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Joseph Charles John Piscopo is an American actor, comedian, and radio host. He played several recurring characters on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He played Danny Vermin in Johnny Dangerously (1984), Moe Dickstein in Wise Guys (1986), and Doug Bigelow in Dead Heat (1988).


Early Years

Piscopo was born in Passaic, New Jersey. He grew up in North Caldwell and went to West Essex High School, where he was in a drama group called “The Masquers.” He became known for never acting a role the way it was written. After Piscopo graduated from high school in 1969, he went to Jones College in Jacksonville, Florida, where he studied broadcast management and got a degree.


Piscopo’s first television appearance was as a recurring extra on Saturday Night Live in its 1980–1981 season

Piscopo left SNL after the 1983–1984 season. He starred in Johnny Dangerously with Michael Keaton in 1984 and wrote The Piscopo Tapes for Pocket Books. In 1985, Columbia Records released New Jersey, and in May 1986, ABC aired The Joe Piscopo New Jersey Special.   “Jammin’ Me,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1987 No. 1 rock song, mentioned Piscopo.


Piscopo began bodybuilding in the mid-1980s. He started playing while impersonating Bruce Springsteen on SNL.  He covered Muscle & Fitness in April 1988 and June 1990. He stated, “Hollywood thinks I’m crazy for bodybuilding. “You’re getting too big,” they’ll say. Career-harming. They don’t understand that workout high, challenge, and personal victory.”

He hosts Piscopo in the Morning on AM 970 The Answer (WNYM) in New York City from 6:00 to 10:00 am Monday through Friday.

On December 13, 2020, Piscopo hosted Ramsey Mazda Sunday Nights with Sinatra on 770 AM WABC in New York and 107.1 FM WLIR in Hampton Bays.

After campaigning for Donald Trump in 2016, Piscopo considered running for governor of New Jersey as an independent in 2017. Political figures like Rudy Giuliani encouraged him.  He withdrew in May 2017. In May 2021, businessman Mike Lindell hosted a political rally where Piscopo performed stand-up and music.

Joe Piscopo’s Net Worth

Joe’s net worth of $3 million provides him with more than enough money to support his extravagant lifestyle.

Net Worth: $3 Million
Date of Birth: Jun 17, 1951 (71 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft (1.85 m)
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer


Personal Stuff

In 1990, he was told that he had thyroid cancer. After dating for a while, Piscopo wed Nancy Jones in 1973. They had one child together before splitting up in 1988. He wed his son’s nanny from Piscopo and Jones’s time together, Kimberly Driscoll, in 1997. They married, had three kids, and split up in 2006.

Previously a resident of Tewksbury Township, Piscopo now makes his home in neighboring Lebanon Township. Piscopo entered the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2013.

Getting Awards and Nominated

Piscopo was nominated for two Primetime Emmys in 1984 for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” He was up for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program and Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program. In 1985, for “The Joe Piscopo Special,” he won a CableACE Award for Performance in a Comedy Special.

In 2011, he won a Lifesaver Achievement Award at the Atlantic City Cinefest. Joe has been recognized for his work with charities. Big Brothers Big Sisters in Mercer, New Jersey, gave him the Volunteer of the Year Award, and the Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey and Florida gave him Community Service Awards.

The National Father’s Day Council and the New Jersey Council of Children’s Rights have both named him Father of the Year. For his help with the military, he was given a Commendation Medal.


Joe Piscopo has played a variety of characters throughout his life, including actor, comedian, and bodybuilder, earning him a fortune of $3 million. He has received numerous awards and is currently enjoying a beautiful life with his family.