Pesce, Jr. (Character) $1.8M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divine Obsession Vito (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Obsession Vito (Character) - 1990
50% 40% Betsy's Wedding Stevie Dee (Character) $19.7M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mortal Sins Vito (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Justice David Ringel (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gideon Oliver: Sleep Well, Professor Oliver Raskin (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 27% Nitti: The Enforcer Frank Nitti (Character) - 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 79% Bad Blood Victor (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunshine Kings Eddie (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 100% Swedish Dicks Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Special Agent Jack Malone (Character),
Writer
2002-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2009
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
93% 94% Frasier Simon Moon (Guest Star) 2004 2002 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002
91% No Score Yet Murder One James Wyler (Character) 1996-1997
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Det. Russell Woodward (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986

QUOTES FROM Anthony LaPaglia CHARACTERS

Twilight says: I'll get you closer!! We're going to lock talons. Trust me, I know what I'm doing!!

Soren says: Yeah, but have you done this before?!

Twilight says: No... but I've always wanted to try it!! Hold on!!

Echidna says: The warrior!!

Twilight says: A poet warrior, please, thank you.

Twilight says: Ahah!! Danger, intrigue!! The stuff of song.

Digger says: Oh, no, not the lute.

Twilight says: But such things have no effect on me!! For I am a poet, as much as a warrior.

Digger says: Do you even know the way to the Sea of Hoolemere? Twilight knows the way.

Twilight says: Of course I know the way!! We are off to the Sea of Hooladance!!

Digger says: It's Hoolemere.

Twilight says: Hoolemere!!

Twilight says: Dinner is served!! And she will not stop talking.

Lex Luthor says: "Einstein couldn't connect the gravitational force to the other three but if he could have seen this... it's so obvious, the fundamental forces are yolked by awareness. The mechanistic clockwork hinges on an impossible defiance of entropy; life. And the clockwork doesn't care." "You're embarrassing me beyond therapy." -Leave it to Grant Morrison to explain everything.

Lex Luthor says: Einstein couldn't connect the gravitational force to the other three but if he could have seen this... it's so obvious, the fundamental forces are yolked by awareness. The mechanistic clockwork hinges on an impossible defiance of entropy; life. And the clockwork doesn't care. You're embarrassing me beyond therapy.

The Alpha Skua says: "I'll wait till your stiff and stinky!!"

The Alpha Skua says: I'll wait till your stiff and stinky!

Twilight says: "Into battle we're gonna die"

Twilight says: Into battle, we're gonna die.

Joe says: Who knows where thoughts come from. They just appear.