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Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (Italian pronunciation: [antoˈniːno dʒoˈvanni riˈbiːzi]; born December 17, 1974) is an American film and television actor known for his roles in the TV series Sneaky Pete, and the films Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Ted. He also had recurring roles in The Wonder Years, My Name Is Earl and Friends.
Ribisi in December 2009
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
December 17, 1974
|Other names||Vonni Ribisi|
|Relatives||Marissa Ribisi (sister)|
His father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is a musician who had been the keyboard player in People!, and his mother, Gay (née Landrum), is a manager of actors and writers. He is the twin brother of actress Marissa Ribisi and the brother of voice actress Gina Ribisi. He is of Italian, English and German descent.
Ribisi began acting when he was young, and was in the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads and in films during the 1990s. For My Name Is Earl, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Ribisi starred in James Cameron's Avatar.
Ribisi married actress Mariah O'Brien in 1997 and together they have one daughter, Lucia. The couple divorced in 2001. In 2007, he began a relationship with indie rock singer-songwriter Chan Marshall. The couple lived together for five years before ending their relationship in 2012. Ribisi married English model Agyness Deyn on June 16, 2012, and filed for divorce in January 2015. He announced the birth of his fraternal twins, Enzo and Maude, with girlfriend Emily Ward in December 2018.
Ribisi is an active Scientologist. He participated in the gala opening of Scientology's Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum in December 2005. His twin sister, Marissa and mother, Gay, are also Scientologists. Marissa was married to musician Beck.
|1985||Highway to Heaven||Curtis Johnson||2 episodes|
|Simon & Simon||Kid #1||Episode: "The Skull of Nostradamus"|
|The Twilight Zone||Teddy||Episode: "The Beacon"|
|1985–89||The New Leave It to Beaver||Duffy Guthrie||15 episodes|
|1987; 1989||Married... with Children||Teddy||2 episodes|
|1987–90||My Two Dads||Cory Kupkus||30 episodes|
|1991||Blossom||Mitchell||Episode: "Blossom Blossoms"|
|1991–92||Davis Rules||Skinner Buckley||16 episodes|
|1992–93||The Wonder Years||Jeff Billings||15 episodes|
|1993||The Commish||Joey Burke||2 episodes|
|Family Album||Elvis DeMattis||6 episodes|
|The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom||Pete Reyes||Television film|
|1994||Walker, Texas Ranger||Tony Kingston||2 episodes|
|NYPD Blue||Bruce||2 episodes|
|1995||The X-Files||Darin Peter Oswald||Episode: "D.P.O."|
|Marker||Eddie||Episode: "Dead Man's Marker"|
|Chicago Hope||Michael Weber||Episode: "Every Day a Little Death"|
|1995–98, 2003||Friends||Frank Buffay, Jr.||10 episodes|
|1996||Tracey Takes On...||Dad||Episode: "Family"|
|1999||The Hunger||Eddie Foden||Episode: "Sanctuary"|
|2001||Shot in the Heart||Mikal Gilmore||Television film|
|2005–08||My Name Is Earl||Ralph Mariano||6 episodes|
|2010||Memphis Beat||Gene Templer||Episode: "One Night of Sin"|
|2013||Family Guy||Randy (voice)||Episode: "Call Girl"|
|2013–14||Dads||Warner Whittemore||18 episodes|
|2014||Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise||The Joker / Two-Face (voices)||Television film|
|2015||Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship|
|2015–19||Sneaky Pete||Pete Murphy / Marius Josipovic||Also directed the episode "Inside Out"|
|2003||Call of Duty||Pvt. Elder|
|2006||Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure||Kry1|
|2009||James Cameron's Avatar: The Game||Parker Selfridge|
|1998||Talk About the Blues||Jon Spencer Blues Explosion||Actor|
|2016||Siberian Nights||The Kills||Director|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1986||Young Artist Award||Best Younger Guest Actor in a Television Series||Highway to Heaven||Nominated|
|1989||Young Artist Award||Best Actor in a Television Film||Promised a Miracle||Nominated|
|1989||Young Artist Award||Best Actor Starring in a Television Series||My Two Dads||Nominated|
|1990||Young Artist Award||Best Actor in a Comedy Series||My Two Dads||Nominated|
|1999||Online Film Critics Society||Best Cast||Saving Private Ryan||Won|
|1999||Screen Actors Guild Award||Best Ensemble Cast||Saving Private Ryan||Nominated|
|2001||Saturn Award||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor||The Gift||Nominated|
|2002||American Film Institute Award||Best Actor in a Television Film||Shot in the Heart||Nominated|
|2002||Golden Arena Award||Best Actor — Foreign Film||Heaven||Won|
|2005||Saturn Award||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor||Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow||Nominated|
|2007||Primetime Emmy Awards||Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||My Name is Earl||Nominated|
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Hissy Fit||Avatar||Nominated|
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- "Now Toronto". April 12, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- Religion of Celebrities, quoting ABC News
- "CCHR Museum Opening, 2005". Cchr.org. Archived from the original on January 8, 2010. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
- ABC News. "ABC News: Celebrity Scientologists". go.com. Archived from the original on September 19, 2005.
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- "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Talk About the Blues (1998)". IMDb. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
- "The Kills - Siberian Nights (Official Video)". YouTube. May 24, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
- "Jónsi – Exhale (Official Video)". YouTube. April 23, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
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