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Full Name: Joseph Anthony Fatone, Jr.
Birthdate: January 28, 1977
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Residence: Orlando, Florida
Parents: Joseph and Phyllis
Siblings: Janine and Steven
Hair Color: Brown and dyed red
Eye Color: Brown
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Color: Purple, Red
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Movie: "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Favorite Hobbies: Jet skiing, dancing, listening to music, and going to clubs
Favorite Actor/Actress: Robert De Niro/Demi Moore
Favorite TV Show: Southpark
Favorite Music: Boyz II Men and Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Favorite *N Sync Song: "I Want You Back"
• Performed with *NSYNC on the Celine Dion: All the Way... A Decade of Song & Video (2001) (TV) TV special, November 1999.
• Performed with *NSYNC in the 1998 and 1999 Miss Teen USA pageant.
• Collects Superman memorabilia
• Worked at Universal Studios Florida before joining *NSYNC. He played the werewolf in "Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue".
• Performed at the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center with *NSYNC in December 1999.
• Brooklyn native Fatone is a graduate of Orlando, Florida's Dr. Phillips High School, which is located right across the street from Universal Studios Florida.
• Has a daughter, Briahna Fatone (born March 21, 2001), with Kelly Baldwin.
• Has a brother and sister who also worked at Universal Studios.
• Played the character Mark in the Broadway musical "Rent" from August 5 to December 22, 2002.
• Was in Dr. Phillips High School's choral program. An ensemble he was part of sang the National Anthem at a basketball game for the Orlando Magic.
• As a preteen in 1992, Joey was featured as a contestant on Nickelodeon's hit game show "Nickelodeon Arcade" (1992). He lost to the other team.
• In high school, he was in a singing group called the Big Guys. Another member of the group was Latin singer Luis Fonsi.
• Is of Italian decent.
• He has a bad habit of biting his nails
• He drives an Acura SLX
• Went to the same high school as former Boston Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon. Joey was a freshman when Damon was a senior.
• Attended the same high school (in the same grade) as Amber Benson.
• Attended St. Mary Mother of Jesus Elementary School in Brooklyn, NY.
• Is a Superman fan.
• Joey and his wife, Kelly, became the parents of another daughter, Kloey Alexandra Fatone, on January 11, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Kloey weighed in at 5 lb. 8 oz.
• Joey was ranked #16 on Entertainment Tonight's "Hot List of 2007".
• In June 2007, it was announced that Joey will be the host of The Singing Bee, a karaoke-themed game show on NBC.
• The judges from Dancing With the Stars gave Joey the nickname "The Swashbuckler."
• One of Joey's most memorable moments was when he met Superman's Christopher Reeve. When he met him, he barely managed to say, "Hi!"
• When Joey was a little kid, he jumped out of a second story window and landed on a mattress just for fun.
• If someone made a movie about his life, Joey thinks David Schwimmer should play him.
• Joey was the first member of *NSYNC to find out Lance Bass was gay. He walked in to find Lance and another guy standing closer than friends usually stand. Lance sat down and told him and Joey just said he didn't care and backed him up.
• Joey is a baritone.
• Joey's father, Joe Senior, sang in a doo-wop group called The Orions.
• Joey was raised Catholic by his Italian-American parents.
• Joey's nickname is "Phat One."
• Joey loves to play poker. He's appeared on celebrity poker shows many times.
• Joey is the first member of *NSYNC to get married. He and long-time sweetheart Kelly Baldwin were married on September 9, 2004.