Joe Lo Truglio

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Joe Lo Truglio
Joe Lo Truglio May 2018.jpg
Lo Truglio in 2018
Joseph Vincent Lo Truglio

(1970-12-02) December 2, 1970 (age 51)
Alma materNew York University
OccupationActor, comedian, writer
Years active1991–present
(m. 2014)

Joseph Vincent Lo Truglio (/lˈtrlj/;[1] born December 2, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. Best known for his role as Charles Boyle on the Fox/NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he also was a cast member on the television series The State and Reno 911!. His notable film roles include Wet Hot American Summer, I Love You Man, Superbad, Paul, Role Models and Wanderlust.

Early life[edit]

Joseph Lo Truglio was born in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, New York, on December 2, 1970.[2] He is of Italian and Irish descent.[3] He grew up in Margate, Florida, and graduated from Coconut Creek High School.[4][5] He met many of his future The State cast members at New York University, where he took part in the school's sketch comedy group.[6][7]


Lo Truglio wrote and acted in various skits for The State,[8] and animated segments for the show. After The State ended in 1995, he made a number of guest appearances throughout the late 1990s on shows such as Viva Variety, Upright Citizens Brigade, Law & Order and Third Watch.[9]

In 2001, Lo Truglio appeared in fellow State alumnus David Wain's comedy film Wet Hot American Summer, where he played a camp counselor.[10] He made cameo appearances on Wain/Showalter/Black's Stella shorts.[11]

He appeared in the 2005 Comedy Central show Stella and had a cameo in Showalter's film The Baxter. He made cameos on Reno 911!, as well as in the 2007 movie, Reno 911!: Miami.[12] He has provided his voice for several video games including The Warriors.[13] In 2005, he provided the voice of Vincenzo 'Lucky' Cilli in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In 2006 he had a supporting role in Artie Lange's Beer League.[14]

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

He portrayed "Francis the Driver" in the Judd Apatow hit comedy Superbad[15] and had supporting roles in films such as Pineapple Express, Paul, Role Models, Wanderlust, and I Love You, Man.[16] In July 2008, Lo Truglio starred with Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis in the web series The Line on Crackle.[17] He has appeared on the comedy podcasts Comedy Bang Bang, Never Not Funny, and Superego.

Lo Truglio appeared on the Starz comedy Party Down[13] and also had a recurring role on the short-lived 2010 Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson.[18] In 2011, he co-starred in the short-lived NBC comedy series Free Agents starring Hank Azaria.[19] Lo 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.[20]

Lo Truglio reprised his role as Neil in the eight-episode Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the prequel to the 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer. The series premiered on July 31, 2015.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Lo Truglio married actress Beth Dover on April 19, 2014,[22] having gotten engaged in 2013. They co-starred in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode "Fancy Brudgom" and in the third season of Burning Love, as well as the film Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.[23] They have a son named Eli.[24]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Naked in the Cold Sun
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Neil
2002 Stella shorts Various
2003 The Station Agent Danny
2003 Last Man Running Chooch
2005 Hitch Music Lover Guy
2005 Stricken Joe #1 Short
2005 The Baxter Bar Baxter #1
2005 The Pigs Hal
2006 Beer League Dave
2007 The Ten Paul Mardino
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Tattoo Shop Owner #2
2007 Puberty: The Movie Herman Goldberg
2007 Superbad Francis the Driver
2008 Pineapple Express Mr. Edwards
2008 Role Models Kuzzik
2009 Fanboys Jail Guard
2009 I Love You, Man Lonnie
2010 Gulliver's Travels Butt-Crack Man
2011 Paul O'Reilly
2011 High Road Officer Fogerty
2012 Wanderlust Wayne Davidson
2012 Queens of Country Penny McEntire
2012 My Uncle Rafael Father Jim
2012 Pitch Perfect Clef #1
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Markowski (voice)
2014 About Last Night Ryan Keller
2014 Someone Marry Barry Sammy
2015 Knight of Cups Guest
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Tone Hangers
2015 The Breakup Girl Steve
2017 Win It All Ron
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Brad Zotti
2019 Here Awhile Gary
2021 Mark, Mary & Some Other People Chris


Year Title Role Notes
1992–1993 You Wrote It, You Watch It Various Also writer
1993–1995 The State Various 27 episodes; also creator and writer
1999 Upright Citizens Brigade Airduct Friar Episode: "Infested with Friars"
2000 Law & Order Policeman #2 Episode: "Turnstile Justice"
2000 TV Funhouse Bellboy Episode: "Hawaiian Day"
2002 Third Watch The Wrong Bernie Episode: "Firestarter"
2005 Stella Ansel Episode: "Office Party"
2005 Cheap Seats Terry Borkin Episode: "Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest"
2005–2020 Reno 911! Shopkeeper / Deputy Frank Rizzo 25 episodes
2008 Wainy Days Various 3 episodes; also writer
2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Kenneth Episode: "Patriot Tact"
2008–2011 Childrens Hospital Dr. Antonio Zarala / Shane 2 episodes
2009 Cupid Jimmy Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Party Down Donnie Episode: "James Rolf High School Twentieth Reunion"
2010 Sons of Tucson Glenn 5 episodes
2010–2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Various voices 5 episodes
2010–2011 Backwash Officer Bobby Bleeker 5 episodes
2011 Mad Love Nick Episode: "The Spy Who Loved Me"
2011–2012 Free Agents Walter 8 episodes
2012 Robot Chicken Ted Logan / Father (voice) Episode: "In Bed Surrounded by Loved Ones"
2012 How I Met Your Mother Mr. Honeywell Episode: "The Stamp Tramp" and "Twelve Horny Women"
2012 Wedding Band Bobby Episode: "Time of My Life"
2012–2020 American Dad! Various voices 8 episodes
2012–2019 Bob's Burgers Various voices 6 episodes
2013 Burning Love Alex 23 episodes
2013 Community Mark 2 episodes
2013 Family Tree Souvenir Vendor Episode: "Indians"
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV Nate Mungus Episode: "Comic Con-Air"
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Stan Couples Episode: "Sarah Silverman Wears a Black Dress with a White Collar"
2013–2016 Drunk History Various 4 episodes
2013–2021 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Charles Boyle Main role, directed the episode "The Bimbo" in season 6
2015 Scheer-RL Mark Wahlberg Episode: "Eminem and Mark Wahlberg"
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Neil 5 episodes
2016 New Girl Charles Boyle Episode: "Homecoming"
2017 Animals. Gigglepuss / Father Anthony (voice) 2 episodes
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Neil 4 episodes
2017 Dice Roger Episode: "It's a Miserable Life"
2017 Easy Mike Episode: "Package Thief"
2017 Do You Want To See a Dead Body? Himself Episode: "A Body and a High School Reunion"
2020 The Comey Rule Jeff Sessions Miniseries

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Pedestrian (voice)
2005 The Warriors Vermin / Birdie (voice)
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Vincenzo Cilli (voice)
2019 Anthem Neeson (voice)


  1. ^ The Rich Eisen Show (January 10, 2019). "Joe Lo Truglio Talks "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Jets & More w/Rich Eisen". Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved February 10, 2020 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ "Joe Lo Truglio | TV Guide". TV Guide. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  3. ^ 21/06/2012 16:04 Updated: 21/06/2012 16:09 (June 21, 2012). "Wanderlust's Joe Le Truglio: 'It's Always Fun To Run Naked'". Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  4. ^ Work, Deborah. "Creek Graduate Wins Scholarship For Gymnastics". Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Doto, Pamela. "Creek Principal Bans 'Suggestive' T-Shirts". Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Chaney, Jen (July 28, 2009). "State of 'The State'? Funny". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Stulce, Corey (May 2, 2016). "The State Before They Were the State: An Oral History of How the Beloved Sketch Group First Met in College". Vulture. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  8. ^ Weintraub, Steve (July 8, 2008). "Joe Lo Truglio talks about THE STATE Special that Airs This Fall". Collider. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Starr, Michael (September 1, 2006). "STARR REPORT". New York Post. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  10. ^ Collis, Clark (August 2, 2011). "'Wet Hot American Summer' 10th anniversary: David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Joe Lo Truglio remember their days at Camp Firewood". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Osborne, J. Michael (December 7, 2017). "How the DIY Stella Shorts Somehow Introduced the Future of Mainstream Comedy". Vulture. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 20, 2020). "'Reno 911!' Main Cast to Reunite for Quibi Revival". Variety. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  13. ^ a b Wampler, Scott (April 17, 2011). "Ken Marino and Joe Lo Truglio Talk PARTY DOWN Movie, Their Horror Film, BURNT, Spandex, and a Lot More". Collider. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (September 16, 2006). "Bad-News Bears? No, Slow-Pitch Sloths". The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  15. ^ McCarthy, Todd (August 7, 2007). "Superbad". Variety. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  16. ^ McCreesh, Louise (November 27, 2019). "Brooklyn Nine-Nine star gets surprising role away from the show". Digital Spy. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  17. ^ Stelter, Brian (August 12, 2008). "A Summer Break of Comedy for the Web". The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  18. ^ Goodman, Tim (March 12, 2010). "TV review: 'Sons of Tucson'". SFGate. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  19. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (March 24, 2011). "Anthony Head joins NBC's 'Free Agents'". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  20. ^ Hale, Mike (September 17, 2013). "Watching the Detectives, for a Laugh". The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  21. ^ Messer, Lesley (May 22, 2015). "'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' Photos Released". ABC News. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  22. ^ Rothman, Michael (April 24, 2014). "Inside 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Joe Lo Truglio's Rustic Wedding". ABC News. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  23. ^ Hickey, Timothy (May 25, 2017). "Five Things You Didn't Know About Joe Lo Truglio". TVOvermind. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  24. ^ WENN (March 24, 2016). "Actor Joe Lo Truglio is a first-time dad". Retrieved August 19, 2017.

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