Actor Joe Mantegna, known for his roles in "The Godfather Part III" and the CBS series "Criminal Minds," received a Lifetime Achievement Award today from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Mantegna, who also voices the character Fat Tony on "The Simpsons," received the award during a special luncheon at the W Hollywood Hotel.
The actor said he's been blessed to work in different media, from the stage and television to films and voice acting.
"I've been fortunate to just been able to make a living as an entertainer," Mantegna said. "It's too late for me to play left field for the Cubs, so this is it."
The 66-year-old Chicago native said he sometimes wonders where time went.
"I can remember fondly trying out for plays as a teenager in plays in high school and yet here I am getting a lifetime achievement award in Hollywood," Mantegna said with a laugh.
Mantegna stars as FBI agent David Rossi on the CBS show "Criminal Minds," which is in its ninth season.
He also hosts and produces the Outdoor Channel's "Midway USA's Gun Stories." Mantegna also has upcoming roles in the films "Compulsion" and "The Bronx Bull," according to Daily Variety.
--City News Service