Who is Joe Locicero?
Joseph ‘Joe’ Locicero was born on 9 August 1986 under the zodiac sign of Leo, in Long Island, New York USA.
He is a 34-year-old actor, screenwriter, model, and fight choreographer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Donnie in the sci-fi horror film “Welcome To Willits” (2016), playing various roles in The CW’s romantic comedy-drama series “Jane The Virgin” (2016-2019), and most recently featuring as Vincent Walker in the CBS soap opera “The Bold And The Beautiful” (2019-present). He is also known as a mixed martial artist (MMA), and Muay Thai champion.
How rich is he, as of now? Joe Locicero Net Worth
As of early 2021, Joe Locicero’s net worth is over $500,000, earned initially as a model, then through his successful career as a professional actor and screenwriter, working on more than 15 television and film titles since he launched his career back in 2013. He has also increased his fortune through his involvement in the sports industry as an MMA fighter.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion
Joe Locicero spent his early years on Long Island, where he was raised by his parents, however, there is no information about their names and professions; it’s also unknown whether he has siblings or not. He holds American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic group since he is of American and Puerto Rican ancestry.
He is a Christian. Regarding his educational background, Joe hasn’t revealed any details about it yet.
Prior to becoming an actor, Joe Locicero pursued a career in the fashion industry as a model, after being discovered by a talent agent apparently while he was watching a movie in New Jersey. He has worked for a number of fashion brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Juicy Counter, among many others.
He then started his acting career in 2013, when he made his debut appearance in the small role of a goon in Jeff Compton’s short action drama film “Hector: Lost Souls With Switchblades”, alongside such actors as Kiyomi McCloskey and Eric Frentzel.
Later that year, he made his TV debut by guest-starring as Sheriff’s Deputy in the episode “A New Kind Of Monster” in the Investigation Discovery documentary series “A Crime To Remember”, created by Christine Connor. In 2014, he featured in the recurring role of Fitz in Tyler Jolley’s short comedy film “Karaoke The Movie”, and played an MMA fighter in the DirecTV drama series “Kingdom”, but it went uncredited.
Rise to Fame
In 2015, Joe Locicero landed the role of Chad in the short comedy film “Crossword Puzzle Brahs”, written and directed by Tiffany Aleman.
The next year was quite busy for him, since he starred as Keto in the action comedy crime film “Spaghettiman”, for which he also served as a fight choreographer, and then played Zack in Bart Tomaszewski’s short comedy film “The Perfect Pitch”.
He appeared as Donnie in the sci-fi horror film “Welcome To Willits”, directed by Trevor Ryan, and in the same year also lent his voice to the character Luca Vincenzo Cocciola in the first-person shooter video game “Battlefield 1”, which is the 15th installment of the “Battlefield” series.
Between 2016 and 2019, Joe Locicero was chosen to portray various recurring roles in The CW’s romantic comedy-drama series “Jane The Virgin”, along with his future wife Gina Rodriguez in the title role. Concurrently, he continued to work on other projects – in 2018 he tried himself as a screenwriter, since he co-wrote and featured as McGraw in the action comedy crime film “Cop Chronicles: Loose Cannons: The Legend Of The Haj-Mirage”, directed by Mark Potts.
He then landed the small role of a party guy in the action thriller film “Miss Bala”, which was followed by his portrayal of Paul, the lead role in Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s romantic comedy film “Someone Great”, both in 2019.
Recent and Upcoming Projects
Later in 2019, Joe joined the cast of the CBS soap opera “The Bold And The Beautiful”, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell, portraying Vincent Walker since then, appearing in nearly 40 episodes to date. The series premiered back in 1987, and has aired over 8,500 episodes so far.
When it comes to his upcoming projects, it’s been announced that Joe will play Chad in Mathew Spencer’s short comedy film “I Lost My Phone”, which is completed. He will also portray Doug in Elizabeth Blake-Thomas’ romantic comedy film “Will You Be My Quarantine?”, which is currently under post-production.
Career on Stage
In addition to his career on film and TV, Joe Locicero has also performed on stage in various productions, including “Henry V”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “Rumors”.
He has also landed the lead roles in such productions as “War Of The Worlds”, “Sherlock Holmes Radio Plays”, and “Pericles”, to name a few.
Apart from acting, Joe Locicero is also involved in the sports industry as a mixed martial artist. He competes in Muay Thai, and currently holds the Middleweight California Amateur Muay Thai Championship title.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Joe Licocero has short dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), his weight is around 180lbs (82kgs), and his vital statistics are 44-32-35. His biceps size is 15.5; information about his shoe size isn’t available.
Personal Life – Married to Gina Rodriguez
Joe Locicero is a married man; his wife is famous American-Puerto Rican actress Gina Rodriguez.
The two met on the set of “Jane The Virgin” in 2016, and immediately hit it off. After dating for almost two years, the couple took a step closer to marriage in July 2018, when Gina accepted Joe’s proposal – she confirmed the engagement in the following month. They eventually exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 4 May 2019. The couple’s current residence is in California; they don’t have children.
Hobbies and Favorites
In his spare time, Joe Locicero enjoys watching Netflix, and traveling around the globe with his wife. His favorite holiday destination is Paris, France.
His favorite actor is Kevin Spacey, while his favorite actress is Charlize Theron.
His favorite cuisine is Spanish.