Joy Behar

Comedian, TV host, Actor
As one-fifth of television's enormously popular cast of "The View" (ABC, 1997- ) for 16 seasons, comedian Joy Behar brought a caustic wit and razor-sharp sarcasm to the all-female morning gabfest. The native New Yorker ... Read more »
Born: 10/06/1943 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Real Time with Bill Maher 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

Eunice (Voice)

Mob Wives 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

Dr Lucy (Actor)

The Miss America Pageant 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

Joy Beher (Actor)

Ugly Betty 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2005 (Tv Show)

Guest

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marshalls' Women In Comedy 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spin City 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sports Night 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The View: His & Her Body Test 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

After Party at "The View" 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Hollywood Unleashed 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Phyllis Diller: First Lady of Laughter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Taste For Travel 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Italian Americans II: A Beautiful Song 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Lois Lives a Little 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The M Word 1996 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

But Seriously '94 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Aloud 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 (Movie)

Marilyn (Actor)

One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

Wisecracks 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Rock 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Boom 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cookie 1989 (Movie)

Dottie (Actor)

Way Off Broadway 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Women of the Night II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Hiding Out 1987 (Movie)

Gertrude (Actor)

Kids Are People Too 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Midnight Hour (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As one-fifth of television's enormously popular cast of "The View" (ABC, 1997- ) for 16 seasons, comedian Joy Behar brought a caustic wit and razor-sharp sarcasm to the all-female morning gabfest. The native New Yorker began her professional career as a teacher before following her heart and taking the first tentative steps toward show business. Through a combination of determination and relatable material, Behar gradually made a name for herself on the NYC comedy circuit, eventually working for the likes of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) producer Lorne Michaels, hosting a radio talk show, and serving as a staff writer on the comedy series "It's Garry Shandling's Show" (Fox, 1986-1990). Shortly thereafter, she began picking up small roles in film projects like Nora Ephron's "This is My Life" (1992) and Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993). As enjoyable as acting was, stand-up comedy was Behar's first love and her greatest asset. Fortune smiled on the brassy comedienne, when after watching one of her stand-up routines, television journalist Barbara Walters tapped Behar to join her all-female roster of hosts for a new daytime talk show, "The View." An immediate ratings success, Behar and her co-hosts - Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg were among the often-rotating cast - spoke directly to a diverse cross-section of American women like no other show before it. Her newly elevated profile brought Behar a wealth of opportunities, such as cameos on series like "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002) and "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), but to her true fans, Behar would always be the funny gal from Brooklyn with a lot to say and the nerve to say it.

Relationships

Joseph Behar Director

Husband
Married in 1965 Divorced in 1981

Eve Behar Director

Daughter
Father, Joseph Behar

Steve Janowitz

Husband
Together since the early 1980s Married Aug. 11, 2011 after 29 years together

Gino Occhiuto

Father

Rose Occhiuto

Mother

EDUCATION

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook , New York

Queens College

Flushing , New York

Milestones

2012

Voiced the character Eunice, Sid the sloth's mother in "Ice Age: Continental Drift"

2011

Played the part of Dr. Lucy in the comedy film "Hall Pass"

2009

Hosted her own program on HLN titled "The Joy Behar Show"

2009

Made a cameo as herself in "Madea Goes to Jail"

2007

Made several appearances as a guest host on CNN's "Larry King Live"

2002

Hosted the five-part series "Love, Hate & Joy" for the Family channel

1999

Wrote a book of humorous essays and stories called, Joy Shtick – Or What is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments?

1997

Co-hosted the ABC talk show "The View"; earned 12 consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host

1993

Featured in Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery"

1992

Cast in small role in Nora Ephron's "This Is My Life"

1988

Cast as Helga Von Haupt on the short-lived series "Baby Boom" (NBC)

1987

Made film debut in "Hiding Out"

Hosted WABC radio talk show in NYC

Worked as a stand-up comedian in NYC

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