Joe Gatto is an American comedian who is widely regarded as a multi-talented man. This is because, even though he has the talent to absolutely crack peoples ribs with his jokes, he can also act. He is equally a writer, having penned a book in 2014. His hilarity has endeared many people to him over the years and he has gained a lot of followers who adore him on social media.
As a comedian, Joe Gatto is now best known as one of the members of The Tenderloins, a group of comedians who have been thrilling Americans with their TV series, Impractical Jokers which airs on truTV.
Joe Gatto Biography
Joe Gatto was born on the 5th of June, 1976 in Staten Island, New York City, USA. Born as Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr, he is now simply known as Joe Gatto by his fans around the US and beyond. Although an American man, Joe also has Italian roots. In fact, it is known that he has a rather big extended Italian family. Information about Joe’s parents are not generously available. However we do now that his father is called Joseph Anthony Gatto. His mother’s identity is however quite hidden. Joe once talked about them on his Twitter page, revealing that they had both died.
Joe attended the Monsignor Farrell High School from 1990 to 1994. While in high school, he was said to have been in the habit of cracking many people’s ribs with his many jokes. When he graduated from high school in 1994, he proceeded to attend the LIU Post, a private university in Brookville, New York, from where he graduated with a degree in Accounting.
Joe always had an eye for comedy and naturally made people laugh whenever he goes to functions and even on the streets. In fact, he once remarked that he only studied accounting in school because he wanted to satisfy his father. His heart, however, has always followed comedy. Thus, it was not long before he went into it professionally.
He started out by performing stand-up comedy in New York. He then teamed up with his high school friends, James Murray, Mike Boccio and Sal Vulcano to form The Tenderloins comedy troupe in 1999. Their aim was to thrill people with their skills in comedy. It was with The Tenderloins that Joe found fame. The group would later replace Mike Boccio with Brian Quinn.
They started out by making funny videos on social media platforms like YouTube, MySpace and Metacafe. Their work on social media made them very famous online and they raked up a lot of fans. They were considered one of the funniest comedy groups on social media because of their spontaneous style of comedy.
Finally, they got their big break when they decided to begin a TV series known as Impractical Jokers. The series aired on TruTV and gained massive following around the US. Every week, the series is aired to thousands of viewers. In the series, the group members challenge themselves to do ridiculous dares in public and are captured by a hidden camera. The impulsive reactions to the dares is what makes the entire series very funny. The series which is now in its seventh season, became so popular that it won the NBC Its Your Show competition and the members went home with a $100,000 grand prize.
Apart from featuring in the Impractical Jokers, Joe Gatto has also appeared on The Joker’s Wild, a reality TV series which has also gained ground in the US. He also co-hosts PBR, a podcast which is an acronym that stands for Beer Revolution. He co-hosts the show along with Derek DeAngelis and Mike Pullano. Joe is also a writer. The comedian wrote and published a book called “Impractical Jokers: The Book” in 2014.
Joe is known for his involvement in several charities to help people in need. He is particularly known for conducting some fundraisers for Daniel’s Music Foundation, an organization that provides free music programs for people with disabilities
Family Details – Is Joe Gatto Married? Who are the Sister, Wife and Kids
Joe Gatto has two elder sisters identified as Gina and Carla Gatto. The comedian is very fond of the ladies and very often refers to them as his best friends.
The comedian is a happily married man, married to a woman identified as Bessy Gatto and from all indications, he is a doting husband as he keeps sharing his woman’s photos online to celebrate her. The couple got married on the 2nd of September, 2013 and they have been together ever since. Bessy is known to always post her husband’s works on her social media pages as she drums support for him.
Joe and his wife now have two children – their daughter, Milana Francine Gatto was born on the 7th of May, 2015 and their son, Remington Joseph Gatto was born on the 31st of July, 2017.
What is His Net Worth
Having had quite a successful outing as a comedian and actor, Joe Gatto is expected to have made quite a fortune for himself over the years. His work as a comedian and TV host have earned him loads of accolades and he is now one of the revered comedians in America. At the moment, Joe’s net worth has been pegged at $500,000 by celebrity wealth calculators.
Not tall or short, Joe Gatto is of average height. He however slightly towers over his wife who appears to be much shorter than him. The comedian stands at 5’10” or 1.78 m in height.