Joey Dee

Joey Dee's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Joey Dee began his career with a role in "Hey, Let's Twist!" (1962). Later, Joey Dee acted in the ... Read more »
Born: 06/11/1940

Filmography

Actor (2)

American Graffiti: Then and Now 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hey, Let's Twist! 1961 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Joey Dee's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Joey Dee began his career with a role in "Hey, Let's Twist!" (1962). Later, Joey Dee acted in the Chubby Checker documentary "Twist" (1993). More recently, Joey Dee appeared on "American Graffiti: Then and Now" (VH1, 1998-99).

Milestones

1962

Released the million-selling song "Peppermint Twist."

1961

Appeared in the movie "Hey, Let's Twist!"

1958

Scored his first hit with Joey Dee and the Starliters, "Lorraine."

Bonus Trivia

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Attracted massive crowds to a week long gig at New York's Peppermint Lounge after celebrities Merle Oberon and Prince Serge Oblinski were seen dancing there.

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