Lando, Joe 1961–

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LANDO, Joe 1961–


Full name, Joseph Lando, Jr.; born December 9, 1961, in Prairie View, IL; son of Joseph (a fishing tackle manufacturer) and Virginia (a homemaker) Lando; married Kirsten Barlow (a homemaker), May 24, 1997; children: Jack Neville, Christian Antonio, Kate Elizabeth. Education: Studied acting. Avocational Interests: Mountain biking, hiking, watching old movies.

Addresses: Agent—Christopher Barrett, Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Career: Actor and producer. Appeared in television commercials. Director of commercials. Also worked as a cook, waiter, and bartender.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Canadian TV Guide awards, most popular male actor, 1993, 1994, and 1995, Bronze Otto, Bravo, third most popular actor on television, 1995, and Silver Otto, second most popular actor on television, 1996, and Family Film Award, outstanding actor in a television series, 1996, all for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; named one of the "twenty–five most intriguing people of 1997," in an online poll conducted by People Weekly, 1997.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jake Harrison, One Life to Live, ABC, c. 1989–1992.

Macauley West, Guiding Light, CBS, 1993.

Byron Sully, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993–1998.

Peter Scarbrow, Higher Ground, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sonny Snow, Shadows of Desire (also known as The Devil's Bed), CBS, 1994.

Raymond Crawford, Seeds of Doubt, 1996.

Rick Shaw, Alien Nation: The Enemy Within, Fox, 1996.

Lucas Dempsey, Any Place but Home, USA Network, 1997.

Byron Sully, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie (also known as Revolutions), CBS, 1999.

Byron Sully, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within, CBS, 2001.

David Arthur Powell, Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke, PAX TV, 2003.

Pete Jensen, Devil Winds, PAX TV, 2003.

Secret service agent Vince Kellogg, Counterstrike (also known as Attack on the Queen), TBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1994.

Himself, Hollywood's Amazing Animal Actors, TBS, 1996.

Narrator, Jeep Presents Ultimate Adventures: The Grand Canyon, The Family Channel, 1996.

Narrator, Jeep Presents Ultimate Adventures: Alaska, the Untamed Wilderness, The Family Channel, 1997.

Narrator, Jeep Presents Ultimate Adventures: Yosemite, The Family Channel, 1997.

ABC Soaps' Most Unforgettable Love Stories, ABC, 1998.

A Salute to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 17th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1990.

Presenter, The Ninth Annual Genesis Awards, The Discovery Channel, 1995.

The Second Annual Family Television Awards, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Star Search, syndicated, 1985.

Nightingales, NBC, 1989.

Himself, "Soap Casanovas," The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 1990.

One of Gabriel's thugs, "Beggar's Comet," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1990.

Himself, "The Unkindest Gift," The Nanny, CBS, 1995.

Todd, "The Train Wreck," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1996.

Christopher Ragle, "Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Christopher Ragle, "People v. Mac," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Tracey Takes On... (also known as The Tracey Ullman Show), HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

First hood, Pros and Cons, ABC, 1986.

Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1992.

Byron Sully, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Higher Ground, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Film Appearances:

Shore patrolman, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also known as The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV), Paramount, 1986.

Pizza guy, I Love You to Death, TriStar, 1990.

Willdog, No Code of Conduct, 1998.

King Gregory, The Adventures of Cinderella's Daughter, Creative Light Worldwide, 2000.

Himself, The Making of Bret Michaels (documentary), Michaels Entertainment Group, 2002.

Patrick Linton, Blindness, Pathfinder Pictures, 2003.

Scott Harper, Combustion, PorchLight Entertainment, 2004.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Crime Defense, 1997.



Entertainment Weekly, April 30, 1993, p. 10.

People Weekly, May 3, 1993, p. 124; May 29, 1995, pp. 101–102.

TV Guide, July 17, 1993, p. 12; January 22, 1994, p. 26; April 3, 2004, p. 41.


Joe Lando Official Site,, June 17, 2004.