Anthony LaPaglia

Anthony LaPaglia


1/31/1959, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Birth Name



Also Known As

Anthony M. La Paglia, Anthony M. LaPaglia, Anthony M. Lapaglia, Anthony Lapaglia, Anthony La Paglia
  • The cast of Without a Trace
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181 votes


Despite spending the first 25 years of his life in Adelaide, Australia, Anthony LaPaglia is best known for playing street-savvy Italian New Yorkers. This was not, however, Anthony's original plan. Rather than testing the waters of show business, he travelled to the United States intending to pursue a…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Anthony: (When asked if he thinks he could work an actual missing person's case.) Absolutely not. I'm the last person...I can't find my car keys in the morning. Trying to get out of my house is a nightmare. "Where's my wallet? Where are my keys? I have to go find a missing person."

    • Anthony: (On Without a Trace) It's hard to come up with interesting stories that you can't second-guess every week. It's a really tough job, to do it in an intelligent way. As an actor, you always want more character-driven stuff. No matter how much they give you, you still want more. I've always felt like the formula for the show is 10 to 15 percent personal and the rest procedural.

    • Anthony: (on the role in "Bullets Over Broadway") It was down to Chazz Palminteri and myself for Bullets Over Broadway. Chazz is a good friend of mine, and I'm glad he got the role. If not me, I'm glad it was him!

    • Anthony: I like the Baldwin boys a great deal. Alec is super-smart, super-articulate, almost too smart to be an actor.

    • Anthony: A lot of people think I'm that guy in Betsy's Wedding, but I'm not. What it is for me is that, on some level, I connect with the character emotionally.

    • Anthony: The whole question of God and what God is, and whether it's a blond guy with a beard, I don't know... I don't know that. Do I believe that there's something greater at work than the sum of humanity? Yeah, I think so.

    • Anthony: Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I've ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he's a really nice human being. We actually become good friends.

    • Anthony: We do have a fish named Shallowy. My daughter named it. She's three!

  • Great actor.

    Can't understand why he is not as big as someone like Robert .
  • I love Anthony LaPaglia. He is so handsome and very polite and a all around hotty for sure. I love watching him on TV and would really like to meet him in real life.moreless

    Anthony LaPaglia is a great actor and he needs to explore his possibilitys and be in more shows or movies cause he is handsome and so easy on the eyes that he would be great in all movies. He also has the skills to do any kind of movie. He can make you watch a movie if he is stared in it cause he can face all aspects of a roll in any situation that arises. He is a all around good actor and asset to the world of actors . Good job Anthony I will follow you in any movie or show you decide to make or do. Good job.moreless