Joseph Mulrey McIntyre
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Joseph Mulrey McIntyre was born on New Year's Eve 1972 at Deaconess-Glover Hospital in Needham, Massachusetts. He is the youngest of nine children - seven girls and two boys. Joseph is a natural performer and has been working as an artist since the age of six. Joseph's huge shot at stardom came when he was chosen to be a member of the phenomenally successful band New Kids on the Block in 1985. After they broke up in June of 1994, Joseph decided to pursue acting and landed the role of Matt Hucklebee in The Fantasticks (1995) later that same year.
Owned a house that was part of the Underground Railroad. He sold it a while after he moved to Los Angeles. The house was featured on MTV's Cribs (2000).
Brother of actress Judith McIntyre.
Was the youngest and last person to join New Kids on the Block. After Jamie Kelley dropped out, manager Maurice Starr wanted the young Michael Jackson type to fill out the group. He found Joey.
Is fond of working in New York City.
Grew up in Needham and Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
His friend opened a pizzaria in Boston and named it Jose McIntyre's.
Is an Irish Catholic. Said his mother had wanted him to become a priest.
Was married in an interfaith ceremony at New York City's Plaza Hotel, presided over by a rabbi and a Roman Catholic priest.
He met his real-estate agent wife whilst house-hunting in Los Angeles during his run on Boston Public (2000). 809 is a number of special significance. It is the date he met his wife, which a year later became their wedding date, and is also inscribed in Joey's wedding band. It is also the address of the rental she found for him and the place he wrote his 4th solo album titled also with this number.
Was ranked #44 on VH1's list of the The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005).
Never far from music, he has released six solo albums: Stay The Same, Meet Joe Mac, One Too Many, 8:09, Talk To Me, and most recently Here We Go Again.
After leaving NKOTB Joey decided to go back to acting, and won roles in various movies. He has recently starred on Broadway, first in Tick Tick Boom and more recently as the lead Fiyero in Wicked.
On TV, Joey had a recurring role as a teacher in the successful show, Boston Public (2000). He has been a regular fixture on MTV over the years, featured on Cribs (2000), Fanatic (1998) and a record breaking 14 appearances on Total Request Live (1998).
His first ambition was to be a bricklayer like his father.
Attended Catholic schools as a child up, until joining New Kids on the Block in 1984.
Graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1990.
Was born at Deaconess-Glover Hospital in Needham, Massachusetts.
Was named after St. Joseph and a family friend whose surname is Mulrey.
He was an alter boy and his brother, Tommy, used to sing in the McIntyre's church's choir.
His favorite actress was Geraldine Page, who "inspired" him to become an actor.
Second son Rhys was born with some hearing loss and uses hearing aids.
Has three children. First son, Griffin Thomas was born on 20 November 2007, second son, Rhys Edward on 13 December 2009, and daughter, Kira Katherine on 31 May 2011.
Is the youngest of nine children. He has seven sisters, Judith, Alice, Susan, Patricia, Carol, Jean, Kate, and one brother, Tommy.
Competed in the Boston Marathon twice.
Was in an on-again, off-again relationship with model Nina Cammarota from 1992 to 1997. The two became engaged that year and split up in 1999. He met his wife Barrett in 2002 while she was working as a real estate in Los Angeles, California.
[on dating; 1991] "I like steady relationships. By that I mean relationships that are balanced, where the guy isn't superior to the girl, where two people share everything. My perfect date would include a romantic dinner just for two, then maybe afterward we'd go to the theatre and see a play or a movie. Then after that, we would go for a walk. Yeah! Especially if it were on an autumn night in Boston. I love fall! I'd be all cozy in my jacket, and my date and I would walk hand-in-hand by the Charles River in Boston."
[on his audition for the New Kids] "I tried out on Father's Day, June 15, 1985. Mary picked me up and I was really scared. I went to Maurice's (Starr) house and tried out. I sang one of the songs the group was about to record and afterwards we got in the car and Mary asked me, 'Well, do you want to be in the group? You've got the part.' And I said, 'Yeah, here I am,' and we recorded the songs."
[on gay marriage] "I support gay marriage. I don't see the big deal. It's really ridiculous. My mother raised me Catholic, and I think the teachings of Jesus Christ have made me a caring person. And in my family, we have blacks, Jews and gays. I was brought up to follow what Jesus said: Love your neighbor, period."
[on fame and Hollywood] "If you're going to have a chip on your shoulder in this business, you'll have no shoulders left at the end of the day."
[on what it was like being reunited in Wicked with Joel Grey who played his father-in-law in The Fantasticks (1995)] "It was my first movie, and he was such a pro. I remember being able to go to his trailer and chat about anything. I was 21 and blabbing about what I wanted to do, and he said everything would work out."