Joey Pants

The childhood nickname of actor Joe Pantoliano. Born on September 12, 1951, Joey spent an impoverished childhood in Hoboken, New Jersey where he picked up his “Joey Pants” moniker.


Now Joey smokes fine cigars and enjoys the notoriety he’s gained after roles in 60 movies and guest shots on the WB’s ROSWELL as Kal Langley and on HBO’s THE SOPRANOS as mafia mobster Ralphy “Why was I born handsome instead of rich” Cifaretto.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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