Friday, July 13, 2012

Joe Mantegna explains why the move to television

By Lars Dalseide

From stage to screen to tv for firearms enthusiast Mantegna

Chicago actor Joe Mantegna filmed segments of his new show Gun Stories at the National Firearms Museum's. While here, he provided a little insight on the state of his show and the entertainment industry.
The entertainment landscape has changed over the last few years. While blockbuster movies continue capturing weekend headlines, the ever favorite home game version known has television has built a never before seen stable of stars and material. A fact that was abundantly clear for veteran actor Joe Mantegna when offered a spot on CBS' Criminal Minds.

"When the opportunity came along to join Criminal Minds, after Mandy (Patinkin) left the show, I don't know if I was the first choice," said Mantegna. "I know there was talk of Harvey Keitel as a choice and Geena Davis too. What ultimately happened is that they made a decision and, lucky for me, asked me to do it."

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