Joseph Lawrence

Actor, Singer, Director
An engaging teen star of 1990s television sitcoms, actor and singer Joey Lawrence became a star thanks to his portrayal of the intellectually challenged, but loveable Joey Russo on the hit series "Blossom" (NBC ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1976 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (98)

Hollywood Medium 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Together Again for the First Time 2016 (Movie)

Carey Krzyznyk (Actor)

Brotherly Love 1990 - 1999, 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Family Feud 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Emma's Chance 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Melissa & Joey 1990 - 1999, 2005 - 2006, 2010, 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Saved By Grace 2015 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Hero Dog Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Untitled Betty Thomas Reality TV Spoof 2014 (Movie)

TV Host (Actor)

Californication 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hero Dog Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hitched for the Holidays 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Splash 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Hero Dog Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Sinatra Club 2010 (Movie)

Louie Pipes (Actor)

Master of Dance 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The 2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom 1990 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1990 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Half & Half 1995 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1990 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1990 - 1999, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Run of the House 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Now You Know 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pandora's Box (Rainforest Films) 2002 (Movie)

Detective Anderson (Actor)

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Wanna Know a Secret? 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Christmas Adventure 2000 (Movie)

of Bad Wolf (Voice)

Urban Legends: Final Cut 2000 (Movie)

Graham Manning (Actor)

Bill Bixby: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tequila Body Shots 1999 (Movie)

Johnny Orpheus (Actor)

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Host

The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

A Goofy Movie 1995 (Movie)

of Chad (Voice)

An All-New Before They Were Stars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity First Loves 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Something Wilder 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

All That 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's Teen Idols 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Before They Were Stars 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom in Paris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Countdown to Kid's Day 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

Frankie Marshall (Actor)

The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Winans' Real Meaning of Christmas 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 6th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Chains of Gold 1991 (Movie)

Tommy Burke (Actor)

Blossom 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Adventures in Babysitting 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver & Company 1988 (Movie)

of Oliver (Voice)

Pulse 1988 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Alvin Goes Back To School 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Gimme a Break 1981 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Touch 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wildest West Show of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Umbrella Jack 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Rental 1985 (Movie)

Bobby Chester (Actor)

Little Shots 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Scamps 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Android Apocalypse (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers of the Frontier (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate But Not Serious (TV Show)

Actor

Horse Sense (TV Show)

Actor

Jumping Ship (TV Show)

Actor

Love Rules! (TV Show)

Actor

My Fake Fiancé (TV Show)

Actor

Prince For a Day (TV Show)

Actor

Rest Stop (TV Show)

Actor

Romantic Comedy 101 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An engaging teen star of 1990s television sitcoms, actor and singer Joey Lawrence became a star thanks to his portrayal of the intellectually challenged, but loveable Joey Russo on the hit series "Blossom" (NBC, 1990-95). Thanks to Russo's dumb charm and catchphrase, "Whoa!," Lawrence was popular among the teenage girl population, which allowed him to branch out into other areas, including the release of his first album, appropriately titled Joey Lawrence (1993). Once "Blossom" went off the air, he parlayed his popularity into the short-lived sitcom, "Brotherly Love" (NBC/The WB, 1995-97), which showcased real-life brothers Matthew and Andrew. Following two rather forgettable television movies with his brothers, Lawrence settled into a string of mediocre made-for-television movies and feature films that did nothing but dim the light on his career. But in the new millennium, Lawrence rose up again, first appearing in a recurring role for the ambitious drama series, "American Dreams" (NBC, 2002-05). Showing off his dancing ability, he earned third place overall in the third season of the ratings juggernaut "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), which helped rekindle interest in his celebrity. Now taking on a more adult persona, Lawrence parlayed the rediscovered attention into highly-rated television movies like "My Fake Finacé" (ABC Family, 2009- ) and the sitcom "Melissa & Joey" (ABC Family, 2010- ), proving that one can have new life in Hollywood with just a little determination.

Relationships

Katherine Heigl Actor

Companion
Dated for three months in 1994

Jennifer Love Hewitt Actor

Companion
Dated briefly in 1996

Charleston Lawrence

Daughter
Born May 10, 2006 mother, Chandie Yawn-Nelson

Liberty Lawrence

Daughter
Born March 4, 2010 mother, Chandie Yawn-Nelson

Andrew Lawrence

Brother
born c. 1988 co-starred on "Brotherly Love" with Joe and Matthew

Matthew Lawrence

Brother
born c. 1980 appeared on "Gimme a Break" and "Brotherly Love" with Joe

Kellie Martin Actor

Companion
Lawrence and Martin dated when Lawrence was 17

Joseph Mignona

Father
born c. 1949

Donna Mignona

Mother
born c. 1952 manages her three sons' careers

Michelle Vella

Wife
Married Aug. 24, 2002 Divorced April 10, 2005

Chandie Yawn-Nelson

Wife
Met on vacation in Disney World when the two were teenagers They married there 13 years later July 3, 2005

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
has taken courses on and off since the 1990s

Milestones

2010

Re-teamed with Hart to star in the ABC Family series "Melissa & Joey"

2009

Co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the ABC Family romantic comedy "My Fake Fiance"

2007

Made Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in the Broadway revival of "Chicago"

2006

Joined the third season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars"

2003

Starred as Kurt in the WB sitcom "Run of the House"

2002

Landed role on NBC drama "American Dreams"

2000

Acted in "Urban Legends: The Final Cut"

1997

Made directing debut with episode of sitcom "Brotherly Love"

1993

Released solo album entitled "Joey Lawrence"

1988

Provided the voice of Oliver for Disney's "Oliver & Company"

1985

Feature acting debut, "Summer Rental"

1983

TV series debut, "Gimme a Break"

1982

TV-movie debut, "Scamps"

1981

Appeared on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson", singing, "Give My Regards to Broadway"

1979

Began appearing in commercials at age three

Cast as Joey Russo in the series "Blossom"

Starred in sitcom "Brotherly Love" with brothers Matthew and Andrew

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