Joseph "Joey" Lawrence (born Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr.; April 20, 1976) is an American actor, R&B singer, and television host who has two younger brothers, Matthew and Andrew, who are also actors. At the age of 12, he voiced Oliver in Oliver & Company. 7 years later, he voiced Chad in A Goofy Movie. Four years later, he voiced Franklin Dudikoff in the Recess episode: "The Dude", while his younger brother, Andrew, was the voice of T.J. at the time. He also starred in the 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie, Horse Sense (with his brothers, Andrew and Matthew (a small role) ), and it's 2001 sequel, Jumping Ship (with his brothers) as Michael Woods. In 2007, he voiced Dirk Brock in The Emperor's New School episode: "The Emperor's New School Musical". In 1993, he played the role of Jeff Thornton in The Torkelsons episode: "Girls and Boy".
He is currently starring in the ABC Family TV Comedy Series, Melissa & Joey. His character, "Joe Longo", was a very successful businessman who went bankrupt, and now works for the city's councilwoman, "Melissa 'Mel' Burke" (played by Melissa Joan Hart) as her "freelance" nanny for her taken in niece and nephew, (played by Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson). Councilwoman Burke, coincidentally, is the sister of the man who ruined Longo into bankruptcy.