How much is Joey Lawrence worth?
|Net Worth:||$235 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||April 20, 1976|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Joey Lawrence
Joey Lawrence, whose real full name is Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr., is an American actor, game show host, singer, and songwriter. He began his acting career as a child actor in the early 1980s and gained national fame with his main role in “Gimme a Break!”. Over the next four decades, he landed main roles in other strong projects – “Blossom”, “Brotherly Love”, and “Melissa and Joey”.
How Did Joey Lawrence Get So Rich?
Starring in “Summer Rental”, “Chains of Gold”, and “Urban Legends” among other films is what made the actor become rich. His very first acting role came in a commercial for Cracker Jack. When he was five, he appeared on the talk show “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, where he was given the opportunity to perform George Cohan’s song “Give My Regards to Broadway”. In 1985, he had guest spots on the NBC sitcoms “Different Strokes” and “Silver Spoons” that helped him earn $1.000 and made his film debut in the comedy “Summer Rental” that brought him an additional $2.000.
Two years earlier, Joey won the auditions for the role of Joey Donovan in the fan-favorite NBC sitcom “Gimme a Break!”. His first appearance on the show came in the pilot that aired in October 1981. He went on to appear on all 6 seasons and 137 episodes of the sitcom until its very end in May 1987. Reportedly, the actor was able to win nearly $100.000 from his performance with the popular show. At the same time as starring in “Gimme a Break!”, he also took part of “ABC Afterschool Special” and “Adventures in Babysitting”, and, participated in the films “Pulse”, “Chains of Gold”, “Radioland murders”, and “A Goofy Movie”.
Why is he so famous?
Joey Lawrence is best known for his highly praised acting skills and charisma that landed him roles in some very commercial television projects. He was born on April 20, 1976, in Abington, Pennsylvania. He’s the third and oldest child of Joseph and Donna Mignogna. His father worked as an insurance broker, while his mother was a former elementary school teacher and personnel manager. Joey has two younger brothers, Andy and Matt, both of whom are also actors and worked with him in the series “Brotherly Love”.
During his childhood, his name was legally changed from Mignogna to Lawrence. He attended the “Abington Friends School” in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. After earning his graduation in 1994, he attended the University of Southern California and received a Bachelor’s degree in journalism a few years later. Both Joey and his two younger brothers began acting at a very young age around the 1980s. To prepare them for the bigger stage, their parents signed them into drama and acting classes.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Apart from his work on television, being a game show host and musician is the main reason why Joey Lawrence is so successful. Just three years after “Gimme a Break!” had ended, in 1990, he landed his second role on television in the NBC sitcom “Blossom”. He played the role of Joseph (Joey) Russo in all 5 seasons and 114 episodes. When that show ended, Joey and his brother became main cast members of The WB “Brotherly Love” where they reprised the characters of Joe, Matt, and Andy Roman.
In addition to his many roles on film and television productions, the “Melissa and Joey” star is also a familiar face on television. The TV personalty has hosted several game shows – “Master of Dance” on The Learning Channel and ”Splash” on ABC. From 1997 until 2015, he also served as the executive director of a few episodes of the series “Brotherly Love” and “Melissa and Joey”. Besides taking part in “American Dreams”, “Run of the House”, “Melissa and Joey”, and “Hawaii Five-0”, he also took part in many realties and talk shows such as “Celebrity Family Feud”, “Cupcake Wars”, “Dancing with the Stars”, and “Celebrity Big Brother”.
Joey Lawrence is a popular television actor that emerged in the 1980s. Ever since he began acting alongside his brothers, the “Melissa and Joey” star has been consistently working on television. Simultaneously with acting, hosting, and directing, he also became a musician that has created several music projects. His short-lived music career lasted only a decade, in which he released two well-received studio albums with MCA Records – “Joey Lawrence” and “Soulmates”.