Joseph "Joe" Lo Truglio (born December 2, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, and writer best known for his work as a cast member on the cult MTV sketch comedy series The State. He joined the main cast of the popular Comedy Central series Reno 911!, for its final season in 2009. Lo Truglio is also known for his roles in films such as Wet Hot American Summer, Superbad, Paul, Role Models, Wanderlust and for his role as Vincenzo Cilli in Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories. He currently co-stars as Charles Boyle on the FOX sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Life and career Edit
Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, and is of Italian and Irish descent. He grew up in Margate, Florida, and graduated from Coconut Creek High School. He met many of his future State cast members at New York University, where he participated in the school's sketch comedy group. The group, whose members includedDavid Wain, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Michael Patrick Jann, Kevin Allison,Ken Marino, Todd Holoubek, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Ben Garant, formed what would become the cast of MTV's The State.
Lo Truglio not only wrote and acted in various skits for The State, but also animated segments for the show as well. After The State ended in 1995, he went on to appear make a number of guest appearances throughout the late 1990s on shows such as Viva Variety,Upright Citizens Brigade, to Law & Order and Third Watch.
In 2001, Lo Truglio appeared in fellow State alumnus David Wain's Wet Hot American Summer, where he played a camp counselor. He went on to make cameo appearances on Wain/Showalter/Black's Stella shorts. Lo Truglio played several small parts as "Bob" in the popular Friends sitcom.
He would later appear on the 2005 Comedy Central show Stella and cameo in Showalter's film The Baxter. He made cameos on Reno 911!, as well as in the 2007 movie, Reno 911!: Miami. He has provided his voice for multiple video games, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Warriors. In 2005, he provided the voice of Vincenzo 'Lucky' Cilli, the secondary antagonist character in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In 2006 he had a supporting role in Artie Lange's Beer League.
Lo Truglio has appeared in several television commercials, including spots for Gateway Computer and for Jack Link's Beef Jerky.
After gaining attention for his memorable appearance as "Francis the Driver" in the Judd Apatow hit comedy Superbad, Lo Truglio has gone on to appear in many films with supporting roles in films such as Pineapple Express, Paul, Role Models, Wanderlust, and I Love You, Man.
In July 2008, Lo Truglio starred with Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis in the web series The Line on Crackle.
Lo Truglio has appeared on the comedy podcasts Comedy Bang Bang, Never Not Funnyand Superego Podcast.
Lo Truglio most recently appeared on the Starz comedy Party Down and also had a recurring role on the short-lived 2010 Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson. In 2011, he co-starred in the short-lived NBC comedy series Free Agents starring Hank Azaria. Truglio provided the voice of Freddy in the American Dad episode "Stan's Best Friend."
In 2013, Lo Truglio began co-starring opposite Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher on the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
On April 19, 2014, Lo Truglio married Beth Dover, having gotten engaged the previous year. They have previously shared the screen in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's episode "Fancy Brudgom" and in Season 3 of Burning Love.
Lo Truglio became a father for the first time when Dover gave birth to a boy named Eli in 2016.