Television, film, theater, night club- they are all arenas in which Mr. Joe Piscopo has won the acclaim and affection of millions. For decades, Joe has proven to be one of show business’ brightest lights. After a career as a disc jockey and dinner-theater performer, Joe turned to comedy. He was chosen to join a newly formed ensemble charged with one of the most difficult tasks in TV history--replacing the original cast of Saturday Night Live.
By the time he left the show, Joe had left his mark not only on the program, but the nation. Thanks to his widespread portrayal of hilarious original characters and celebrity impersonations, including The Sports Guy, Doug Whiner, David Letterman and with the utmost respect, Mr. Frank Sinatra, Joe has become a household name. The legend repeatedly endorsed Joe’s portrayal of him, referring to him as The Vice-Chairman of the Board.
His work on SNL naturally led to Hollywood; with starring roles in Wise Guys (with Danny DeVito) and Johnny Dangerously (with Michael Keaton). Other film credits include “Dead Heat,” “Sidekicks” with Chuck Norris and a dramatic, critically acclaimed performance in Jonathan Parker’s “Bartleby.” Joe performed as the lead role of Jack Cosmo in the musical comedy, “How Sweet It Is” with Paul Sorvino. Look for the upcoming blockbuster films from Avellino Productions; “Joey Benefit” and “Bloomfield Avenue.”