Joey Lawrence

Full / Real Name: Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr.
Born: 20 April 1976 (46 years old)
Gender: Male



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Joey Lawrence is an American actor best known for his role as Joey Russo, a dim-witted young man who frequently uttered the phrase "WHOA!", in the nineties television sitcom Blossom, appearing in 114 episodes from 1990-1995.

He currently stars as Joe Longo in the television sitcom Melissa & Joey, since 2010.

He is also known for his recurring role as Brett Mahoney in the fourth season of the sitcom Half & Half, appearing in nine episodes from 2005-2006; and as Michael Brooks in 11 episodes of the first season of American Dreams, from 2002-2003.

Other television shows he has appeared in include Silver Spoons, Empty Nest, The John Larroquette Show, Brotherly Love, The Zeta Project and Run Of The House.

Lawrence has appeared in the following made-for-TV movies to date:

Scamps (1982)
Littleshots (1983)
Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! (1983)
Adventures in Babysitting (1989)
Blossom (1990)
Chains of Gold (1991)
Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special (1993)
Prince for a Day (1995)
Brothers of the Frontier (1996)
Horse Sense (1999)
Romantic Comedy 101 (2001)
Jumping Ship (2001)
Love Rules! (2004)
Bow (2005)
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber (2005)
Android Apocalypse (2006)
My Fake Fiance (2009)

He has also acted in the feature films Summer Rental (1985), Pulse (1988), Oliver & Company (1988), Radioland Murders (1994), A Goofy Movie (1995), Desperate But Not Serious (1999), Tequila Body Shots (1999), Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001), Pandora's Box (2002), The Pool 2 (2006), Rest Stop (2006), Together Again for the First Time (2007) and Killer Pad (2007).

In addition, Lawrence lent his voice to the 2006 direct-to-video animated kids film A Christmas Adventure from a Book Called Wisely's Tales, voicing the role of Wolfpack Leader.

Lawrence also had a music career. In the wake of his teenage heart-throb status and fame from the TV show Blossom, he recorded his debut album, Joey Lawrence, in 1993.

The album included the international hit single "Nothin`My Love Can't Fix" (US #19, UK #13). Two more singles from this album also managed to crack the UK Top 50 ("I Can't Help Myself" #27, "Stay Forever" #41).

A second album, Soulmates, followed four years later, in 1997. Although the album was not the major commercial success his debut album was, it did feature two singles.

The song, "Never Gonna Change My Mind" became a moderate Rhythmic/Dance format radio hit. The second single, "Ven Ven Conmigo" became a minor radio hit.

He and his dance partner, Edyta Sliwinska, came third in the ABC reality dance competition Dancing With The Stars in 2006. On November 8, Joey and Edyta were eliminated from the show by viewer votes due to a three-way tie the night before.


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