Who is Joey Diaz and what is his net worth 2018? Joey Diaz is a stand-up comedy entertainer who has been in the entertainment industry since 1991. Known for his roles in the TV series My Name is Earl, Joey is of Cuban descent. He is a constant guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. He has also appeared in various movies like The Dog Who Saved Christmas, My Life at 26, The Dark Night, The Mentalist and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star. He has also successfully launched his podcast. He is known to perform for various charity purposes.
Jose Antonio ‘Joey’ “CoCo” Diaz was born on February 19, 1963, in Havana, Cuba. He was raised as a Catholic, and in the 1970s, his family relocated to the United States in New Jersey. He attended McKinley School and then went on to complete his graduation from North Bergen High School in 1982. As a student, he won an award for performing arts in school. His mother owned a bar and also had a successful numbers game operation. When Joey was three, his father died, and his mother was found dead on the floor of his house when he was fifteen.
As a child, he sought to become a bookmaker but later gave up. He was influenced by the albums of Richard Pryor. When he was 19, he left for Colorado. He again came to New Jersey to celebrate his birthday and stayed there for 18 months. During his tough times, he used to take drugs and often committed crimes.
Joey Diaz married Terri Clark in 2009. Together they have a daughter named Mercy Diaz. He was married previously and also had a daughter from his first wife. He is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2007, he stopped taking cocaine.
Joey left for New Jersey and went to Colorado to study economics at the University of Colorado. He did not complete his studies and started to work by selling roofing. He was arrested in 1988 for aggravated robbery. While in prison, he used to perform comedy for his inmates. He was incarcerated for six months. After his release, it took him three years to try stand-up.
In 1988, he landed a job after seeing an advertisement for stand-up comedy classes in the Rocky Mountain post for $37. In June 1991, he performed his first comedy work in Denver. Colorado. He then entered the Beck’s Amateur Comedy Competition and won. In 1995, he went to Los Angeles to achieve success as a stand-up comedian.
He first met his longtime girlfriend, Joe Rogan in 1997. In 1998, he received a contract in a TV series called Bronx County. His first feature film was BASEketball in 1998. He was seen in the TV series NYPD Blue, Law & Order, and his first major feature films include Spider-Man 2 and Taxi. He appeared in four episodes of TV serial My Name is Earl. In 2009, he quit comedy and became a car salesman for Ford.
Joey Diaz has featured in a number of TV series and films making him a popular face of the entertainment industry. He has also done writing works titled BET’s ComicView and 1st Amendment Stand Up.
Net Worth of Joey Diaz
By starting his career in 1991, Joey Diaz entered the Beck’s Amateur Comedy competition in 1992 and won it. He has been hosting his podcast since 2012. Joey Diaz has a net worth of $650 thousand. The video podcast, The Church of What’s Happening Now has got over 500 episodes. The comedian has had many ups and downs in his life but still managed to stay firm. He loves performing for charities and has raised $1400 from his Twitter and Facebook fans to invest in a documentary about his upbringing in North Bergen. He performed stand-up comedy in his hometown of North Bergen for charity. He performed to raise money for North Bergen High School basketball team uniforms.
Joey put out his first one-hour comedy special, Sociably Unacceptable, with an on-demand subscription service Seeso and Comedy Dynamics. He performed in various local and national venues only to support his fellow comedians. The documentary Where I Got My Balls From went on to become number 1 on the Billboard comedy charts for both UK and Canada, and also in iTunes.