Joey holds a B.F.A. in Acting and an M.A. in mental health Counseling from Montclair State University. He is a member of the labyrinth Theater Company. He won ‘Best Actor’ both in 2013 and 2015 at the NYC 48 Hour Film Festival in the films Spinach Quesadilla and Burn a Friend, two shorts he wrote and directed. He is the creator of Joe Pal & Eggs, a web-series that mockuments his life. He is the co-founder of art & prozak, parlor head films, and touring indie rock band THING-ONE.
He is on sabbatical from counseling to avoid a nervous breakdown. he is currently working on two full length plays, a one-man show called 'you will eat your face', a coffee book, his yoga practice, his mental health, and his acting chops. he is passionate about community engagement, advocacy in the arts, career counseling and writing. He hosts the monthly special 'comedy & prozak' at clerestory fine art in montclair.