Joey Fatone grew up in a family of performers. Born Joseph Anthony Fatone Jr., his father Joe Sr. sang in the Brooklyn doo-wop group, The Orions. Joey was always performing and in his first acting gig at age seven he starred with Robert De Niro in the movie called “Once Upon A Time in America.”
Most recently, Joey was seen competing on the ABC hit series “Dancing with the Stars”, in which he and his professional partner placed second. Joey is currently participating in the national Dancing with the Stars tour which kicked off on June 20, 2007 in Austin, TX.
Joey is currently hosting “The Singing Bee,” the #1 smash hit game show on NBC. In “The Singing Bee,” contestants are challenged to accurately sing the lyrics to the most popular songs of all time in a variety of karaoke-style competitions.
Joey recently completed the film “Homie Spumoni” with Whoopie Goldberg, Donald Faison and Jamie-Lynn Siegler. The film is set to be released in 2007. His other film credits include “The Cooler” alongside Alec Baldwin and William H. Macy, and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, which became the fifth highest grossing film of 2002 in North America.
In 2005, his pilot of the Cartoon Networks’ "Robot Chicken" aired and since has become a top rated show on that channel. He has also recorded a number of character voices on hit Disney Channel shows such as JO JO's Circus and Higgly Town Heroes.
In 2004, Joey starred as Seymour in the Broadway musical “Little Shop of Horrors”. His other Broadway credits include the role of Mark Cohen in the hit Broadway musical “Rent”.
When Joey was 17, he got a job as the Wolfman at Universal Studios in the Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue. While there, he met another theme park performer named Chris Kirkpatrick who led to him joining the group *NSYNC. Before long *NSYNC was the hottest act in Europe and the US.
In 1998, *NSYNC released their self-titled debut album. The album went diamond, selling over ten million copies, and won them an American Music Award for favorite new artist (pop/rock). Next, they released a seasonal album called “Home for Christmas,” which went multi-platinum itself. In 1999, the band signed a new record deal with Jive records. Their album "No Strings Attached" sold 1 million copies in its first day of sales and 2.4 million for the first week (a record that still stands today.)
Joey and his wife Kelly currently reside in Orlando with their daughter Brianna. He remains actively involved with his charity "The Family Fatone Foundation" as well as working on different movie and television projects.
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