Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi

Highest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)

Lowest Rated: 3% The Mod Squad (1999)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1974

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Known for his quirky characterizations, actor Giovanni Ribisi amassed an impressive list of credits early in his career. After building a solid reputation with guest spots on various popular series, Ribisi first made an impact with his portrayal of the bizarre yet lovable Frank, Jr. in several episodes of the hit sitcom "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). Supporting work in director Tom Hanks' dramedy "That Thing You Do!" (1996) and the lead role in Richard Linklater's indie offering, "SubUrbia" (1996) quickly made him a young talent to watch. Ribisi stuck with the winning formula when he appeared alongside Hanks in Steven Spielberg's harrowing "Saving Private Ryan" (1999) then garnered acclaim as the star of the stock market drama, "Boiler Room" (2000). He frequently delivered unnerving performances as disturbed or outright unlikable characters in high-profile projects like "The Gift" (2000) and "Cold Mountain" (2003). And despite appearing in his fair share of big budget flops like "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004) and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (2004), Ribisi could always be depended upon to bring something just left-of-center to each character he played. By the turn of the decade, he had become one of the more sought after character actors, appearing in mainstream features like "Avatar" (2009), "The Rum Diary" (2011) and "Contraband" (2012). The talented Ribisi never failed to surprise audiences with characters that combined a mix of the better and baser elements of human nature, though not always in equal measure.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Avatar 2 Parker Selfridge (Character) - 2022
47% 30% The Bad Batch Bobby (Character) $180.9K 2016
45% 50% Ted 2 Donny (Character) $81.3M 2015
84% 36% Results Paul (Character) $103.9K 2015
96% 56% Meadowland Tim (Character) - 2015
11% 53% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Ed Myers (Character) $1.1M 2015
99% 86% Selma Lee White (Character) $52.1M 2014
33% 40% A Million Ways to Die in the West Edward (Character) $42.6M 2014
31% 57% Gangster Squad Conwell Keeler (Character) $46M 2013
51% 57% Contraband Tim Briggs (Character) $66.5M 2012
69% 73% Ted Donny (Character) $218.6M 2012
51% 36% The Rum Diary Moburg (Character) $13.1M 2011
No Score Yet 37% Columbus Circle Detective Frank Giardello (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2010
40% 56% Middle Men Wayne Beering (Character) $723.7K 2009
68% 59% Public Enemies Alvin Karpis (Character) $97M 2009
82% 82% Avatar Parker Selfridge (Character) $760.5M 2009
No Score Yet 30% Spirit of the Forest Cebolo (Voice) - 2008
10% 51% Perfect Stranger Miles Haley (Character) $23.7M 2007
No Score Yet 33% Gardener of Eden Vic (Character) - 2007
76% 65% The Dead Girl Rudy (Character) $17.3K 2006
63% 54% The Dog Problem Solo (Character) $914 2006
19% 52% 10th and Wolf Joey (Character) $53.5K 2006
30% 56% The Big White Ted Watters (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 66% Love's Brother Angelo Donnini (Character) - 2004
70% 46% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Dex Dearborn (Character) $37.8M 2004
30% 40% Flight of the Phoenix Elliott (Character) $21M 2004
21% 63% Basic Levi Kendall (Character) $26.5M 2003
24% 45% Masked and Anonymous Soldier (Character) $533.3K 2003
71% 77% Cold Mountain Junior (Character) $95.6M 2003
95% 85% Lost in Translation John (Character) $44.6M 2003
22% 44% I Love Your Work Gray Evans (Character) $2.6K 2003
74% 76% Heaven Filippo (Character) $774.3K 2002
83% 69% Shot in the Heart Mikal Gilmore (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 21% According to Spencer Louis (Character) - 2001
26% 77% Gone in Sixty Seconds Kip Raines (Character) $101.6M 2000
57% 55% The Gift Buddy Cole (Character) $12M 2000
66% 78% Boiler Room Seth (Character) $16.9M 2000
27% 44% All the Rage Unknown (Character) - 1999
29% 71% The Other Sister Daniel McMann (Character) $27.8M 1999
3% 17% The Mod Squad Peter Cochran (Character) $13.3M 1999
77% 81% The Virgin Suicides Narrator $4.9M 1999
93% 95% Saving Private Ryan T/4 Medic Irwin Wade (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotch and Milk Marty (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 55% Some Girls Jason (Character) - 1998
40% 43% First Love, Last Rites Joey (Character) $40.5K 1997
8% 50% The Postman Bandit 20 (Character) $17.6M 1997
93% 78% That Thing You Do! Chad (Character) $25.9M 1996
65% 68% Suburbia Jeff (Character) $656.2K 1996
No Score Yet 11% Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper Scott (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised a Miracle Wesley (Character) - 1988

TV

Credit
96% 90% Sneaky Pete Marius Josipovic (Character) 2017-2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
0% 53% Dads Warner Whittemore (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Randy (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2010
38% No Score Yet Memphis Beat Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
66% 83% Entourage Nick (Guest Star) 2008
82% 93% My Name Is Earl Ralph Mariano (Guest Star) 2005-2008
78% 94% Friends Condom Boy (Guest Star) 2003 1995-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunger Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
75% 85% The X-Files Darin Peter Oswald (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Joey Burke (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 90% The Wonder Years Jeff Billings (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Cory Kupkus (Character) 1987-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Teddy (Guest Star) 1989 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Curtis Johnson (Guest Star) 1985

QUOTES FROM Giovanni Ribisi CHARACTERS

Tim Briggs says: What's up, Houdini? Got somethin' for me?

Edward says: So should I bring her back around 6?

Millie says: We really don't keep a schedule around here. He'll just be in when he feels like putting his penis in an asshole.

Edward says: So we'll say 6, then.

Edward says: Oh, hey, look! It's the ice!

Edward says: Ice is so big!

Albert says: So it doesn't melt. Actually, it's really interesting how they do it. It's this one company out in Boston that- OOAH! That went so, so fast! Ah!

Albert says: So it doesn't melt. Actually, it's really interesting how they do it. It's this one company out in Boston that- OOAH! That went south so fast! Ah!

Edward says: Please don't shoot us on sex night.

Polly Perkins says: A man came to see me today, a scientist. He was terrified. Said someone was coming for him. I asked him who he was so afraid of and he repeated one name: Totenkopf. He nearly went white when he said it.

Dex Dearborn says: Totenkopf. Who is he?

Polly Perkins says: He's the invisible man. I've been through every library record twice, looking for anything. I've called every contact I have from Paris to Bangkok. This is the only thing I could dig up. He ran some kind of secret science unit outside of Berlin before the start of World War I. Something called Unit 11. It's been more than 30 years since anyone has spoken his name. Until today.

Dex Dearborn says: I thought you said this thing was big? Can I have it?

Joe "Sky Captain" Sullivan says: You find out where it came from and I'll buy you one for Christmas.

Donny says: You're mine, Ted!

Ted says: Screw you, pal! I belong to John Bennett.

Donny says: But I can give you love, and rocking horses, and dancing!

Ted says: I think we're very far apart on this.

Donny says: Hi, Ted.

Ted says: Fuck!

Donny says: Are you out here all alone?

Ted says: Uh, no, no I'm not. Uh, you're never alone, when you're with Christ, so no, I'm not alone

Ted says: Uh, no, no I'm not. Uh, you're never alone, when you're with Christ, so no, I'm not alone.

Donny says: (to Ted) I'll give you love, rocking horses and dancing

Donny says: [to Ted] I'll give you love, rocking horses and dancing.

Bandit #20 says: A Postal Carrier from the Restored Republic of California. Who are you? Postmaster Ford Lincoln Mercury. It's an Honor sir!

Elliott says: I'm glad you finally see the light, Mr. Towns.

Capt. Frank Towns says: Let's get one thing strait: I'm not taking orders from you.

Elliott says: Everyone here is dispensable except me.

Elliott says: (shoots injured smuggler) Well, that settles that.

Elliott says: [shoots injured smuggler] Well, that settles that.

Capt. Frank Towns says: What the h*ll is the matter with you?!

Elliott says: Oh, shut up. He would have lasted three days, drinking all of our water.

Capt. Frank Towns says: You murdered him, *sshole!

Elliott says: No, no, no. The great Captain Towns murdered him. In his infinite wisdom, he told you to go out there, and I told you not to! And now, we're one man short! You made the wrong decisions! You could have killed us all, again! I told you the plane was too heavy!

Capt. Frank Towns says: If we turned back we would have had to refuel! You remember!

Elliott says: If it weren't for you, we wouldn't be here at all!

Capt. Frank Towns says: (punches Elliot) Get up!

Capt. Frank Towns says: [punches Elliot] Get up!

Kelly says: Will you help us build this plane?

Elliott says: Say please.

Kelly says: You're kidding.

Elliott says: Say please!

Capt. John Miller says: You're the doctor! Tell us what you need!

T/4 Medic Wade says: I... could use... some more... of those painkillers...

T/4 Medic Wade says: Momma... I'm comin' home... Momma... Momma... (dies)

T/4 Medic Wade says: Momma... I'm comin' home... Momma... Momma... [dies]

Moburg says: If the Bible´s God´s book, why didn´t he give it to everyone?

Kelly says: Ok, listen, I'm under Evelyn Waugh, okay? Okay, Arigato Arigato!

John says: Muchi Muchi!

Charlotte says: Evelyn Waugh?

John says: What?

Charlotte says: Evelyn Waugh was a man.

Tim Briggs says: Tell him not to dump it in the water!

Moburg says: "Is it the clap?"

Moburg says: Is it the clap?

Paul Kemp says: "It's a standing ovation."

Paul Kemp says: It's a standing ovation.

Parker Selfridge says: What the hell have you people been smoking out there? There just goddamn trees!

Parker Selfridge says: [after a stunned pause] What the HELL have you people been smoking out there? [beginning to laugh]

Parker Selfridge says: They're just. Goddamn. Trees.

Wayne Beering says: If I've learned one thing, it's that business is a lot like sex. Getting in is easy, pulling out is hard.

Private Richard Reiben says: You wanna explain the math of this to me? I mean, where's the sense of riskin' the lives of the eight of us to save one guy?

Capt. John Miller says: Twenty degrees. Anybody wanna answer that?

T/4 Medic Wade says: Reiben, think about the poor bastard's mother.

Private Richard Reiben says: Hey, Doc, I got a mother, all right? I mean, you got a mother. Sarge's got a mother. I mean, [he turns and looks at Miller, who has a bemused expression on his face] shit, I bet even the captain's got a mother.

Private Richard Reiben says: Well, maybe not the captain, but the rest of us got mothers.

Parker Selfridge says: What have you been smoking? They're just trees for godsakes!