Joe Piscopo was an actor who made a successful career for himself in film. He had a part on the television special "Battle of the Network Stars XII" (1981-82). A regular on the awards show circuit, he made an appearance on "American Tickler or The Winner of 10 Academy Awards" (1978). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for "Saturday Night Live" in 1984. This recognition propelled him to pursue a role in "Wise Guys" (1986). His film career continued throughout the eighties and the nineties in productions like "Dead Heat" (1988), the Chuck Norris action picture "Sidekicks" (1993) and "Huck and the King of Hearts" (1994). He also appeared in the action movie "Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys" (1995) with Martin Sheen. More recently, he continued to act in "Dead Lenny" (2006) with Nicole Eggert, the comedic drama "The Last Request" (2008) with T.R. Knight and the Paul Sorvino comedy "How Sweet it Is" (2013). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Apprentice" (2003-). Most recently, Piscopo appeared in "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" (2014-15). Piscopo was married to Kimberly Driscoll and had four children.