Had many animals growing up, including snakes, parrots, a hedgehog, and even a shark.
Worked as a political aide for a Staten Island assemblyman.
Took the LSAT in hopes of getting into law school, though he didn't want to become a lawyer. He just wanted the degree because he felt it was prestigious.
Is one of three cast members of the Jersey Shore who hail from Staten Island.
Became known for his fist-pump dance on Jersey Shore.
In 2010, launched IHAV (short for I Have a Vision), a T-shirt line whose profits from the first design will help fund antibullying grants for dosomething.org. The organization helps young adults find and create volunteering opportunities.
Made his television acting debut on an episode (titled "My Cousin Vinny") of the MTV coming-of-age comedy The Hard Times of RJ Berger.
Paula Guadagnino — Mother
Attended State University of New York, New Paltz, New York, United States; City University of New York, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York, United States (BA in Political Science, 2009)