Who is Joseph Herbert Jr?
Joseph was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 21 April 2003 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s a college student, while he’s probably known best for being the son of Jo Koy, a famous American stand-up comedian and actor.
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Early life and education
Joseph was raised in Los Angeles by his father and his mother Angie King, a non-celebrity American woman; his parents weren’t married, and split when he was still a child, but both remained equally involved in his upbringing.
Joseph had a rather normal childhood, as his father kept him away from the media’s attention while he was growing up.
He became interested in various activities while attending a local high school, including acting with the school’s drama club, and singing, while he was also into sports, and played basketball for the school team.
Joseph matriculated in 2021, and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s said that he’s enrolled at college, from which he should be graduating in 2025.
Joseph is yet to launch his career in any field, but it’s said that he’s already done some modelling work, wanting to make some money for himself.
One can say that he’s a social media star, as his Instagram account’s today followed by more than 50,000 people, while he‘s uploaded close to 20 pictures onto it, the majority featuring Joseph during his everyday life.
Love life and girlfriend
Joseph prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t spoken of any girls (or boys) whom he has perhaps been with. There are still various rumors circulating the internet today, concerning both his current relationship status, and his sexual orientation.
Some of Joseph’s fans believe that he’s today in a relationship with his high school sweetheart, and that the two have been together for around three years now; they have apparently been spotted spending time together on a number of occasions, but Joseph hasn’t addressed these rumors, nor has any evidence been provided to support these.
There are also those who believe that he’s gay, claiming that this is why Joseph avoids talking about girls, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of June 2022, Joseph seems to be unattached.
— Jo Koy (@Jokoy) September 24, 2020
Hobbies and other interests
Joseph’s physically quite active, as he goes running nearly every morning, plays various sports with his friends, including soccer and basketball, and he’s also practicing martial arts.
Joseph’s into travelling, and has been to various US states with his father, as Jo Koy took him with him during his comedy tours; Joseph and his father have also vacationed in a couple of European countries – his dream travel destination is Athens, Greece.
He’s a huge lover of animals, and volunteered at a local animal shelter when he was younger.
Joseph’s favorite season is summer, mostly because he enjoys going yachting, and swimming in the ocean.
He enjoys watching movies late at night and his favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Kate Winslet, while a couple of his favorite films include “Independence Day”, “Bad Boys” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Age, height and net worth
Joseph’s age is 19. He has short curly brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs round 130lbs (60kgs).
As of June 2022, Joseph doesn’t seem to have his own independent wealth, but his father’s net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.
Who is his father Jo Koy?
Joseph Glenn ‘Jo Koy’ Herbert Sr was born in Tacoma, Washington State USA, on 2 June 1971 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He has only 10 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for his portrayal of Peter Lewis in the 2018 family comedy movie “Wake.”
It was directed by Cyrus Mirakhor, starred Myndy Crist, James Denton and John N. Dvorak, and follows a widowed mortician who has received a life-size doll as a gift from her mother, while the doll has now come to life as her deceased husband; the movie won seven of the 13 awards for which it was nominated.
Jo Koy was raised in Spanaway, Washington State alongside his three siblings Rowena Cook, Gemma Herbert and Robert Herbert, by their mother Josie Harrison, and their father whose name remains undisclosed. Jo Koy initially attended Spanaway Lake High School, but after he and his family moved back to Tacoma, he enrolled at Foss High school, matriculating in 1989. The family then moved once again, this time to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Jo Koy attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but dropped to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian.
He launched his career in 1994, with a performance at a Las Vegas comedy club; not long after that, Jo Koy was invited to perform as a regular in the comedy club Catch a Rising Star. He gathered enough money to rent Huntridge Theater for his own comedy show, and went door to door to sell the tickets. After having been noticed by a talent agent, Jo Koy was invited to perform in the BET show “Comic View”, while he has since starred in various stand-up comedy specials, including “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!”, and “Showtime at the Apollo”.
He launched his acting career in 2005, with his portrayal of Chester Blind in the drama movie “Virginia”, directed by Gilbert Le, and which starred Godfrey, Paige Hurd and Dwight Hicks.
It follows the little girl Virginia who has just been abandoned by her heroin addicted mother in Los Angeles. A couple of Jo Koy’s following roles were in the 2009 comedy film “Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out!”, the 2013 pilot episode of the comedy series “Family Tools”, and the 2020 adventure family fantasy movie “Anastasia”. He was nominated for a 2019 Method Fest Award Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film, for his performance in the aforementioned “Wake.”
Jo Koy is currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Metal Shop Masters” and “The Monkey King”.
Since 27 September 2021, Jo Koy has been in a relationship with Chelsea Handler, a famous American actress, comedienne and TV show host; Chelsea has appeared in close to 30 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Trish in the 2012 romantic action comedy movie “This Means War”. It was directed by McG, starred Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, and follows two CIA operatives who have turned against each other now that they have learned that they are dating the same woman; the film won one of the seven awards for which it was nominated.