Joseph "Joey" Lawrence (born Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr., April 20, 1976 in Philadelphia) is an American actor and R&B singer. He is best known for his character roles in the television series Gimme a Break, Blossom and Melissa & Joey. Other television series include the hit show Brotherly Love. He has also acted in several movies.
Lawrence at the Cars 2 world premiere
Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr.
April 20, 1976
|Other names||Joe Lawrence|
|Occupation||Actor, singer-songwriter, record producer|
Michelle Vella (m. 2002–2005)
Chandie Yawn-Nelson (m. 2005)
Lawrence married Michelle Vella in 2002. The couple divorced in 2005. He met his second wife, Chandie Yawn-Nelson, while on vacation in Disney World when the two were teenagers. They married there 13 years later, in July 2005. The couple have two daughters, Charleston (born 2006) and Liberty Grace (born March 2010).
|1982||Diff'rent Strokes||Joey||Episode: "Big Brother"|
|1982||Silver Spoons||Joey Thompson||Episode: "The Best Christmas Ever"|
|1983||Little Shots||Pete||TV movie|
|1983||Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home!||Chris Peters||TV movie|
|1983–1987||Gimme a Break!||Joey Donovan||77 episodes|
|1984||Young People's Specials||Billy||Episode: "Umbrella Jack"|
|1985||Summer Rental||Bobby Chester|
|1985||ABC Afterschool Specials||Mattie||Episode: "Don't Touch"|
|1988||Oliver & Company||Oliver (voice)|
|1990–1995||Blossom||Joey Russo||114 episodes|
|1991||Chains of Gold||Tommy|
|1993||Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special||Singer||TV movie|
|1993||Almost Home||Jeff Thornton||Episode "Girls and Boy"|
|1993||Empty Nest||Wade||Episode: "Aunt Verne Knows Best"|
|1994||Radioland Murders||Frankie Marshall|
|1995||The John Larroquette Show||Carly's Brother||Episode: "Whipping Post"|
|1995||Something Wilder||J.J. Travis||Episode "Bergman of Alcatraz"|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Chad (voice)|
|1995||Prince for a Day||Ralph Bitondo / Ricky Prince||TV movie|
|1995–1997||Brotherly Love||Joe Roman||40 episodes|
|1996||Brothers of the Frontier||Ethan Frye||TV movie|
|1999||Touched by an Angel||Jesse||Episode: "Fool for Love"|
|1999||Tequila Body Shots||Johnny Orpheus|
|1999||Horse Sense||Michael Woods||TV movie|
|1999||Recess||Franklin Dudikoff (voice)||Episode: "The Dude"|
|2000||Urban Legends Final Cut||Graham Manning|
|2000||Desperate But Not Serious||Darby|
|2001||Do You Wanna Know a Secret?||Hank Ford|
|2001||Jumping Ship||Michael Woods||TV movie|
|2002||Romantic Comedy 101||Mark Gibson||TV movie|
|2002||The Zeta Project||Dex Finley (voice)||Episode: "Eye of the Storm"|
|2002||Trois 2: Pandora's Box||Detective Anderson|
|2002–2003||American Dreams||Michael Brooks||11 episodes|
|2003–2004||Run of the House||Kurt Franklin||19 episodes|
|2004||Love Rules!||Michael Warner||TV movie|
|2005||Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber||Ferguson||TV movie|
|2005–2006||Half & Half||Brett Mahoney||9 episodes|
|2006||Android Apocalypse||DeeCee||TV movie|
|2006||Rest Stop||Officer Michael Deacon||Video|
|2007||CSI: NY||Clay Dobson||3 episodes|
|2007||The Emperor's New School||Dirk Brock (voice)||Episode "The Emperor's New School Musical"|
|2008||Killer Pad||Joey Lawrence|
|2008||Together Again for the First Time||Carey Krzyznyk||Video|
|2009||My Fake Fiance||Vince||TV movie|
|2010||Sinatra Club||Louie Pipes|
|2010–present||Melissa & Joey||Joe Longo||30 episodes|
|2011||Havana Heat||Agent Sean Franklin||Pre-production|
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- Radovsky, Vicki Jo (April 23, 1993). "Stonecoldfox". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
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- "Joey Lawrence:Biography". tvguide.com. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
- Rizzo, Monica (2006-11-13). "Whoa, It's Joey!". People 66 (20). ISSN 0093-7673. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20059931,00.html.
- Michaud, Sarah (2009-11-13). "Joey Lawrence, Wife Expecting Second Daughter". people.com. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
- Michaud, Sarah (2010-03-04). "Joey Lawrence Welcomes Second Daughter". people.com. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
- Billboard.com Chart History Joey Lawrence album