• His height is 6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
• Originally cast in the part of the spiritual exorcist “Friar Lazaro Mate,” in the 2007 film “Sublime,” but was recast when he had to cut his long hair and shave his beard to reprise his role as “Flash Thompson” in Spider-Man 3 (2007). He did shoot a day on the film and appears briefly in the hallway scene performing a breast augmentation.
• Graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School.
• Graduated with a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
• Wrote, directed, and starred in a movie made for extra credit in his Chemistry class in which all of his friends starred.
• Was a great athlete for the Blue Devils, playing Varsity football until a knee injury sidelined him in tenth grade in a game against Ringgold (Monongahela, Pennsylvania) before recovering and lettering in both basketball and volleyball.
• Used to spend his summers on Peaks Island, Maine.
• Used to get paid to dress up like Captain Morgan at bars in Pittsburgh.
• Travelled the world as a roadie for the rockband “Goldfinger”.
• Has been skydiving with the Army’s parachute team the “Golden Knights”.
• Used to shovel sand and gravel off of a truck and do demolitions for a construction company.
• Sang backup vocals for rockband “The Used” on their song “Hospital” from their album “Lies for the Liars” and and on the “Goldfinger” song “Wasted” on their album “Disconnection Notice”.
• At 6’5″ Joe is the tallest cast member of True Blood (to date). The second tallest cast member is Alexander Skarsgard at 6’4″. The shortest cast member is Anna Paquin at 5’4″.
• He claims that most people don’t know that he has horrible eyesight.
• Some of his favourite shows include: Dexter, Rome, Lost, Californication, Survivor, South Park, How I Met Your Mother, The Kids in the Hall, The Henry Rollins Show and NFL Football
• He stands 6 feet and 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 225-250lbs.