Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Joy Behar Biography (1943-)
Original name, Josephina Victoria Occhiuto; born October 7, 1943, in Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Gino (a truck driver) and Rose (a seamstress) Occhiuto; married Joe Behar (a college professor), January, 1965 (divorced, 1981); companion of Steven Janowitz (a junior high school mathematics teacher), beginning 1982; children: (with Behar) Eve. Addresses: Office: c/o The View, ABC-TV, 320 West 66th St., New York, NY 10023.; Agent: William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019-6026; (lectures) Harry Walker Agency, Inc., 355 Lexington Ave., 21st Floor, New York, NY 10017.
- Actress, comedian
- Birth Details
- October 7, 1943
- Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Host, Way Off Broadway, Lifetime, 1987
- Helga, Baby Boom, NBC, 1988-1989
- Cohost, Live from Queens, Lifetime, 1994
- Cohost, The View, ABC, 1997-?
- Appeared in the series One Night Stand.
- "The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee," Sports Night, ABC, 1998
- "The Marry Caitlin Moore Show," Spin City, ABC, 2000
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC, 2000
- "True Story," Bette, CBS, 2001
- (As Joy Beher) Voice of 42, "42," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command,ABC, 2001
- Guest host, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 2001
- Appeared in episodes of Charlie Rose,
Hollywood Squares, syndicated, Larry King Live,
Late Night with Conan O'Brien,
Late Night with David Letterman,
The Late Show with Jay Leno,
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, and Politically Incorrect, ABC; alsoprovided voice for an episode of the animated series Dr. Katz.
Intimate Portrait: Star Jones (special), Lifetime, 2000
- Also appeared in the pilot The Rock.
- Gertrude, Hiding Out (also known as Adult Education), DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987
- Dottie, Cookie, Warner Bros., 1989
- Herself, Wisecracks (documentary), 1991, Alliance International, 1992
- Ruby, This Is My Life, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
- Marilyn, Manhattan Murder Mystery, TriStar, 1993
- Mary, Love Is All There Is, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996
Comedy Tonight, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1994
The Vagina Monologues, off-Broadway production, 2000
- Also appeared in The Food Chain, off-Broadway production; and in The Marshall's Women in Comedy Festival, Theatre at Avery Fisher Hall,New York City.
Joy Shtick or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments? (comedy routines), Reed Publishing (New York City), 1999
- Author of "Tell Me about It," a monthly column in Good Housekeeping, 2001.
People Weekly, October 20, 1997
Time, April 26, 1999, p. 104; May 22, 2000, p. 126
TV Guide, July 25, 1998, p. 20
ABC-The View, http://www.abc.go.com/theview/hosts/behar, December3, 2001
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