Joe McCain

Actor and Journalist
Born Apr 26, 1942

Joseph Pinckney "Joe" McCain II is a stage actor, newspaper reporter, and brother of U.S. Senator and two-time presidential candidate John McCain.

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1942 Birth Joseph Pickney McCain II was born to John S. McCain, Jr. and Roberta McCain on April 26, 1942 in the naval base hospital in New London, Connecticut. … Read More


1961 19 Years Old He entered the United States Naval Academy, but left in 1961 during his first year. … Read More


1965 23 Years Old Joe McCain was a member of the United States Navy and in 1965 to 1966 served as an enlisted man aboard the during the Vietnam War. … Read More
1970 28 Years Old In 1970, Joe McCain sat in a bamboo cage in Los Angeles, eating simulated POW food to dramatize the plight of POWs. … Read More


1998 56 Years Old McCain married around 1998, but divorced in 2008, having no children.
2000 58 Years Old McCain was a volunteer manager for his brother's 2000 presidential campaign in his home state of Virginia, making over 100 campaign appearances. … Read More
2001 59 Years Old In 2001, Republican Party activists in Northern Virginia tried to recruit McCain to run for the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 8th congressional district against the incumbent Democrat Jim Moran. … Read More


2005 63 Years Old In 2005, McCain was vocal in his reaction to revelations of Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse during the Iraq War, saying "To be fighting from supposedly the higher ground, and yet to have allowed this kind of stuff that goes on in Abu Ghraib – it destroys the fact we're fighting for the better cause. … Read More
2008 66 Years Old 1 More Event
During his brother's 2008 presidential campaign, McCain acted as a low-key surrogate. … Read More
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