There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor, and people who make others laugh are loved a great deal. One of such persons is Joe Gatto, one of the members of the troupe Tenderloins who are known for their show, Impractical Jokers.
Joe Gatto who was obviously born with a sense of laughter is an improvisational comedian from Staten Island, New York City. Though he studied Accounting, he took a rather different path of career, comedy, and has served as executive producer of Impractical Jokers since 2011.
Joe is an excellent actor, writer, producer and comedian and his friends see him as genuine. He is well acclaimed and loved by his fans and they would want to stay abreast with information about him. To get that, let us look at the family, marriage, kids and net worth of this favorite personality.
Joe Gatto Wiki
Joe Gatto was born as Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr on June 5, 1976, in Staten Island, New York City, US.
He attended Monsignor Farrell High School and graduated from the LIU (Long Island University) post with a degree in Accounting. For someone who studied accounting to become a comedian is somewhat baffling, but Joe gave an inkling into that and confessed, “To be honest, the only reason why I even got an accounting degree is that my father said every company needs an accountant and you can work anywhere and I was also really good at math.”
He founded The Tenderloins comedy troupe in 1999 with Mike Boccio, James Murray, and Sal Vulcano, his high school friends which made him popular. However, Mike Boccio was later replaced by Brian Quinn. The troupe is best known for their TV series, Impractical Jokers on TruTv which won the $100,000 grand prize in NBC Its Your Show competition. He has starred in six seasons of the show and is set for the seventh season.
Joe also wrote and starred in the 2009 TV movie The Tenderloins and also appeared on the TV series Jokers Wild in 2014. He is associated with many charities and causes and often conducts fundraisers for an organization called Daniel’s Music Foundation, an organization that provides a comfortable social and economic platform to its mentally and physically challenged members. Joe also supports animal groups and likes rescuing dogs. He is very big on supporting anti-bullying organizations and is known for working with Hero RoundTable.
He co-hosts a podcast called PBR, an acronym for Pizza Beer Revolution, along with Mike Pullano and Derek DeAngelis.
Joe Gatto’s Family, Sister
Joseph Anthony Gatto is of mixed ethnicity as his family are descendants of Italian ancestry and he often prides himself on his big extended Italian family. He is the youngest of three children; he has two elder sisters, Gina and Carla, whom he maintains ‘best friend’ relationships with. Gatto said, “I’m also the youngest of 15 cousins in my generation.”
His father’s name is Joseph Gatto and he died in 1995 of pancreatic cancer due to excessive alcoholic poisoning and for this reason, Joe never touched alcohol his whole life. His mother is dead as well. He once worked at the baby retail store, Giggle, until January 2011, to support his family.
Joe Gatto’s Wife, Daughter, Baby
Is our Joe married? A loud and resounding yes. He is a proud father and a loving husband who is very happy with his family and would always share posts of them on social media.
Joe got married to his wife Bessy on 2 September 2013. Bessy is very supportive of her husband and is more like his social media manager. She uses all her social media networks to drum up support for her husband. She has an Instagram following of more than 50,000. Bessy is 35, she was born on 11 April 1982.
Their first child, a girl, Milana Francine Gatto was born in 2015, on May 7, two years after they got married. He seems to share a special bond with his daughter who he calls ‘daddy’s girl’ and shares pictures of them on his social media pages.
On February 9, 2017, he took to Instagram to announce the coming of their son. He wrote, “Make room girls! Baby brother Gatto will be crashing our tea party this summer #ahumannotapuppy #babynumber2.”
Finally, Remington Joseph Gatto was born on July 31, 2017. Joe couldn’t have been any happier. He announced to fans via Instagram, “I’m excited he’s finally here. [My daughter] Milana made me love being a dad so imagine it’ll now be twice as fun.”
In one of his posts of him and his family, Joe asserts that a family of four is the best.
He is popular on the social media and holds a great fan following of over 500k in each of his social media pages.
Joe Gatto’s Height, Net Worth
Joe’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000.
Height: 5’10” (1.78 m).