Giovanni Ribisi

Highest Rated: 100% Meadowland (2015)
Lowest Rated: 3% The Mod Squad (1999)
Birthday: Dec 17, 1974
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born September 17, 1974, in Los Angeles, Giovanni Ribisi began his career in network television, with recurring and guest roles on a number of shows, including The Wonder Years. As a teenager, he was typecast for several years as a dimwitted slacker in films and on television, with a memorable guest spot in an episode of The X-Files and a recurring role as Lisa Kudrow's brother on Friends. Ribisi was eventually able to break the grunge mold, first with a secondary role in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do! (1996) and then in Richard Linklater's SubUrbia (1997). It was his role in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998) that caused many critics to dub him one of the leading actors of his generation, a status confirmed by his appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair with a number of fellow up-and-comers. Ribisi was given further opportunities to showcase his sleepy-eyed versatility in such films as 1999's The Mod Squad and The Other Sister. If Ribisi's best roles had been unfairly weighed down by an overabundance of commendable but little seen roles in the previous years, all this would change as the young actor began to focus increasingly on roles that were not only high quality, but high profile as well. His role in the high stakes 2000 drama The Boiler Room may have went largely unseen in theaters, but healthy word of mouth combined with an impressive cast of up and comers found the film an enduring shelf life on cable and DVD. After burning rubber in the fast and furious Nicolas Cage action thriller Gone in Sixty Seconds, Ribisi's memorable performance in director Sam Raimi's southern gothic flavored chiller The Gift preceded a touching turn in the affecting made-for-television drama Shot in the Heart. Ribisi's subsequent role as a conflicted police officer in the 2002 drama Heaven may have been a well-intended commentary on the state of crime and terrorism, but audiences largel dismissed the effort as pretentious tripe and the actor took a brief turn into blockbuster territory with Basic before a turn as an aloof, celebrity obsessed photogapher in director Sophia Coppola's art-house hit Lost in Translation. If his turn as a celebrity who turns convention in its head by stalking a fan in I Love Your Work didn't strike home with viewers, an appearance in the same year's Cold Mountain offered him the chance to flex his dramatic skills alongside an impressive cast that included Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. Of course Ribisi never was one to be predictable with his choice of roles, and following the romantic comedy Love's Brother he essayed a supporting role in the 2004 sci-fi thriller Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow. A handful of largely forgettable roles followed, and on the heels of recurring television roles in My Name is Earn and Entourage, Ribisi dove back into sci-fi with a role as villainous Chief Administrator Parker Selfridge in James Cameron's phenominally successful Avatar. And if Ribisi's performace in that film failed to make your skin crawl, his turn as a psychotic, heavily-tattooed drug dealer in the fast paced 2012 action thriller Contraband was sure to do the trick. He continued his villainous run as a stalker in the surprise hit film Ted (2012). Ribisi later re-teamed with his Ted director, Seth MacFarlane, in 2014's A Million Ways to Die in the West. He also appeared in the Oscar-nominated film Selma that same year.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
33% A Million Little Pieces Actor 2018
43% The Bad Batch The Screamer $0.2M 2017
12% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Denne Bart Petitclerc $1.2M 2016
100% Meadowland Tim 2015
46% Ted 2 Donny $63.9M 2015
84% Results Paul 2015
99% Selma Lee C. White 2015
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West Edward $37.4M 2014
32% Gangster Squad Officer Conwell Keeler $46M 2013
68% Ted Donny $218.2M 2012
51% Contraband Tim Briggs $66.5M 2012
51% The Rum Diary Moburg $13.1M 2011
38% Middle Men Wayne Beering $0.8M 2010
No Score Yet Columbus Circle Det. Frank Giardello Executive Producer 2010
82% Avatar Parker Selfridge $749.8M 2009
67% Public Enemies Alvin Karpis $97.1M 2009
No Score Yet Spirit of the Forest (Espíritu del bosque) Cebolo 2008
63% The Dog Problem Solo 2007
No Score Yet The Gardener of Eden Actor 2007
10% Perfect Stranger Miles Haley $23.8M 2007
75% The Dead Girl Rudy 2006
19% 10th & Wolf Joey 2006
30% The Big White Ted 2005
22% I Love Your Work Gray Evans 2005
30% Flight of the Phoenix Elliott $21M 2004
71% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Dex $37.7M 2004
No Score Yet Love's Brother Angelo Donnini 2004
71% Cold Mountain Junior 2003
95% Lost In Translation John $44.6M 2003
25% Masked and Anonymous Soldier $0.2M 2003
21% Basic Kendall $26.6M 2003
74% Heaven Filippo $0.7M 2002
No Score Yet Spencer Louis 2001
83% Shot in the Heart Mikal Gilmore 2001
57% The Gift Buddy Cole $11.2M 2000
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) Kip Raines $101M 2000
76% The Virgin Suicides Narrator 2000
27% It's the Rage Sidney Lee 2000
66% Boiler Room Seth 2000
3% The Mod Squad Pete 1999
29% The Other Sister Danny 1999
50% Phoenix Joey Schneider 1998
40% First Love, Last Rites Joey 1998
93% Saving Private Ryan T/4 Medic Wade 1998
No Score Yet Some Girl Jason 1998
No Score Yet Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' Actor 1998
No Score Yet Doomed Flight Actor 1998
9% The Postman Bandit No. 20 1997
60% Lost Highway Steve `V' 1997
64% Suburbia Jeff 1997
93% That Thing You Do! Chad 1996
No Score Yet Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper Scott 1995
No Score Yet Promised a Miracle Wesley 1988

TV

CREDIT
94% Sneaky Pete
2017-2018
Pete Marius Josipovic/Peter Murphy
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
0% Dads
2013-2014
Warner Warner Whittemore
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2010
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2013
53% Memphis Beat
2010-2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Nick
  • 2008
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Ralph
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Darren
  • 1995
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Bruce Mackie
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Jeff Billings
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Teddy
  • 1989
  • 1987

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