Joey Tribbiani is a character from the TV comedy series Friends
and its spin-off Joey, played by Matt LeBlanc. Coming from an Italian-American family of eight children where he was the only boy, he starts out as a parody of a ‘typical’ actor: constantly looking for work and having too much sex. He mentions at one point that Al Pacino is his idol. Joey also worked for a time as a model, though it turned out the poster he modeled for was about STDs. He’s fairly dim-witted, though he’s successful with women and also has a great love for food. While Friends introduces Joey and his odd group of friends living in Manhattan, his spin-off namesake series follows his continuing antics, as he moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
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