ABOVE: Image via Facebook – Joe Pantoliano
Hoboken native Joe Pantoliano was struck by a vehicle while taking a walk near his Wilton, Connecticut home last night.
The 68 year-old actor—famous for bringing his Mile Square mannerisms to iconic roles in Risky Business, The Goonies, The Matrix, and The Sopranos—is home and recovering after a car reportedly t-boned another vehicle, which then collided with Pantoliano.
According to his instagram, “He has a severe head injury and some chest trauma. He is going to be dark for a couple days while recovering. Thank you for all the well wishes and positive vibes. Keep them coming!”
In addition to his illustrious acting career, Pantoliano has been steadily working with his charity “No Kidding, Me Too!“—working to remove the stigma attached to brain dis-ease (BD) through education and the breaking down of societal barriers, empowering those with BD to admit their illness, seek treatment, and “become even greater members of society.”
Pantoliano was born in Hoboken in 1951. We wish him a speedy recovery, and plenty more rainbows ahead…
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