Who is Joe Gatto?

Joseph Anthony ‘Jo’ Gatto Jr. was born in New York City, USA on 5 June 1976 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He’s a comedian, film producer and an actor, with nine acting credits to his name, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of Joe the Baby Store Salesman in the 2009 comedy movie “The Tenderloins”. Joe also co-wrote the movie with James Murray and Brian Quinn, and starred in it alongside James Murray and Sal Vulcano.

Early life and education

Joe was raised in New York City alongside his sisters Gina Gatto Tardogno and Carla Gatto Sullivan, by their parents about whom nothing’s known, as Joe respects their privacy, however, it’s still known that his father passed away in 1995.

Joe became interested in comedy while attending Monsignor Farrell High School, and together with the above mentioned actors Quinn, Vulcano and Murray, he practiced stand-up comedy with the school’s improv club. Joe was into various other activities too, during his four years there, including acting, singing and creative writing.

Upon matriculating in 1994, he enrolled at C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York State, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1999. He performed as a comedian for the following seven years, before launching his TV career.

Career as an actor

It was in 2006 when Joe was cast to play Chazz in the short comedy film “Time Thugs”, and the following year saw him star as Santa Claus in the short comedy movie “The Comedy Roast of Jesus Christ”.

In 2008, he played a supporting character in the short comedy film “The Little Slutty Mermaid”, and Joe’s following role only came nine years later, when he portrayed Security Officer Larry in the episode “Causality” of the popular mystery adventure series “12 Monkeys”. It was created by Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas, starred Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull and Noah Bean, and follows a time traveler who has travelled back in time to stop a deadly plague from spreading and killing nearly all humanity; the series aired from 2015 to 2018, and won four of the 14 awards for which it was nominated.

Joe Gatto

A couple of Joe’s following roles were in the 2017 comedy movie “Impractical Jokers Judging Joe”, the 2018 short film “Ultimate Entertainer Razor Rizzotti”, and the 2020 comedy film “Impractical Jokers”.

Most recently, in 2020 Joe played Larry in the episode “Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey” of the popular action adventure series “MacGyver”, created by Lee David Zlotoff and Peter M. Lenkov, and which starred Lucas Till, Tristin Mays and Justin Hires. It follows a young man who’s working for the US government, aired from 2016 to 2021, and won five of the nine awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.

Producing credits

Joe launched his producing career in 2005, for the short comedy film “Superdude & Friend”, and the following year then saw him produce the short comedy movie “Soccer Baller”.

In 2015, Joe produced the episode “A Lifetime of Secrets” of the comedy series “Jokers Wild”, and the following six years saw him produce the comedy TV specials “Impractical Jokers Practically Live Tour Special”, “Impractical Jokers: One Night at the Grand” and “Impractical Jokers: The Movie”.

In 2020 and 2021, he produced 18 episodes of the comedy series “Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party”, while some of his other producing credits include the comedy game-show “The Misery Index”, the reality comedy show “Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes”, and the comedy series “Impractical Jokers: After Party”.

Other credits

Joe sang “Save the Orb” and “Dragonface Returns” in the 2019 episode “The Conqueror” of the musical family comedy series “Show Offs”, and he also sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” in the 2021 episode “Breaking Wing Beneath My Wings” of the comedy series “Impractical Jokers”.

Joe has made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, including “Good Morning America”, “Good Day New York” and “Last Call with Carson Daly”.

Love life and wife

Joe’s quite secretive when it comes to his love life, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He exchanged vows with the American comedian and social media personality Bessy Haggar on 2 September 2013, in a private ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family members; Bessy has appeared in episodes of the Joe’s series “Jokers Wild” and “Impractical Jokers”.

In 2015, Bessy gave birth to their daughter Milana, and in 2017 to their son Remington; Joe and Bessy prefer to keep their children away from the media’s attention, and thus nothing about them is known.

Neither of the two have spoken of any other people whom they might had been with prior to meeting each other, so as of November 2021, Joe’s married to Bessy, and they have two children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Joe’s highly active on Instagram, and appears to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to two million followers; he’s uploaded nearly 1,000 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.

He’s a huge lover of dogs, and his pet dog Spumoni can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures.

Joe likes to travel, and his career has taken him all around the US, while the popular comedian has also been to various Asian and European countries, for both work and pleasure; his dream travel destination is London in England.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, the late Robin Williams, and Julia Roberts, while a couple of his favorite movies are “Bruce Almighty”, “Patch Adams” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”.

Age, height and net worth

Joe’s age is 45. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).

As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.

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