‘Joey Pants,’ as he is affectionately known, is a masterful character as seen in “Risky Business,” “The Goonies,” “La Bamba,” “Midnight Run,” “Bad Boys I and II,” “Empire of the Sun,” “The Fugitive,” “The Matrix,” “Memento,”  “Daredevil” and, finally, his portrayal of the eccentric mobster Ralphie Cifaretto in HBO’s landmark series “The Sopranos,” won him a 2003 Primetime Emmy Award.

 On December 7, 2010 the Hoboken, Edward A. Dalton Boys & Girls Club will host their 13th Annual fundraiser, “An Evening with Two Guys from Hoboken,” honoring the efforts of the neighborhood’s own Joe Pantoliano and Rich Pèpe. In collaboration with Hoboken’s oldest restaurant, event sponsor “Leo’s Grandesvous,” the duo will cook a family style Italian dinner for guests using Pèpe & Pants Pasta Sauce.   Also another neighborhood famous business, Carlos Bakery known for the home of the CAKE BOSS will be donating their famous cake for the evening’s event.   This family style event will raise funds to support the community’s youth development programs, as well as Pantoliano’s No Kidding, Me Too! NKM2 is Pantoliano’s own non-profit organization is dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness. All of the profits from Pèpe & Pants Pasta sauce is donated to NKM2.

The Mayor of Hoboken will present duo neighborhood friends, businessman and celebrity, Pantoliano and Pèpe with Keys to the City, in honor of their respective family’s contributions and in commemoration of their Italian heritage which now spans 3 generations. Spoken on behalf of the pair, Pèpe muses their start, “As you may know, our families emigrated from Italy through Ellis Island over a hundred years ago, settling in Hoboken, New Jersey. It was there that Joey and I learned the importance of close family ties, strong work ethic, and where we each developed a sense of community”.  Joey Pants echoes “  NEED A QUOTE”

Information for event is below:


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

5:30 PM Dinner & Award Ceremony

Hoboken Boys & Girls Club
123 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030


To buy individual tickets or a premiere sponsorship table for the event, contact:

Gary Greenberg / [email protected] / 201.333.4100 ext. 302


For more information on Pepe & Pants please visit and to read more about Joey Pantoliano go to

 Joey founded No Kidding, Me Too! a non-profit organization dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness

  • Joey will make his directorial debut with his informative and moving documentary of the same name – No Kidding, Me Too! opens on April 24th and can be seen starting May 24th on WNET 13/PBS


  • Joey is the co-founder of Pèpe & Pants Pasta sauce, which donates 100% of its profits to NKM2
  • Joey is currently working on his upcoming book The Great Depression
  • Joey was recently awarded a key to Hoboken, NJ in honor of his family’s contributions to the community and in commemoration of his Italian heritage which now spans 3 generations


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