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. 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.
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, The Last Great Ride, Queenie in Love, A Good Night to Die, Strays and Trick.
Dedio then produced the award winning documentary "The Providence Effect" about the remarkable school Providence St. Mel, where President Obama was a community organizer before becoming President of the United States. Dedio then starred opposite Academy Award winner Melissa Leo in the South African drama "Lullaby" directed by Academy Award nominee Darryl Roodt.
In 2013 Dedio produced the award winning film "Musical Chairs" directed by Academy Award nominee Susan Sidelman. The film earned the producers a GLADD nomination for Best Feature.
Dedio then wrote and starred in the title role of the hit award winning film Tio Papi. Dedio was nominated as Best Actor at the 2013 Imagen Awards for his portrayal of Ray Ray Dominguez as well as receiving a key to the city of Miami and Miami Beach for his work on the project. Dedio's next film was the cult classic "36 Saints".
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