Joe Lo Truglio

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Joe Lo Truglio
Born Joseph Lo Truglio
(1970-12-02) December 2, 1970 (age 44)
Ozone Park, Queens, New York, United States
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1991—present
Spouse(s) Beth Dover (m. 2014)

Joseph "Joe" Lo Truglio (born December 2, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, and writer best known for his work as a cast member on the cult MTV sketch comedy series The State. He joined the main cast of the popular Comedy Central series Reno 911!, for its final season in 2009. Lo Truglio is also known for his roles in films such as Wet Hot American Summer, Superbad, Paul, Role Models, Wanderlust and for his role as Vincenzo Cilli in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He currently co-stars as Charles Boyle on the FOX sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Life and career[edit]

Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, and is of Italian and Irish descent.[1] He grew up in Margate, Florida, and graduated from Coconut Creek High School. He met many of his future State cast members at New York University, where he participated in the school's sketch comedy group. The group, whose members included David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Michael Patrick Jann, Kevin Allison, Ken Marino, Todd Holoubek, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Ben Garant, formed what would become the cast of MTV's The State.

Lo Truglio not only wrote and acted in various skits for The State, but also animated segments for the show as well. After The State ended in 1995, he went on to appear make a number of guest appearances throughout the late 1990s on shows such as Viva Variety, Upright Citizens Brigade, to Law & Order and Third Watch.

In 2001, Lo Truglio appeared in fellow State alumnus David Wain's Wet Hot American Summer, where he played a camp counselor. He went on to make cameo appearances on Wain/Showalter/Black's Stella shorts. Lo Truglio played several small parts as "Bob" in the popular Friends sitcom.

He would later appear on the 2005 Comedy Central show Stella and cameo in Showalter's film The Baxter. He made cameos on Reno 911!, as well as in the 2007 movie, Reno 911!: Miami. He has provided his voice for multiple video games, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Warriors. In 2005, he provided the voice of Vincenzo 'Lucky' Cilli, the secondary antagonist character in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In 2006 he had a supporting role in Artie Lange's Beer League.

Lo Truglio has appeared in several television commercials, including spots for Gateway Computer and for Jack Link's Beef Jerky.

After gaining attention for his memorable appearance as "Francis the Driver" in the Judd Apatow hit comedy Superbad, Lo Truglio has gone on to appear in many films with supporting roles in films such as Pineapple Express, Paul, Role Models, Wanderlust, and I Love You, Man.

In July 2008, Lo Truglio starred with Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis in the web series The Line on Crackle.[2]

Lo Truglio has appeared on the comedy podcasts Comedy Bang Bang, Never Not Funny and Superego Podcast.

Lo Truglio most recently appeared on the Starz comedy Party Down and also had a recurring role on the short-lived 2010 Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson. In 2011, he co-starred in the short-lived NBC comedy series Free Agents starring Hank Azaria. Truglio provided the voice of Freddy in the American Dad episode "Stan's Best Friend."

In 2013, Lo Truglio began co-starring opposite Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher on the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

On April 19, 2014, Lo Truglio married Beth Dover,[3] having gotten engaged the previous year. They have previously shared the screen in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's episode "Fancy Brugdom"[4] and in Season 3 of Burning Love.


Year Title Role
1993–1995 The State
1997 Naked in the Cold Sun
2000 Law & Order Police officer
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Neil
2003 Station Agent, TheThe Station Agent Danny
2003 Last Man Running Chooch
2005 Pigs, TheThe Pigs Hal
2005 Hitch Music Lover Guy
2005 Stricken Joe #1
2005 Baxter, TheThe Baxter Bar Baxter #1
2006 Beer League Dave
2007 Ten, TheThe Ten Paul Mardino
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Tattoo Shop Owner #2
2007 Puberty: The Movie Herman Goldberg
2007 Superbad Francis
2008 Fanboys Jail Guard
2008 Pineapple Express Mr. Edwards
2008 Role Models Kuzzik
2009 I Love You, Man Lonnie
2010 Gulliver's Travels Butt-Crack Man
2011 Paul O'Reilly
2011 Queens of Country Penny McEntire
2011 High Road Officer Fogerty
2012 My Uncle Rafael Father Jim
2012 Wanderlust Wayne
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Markowski
2012 How I Met Your Mother Honeywell
2012 Pitch Perfect Older Acapella Man
2013 Community Jeff's Former Law Colleague
2013 Drunk History Al Capone and John Adams
2013–present Brooklyn Nine-Nine Detective Charles Boyle
2014 Claire's Cambodia Steve
2014 About Last Night Ryan Keller


  1. ^ 21/06/2012 16:04 Updated: 21/06/2012 16:09 (2012-06-21). "Wanderlust's Joe Le Truglio: 'It's Always Fun To Run Naked'". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Operation Watch This: The Line Is Getting Funny, Y'all". Videogum. 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  3. ^ "wedding bells ring for joe lo truglio". Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ Fancy Brudgom at the Internet Movie Database

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