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Joseph Charles Piscopo
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Actor; comedian; writer
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Joe Piscopo Fast Facts:
Got started in show business as a DJ and dinner-theater performer.
Joined the cast of
Saturday Night Live
in 1980, the first season in which no members of the original cast remained. Piscopo and fellow newcomer Eddie Murphy were the only cast members of the 1980 season to be kept on the show after Dick Ebersol took over as executive producer in 1981.
Gained inspiration for his "You from Joisey?"
skit when a woman excitedly approached him—and asked that question—after seeing his car's New Jersey license plate.
Appeared in Billy Joel's music video for "Keeping the Faith."
Met his current wife, Kimberly, when she was babysitting his first child.
Founded the Positive Impact Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates positive media for at-risk youth.
Joe Piscopo Relationships:
Alexandra Claudette Piscopo - Daughter
Edith Piscopo - Mother
Joseph Piscopo - Father
Olivia Assunta Piscopo - Daughter
Michael Frances Joseph Piscopo - Son
Joey Piscopo - Son
Kimberly Driscoll - Wife
Nancy Jones - Ex-wife
Joe Piscopo Awards:
1984 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
1984 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
Jones College, Jacksonville, FL (BA in Broadcasting, 1973)
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