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Tony Ganios

Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Cyril O'Reilly, Scott Colomby, and Tony Ganios (from left to right) are all smiling. Dan is wearing eyeglasses and an ID card over his blue long sleeve shirt, Mark is also wearing eyeglasses and gray stripe long sleeves over a black shirt, Cyril is wearing an ID card over his black coat and black printed shirt, Scott is wearing an ID card over his checkered long sleeves, and Tony is wearing a green collared long sleeve shirt.

October 21, 1959 (age 64) (
Brooklyn, New York

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Insurance Agent

Years active
1979-Present (semi-retired since 1990).

Porky's, The Wanderers, Porky's Revenge!, Porky's II: The Next Day, Die Hard 2

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Porky s interview with tony ganios the porky s cast at the january 2013 hollywood show

Tony Ganios (born October 21, 1959) is a Greek-American actor. He is probably best known for his role as Anthony 'Meat' Tuperello in the 1982 comedy Porky's and its sequels. Tony's other well-known roles include the 1979 movie The Wanderers, as the heroic tough-guy 'Perry'. He starred in the 1990 film Die Hard 2 as Baker, a member of the terrorists. He also played a former football player turned mountain man in the John Belushi film Continental Divide.


Tony Ganios is talking at the two men in a movie scene from The Wanderers, a 1979 American comedy-drama film, wearing a black sleeveless shirt.

Ganios appeared in five episodes of the 1980s TV series Wiseguy as Mike "Mooch" Cacciatore, and he made a guest appearance in an episode of Scarecrow and Mrs. King. He semi-retired from acting after Die Hard 2 to be an insurance agent in New York City, but returned to Hollywood to do more acting, directing, writing and producing.

Poster of Porky's II, The Next Day featuring Tony Ganios with a serious face and wearing a white shirt.

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Early life

Jeff is smiling while Tony Ganios is looking at something during an interview. Jeff is wearing eyeglasses and a white shirt while Tony is wearing a black shirt.

Tony Ganios was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 21, 1959, and he is of Greek-American ancestry.


Tony Ganios is smiling while holding a microphone and interviewing Mark Herrier with a serious face. Tony wearing a green long sleeve shirt while Mark is wearing eyeglasses, and a gray striped long sleeve over a black shirt.

At the age of 18, Ganios was 'forced' into the film-industry. His uncle Pete forced him to quit his power-lifting session at the 'Sheridan Square Gym' early, so that he could audition for a role in a movie directed by Philip Kaufman. As a result, Ganios made his debut appearance as tough-guy 'Perry' in The Wanderers. His performance in 'The Wanderers' and as a result he was cast in many more movies. Since then Ganios has starred in a string of movies, including the cult teen-sex comedy 'Porky's' and its sequels.

Tony Ganios with a serious face and wearing a black shirt.

Tony Ganios has recently reunited with his original co-stars of 'Porky's', to star in the upcoming teen-sex comedy Daddies' Girls. The movie was scheduled to be released in 3D.


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