“Well, the fridge broke, so I had to eat everything.”
Posted On December 28, 2017
Joseph Francis “Joey” Tribbiani, Jr. is a fictional character from the NBC sitcoms Friends and its spin-off Joey, portrayed by Matt LeBlanc. An Italian-American struggling actor, he lives in New York City with his roommate and best friend, Chandler Bing, and hangs out in a tight-knit group of friends - Chandler Bing, Ross Geller, Monica Geller-Bing, Rachel Green and Phoebe Buffay.
Joey was presumably born in 1968 as he talks about being 13 in 1981. He comes from an Italian American family of eight children. His father Joseph Tribbiani, Sr. (Robert Costanzo), is a pipefitter and his mother’s name is Gloria (Brenda Vaccaro). Joey has seven sisters: Mary Therese (Mimi Lieber) aka Mary Teresa Christina Ricci, Mary Angela (Holly Gagnier), Dina (Marla Sokoloff), Gina (Drea de Matteo), Tina (Lisa Maris), Veronica (Dena Miceli), and Cookie (Alex Meneses). Joey is from Queens, New York and is Catholic. As a child, he was extremely accident prone. He also had an imaginary friend, Maurice, who was a space cowboy.
Joey is portrayed as promiscuous, and dim-witted, but good-natured, as well as very loyal, caring, and protective of his friends. He’s a food-loving womanizer who has had more luck with dates than any of the other group members. In contrast to his “ladies man” personality, he has also a marked childish side. He enjoys playing video games and foosball. He loves sandwiches and pizza. He is a big fan of Baywatch. As a struggling actor, he is constantly looking for work. He was ordained as a minister in “The One with the Truth About London”, and officiated at both Monica and Chandler and Phoebe and Mike’s weddings. He does not like sharing food and has difficulty with simple mathematics. In sports, Joey likes the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees in baseball, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks in basketball, New York Giants and New York Jets in football, and the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers in ice hockey.