Joe Nipote - Episode 329

Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Joe Nipote.  Joe has headlined comedy clubs across the country and became a favorite opening act for many headliners in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, and Atlantic City for such artists as Tina Turner, Captain & Tenille, The O'Jays, Dwight Yokum, Judy Collins, Barbara Mandrell, Robert Goulet, Frankie Avalon, Ben Vereen and many, many more. He went on to host WRIF in the morning for a year in 1987. His hunger for stand-up and acting drove him out of the radio booth and back out to LA where he quickly landed the co-starring role on the Paramount series Viper in which he played, Franklin 'Frankie' Xavier Waters for all four seasons. Joe went on to star in the movies, Casper, Soul's Midnight, The Fourth Tenor and Back by Midnight (Rodney Dangerfield's last 2 movies) and of course Meatballs II in which he starred as Boomer. He recently starred in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and Disney's Zack & Cody, The Suite Life On Deck. He has also crossed over into the another ring of performing, the boxing ring, as he has been announcing Boxing and MMA fights for HBO's Boxing After Dark and Showtime, The New Generation and currently is promoting the children's book he wrote titled Eggy Yolk and the Dirty Rotten Dozen.

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