Joseph "Joey" Lawrence was born on April 20, 1976 in Abington, Pennsylvania but later on moved to Alabama. He is best known for playing Joey Russo on the popular sitcom, Blossom, Lawrence and has appeared in many other television shows like Gimme a Break!, American Dreams, Brotherly Love, Run of the House and Half and Half. He also tried his luck in the music industry, having released two albums, Joey Lawrence and Soulmates. From his first and self-titled album, the single "Nothin' My Love Can't Fix" reached #19 and # 13 on the US and UK music charts respectively. His second album didn't live up to the success of his first one, but still did quite well, with the singles "Never Gonna Change My Mind" and "Ven Ven Conmigo" becoming radio hits.
In 2006, Lawrence became a participant on the ABC reality series, Dancing with the Stars. The show was on its' third season, and Lawrence was paired with dancer Edyta Sliwinska
. They did extremely well together, as they made it all the way to the Top 3 with two other pairs, Emmitt Smith
and Mario Lopez
. Lawrence and Sliwinska finished at the third place when they received the lowest number of votes from the audience. He has since continued his acting, appearing in the Broadway hit Chicago as Billy Flynn in 2007. The next year, he hosted the dance competition Master of Dance before he was cast in the ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey. He has also kept up with his music career, working on an album of ballads.