Mario Cantone Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

Mario Cantone Biography

Mario Cantone is an American comedian, actor and writer with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelle’s Show. Cantone also played Anthony Marentino on Sex and the City. His style is fast-paced and energetic, with much of his humor coming from his impersonations of various characters ranging from his family members, to celebrities, to stereotypes.

Mario Cantone Age

Mario Cantone was born on December 9, 1959 in Stoneham, Massachusetts, US. He is 59 years old as of 2019.

Mario Cantone Height

Cantone stands at a height of 1,65 m.

Mario Cantone Net Worth

The American comedian, actor and writer, Mario Cantone has a net worth of $3 million. His primary source of income is from his film and television roles he plays.

Mario Cantone Husband

Cantone married his partner of 20 years, musical theater director Jerry Dixon in October 2011. The ceremony was officiated by pastor Jay Bakker.

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Mario Cantone Early Career

Cantone started his professional career hosting a children’s show called Steampipe Alley, which aired on New York-New Jersey superstation WWOR-TV from 1987 to 1993.

Mario Cantone Stand-up Career

In his stand-up concerts, Cantone is known for his occasionally campy impressions of entertainment personalities like Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Jim Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and Bette Davis and also for his original songs.

Much of his comedy derives from his boisterous Italian-American family. Cantone, who is gay, has said that he considers himself an actor and comedian who happens to be gay rather than a gay comic relying on gay jokes. “Talking about being gay is a very small part of my show and when I first began I wasn’t out on stage but I was out off stage, I certainly didn’t lie about it on stage but if you didn’t know you were an idiot and you lived in a cave after seeing me…really??”

Mario Cantone Acting Career

Sex and the City
Cantone is known for his role as Anthony Marentino, Charlotte York’s gay wedding planner who dispensed advice with a rapid fire delivery in the HBO series Sex and the City.

In 1995, he made his Broadway debut, replacing Nathan Lane in the role of Buzz in Terrance McNally’s Tony Award–winning play, Love! Valour! Compassion! Later that year, Cantone appeared in the revival of The Tempest with Patrick Stewart. Several years later, he did a workshop for The Lion King as Timon but was not comfortable with the makeup or manipulating a puppet and eventually left the project. He created and wrote his own one-man show for Broadway in 2002, An Evening With Mario Cantone. A year later, he starred in Richard Greenberg’s The Violet Hour as Gidger in a part written specifically for him. The Violet Hour received mixed reviews and closed after 54 performances.

Cantone appeared in the 2004 Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins as Samuel Byck. Originally slated for the 2001 Broadway season, Assassins was postponed because of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Cantone had turned down the role of Carmen Ghia in Mel Brooks’s The Producers in 2001. His other Broadway credits include his second one-man show, Laugh Whore, which ran from October 24, 2004, to January 2, 2005, at the Cort Theatre. Laugh Whore received a Tony Award nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event and an Outer Critics Circle award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. Showtime taped the December 11, 2004 performance, which premiered on May 28, 2005. This was the network’s first Broadway production to air as a comedy special.

Cantone appeared in a staged reading of the Charles Messina play A Room of My Own in September 2010 at The Theatre at 45 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village.

Other work
Cantone has appeared in the Comedy Central roasts of Joan Rivers and fellow Boston-area native and Emerson College alumnus, Denis Leary. The network’s Chappelle’s Show featured Cantone in a segment called “Ask A Gay Dude.” His voice over work includes Sunsilk “hairapy” advertisements and the voice of talent scout Mikey Abromowitz in the 2007 computer animated movie Surf’s Up. He has appeared frequently on the Opie and Anthony radio show.

A regular guest on the ABC daytime talk show The View since at least 2003 and a guest co-host since 2005, more regularly since 2014, in August 2013, Cantone was in the news as a rumored replacement for retiring co-host Joy Behar.

He was among the judges of the Miss America 2014 pageant. Cantone appeared on the July 3, 2016, episode of The $100,000 Pyramid as a celebrity guest star.

Mario Cantone Movies

  • 1994 Quiz Show, Passerby
  • Who Do I Gotta Kill?, Rico
  • 1997 MouseHunt, Zeppco Suit #1
  • 2002 Pandora, Tech Support
  • And She Was ,Mario
  • 2003 Happy Hour Geoffrey
  • Crooked Lines Cliff
  • 2005 Searching for Bobby D Casting Director
  • The Aristocrats, Himself
  • 2006 Farce of the Penguins
  • Sidney (voice)
  • Last Request
  • Mr. Oliver
  • 2007 Three Days to Vegas Chris
  • Staten Island
  • Mr. Burton
  • Surf’s Up
  • Mikey Abromowitz (voice)
  • 2008 Sex and the City
  • Anthony Marentino
  • 2010 Sex and the City 2
  • Anthony Marentino
  • Circus Maximus Romano
  • 2011 Goldberg, P.I. Bartender
  • Dirty Movie The Director
  • 2015 In Stereo
  • John Resnick
  • 2017 A Very Merry Toy Store Mayor Stevens
  • 2019 Otherhood
  • Calvin

Mario Cantone  TV Shows

  • 1987–1993 Steampipe Alley, Various
  • 1994 NYPD Blue Bidder #1
  • 1999-2002 Pokemon Camp Lorenzo Capaldi
  • 2001 Ed, Scott Hayes
  • 2003 Chappelle’s Show, Himself
  • 2000–2004 Sex and the City, Anthony Marentino
  • 2004 Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses Himself
  • 2005 Laugh Whore Himself
  • 2006–2008 Men in Trees, Terri Romano
  • 2009 Killer Hair, Leonardo
  • Hostile Makeover, Leonardo
  • 2011 A Mann’s World Nicky
  • 2014 Toadalees Filth, Flarn & Gee
  • 2015 Hindsight, Simon
  • 2016 The $100,000 Pyramid, Himself (celebrity guest)
  • 2017 Match Game, Himself (celebrity guest)
  • 2017 The President Show, Anthony Scaramucci