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Ribisi in December 2009
|Born||Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
December 17, 1974
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Vonni Ribisi|
|Relatives||Marissa Ribisi (Sister)
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (Italian pronunciation: [antoˈniːno dʒoˈvanni]; born December 17, 1974), known professionally as Giovanni Ribisi, is an American actor, best known for his roles in Saving Private Ryan, Boiler Room, Avatar, Ted, My Name is Earl, and Friends.
Ribisi was born in Los Angeles, California. 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 his career as a child on television shows, such as The New Leave It to Beaver, Married... with Children, The Wonder Years, and My Two Dads. He entered the public eye with a prominent performance in The X-Files episode "D.P.O.", and his recurring role as Frank, Jr. on Friends. He had previously appeared in a bit part in the episode "The One with the Baby on the Bus". In 2004, he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, playing Dex in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Between 2005 and 2008, Ribisi played Ralph in multiple episodes of My Name Is Earl, earning a 2007 Emmy nomination for his performance. He appeared in the music video for Keane's single "Crystal Ball" in 2006. He also appeared in Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's music video "Talk About the Blues". In September 2008, he appeared twice on the HBO comedy series Entourage.
In 2017, Ribisi starred as Marius/Pete in the Amazon series Sneaky Pete. The pilot was created and produced by Bryan Cranston, who also stars in the series. It was added to Amazon in 2015 as a potential new series and was picked up by Amazon for a full 10 episodes in 2016. The series premiered on January 13, 2017.
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 Cat Power. 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.
Ribisi is an active Scientologist member. He participated in the gala opening of Scientology's Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum in December 2005. His twin sister, Marissa, is also a Scientologist. She is married to musician Beck, another Scientologist.
|1985||Highway to Heaven||Curtis Johnson||2 episodes
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Younger Guest Actor in a Television Series
|1985||Simon & Simon||Kid #1||Episode: "The Skull of Nostradamus"|
|1985||The Twilight Zone||Teddy||Episode: "The Beacon"|
|1985–1989||The New Leave It to Beaver||Duffy Guthrie||15 episodes|
|1987–1989||Married... with Children||Teddy||2 episodes|
|1987–1990||My Two Dads||Cory Kupkus||30 episodes
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Younger Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Younger Actor Starring in a Television Series
|1988||Promised a Miracle||Wesley Parker||Television film
Nominated—Youth in Film Award, Best Young Actor in a TV Special, Pilot, Movie-of-the-Week or Miniseries
|1991||Blossom||Mitchell||Episode: "Blossom Blossoms"|
|1991–1992||Davis Rules||Skinner Buckley||16 episodes|
|1992–1993||The Wonder Years||Jeff Bilings||15 episodes
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Recurring in a Television Series
|1993||The Commish||Joey Burke||2 episodes|
|1993||Family Album||Elvis DeMattis||6 episodes|
|1993||The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom||Pete Reyes||Television film|
|1994||Walker, Texas Ranger||Tony Kingston||2 episodes|
|1994||NYPD Blue||Bruce||2 episodes|
|1995||The X-Files||Darin Peter Oswald||Episode: "D.P.O."|
|1995||Marker||Eddie||Episode: "Dead Man's Marker"|
|1995||Chicago Hope||Michael Weber||Episode: "Every Day a Little Death"|
|1995||Friends||Frank Buffay, Jr.||Extra
Episode: "The One with the Baby on the Bus"
|1996||Tracey Takes On...||Dad||Episode: "Family"|
|1996–1998, 2003||Friends||Frank Buffay, Jr.||9 episodes|
|1999||The Hunger||Eddie Foden||Episode: "Sanctuary"|
|2001||Shot in the Heart||Mikal Gilmore||Television film
Nominated—AFI Award for Actor of the Year - Male - TV Movie or Miniseries
|2005–2008||My Name Is Earl||Ralph Mariano||6 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
|2010||Memphis Beat||Gene Templer||Episode: "One Night of Sin"|
|2013||Family Guy||Randy (voice)||Episode: "Call Girl"|
|2013–2014||Dads||Warner Whittemore||18 episodes|
|2015–present||Sneaky Pete||Pete / Marius||Series regular; 10 episodes|
|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|
|2016||"Siberian Nights"||The Kills||Director|
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