October 21, 1959 |
Brooklyn, New York
Tony Ganios (born October 21, 1959) is an American actor. In 1979 he made his film debut as a heroic tough-guy named 'Perry' in The Wanderers. He is probably best known for his role as Anthony 'Meat' Tuperello in the 1982 hit comedy Porky's, the 1983 sequel Porky's II: The Next Day and the 1985 sequel Porky's Revenge!. Tony's other well-known role is in the 1990 hit film Die Hard 2 as Baker, a member of the terrorists. And he played a former football player turned mountain man in the John Belushi film Continental Divide.
Ganios had appeared in a couple of episodes of the 1980s TV series Wiseguy as Mike 'Mooch' Cacciatore, he made a guest appearance in an episode of Scarecrow and Mrs. King. He semi-retired from acting after Die Hard 2 to be an insurance agent in New York City, but returned to Hollywood to do a little more acting, writing and producing.
- The Wanderers (1979)
- Back Roads (1981)
- Continental Divide (1981)
- Porky's (1982)
- Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
- Porky's Revenge! (1985)
- Die Hard 2 (1990)
- The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)
- Ring of the Musketeers (1992) (TV)
- Rising Sun (1993)