Joey holds a B.F.A. in Acting and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University. He won Best Supporting Actor for Brighton Beach Memoirs, at Delray Beach Regional Playhouse, while still in high school. He was an American College Theatre Festival Finalist, for his role as Joe Conroy, in Balm In Gilead. He received his Equity card upon graduating college, for Theatrefest’s debut of A Delicate Arrangement, by Dawn O’Leary.
Throughout most of his 20’s, his time was spent touring the country with indie band Thing-One, whom you may have heard on WFUV, or seen alongside Ra Ra Riot and Matisyahu.
He is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company. As an actor, he’s enjoyed workshopping new works from playwrights, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Bob Glaudini, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and Brett C. Leonard. 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.
In 2018, he performed his one man musical, Cyber Crush Sundays, at Red Eye Cafe and Creativity Caravan, in Montclair, NJ. This soon inspired his first full-length play, WAVE_HEAD. Thus far, he's had two readings of this work-in-progress full-length, at both Circle X Theater in LA, and at LAByrinth’s 2020 Summer Intensive, under the direction of Alfredo Narciso (Moscow Moscow Moscow), and mentorship of playwright Brett C. Leonard (Long Red Road).
WAVE_HEAD which will be featured at LAByrinth's 2021 Barn Series at the end of February.
He is passionate about community engagement, music making, standup comedy, filmmaking, writing, acting and art.