Ever seen the American reality TV series called the Cheaters? It is a weekly syndicated hidden camera reality show which tends to unveil people suspected to be cheating on their partners or spouse. Joey Greco has been the host of the long-running show since 2002.
With his career spanning over two decades, Joey has become one of the best TV show hosts out there. He garnered wide popularity in 2003 when he was stabbed by a cheating boyfriend. Since then, he has continued to dominate the limelight and has been dubbed, “The Guy Who Got Stabbed on Camera.”
In addition to being a TV personality, Joel is also a fitness trainer and has previously worked for ESPN as the anchor of their show, Fitness Pro. He is also an actor who has appeared in a good number of movies and TV shows to date. It will be interesting to find out more about Greco and here, we have gathered interesting facts below. Read on…
Joey Greco – Bio
The TV star was born Joey Greco on the 29th day of February 1972. He was born into a middle-class American family in Long Island, New York. Joey is a very private person and has not shared much information regarding his childhood days, parents, and family. He is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background.
As a child, Joey had a knack for fitness training and he nurtured the dream of becoming a pro fitness trainer someday. Soon after he completed his high school education, the actor went on to attend Evangel University where he acquired a degree in psychology. During his college days, he did different kinds of odd jobs including working as a bartender in order to support himself through school.
After his graduation, he proceeded to grab a master’s degree in counseling from Louisiana Tech University. Soon after he left school, Joey first began his career as a counselor in 1993 and later on, he realized his childhood dreams of becoming a fitness trainer. After a while, he decided to delve into acting, as well as, real estate.
Joey Greco kicked off his professional career when he joined the cast of ESPN show called Fitness Pro. He served as one of the fitness trainers on the show for a few years. As a result of his excellent performances, Joey was chosen as a replacement for Tommy Habeeb, to host Cheaters in 2002. Since then, he has been hosting the reality TV series to date.
While doing that, Joey has also done a great job as an actor and has appeared in a good number of movies and TV shows. He made his first film appearance in 1998 when he played the role of a party guest in the film, Finding North. After that, he went to play the role of Tony in the 2003 film, The Bottom Line. Two years later, he featured as Garry Walker in Devon’s Ghost: The Legend of The Bloody Boy. His other film roles include Detective Williams in Serum (2006), Loomis in Mad Bad (2007), and Patrick McMahon in The Locker (2009). Others are as The Landlord in The House That Drips Blood on Alex (2010), and Charlie: A Toy Story, (2013), etc.
Additionally, Greco has graced other TV shows such as Unhitched (2007), The Jay Leno Show (2009), and Hot Package (2015).
Why Was He Stabbed?
While filming for an episode of the Cheaters in 2003, Joey was allegedly stabbed on camera by a cheating boyfriend. This happened after he and his crew boarded the boat of the alleged boyfriend cheating on his partner. However, a few days after the incident, while investigations were ongoing, the man’s girlfriend, revealed the incident was all staged. Her revelation stirred lots of controversy among the fans of the show and when the media asked about the incident, Joey Greco declined to answer any questions about the incident. Apparently, no arrests were made and until now, no one knows whether it was staged or real.
Joey Greco’s Net Worth
Joey Greco has made a lot of money for himself and is currently living a decent lifestyle. In addition to his real estate career, he has also been enjoying a burgeoning television and acting career. All these and his other business endeavors put his net worth at a whopping $2 million.
1. Although Joey Greco has appeared on several shows and TV films; it was the stabbing incident that shot him to mainstream fame.
2. During the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, while giving a brief monologue for Outstanding Reality Competition, Seth MacFarlane made reference to Joey Greco.
3. Joey has not been open when it comes to his personal life, relationships, and affairs. However, it is known that the reality TV star was once the better half of a woman named Eanna in 1995. Meanwhile, there are no records as to when the pair met or even their marriage or divorce details.
4. Greco is also one of the American celebrities who have been mixed up in rumors with regards to their sexuality. This stems from the secretive nature of his personal life. Since the gay rumors began to fly around, Joey hasn’t made any comments regarding it to date.