Joey holds a B.F.A. in Acting and an M.A. in school Counseling from Montclair State University. He's had short plays produced by At Hand Theatre Company, Luna Stage and Strangedog Theatre. 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 parlor head films and touring indie rock band THING-ONE, whom you may have heard on WFUV.
Before pursuing his M.A., he worked in special education for seven years. upon receiving his masters degree he took a break from education and spent two years as a production assistant on the following, the Americans, boardwalk empire and newsroom.
he is now a school counselor in Paterson and an adjunct professor at Montclair state University. He hosts a social called ‘Art & Prozak’ in Montclair and Newark—an event that brings artists together to showcase their work over booze and sandwiches. he loves making music, shooting film, pranking his friends at work, writing, traveling, and facilitating growth in the youth. He is proud to say he is also the summer intensive coordinator for the labyrinth theater company!