Joe Gatto Biography

(Actor, Producer and Member of a Comedy Troupe ‘The Tenderloins’ Known for His TV Series ‘Impractical Jokers’)

Birthday: June 5, 1976 (Gemini)

Born In: New York, New York, United States

Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr., or simply Joe Gatto, is a well-known Italian-American comedian, actor, and producer. He is the former member of the comedy troupe The Tenderloins. This group is best known for its reality TV series Impractical Jokers. Holding a degree in accounting, this popular actor began his acting career in 1999. He has also made guest appearances in a number of other reality shows, such as Live With Kelly and Ryan, The View and Katie, to name a few. Today, Joe Gatto has emerged as one of the most popular stars of the American television world. Despite being so successful, Gatto is truly a down-to-earth person in real life. He is associated with many charities and causes. Coming to his social media popularity, the actor has got hundreds of thousands of followers on social networking sites. He holds about 1.9 million followers on Instagram and about 1.1 million followers on Twitter. 

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Nick Name: Joseph Gatto

Also Known As: Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr.

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Bessy Gatto

Born Country: United States

Actors Comedians

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

Notable Alumni: LIU Post, Monsignor Farrell High School

Ancestry: Italian American

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: LIU Post, Monsignor Farrell High School


Joe Gatto co-founded the comedy troupe The Tenderloins in 1999 along with James Murray, Mike Boccio and Sal Vulcano. Together, they started doing comedy and initially earned fame through social networking platforms like MySpace, YouTube, and Metacafe. In 2011, the group was cast in TruTV’s hidden camera prank reality series Impractical Jokers. This show became an incredible hit, ultimately bringing considerable name and fame to Gatto. In 2015, the group embarked on the Impractical Jokers Practically Live Tour Special which brought even more popularity to the group members, especially Gatto. In 2021, he announced that he is stepping away from The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokers as he wants to focus more on co-parenting his children.

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Personal Life

Joe Gatto was born as Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr. on June 5, 1976 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA. He is of Italian descent and prides himself greatly on his big extended Italian family. He studied at the Monsignor Farrell High School. After completing his graduation, he earned a degree in Accounting from LIU Post. Until January 2011, he also worked at a baby retail store in addition to his comedic career. Coming to his love life, the actor and producer married Bessy Gatto in the year 2013. Two years later, the couple welcomed their daughter, Milana. In 2017, they welcomed a son named Remington. In 2021, the couple announced that they are parting ways. Gatto is associated with Daniels Music Organization, an organization that provides a comfortable social and educational environment to its mentally and physically challenged members. 

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