Joe Pingue

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Joe Pingue
Joe Pingue.jpg
Born Giuseppe Pingue
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor, Producer, Writer
Years active 1995-present

Giuseppe "Joe" Pingue (born 1976) is a Canadian actor and film maker.

Early life[edit]

Pingue was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.[1] He attended Ridley College for both elementary and high school,[1][2] and studied theatre at York University.[1]



Pingue has had a long career in character and supporting roles. Some of his film credits include Miss Sloane, Pompeii,[3] Antiviral,[4] The Boondock Saints,[1] Repo Men,[1] Blindness,[1] The Book of Eli,[1] Maps to the Stars[5] and Dream House.[6]

His television work includes appearances on Degrassi: The Next Generation,[1] Orphan Black,[7] Wild Card,[1] 24 Hour Rental,[8] Across the River to Motor City[9] and The Expanse.[10] He also is the voice of Tamago on the animated series The Very Good Adventures Of Yam Roll In Happy Kingdom and the voice of Entree in the cartoon Spliced![1]

Producing and writing[edit]

Pingue produced, wrote and appeared in the 2008 short film The Answer Key, which was nominated for a Genie Award.[1] He also directed, produced and wrote the short film Chili and Cheese: A Condimental Rift.[1]


Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2006 ACTRA Awards Best Performance - Male Leo Nominated [11]
Canadian Comedy Awards Best Male Film Performance Nominated [12]
2007 Gemini Awards Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series Rent-A-Goalie Nominated [13]
2008 Nominated
Genie Awards Best Live Action Short Drama The Answer Key Nominated
ACTRA Awards Best Performance - Male Nominated [11]
2009 Gemini Awards Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series Rent-A-Goalie Nominated [13]
2015 NSI Online Short Film Festival Awards Best Comedy Chili and Cheese: A Condimental Rift Won [14]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Niagara-born actor looking for break in L.A." Welland Tribune. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ridley College - Pingue, Joe OR'91". Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "'Pompeii' Review". Screen Rant. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Abrams, Simon. "CANNES 2012: Brandon Cronenberg's ANTIVIRAL | IndieWire". Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Jonathan Watton and Joe Pingue Join "Map to the Stars"". Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Dream House". Cineplex. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Orphan Black Advance Preview: "The Stigmata Of Progress" [Photos + Video] | TV Geek Talk". Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Born to Perform: Actress Sarah Jurgens". ENTERTAINMENT LA. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Across the River to Motor City | TV, eh? | Page 5". Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  10. ^ The Expanse (TV Series 2015– ), retrieved 2017-09-10 
  11. ^ a b "The ACTRA Awards in Toronto | ACTRA Toronto". Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Canadian comic performers to celebrate at annual awards". CBC News. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "awards database". Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Dorsal, Hannah Yohannes, Tyler Parr and Chili & Cheese win latest cash prizes in NSI Online Short Film Fest". National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI). 20 October 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 

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