Or "Joe"? He was "Joey" or "Joe" in Gimme a Break, Blossom, Brotherly Love and he's currently "Joey" in that new sitcom with Melissa Joan Hart.
Tony Danza was another one who always played "Tony". What gives?
At a guess, neither of them could be trained to answer to another name.
That shitcom with MJH sucks.
r1 nailed it. Thread closed. Btw. wasn't Mary Tyler Moore always a "Mary"?
Didn't OP play Opie on Mayberry too?
Tony looks like a Tony; and Joey looks like a Joey.
[quote]wasn't Mary Tyler Moore always a "Mary"?
Yes, in the sense that she was never a Rhoda, but no - she was Laura on Dick Van Dyke and she was Miss Dorothy in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.
Gimme a Break! I loved Nell! Remember when Joey shot her in the foot because she wouldn't shut up?
He is not smart enough to remember being called another name whilst making a sitcom?
Lucy was always a Lucy.
OP = Jomophobe.
It's not HIS fault that he's always cast in parts named Joe or Joey. Surely an actor with such range will be cast as Hamlet any day now.
Who cares, with an ass like that the man can do no wrong.
Wished they showed repeats of Gimme a Break.
Rose: If Lucy plays Lucy why does Desi play Ricky.
Blanche: He was too tall for the part, Rose.
"At a guess, neither of them could be trained to answer to another name."
Even I have thought it would be simpler to just change my name to Joey.
I want to know why he's sporting an astroturf toupée at such a young age -- it's like a brown version of what John Travolta tries to pass off as his "hair."
Does he like blue too?
He has aged so oddly.
Sorry to de-rail the thread, but...where does the Joey Luft "I like blue" quote come from? I've been posting here for over a decade and I've noticed it popping up in threads quite a bit recently and am curious.
R19 I think he had work done on his face too young and it ruined his looks.
Because he can, lucky bastard.
'Who cares, with an ass like that the man can do no wrong."
An ass like what?
Uggh, R15. If you can't quote correctly, don't quote at all.
[quote]Sorry to de-rail the thread, but...where does the Joey Luft "I like blue" quote come from?
People assume Joey Luft has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or some other cognitive disability based on his mother's alcohol and drug use during her pregnancy with him. "I like blue!" is a shorthand reference to him being a feeble-minded recluse who spends his days making arts and crafts in Lorna's breakfast nook.
[quote]Wished they showed repeats of Gimme a Break
They do. On cable's TV ONE on Friday nights. I just watched two episodes.
As for Joey's butt and bod, I much preferred him during "Brotherly Love", where he was still muscular but meatier and had a fatter ass.
What is with his damn hair. It looks so fucking ridiculous, like it's painted on or something!
Every time I'm channel surfing and come across his stupid show, I burst out laughing.
the question is.... why do they keep running episodes of this stupid ass 2010 show?
I'd rather watch reruns of Reba....
Barbara Jean and Van are hilarious and the ex husband is quite nice to look at.
R28, that's because they aren't re-runs. Joey and Melissa is still on the air.
Joey Lawrence had previously said in a interview that he's not comfortable being addressed by another name. It offsets his performance as a professional actor.
Wow, that's a lame excuse. It's so cornball to play yourself in every role (Tony Danza, I'm looking at you too...)
[quote]What is with his damn hair. It looks so fucking ridiculous, like it's painted on or something!
He looks very metrosexual, especially with his tweezed eyebrows and shaved body. He's not sexy at all.
It looks like Joey colors his hair, then shaves it off. Very weird bald head, like artificial.
I agree with you all. I was watching Melissa and Joey the other night and remarked that his hair looked like the painted-on hair of one of those little toy men I used to play with as a kid. I don't know why he doesn't just grow his own hair out. It's so thick and voluminous. And his body is another thing. I'm heartbroken whenever he wears tight pants on the show, because his one-time bubble butt is now just a memory. I think he's worked himself out so much that his butt just vanished.
[quote]Wished they showed repeats of Gimme a Break.
Get the DVD box set from Canada. The syndicated versions MCA TV prepared when the show first went into reruns were so poorly edited I couldn't believe it. Without having even seen the network broadcasts I could tell stuff was cut.
Vivian Vance hated being called "Ethel" all the time so when she costarred with Lucille Ball on "The Lucy Show" They made her characters name "Viv"
I bet he's hung. I remember dancing to that song of his in the 90's.
His lips look odd @R36, as if he's had a stroke or something. Bad Botox job?
His brother Matthew did a nude scene on Melissa and Joey!
I saw him with his two brothers, walking on 5th Ave. NYC.
His face is so fucking odd - especially in those pics with the bad honey blond dye job. He looks like a drag king from the neck up.
What his relationship situation? An fb of mine swore that Joey cruised him at a theatre show in LA about a decade ago.
Picture of yourself, please R46 so we can make fun of you.
How do you pronounce Joey? I've always pronounced it Joe-Wee.
Joey takes too much care of his eyebrows. His brother is still hot, though.
I would mortgage my house to see Joey and Matthew Lawrence spit-roasting Nick Robinson.