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Matt LeBlanc

Joey Tribbiani

Matt LeBlanc was born in Newton, Massachusetts, outside Boston. He tried commercial acting on a whim, but was signed to management by the end of the day. After a couple of years’ struggle in New York, Matt booked a collection of commercials including Heinz ketchup, Levi’s jeans, Doritos and Coca-Cola, and his first regular role, as a student on TV 101, about a TV news photographer who teaches high-schoolers to produce a weekly cable news show.

From there, LeBlanc worked steadily, from guest parts on Just the Ten of Us, Married… With Children, and The Red Shoe Diaries to regular roles on Top of the Heap and Vinnie and Bobby. Then, he landed the role of clueless actor Joey Tribbiani on Friends, and was thrust into the limelight. LeBlanc’s character was the only Friend who moved on to have his own series, the eponymous Joey, which ran for two seasons.

During Friends, LeBlanc also had roles in feature films including Charlie’s Angels, Lost in Space, and All the Queen’s Men, starring alongside Eddie Izzard—and appeared in Jon Bon Jovi’s music video for Say It Isn’t So. After Friends, LeBlanc joined a number of his former costars in guest roles on Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy on Showtime.

These days, LeBlanc can be seen playing a hilariously fictionalized version of himself on the BBC program Episodes, collaborating with Friends creator David Crane, about a British show that gets recreated for American television. He also stars in a new film, Lovesick, with Chevy Chase and Ali Larter.

LeBlanc has taken home a SAG Award, both Teen’s and People’s Choice Awards, and most recently a Golden Globe for his performance on Episodes. He’s also been nominated for four Emmy awards.

Of course, you can catch Matt LeBlanc as sweetheart Joey Tribbiani on Friends on TVLand Wednesdays at 9PM/8C.

Character Bio

Joey Tribbiani grew up the only boy in an Italian-American family of eight children. Growing up with all those sisters has made him quite the astute ladies’ man, he’s hardly ever without a date! A struggling actor, Joey spends a lot of time going on auditions and taking odd jobs for extra money, mostly to pay rent to his roommate Chandler, but often to buy his favorite food, sandwiches. He depends on his friends to support his ambitions. Though he can be overly literal, Joey’s childlike innocence can sometimes turn out to be surprisingly wise, putting things in perspective for his pals, and his kindhearted nature is more than enough in return.

Friends TV Schedule

Saturday
March 28
12:00am
The One After Vegas
Two of the friends leave Las Vegas married. Joey and Phoebe have a cross-country adventure.
TV-PG
12:40am
The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel
Monica is bewildered by Rachel's reaction to a change in their living arrangement. Phoebe tries to make Ross confront his feelings for Rachel.
TV-PG
Sunday
March 29
12:00am
The One With Ross's Denial
Despite Phoebe's admonitions, Ross makes a drastic decision about Rachel. Chandler and Monica bicker over their living arrangements.
TV-PG
12:40am
The One Where Joey Loses his Insurance
Injured Joey must get an acting part in order to qualify for health insurance. Rachel finally learns the truth about her marriage to Ross.
TV-PG
6:00pm
The One With the Flashback
The friends recall secrets from their pasts.
TV-PG
6:33pm
The One With the Prom Video
Monica's old home video shows Ross' true feelings for Rachel. Joey gives a gaudy gift to Chandler.
TV-PG
7:05pm
The One Where Joey Moves Out
Monica's parents find out about her middle-aged boyfriend. Chandler and Joey argue --and it could mean the end of their living arrangement. Guest Star: Tom Selleck
TV-PG
7:43pm
The One Where Eddie Moves In
Joey wants to move back in with Chandler, but there's a new problem. Phoebe tapes a rock video. Ross upsets Monica.
TV-PG
8:21pm
The One Where Doctor Ramoray Dies
Monica and Richard experience the same romantic problems as Rachel and Ross. Joey's ill-advised comments to a fan magazine threaten his acting career.
TV-14
9:00pm
The One Where Eddie Won't Go
Chandler wants his annoying new roommate to move out. Joey's exorbitant bills come due. The women learn from a book about personal empowerment.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The One With Frank Jr.
Phoebe tries to be more friendly with her half-brother. Ross meets Isabella Rosselini. Guest Star: Isabella Rossellini
TV-PG
10:00pm
The One With the Cat
Phoebe thinks her adoptive mother's spirit inhabits a stray cat. Joey's attempt to sell his entertainment center proves hazardous. Guest Star: Dan Gauthier
TV-PG
10:30pm
The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line
Chandler is guilt-ridden after kissing Joey's girlfriend. Ross' musical talents are not as amazing as he and Phoebe think.
TV-PG
11:00pm
The One With Chandler in a Box
On Thanksgiving, Joey wants to punish Chandler for kissing Kathy. Monica gets a surprise when she visits an eye doctor.
TV-PG
11:30pm
The One With the Free Porn
Monica helps Ross tell his girlfriend that he loves her. Phoebe gets some surprising news about her pregnancy.
TV-14
Monday
March 30
12:05am
The One With all the Haste
Changes occur in Ross' relationship with Emily. Monica and Rachel will do anything to get their old apartment back from the guys.
TV-PG
12:38am
The One With the Flashback
The friends recall secrets from their pasts.
TV-PG
1:16am
The One With the Prom Video
Monica's old home video shows Ross' true feelings for Rachel. Joey gives a gaudy gift to Chandler.
TV-PG
1:54am
The One Where Joey Moves Out
Monica's parents find out about her middle-aged boyfriend. Chandler and Joey argue --and it could mean the end of their living arrangement. Guest Star: Tom Selleck
TV-PG
2:27am
The One Where Eddie Moves In
Joey wants to move back in with Chandler, but there's a new problem. Phoebe tapes a rock video. Ross upsets Monica.
TV-PG
3:00am
The One Where Doctor Ramoray Dies
Monica and Richard experience the same romantic problems as Rachel and Ross. Joey's ill-advised comments to a fan magazine threaten his acting career.
TV-14
3:30am
The One Where Eddie Won't Go
Chandler wants his annoying new roommate to move out. Joey's exorbitant bills come due. The women learn from a book about personal empowerment.
TV-PG
4:00am
The One With Frank Jr.
Phoebe tries to be more friendly with her half-brother. Ross meets Isabella Rosselini. Guest Star: Isabella Rossellini
TV-PG
4:30am
The One With the Cat
Phoebe thinks her adoptive mother's spirit inhabits a stray cat. Joey's attempt to sell his entertainment center proves hazardous. Guest Star: Dan Gauthier
TV-PG