Joey Fatone is a popular American dancer, singer, and actor. He was born as Joseph Anthony Fatone Jr. on January 28, 1977, in Brooklyn,
New York City in the US. He studied at Joseph B. Cavallaro JHS in Brooklyn. When he moved o Orlando, Florida, he attended and completed high school at Dr. Phillips High School, where he used to perform several plays and musicals. After he had finished high school, he worked at the Universal Studios in Orlando and played as Wolfie in the 1988 American comedy fantasy film, Beetlejuice. In 1995, he became friends with his fellow performer at the Universal Studios, Chris Kirkpatrick and later became the 4th member of a doo-wop group, which consists of JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.
Later on, Lance Bass also joined their group and they called it NSYNC. In 2001, he co-starred with Lance Bass in the American romantic comedy film, On the Line. Joey also made a guest performance on the 14th episode entitled New Kids on the Blecch in the 12th season of
The Simpsons. He also donned voice work on Disney’s Kim Possible and the stop-motion sketch comedy, Robot Chicken. In 2002, he was cast as Angelo in the Canadian-American rom-com film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and its sitcom, My Big Fat Greek Life, in 2003. In 2016, he reprised his role in its sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Joey was also seen in Wayne Kramer’s The Cooler, in 2003. In 2006, he was starred as Jack DeWolfe in the musical film,
Red Riding Hood, along with Morgan Thompson and
Henry Cavill. He also performed at the Broadway’s rock musical, Rent, and as Seymour in the horror comedy rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors. He hosted the karaoke game show, The Singing Bee, in 2007 and its Australian version.
He also hosted TV Guide until 2009. Joey has joined the cast of
Hannah Montana and became the ringmaster on NBC’s Celebrity Circus. Also in 2007, Joey joined the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade at the Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In 2010, he was starred on Disney’s Imagination Movers. Also in 2010, he portrayed as Franz Liebkind in The Producers; a musical that was held at Pittsburgh Benedum Center. He became an announcer in Family Feud Season 12, along with Steve Harry. In the year 2011, he hosted the television cooking show, My Family Recipe Rocks on Live Well Network and has appeared as a detective in the horror film, Inkubus. In 2012, Joey joined the reality show, Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off by Food Network and became a guest host on the television game show, If The Price is Right. He was also seen in the production of the American musical, 42nd Street. In 2014, he started hosting Food Network’s reality cooking show, Rewrapped and Hub Network’s Parents Just Don’t Understand. In 2015, he appeared several times in the TV sitcom, The Jack and Triumph Show and had also appeared in a commercial entitled The Dizzcounts. Joey got married on September 9, 2004, to Kelly Baldwin at the Oheka Castle in New York. The couple has two daughters namely Brianna and Kloey Alexandria.