(Joseph Lawrence Mignona)
Birthplace: Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Joey Lawrence began appearing in television commercials at the age of three. Although he had appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, singing “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and in the feature film Summer Rental (1985), he reached his greatest fame playing the dumb but loveable Joey Russo on the situation comedy Blossom (1991–95). His popularity with teenage girls led to his musical release, Joey Lawrence (1993). He also appeared in the situation comedy Brotherly Love (1995–97, with real-life brothers Matthew and Andrew). Lawrence has also provided vocal characterizations for animated films, including Oliver and Company (1988) and A Goofy Movie (1995).