Quick Facts of

José Antonio Díaz who is famous as Joey Diaz is an American comedian who is known for his boisterous personality and gravelly voice. Also, he is an actor, writer, and podcast host. As an actor, he has appeared in several movies and TV shows including My Name Are Earl, Spider-Man 2, Taxi,  The Longest Yard.

Early Life Information of Joey Diaz

Joey Diaz was born on February 19, 1963, in Havana, Cuba as a José Antonio Díaz. Later on, he moved to the United States along with his family during the 1970s and started living in North Bergen, New Jersey. His mother operated a bar.

His father died when he was three years old and his mother died when he 16 and so, he started taking drugs and got into illegal activities early on. While moving from town to town, he moved to Colorado.

Regarding education, he went to McKinley School and later on joined North Bergen High School. He completed his school graduation in 1982. For his high school degree, he joined the University of Colorado but dropped out from there to pursue his career in comedy.

His Relationship Status

The 57 years old, Joey Diaz is married to Terrie Clark after several years of dating relationship. They shared the wedding vows on November 25, 2009, in a very private ceremony. Together the pair has shared a daughter named Mercy Diaz.

Joey Diaz with his daughter, Mercy Diaz

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Previously, he was married and had a daughter but divorced in 1991. In the process, he lost the custody of the daughter, and also to this date, he has not got any opportunity to meet her. While talking with The Repository, he said, 

I got divorced. That was fine, but I lost a child. I always knew that her power was to take this kid from me. My primary drive was to be successful so I could come back and make her proud

Legal Issue

In the year 1998, he was sent to jail for kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

How Much Is His Net Worth? Career In Brief!!!

The multi-talented personality, Joey Diaz has a estimated net worth of $0.5 million as of 2020. He has accumulated all fo his worth from more than a decade of career in several fields such as acting, comedy, and hosting.

Well, when Joey was in jail, he used to do comedy for his fellow inmates. Later on, he took the stand-up comedy course after he came across an ad in the ‘Rocky Mountain Post’. In mid-1991, he got the opportunity to perform at the Comedy Works in Denver. Following this, he took part in the Beck’s Amateur Comedy Competition and was the winner of the show.

Also, he has several acting credits in several movies and TV shows such as NYPD Blue, Spider-Man 2, Mad TV, ER, Law & Order, Taxi, The Dark Knight, Don’t Apply,y Dog’s Christmas Miracle, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.

In 2009, he co-hosted the show named Beauty and Da Beast, with fellow comedian Felicia Michaels. Joey started his own audio and video podcast, The Church of What’s Happening Now in 2012 after the completion of its 113th episode.

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