Joseph Barbara (actor)

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Joseph Barbara
Joseph Edward Barbara

(1967-12-05) December 5, 1967 (age 55)
Years active1981–present
Nicole Perry
(m. 2000)

Joseph Edward Barbara (born December 5, 1967) is an American television and soap opera actor.

Early life[edit]

Barbara was born on December 5, 1967 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He has a B.S. in television and film production from Syracuse University. After leaving college, he worked briefly as a production assistant at Entertainment Tonight.


Barbara is currently starring in the first national tour A Bronx Tale - The Musical, written by Chazz Palminteri and directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. He is best known for his role on Another World as Joseph Carlino (from 1995 to 1999). He then appeared on All My Children in 2000 as Paolo Caselli. He also appeared on Broadway in the revival of the musical Grease (as Danny Zuko) and off-Broadway in Tony and Tina's Wedding (as 'Dominick Fabrizi'). He is currently performing the role of mob boss Gyp DeCarlo in the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys. He was also the voice of Ray Boccino in Grand Theft Auto IV.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Stand-In Bartender
2002 Pride & Loyalty Anthony Palermo
2005 Hate E.S.U. Sgt. Delgado TV movie


Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Cosby Mysteries Jackhammer Episode: "Our Lady of Cement"
1995–1999 Another World Joseph Carlino Contact role
1997 Oddville MTV Himself 1 episode
2000 All My Children Paolo Casselli 3 episodes
2007–2008 Law & Order Sgt. Sloan / E.S.U. Sgt. Delgado 2 episodes
2019 Hooked Detective Frank Scagnetti Episode: "Pilot"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Ray Boccino Voice role
2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

Personal life[edit]

He revealed in TV Guide that he was an only child and had been an altar boy.

He’s married to former WFMJ-TV 21 Morning News Anchor Nicole Perry (since July 15, 2000) and they have a son, Joseph Frederick Barbara (born March 4, 2003).


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