Joey Fatone

Active - 2001 - 2017  |   Born - Jan 28, 1977 in Brooklyn, NY  |   Genres - Comedy, Children's/Family, Music [nf], Romance

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A Superman fanatic known to legions of fans for his vocalizing with the phenomenally successful boy band 'N Sync, funky-haired Joey Fatone has also attempted to cross over into the acting arena with fellow bandmate Lance Bass in such productions as Longshot (2000) and On the Line (2001).

Born January 28, 1977, in Brooklyn, NY, Fatone graduated from the Orlando, FL, Dr. Phillips High School before taking a job at nearby Universal Studios. Getting his cinematic start as an extra in Joe Dante's Matinee (1993), Fatone has since moved on to more substantial film and entertainment roles and in 2001 took on his most challenging role to date, fatherhood.

Highlights of his filmography include the smash indie comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Cooler, and Mancation. He also competed on the reality series Dancing With the Stars, and hosted the program The Singing Bee.

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Factsheet

  • His dad, Joe Sr., sang with the Orions, a Brooklyn doo-wop group.
  • His family moved to Florida when he was 13; he landed a job as the Wolfman in a Universal Studios' theme park musical production not long after.
  • During high school, he sang in a group known as the Big Guys.
  • Met Chris Kirkpatrick at Universal Studios; Kirkpatrick recruited him for a group that he was putting together, which became *NSYNC.
  • First lead role in a feature film was with fellow *NSYNC bandmate Lance Bass in the 2001 romantic comedy On the Line.
  • His and wife Kelly Baldwin's wedding vows were based on a Helen Keller quote.
  • Hadn't danced in five years prior to joining Dancing with the Stars for its fourth season.