|(Actor - Melissa & Joey; Blossom; Gimme a Break!; Brotherly Love)|
|Joey Lawrence has grown up in front of his fans and has successfully made the transition from teen icon to a legitimate actor. He continues to build his audience whether through film, television or performing life on stage. |
Lawrence can currently be seen in the ABC Family original comedy series “Melissa & Joey” co-starring with Melissa Joan Hart. The show finds Joey desperate for a job, moving in with a family and becoming their “manny.” He, along with Hart are Executive Producers on the show. In 2009, Lawrence and Hart starred in the ABC Family Original Movie, “My Fake Fiance,” which was the most watched television movie of the season.
Lawrence has also sold a script to Disney with the producers of THE WEDDING CRASHERS called MR. EVERYTHING which he will co-produce and star in. When he is not in front of the camera he is in the studio recording new music.
Lawrence has been a television favorite for as long as audiences can remember. Lawrence first began working at age 6 on “Gimmie A Break” and followed that show with another hit TV series “Blossom” where he played Joey Russo, a dim-witted young man who frequently uttered the phrase “Whoa!” which became a national catchphrase.
Lawrence went on to star in the sit-coms “Run of the House,” “Brotherly Love” with his brothers Mathew and Andrew and a recurring role on “American Dreams.” Lawrence has continued to add a diverse list of acting roles to his resume - appearing on “Half & Half” and “CSI:NY” and a starring role in the feature film URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT. Lawrence has also appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” and the TLC series “Masters of Dance.” Most recently, he starred in the Broadway hit Chicago as Billy Flynn.
Even with all his major success on television, Lawrence has always said music was his passion. At age 16, he began a recording career and in 1993 he released his self-titled debut album. The album was produced by Terry Lupton, Ian Prince ad Teddy Riley. Lawrence also co-wrote songs on the album, including the international hit single Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix (Billboard Hot 100 Airplay #6, Billboard Top 40 Mainstream #10, Billboard Hot 100 #19). He has recently finished his third studio album with mega producer Mathew Girard, which is set for release this summer.
Lawrence is married with two children and currently resides in Los Angeles.