Last Friday, I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Mantenga at his restaurant in Burbank. In addition to playing a leading role in the show Criminal Minds, he is the voice of mob boss, Fat Tony, in my favorite animated comedy, The Simpsons. He did the voice for me :). I was a little intimidated at first, but Joe is a very nice guy. He sat down with us at our table and we started talking about a topic that is very near and dear to me, Autism. It turns out that his daughter is close to my age and also on the Autism Spectrum. He cares greatly about and is supportive of autism issues. We all need support. I rarely get to meet famous people. It's a small world!
A shout out to my Uncle Bill and his friend Christopher for making this possible!