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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Actor Joe Pantoliano has Issues…

… And he’s working hard to make it okay to talk about them.

I was fortunate to have dinner with notable character actor Joe “Joey Pants” Pantoliano last night.  Usually this is not a site for celebrity interviews, so we’re not going to start today.  However, along with discussing the 25th anniversary of The Goonies, filming locations for The Fugitive, why he loves Providence, Rhode Island, and what kind of shoes he thought would look good on me, he brought up his foundation, No Kidding, Me Too!, which is trying to remove the stigma from brain dis-ease including bipolar disorder and depression.  He really just wants people to talk about in the same manner we would asthma or wearing glasses.  By demystifying it people can get the support they need.

Check out his recent article about No Kidding, Me Too! at the Huffington Post here and order his new NKM2 documentary on the topic here.

This guy has has such a storied career, but hasn’t been consumed by it.  He obviously loves acting, though he’s also genuinely committed to speaking to one person at a time about brain dis-ease.   Thanks Joey for the insight and inspiration! Hopefully we’ll see you around the dinner table and back at thedailyjim.com soon!

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