Joey Dedio

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Joey Dedio (born September 11, 1963, New York City) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter of Puerto Rican and Italian descent.

When he was young, Dedio appeared in the NBC soap opera Another World and the television version of The Karate Kid, as the voice of Daniel LaRusso. He provided the voice of lead character Wheeler in the environmentalist cartoon show Captain Planet and the Planeteers.[1] He voiced a drug dealer in an anti-drug special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, which was introduced by then-President George H. W. Bush and his wife, First Lady Barbara Bush.

His other voice roles include Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, Extreme Ghostbusters and Denver, the Last Dinosaur.

He later appeared in Sunset Beach and guest starred on Law & Order and Chicago Hope. In theatres, he appeared in off Broadway productions like SoHo Reps Skin and workshopped for Joe Pintauro's Broadway bound The Dead Boy. He has appeared in over fifteen films including L.A. Rules, Somewhere in the City, Where the Day Takes You,[1] The Last Great Ride, Queenie in Love, A Good Night to Die, Strays[2] and Trick.

In 2004 he starred in and associate produced Bomb the System.[3] Dedio's first screenplay titled Downtown: A Street Tale was completed in 2006.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Joey Dedio (Wheeler)". Captain Planet Web Site (Official). Retrieved July 25, 2007. 
  2. ^ Deming, Mark (n.d.). "Strays (1997)". The New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2007. 
  3. ^ "April Preview". In Focus. March 2005. Retrieved July 25, 2007. 
  4. ^ Henerson, Evan (May 10, 2007). "'Downtown' is a lot like a low-rent 'Rent'". Pasadena Star-News. Retrieved July 25, 2007. 

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