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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

Friday
July 10
6:00pm
The One Where Rachel Finds Out
Rachel finds out about Ross' secret love for her -- but another surprise awaits her.
TV-14
6:30pm
The One Where Ross Finds Out
Dramatic developments occur in Ross and Rachel's relationship. Chandler regrets asking Monica to help him lose weight.
TV-PG
7:00pm
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
7:36pm
The One Where No One's Ready
Ross becomes frantic trying to get everyone ready to leave to hear his speech at the museum.
TV-PG
8:12pm
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
8:48pm
The One With the Embryos
Phoebe finds out whether she is pregnant or not. A simple challenge escalates into a full-blown contest between the guys and the women.
TV-PG
9:24pm
The One With all the Thanksgivings
The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Guest Star: Morgan Fairchild
TV-14
10:00pm
The One Where Everybody Finds Out
Chandler and Monica's relationship becomes less of a secret. Ross must prove to his boss that he's sane in order to return to work.
TV-14
10:30pm
The One Where Ross Got High
On Thanksgiving, Chandler tries to gain favor with Monica's parents – but an old secret involving Ross causes problems. Undomestic Rachel's dessert proves intriguing.
TV-PG
11:00pm
The One Where Paul's the Man
Ross is nervous about meeting Paul, Elizabeth's dad, and invites the gang to the coffeehouse for moral support. Guest Stars: Bruce Willis, Alexandra Holden
TV-PG
11:40pm
The Last One, Pt 1
Filled with humor and bittersweet emotion, the series finale finds the gang embarking on the next chapters in their lives.
TV-PG
Saturday
July 11
12:20am
The Last One, Pt 2
Now it's their last day together, and it's one of momentous events and last-minute surprises. Even as the friends make major decisions about their futures, they share a bond that will last forever.
TV-PG
1:00am
The One Where Rachel Finds Out
Rachel finds out about Ross' secret love for her -- but another surprise awaits her.
TV-14
1:30am
The One Where Ross Finds Out
Dramatic developments occur in Ross and Rachel's relationship. Chandler regrets asking Monica to help him lose weight.
TV-PG
2:00am
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
2:30am
The One Where No One's Ready
Ross becomes frantic trying to get everyone ready to leave to hear his speech at the museum.
TV-PG
3:00am
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
3:30am
The One With the Embryos
Phoebe finds out whether she is pregnant or not. A simple challenge escalates into a full-blown contest between the guys and the women.
TV-PG
4:00am
The One With all the Thanksgivings
The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Guest Star: Morgan Fairchild
TV-14
4:30am
The One Where Everybody Finds Out
Chandler and Monica's relationship becomes less of a secret. Ross must prove to his boss that he's sane in order to return to work.
TV-14
Friday
July 17
6:00pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
6:30pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
7:00pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
7:36pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
8:12pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
8:48pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
9:24pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
10:00pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
10:30pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
11:00pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
11:30pm
Six friends, three guys and three girls in their twenties, pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.