Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born 1967) is an American actor best known for Sideways
, John Adams
, American Splendor
, and a slew of Hey, It's That Guy!
roles in other films. His brother Marcus Giamatti is also an actor, and was a regular on Judging Amy
. Their father A. Bartlett "Bart" Giamatti was president of Yale University
from 1978 to 1986 and became commissioner of Major League Baseball
about five months before dying in 1989; his death came only eight days after he banned Pete Rose from MLB for betting on games.
This actor provides examples of the following tropes: