Birthday: October 28, 1983
Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Also Known As: Joseph Owen Thomas
Born Country: England
Born in: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Famous as: Actor
Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males
City: Chelmsford, England, Essex, England
education: King Edward VI Grammar School, Pembroke College, Cambridge
Joe Thomas is an English actor famously known for his portrayal of Simon Cooper in the English sitcom ‘The Inbetweeners’. He is easily mistaken with his namesake American football player, however, the actor has set himself apart with his acting skills. Following the E4 hit series, ‘The Inbetweeners’, he acted in several movies and numerous TV shows. The popularity of ‘The Inbetweeners’ gave rise to two movies based on the series; ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ and ‘The Inbetweeners 2’. Joe Thomas acted in both the movies. He also possesses writing skills along with his acting skills. Joe’s satirical sketch on conscientious objectors from the period of World War I called ‘Chickens’, eventually was aired in the form of series, ‘Comedy Showcase’. ‘Comedy Showcase’ reminds of 1961 British anthology series ‘Comedy Playhouse’.
Joe Thomas began acting after joining the University of Cambridge drama club, Footlights. He performed with other University of Cambridge students at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a production of ‘All's Well That Ends Wel’l directed by author Duncan Barrett. He met Jonny Sweet, a fellow Pembroke graduate at Footlights. The duo wrote a double act ‘The Jonny and Joe show’ and performed it at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also met Simon Bird at Footlights, both of them went on to get cast on ‘The Inbetweeners’ show.
In 2008 Joe Thomas was cast in ‘The Inbetweeners’ which proved to be his big break. The series went on until 2010. The success of the series gave birth to two feature films ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ in 2011 and ‘The Inbetweeners 2’ in 2014. In 2011 he wrote a satirical drama called ‘Chickens’ along with Sweet which revolved around three men who chose not to fight in World War I. Chickens made its debut in 2011 and a full series was commissioned.
After the famous series, he starred in a comedy-drama series ‘Fresh Meat’ as Kingsley Owen in 2011. The show went on until 2016. In 2011, he also played the role of a Maths teacher in the first episode of the second series of ‘Threesome’ in 2012. In 2016 he was cast in the movie ‘The Dark Universe’. In 2017, he began acting in the sitcom ‘White Gold’, along with his fellow ‘The Inbetweeners’ co-star James Buckley. He helped write the second season of ‘White Gold’. He appeared in the movie ‘The Festival’ in 2018.
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Family & Personal Life
Joe Thomas was born on October 28, 1983, in Chelmsford, Essex. He has three brothers and Joe Thomas is eldest among the siblings. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford after which he graduated from the University of Cambridge’s Pembroke College. He has a degree in History at Pembroke College and graduated with a 2:1 degree in 2006.
In 2010, Joe Thomas got into a relationship with Hannah Tointon, his co-star on ‘The Inbetweeners’ show. His on-screen character dated Tointon’s on-screen character, Tara. The couple got engaged in early-2017 after seven years of dating.
Joe Thomas is said to be a huge fan of the Comedy Central show ‘Impractical Jokers’
He has the nickname ‘Crampo’.