Tony Amendola and Judith Marx narrated a book together named An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg.
Tony Amendola wears a necklace called the Crossing Key or the Key of Creativity through Challenge. He got the necklace in 2000 at the BOBW convention in Sydney, Australia.
Tony Amendola's first job out of university was in a film archive in New York.
Tony Amendola started working at the age of seven; he delivered newspapers.
He first appeared in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Bloodlines".
Tony's favorite play is Taming of the Shrew, and his favorite Stargate SG-1 episode is "Threshold."
Tony attended Southern Connecticut State University where he apparently had no intention of becoming an actor, but happened to get and audition anyway.
Tony was in the movies Three of Hearts (1993) as Harvey, and Lone Star (1996) as Chucho Montoya.
Tony was in the movie Maxie (1985) as a Street Bum, he was also in the movie Wildfire (1988) as the Lieutenant, and he was also in the movie The Borrower (1991) as Dr. Cheever.
Tony's list of plays he has done includes: Glengarry Glen Ross (2001), Waiting for Godot (2000), The Song that Killed the Snake (2003), Cyrano (2002), Gariot (2001), Pera Palas(2003), Hamlet (2004), American Buffalo (2004), and The Plot to Overthrow Christmas (2004).
Some of the plays that Tony has done are: Savages (1981), Chekov in Yalta (1982), A Lesson from Aloes (1983), American Buffalo (1983), Merchant of Venice (1984), The Belly of the Beast (1985), Playboy of the Western World (1985), The Temptest (1986), and The Doctor's Dilemma (1986-1987).
Tony was the Executive Producer in the movie Claretta (1984).
Tony has a passion for studying languages, and loves to cook as well.
Tony avidly practices yoga.
Tony was in the movie Wishman (1991) as Grodnik.
Tony was in the movie Chameleon (1995) as Alberto Cortessi.
Tony was in the movie Crazy in Alabama (1999) as a Casino Boss.
Tony was in the movie Cradle Will Rock (1999) as Carl Jasper.
Tony was in the movie Blow (2001) as Sanchez.
Tony was in the movie Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001) as Father Tirmaco.
Tony was in the movie Forbidden Warrior (2004) as Ajis-Aka.
Tony was in the movie One More Round (2005) as Slick Sal.
He speaks Spanish and Italian.
He is married to Judith Marx.
He is 5' 11" (1.80 m).
He appeared in the movie: The Legend of Zorro as the teacher of El Zorro's son, Father Quintero.
In 1990 Tony became a member of a pilot study group called the Antaeus Project. They, with the help of the Mark Taper Forum, decided to explore the possibilities of creating a classical ensemble in Los Angeles. Thus the Antaeus Company was born. To this day Tony still has an active part in the company's growth.
Tony Amendola: Acting is very schizophrenic because you'll have one director who'll say "no, smaller, smaller, you're doing far too much, you're doing far too much, smaller," and then you'll have a director saying "what are you doing? You know, give me something" and Mario's larger than life, and I have to make that adjustment. I'm watching him and he's a bear of a man, much bigger than I am, so I said "this take I'm going for it. I'm going for it. I don't care, what are they gonna do? If they don't like it, they'll cut it."
Tony Amendola: (about being on the "Stargate" set) The welcome wagon is really Teryl and Amanda, they really make you feel at home, but Chris, to me, has been such a gift…he writes things for me and he's just a joy…he's bright and filled with life. Pretty much everyone right down to Jan Newman who's the make-up co-ordinator is just extraordinary and it truly is like returning to a group of people you really enjoy to be around.
Tony Amendola: (about the similarities between himself and his character Bra'tac) Stubbornness, silliness I'd like the say occasionally... kind of a belief in education and the belief in the important of mentors. And still to this day a hunger for experience and knowledge and to just somehow made myself and the world better and somehow make life more enjoyable for us all.
Tony Amendola: My true spirit is in the theatre, it's made me who I am.
Tony Amendola: I'm a theatre-trained actor, and I did that for many years so the notion of going from genre to genre and character to character is very appealing to me. I loved doing The West Wing, clearly I love doing Stargate otherwise I wouldn't return. It's just variety, change of pace, I love the experience of working in different countries or visiting different countries; being here in England for this event is great.
Tony Amendola: (on three things he would bring to a desert island) The complete works of Shakespeare, some good red wine and cheese, and my wife.
Tony Amendola: I enjoy Stargate a lot because it is given me so much work. And it's such an interesting character. I love working with Christopher judge, who is a fellow actor and a great friend. He has been very kind to me, he has written stuff for me, he has helped me in so many ways, so Stargate is special for me.