Raised in Detroit, MI. Education: Attended Central Michigan University; Oakland University, B.A.
Career: Actor, voice artist, and writer. Performed as a comedian at various comedy clubs, including Caroline's, Catch a Rising Star, the Comedy Store, the Improv, the Laff Factory, and Punchline; also appears at charity benefits and at corporate meetings and conventions; WRIF-Radio, Detroit, MI, worked as morning show host; KIIS-FM Radio, Los Angles, contributor to morning show. Writer and director of a television commercial. Formerly worked as a racquetball instructor.
(As Joseph Nipote) Tony the Rose, Strangers Kiss, Orion, 1983.
Boomer, Meatballs Part II (also known as Space Kid), TriStar, 1984.
(As Joseph Nipote) Angelo Crispini, Doin' Time, Warner Bros., 1985.
Steve, Dangerously Close (also known as Choice Kill), Cannon, 1986.
Johnny, The Waterdance, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1992.
Voice of Uncle Stretch, Casper (live action and animated), Universal, 1995.
First cop (some sources cite Salvatore), The 4th Tenor, WW & S Productions, 2002.
Also appeared in Radioactive Dreams.
Television Appearances; Series:
Franklin "Frankie" X. Waters, Viper, NBC, 1994.
Voice of Trash, What a Mess (animated), ABC, 1995.
Voice, Casper (animated), Fox, 1996.
Franklin "Frankie" X. Waters, Viper, syndicated, 1996–99.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Leo Epps, "Glove Story," Happy Days, ABC, 1983.
Joe Cusomano, "Little Italy," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1995.
Voice of Spider Spinelli, "Fun and Games," Superman, The WB, 1996.
Uncle Vic, "The Getaway," Viper, syndicated, 1998.
Announcer and second heckler, "Ludwig van Bone-Crusher/Tea Time for Time Squad," Time Squad, Cartoon Network, 2001.
Appeared as "Rocky Road" (secretary number 48) in an episode of Murphy Brown, CBS; as Mario, Normal Life, CBS; as Saban, Spies (animated); also appeared in Duck Daze (animated), The Disney Channel; Justice League Unlimited (animated); The Mask (animated), The Disney Channel; The New WKRP in Cincinnati; and Normal Life.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Appeared in The Alan Thicke Show, CBS; An Evening at the Improv, Arts and Entertainment; Fifth Young Comedian's Special, HBO; Into the Night with Rick Dees, ABC; Monday Night Live, KABC; MTV Half-Hour Comedy Hour, MTV; and Showtime's Comedy Club, Showtime.
Television Appearances; Other:
Franklin "Frankie" X. Waters, Viper (pilot), NBC, 1994.
Socrates, Edie & Pen (movie; also known as Desert Gamble), HBO, 1996.
Appeared as Uther and Nick in It's True (pilot), CBS.
Television Work; Series:
Additional voices for Quack Pack (animated), syndicated.
Appeared as Salieri in a production of Amadeus, Detroit, MI; and as Mario, Away Alone, Los Angeles.
Guest host of Rick Dees National Top 40, syndicated; guest on Rick Dees Show, KIIS-FM; and 5 O'Clock Funnies, KLOS-FM.
Voices of wharf rat and pirate, The Curse of Monkey Island (also known as Monkey Island 3), LucasArts Entertainment, 1997.
Voices of clown, Chowchilla Charlie, and Mayan mechanic, Grim Fandango, LucasArts Entertainment, 1998.
Voice, Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (also known as Red Alert 2 Expansion Pack: Yuri's Revenge), Westwood Studios, 2001.
Voice of Eitri, Age of Mythology, Microsoft, 2002.
Voice, Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II, Black Isle Studios, 2002.
Also narrator and voice of Stretch for Casper Brainy Book, Knowledge Adventure.
Eggy Yolk and the Dirty Rotten Dozen (children's book), Portsalvo Productions, 2005.
Author of another children's book, Sammy Spinelli Visits a Deli.
Joe Nipote Official Site, http://www.joenipote.com, April 18, 2005.
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