Joey Dedio

Joey Dedio

Highest Rated: 80% Where the Day Takes You (1992)

Lowest Rated: 27% Downtown: A Street Tale (2007)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1963

Birthplace: Not Available

Dedio is a veteran of more than fifty national commercials, films, stage and television work. As a youngster, Dedio cut his teeth in acting by appearing in After School Specials and on the NBC Soap Opera "Another World". In 1989, Dedio headed to California to portray the title role in the NBC Series "The Karate Kid". That same year he landed the voice of "Wheeler" on Ted Turner's popular ecology- animated based series "Captain Planet and the Planeteers". The very popular and critically acclaimed show was nominated three times for an Emmy award in its eight season run and can now be seen in syndication in over eighty countries. Along with working with a stellar cast of celebrities, ranging from Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Cruise to Elizabeth Taylor, Dedio's popularity landed him in numerous teen magazines, chatting on various talk shows, and had him traveling the world speaking to children about how they can make a difference. On television, besides having held a recurring role on NBC's daytime serial "Sunset Beach", Dedio has guest starred on the popular dramas "Law and Order" and "Chicago Hope" to name a few. Having appeared in over fifteen films including, "LA Rules", "Somewhere in the City", "Where the Day Takes You", "The Last Great Ride", "Queenie in Love", "A Good Night to Die", "Strays" and "Trick", it was during the filming of Sundance nominated Best Picture "Strays" starring opposite Vin Diesel, that Dedio got a real taste for producing and making independent films. His first produced film "Bomb the System" was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Picture in 2005. Next, Dedio starred in, wrote and produced the picture "Downtown: A Street Tale." The film received numerous awards, starred four Academy Award winners/nominees and was released in the theatres in 2006. He was recently seen in Academy Award nominated Darrell Roodts' South African controversial drama "Lullaby," opposite Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Dedio's next film, the award winning documentary "The Providence Effect" was released in September of 2009. The film is about a school on the west side of Chicago and it's remarkable rate of inspiring the less fortunate into becoming successful young men and women through discipline, hope and inspiration. It received numerous awards and screened at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in front of the United States Senate and Congress. Dedio recently produced and starred in Award winner Susan Seidelman's "Musical Chairs" currently in theatres now as well as producing and starring in the title role of the family comedy "Tio Papi" starring opposite Award winners Kelly McGillis and Frankie Faison. Tio Papi is set for release for September 2012. He recently produced and starred in the teen thriller film "The 36 Saints" . The film directed by Award winner Eddy Duran is set for November 2012 release. On stage Dedio originated the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed Off Broadway Production "Skin" at the prestigious SoHo Rep as well as work-shopping Tony Award winner Joe Pintauro's controversial play "The Dead Boy" (about the 80's Covenant House scandal), portraying the Title role. Dedio has homes in Los Angeles, New York and Miami Beach. -- (C) Joey Dedio


Highest Rated Movies



29% Tio Papi Producer Ray Ray Screenwriter 2013
37% Musical Chairs Producer Chico $30.4K 2012
47% The Providence Effect Producer 2009
27% Downtown: A Street Tale Angelo 2007
No Score Yet Lullaby T-Boy 2006
32% Bomb the System Hazer 2003
No Score Yet A Good Night to Die Actor 2003
78% Trick Ex Go-Go Boy 1999
No Score Yet Strays Fred 1997
63% Stonewall Angelo 1996
No Score Yet Timelock Larden 1996
80% Where the Day Takes You Teen 1992


No Score Yet Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Voice 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order
Dwyer 1994


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