Joey Lawrence

Actor + Singer
Born Apr 20, 1976

Joseph "Joey" Lawrence is an American actor, R&B-singer, and TV-host. He is known for his roles in the TV-series Gimme a Break!, Blossom, and Melissa & Joey.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joey Lawrence.


1976 Birth Born on April 20, 1976.
1983 7 Years Old After appearing in guest spots on Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons, Lawrence won the role of Joey Donovan on the hit NBC sitcom Gimme a Break! in 1983.


1987 11 Years Old He continued in that role until the series ended in 1987. 1985 marked Lawrence's theatrical debut with the release of Summer Rental.
1988 12 Years Old Lawrence provided the voice of Oliver, the protagonist in the 1988 Disney film Oliver & Company.
1991 15 Years Old From 1991 to 1995, Lawrence co-starred in the hit TV series Blossom, in which he played Joey Russo. … Read More
1993 17 Years Old Lawrence has said that music was always his passion, and at the height of his success began a recording career. Lawrence was 16 when his debut album Joey Lawrence was released in February 1993. … Read More


2002 26 Years Old Lawrence married Michelle Vella in 2002; the couple divorced in 2004.
2005 29 Years Old He met his second wife, Chandie Yawn-Nelson, while on vacation in Disney World when the two were teenagers; they married there 13 years later, in July 2005. … Read More


2006 30 Years Old In 2006, Lawrence appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. … Read More
2007 31 Years Old In May 2007, he starred in the Broadway hit Chicago as Billy Flynn.
2008 32 Years Old He next hosted a dance competition show on The Learning Channel, Master of Dance, which premiered June 9, 2008.
2009 33 Years Old In 2009, Lawrence starred in the television movie My Fake Fiancé with Melissa Joan Hart, which premiered on ABC Family to 3.6 million viewers, becoming the most-watched television movie of the ratings season, sweeping top rank in its time-period in key demos.
2010 34 Years Old In August 2010, Lawrence returned to television in the ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey, again opposite Melissa Joan Hart. … Read More
2012 36 Years Old In 2012, he was contracted to be a Chippendales dancer for a special engagement in June at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
2013 37 Years Old On March 19, 2013, Lawrence began appearing in the ABC reality show Splash. … Read More
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