Mini Bio (1)
Celtic Arts Center member since mid-80s. At Center, directed Mary O'Malley's "Once a Catholic" (Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics Award for Direction); two Eugene O'Neill sea plays, "Bound East For Cardiff" and "The Long Voyage Home" (awarded Eugene O'Neill Centennial Memorial Commendation by City of Los Angeles); compiled, directed, read "Celtic Visions and Dreams, an Evening of Poetry of Ireland, Scotland and Wales" (Celtic Arts Center's contribution to the Los Angeles Poetry Festival).
Retired from entertainment business in 1980s, became community organizer and tenants' rights advocate. On Board of Directors of Coalition for Economic Survival, leading tenants' rights organization in Los Angeles area; founding member, coordinator and counselor at CES Tenants' Rights Clinic, which provides free legal aid to tenants; listed as tenants' rights resource on California Department of Consumer Affairs' website; was Rent Stabilization Commissioner for City of West Hollywood. In 2004, LAWeekly in "Best of LA" issue, cited Joe as "Best Way to Keep Your Landlord Honest", described his work at CES Tenants' Rights Clinic.
Joe is active as performance storyteller and reader of poetry, directing and coordinating Celtic Arts Center's Dylan Thomas Celebration, the Bloomsday readings from James Joyce's Ulysses, and poetry readings at Center's Robert Burns Night. Other poetry readings and storytelling have been at Los Angeles colleges, libraries, churches, and museums. Joe is married, has two sons living in Twin Cities, a daughter living in Oregon, and between them he has six grandchildren.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Linn Sand
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