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Joe Piscopo Poster

Biography

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 June 1951Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameJoseph Charles John Piscopo
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Piscopo was cast on Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1980 as part of an overall replacement of the original cast. However his team of players was not up to par in comedy and was quickly replaced except for him and Eddie Murphy. Together they dominated the show for the next three years. Since then he's appeared in movies & TV infrequently. In the '80s he was treated for thyroid cancer.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Adam Kidd

Spouse (2)

Kimberly Driscoll (April 1997 - 2006) (divorced) (3 children)
Nancy Jones (1 December 1973 - 1988) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

He's the guy in the trench coat in Billy Joel's Keepin' The Faith music video.
He sat out of show business briefly while he underwent treatment for thyroid cancer from 1981 to 1982.
He has four children: Joey Piscopo, born in 1979 (with Nancy Jones); Alexandra, Michael and Olivia (with Kimberly Driscoll.
Graduated from Jones College in Jacksonville, Florida. Attended West Essex High School in New Jersey and was a member of the drama club "The Masquers".
He worked with Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live (1975). They became very good friends and Murphy even bought a home in his neighbourhood in 1982. They produced a short film for SNL about his street behaviour fitting in with the New Jersey suburbs.
His wife, Kimberly Driscoll, gave birth to their third child, daughter Olivia, on 29 November 2004.
Did some outrageous Miller Lite commercials in the 1980s.
Is mentioned, along with Vanessa Redgrave and Eddie Murphy in the song Jammin' Me, by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Fan of the New Jersey Devils.
He graduated from West Essex High School in Caldwell, New Jersey in 1969.
He was Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2013 for his services to arts and entertainment.
Hunterdon, New Jersey [December 2010]
Starred in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at the Gateway Playhouse. [August 2009]
Hunterdon County, New Jersey [February 2011]
Living in Lebanon Township, New Jersey.
In January 2014, Joe became the Morning Drive radio host of "Joe in the Morning" on WNYM (AM 970 in New York City).

Personal Quotes (1)

[on his relationship with Eddie Murphy] Eddie could keep a secret no matter what. He was the first person I went to when I was sick.

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