Joey Lawrence

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Joey Lawrence

Lawrence at the Cars 2 world premiere
Born Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr.
April 20, 1976 (1976-04-20) (age 38)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
Other names Joe Lawrence
Joseph Lawrence
Occupation Actor, singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active 1982–present
Spouse Michelle Vella (m. 2002–2005) «start: (2002)–end+1: (2006)»"Marriage: Michelle Vella to Joey Lawrence" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Lawrence)
Chandie Yawn-Nelson (m. 2005–present) «start: (2005)»"Marriage: Chandie Yawn-Nelson to Joey Lawrence" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Lawrence)
Children 2
Website
http://theofficialjoeylawrence.com/

Joseph "Joey" Lawrence (born Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr., April 20, 1976 in Philadelphia) is an American actor and R&B singer. He is best known for his character roles in the television series Gimme a Break, Blossom and Melissa & Joey. Other television series include the hit show Brotherly Love. He has also acted in several movies.

He has two younger brothers, Matthew and Andrew, who are also actors.[2]

He attended the University of Southern California.[3]

Lawrence's first acting role was in a Cracker Jack commercial. At the age of five, he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He sang the song "Give My Regards to Broadway".[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Lawrence married Michelle Vella in 2002. The couple divorced in 2005. He met his second wife, Chandie Yawn-Nelson, while on vacation in Disney World when the two were teenagers. They married there 13 years later, in July 2005.[5] The couple have two daughters, Charleston (born 2006) and Liberty Grace (born March 2010).[6][7]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Scamps Sparky TV short
1982 Diff'rent Strokes Joey Episode: "Big Brother"
1982 Silver Spoons Joey Thompson Episode: "The Best Christmas Ever"
1983 Little Shots Pete TV movie
1983 Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! Chris Peters TV movie
1983–1987 Gimme a Break! Joey Donovan 77 episodes
1984 Young People's Specials Billy Episode: "Umbrella Jack"
1985 Summer Rental Bobby Chester
1985 ABC Afterschool Specials Mattie Episode: "Don't Touch"
1988 Pulse David Rockland
1988 Oliver & Company Oliver (voice)
1990–1995 Blossom Joey Russo 114 episodes
1991 Chains of Gold Tommy
1993 Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special Singer TV movie
1993 Almost Home Jeff Thornton Episode "Girls and Boy"
1993 Empty Nest Wade Episode: "Aunt Verne Knows Best"
1994 Radioland Murders Frankie Marshall
1995 John Larroquette Show, TheThe John Larroquette Show' Carly's Brother Episode: "Whipping Post"
1995 Something Wilder J.J. Travis Episode "Bergman of Alcatraz"
1995 Goofy Movie, AA Goofy Movie Chad (voice)
1995 Prince for a Day Ralph Bitondo / Ricky Prince TV movie
1995–1997 Brotherly Love Joe Roman 40 episodes
1996 Brothers of the Frontier Ethan Frye TV movie
1999 Touched by an Angel Jesse Episode: "Fool for Love"
1999 Tequila Body Shots Johnny Orpheus
1999 Horse Sense Michael Woods TV movie
1999 Recess Franklin Dudikoff (voice) Episode: "The Dude"
2000 Urban Legends Final Cut Graham Manning
2000 Desperate But Not Serious Darby
2001 Do You Wanna Know a Secret? Hank Ford
2001 Jumping Ship Michael Woods TV movie
2002 Romantic Comedy 101 Mark Gibson TV movie
2002 Zeta Project, TheThe Zeta Project Dex Finley (voice) Episode: "Eye of the Storm"
2002 Trois 2: Pandora's Box Detective Anderson
2002–2003 American Dreams Michael Brooks 11 episodes
2003–2004 Run of the House Kurt Franklin 19 episodes
2004 Love Rules! Michael Warner TV movie
2005 Bow Matt TV movie
2005 Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber Ferguson TV movie
2005–2006 Half & Half Brett Mahoney 9 episodes
2006 Android Apocalypse DeeCee TV movie
2006 Rest Stop Officer Michael Deacon Video
2007 CSI: NY Clay Dobson 3 episodes
2007 Emperor's New School, TheThe Emperor's New School Dirk Brock (voice) Episode "The Emperor's New School Musical"
2008 Killer Pad Joey Lawrence
2008 Together Again for the First Time Carey Krzyznyk Video
2009 My Fake Fiance Vince TV movie
2010 Sinatra Club Louie Pipes
2010–present Melissa & Joey Joe Longo 30 episodes
2011 Havana Heat Agent Sean Franklin Pre-production
2012 Hit List Lyle Completed

Studio albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gliatto, Tom (March 15, 1993). "A Method to His Doofus". People.COM. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20109971,00.html. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  2. Radovsky, Vicki Jo (April 23, 1993). "Stonecoldfox". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,306323,00.html. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  3. Lipton, Michael A. (1994-06-27). "Class of '94". People 41 (24). ISSN 0093-7673. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20103320,00.html.
  4. "Joey Lawrence:Biography". tvguide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/joey-lawrence/bio/157668. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  5. Rizzo, Monica (2006-11-13). "Whoa, It's Joey!". People 66 (20). ISSN 0093-7673. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20059931,00.html.
  6. Michaud, Sarah (2009-11-13). "Joey Lawrence, Wife Expecting Second Daughter". people.com. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20320041,00.html. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  7. Michaud, Sarah (2010-03-04). "Joey Lawrence Welcomes Second Daughter". people.com. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20348831,00.html. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  8. Billboard.com Chart History Joey Lawrence album

Other websites[change | change source]