Joey D. Vieira

Joey D. Vieira

Apr. 8th, 1944
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 7"

Joey D. Vieira's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Hank TV Show
The Pride of the Family TV Show
The Pride of the Family

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Joey D. Vieira has just celebrated his 53rd year in show business. As a child he co-starred in the first version of "Lassie" to come to television, winning, in the years 1954 to 1958, two Emmy Awards. Those four years of the long-running series, with Tommy Rettig as Jeff and Joey as his best friend Porky, are still entertaining audiences today under the name "Jeff's Collie." Joey then started making appearances on other top television series, including "Dobie Gillis," "My Three Sons" and "Hank." He also starred in live TV shows like "Playhouse 90", "Shirley Temple Theater", a Bob Hope Special and "The George Gobel Show". Joey made his first of eighteen feature films in 1955 when he costarred with Charlton Heston in "The Private War of Major Benson." Other memorable movies over the decades include "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Red Heat," and costarring with Mel Gibson in "The Patriot" as Peter Howard. Joey has a diversified background in other areas of entertainment. He has produced several recording artists including Rick Springfield and Taylor Dane and has produced and directed national television and radio commercials for such heavyweights as AT&T, Ford, Subaru, Northern Telecom and Mattel Toys. As a writer, Joey co-created the 3-hour musical variety special for NBC, "Motown Returns to the Apollo Theater," which won an Emmy for Best Variety Special of the Year. He has also directed presentation videos for some of the top corporations in the world...Bally's, Spiegel Catalog, Paramount Properties, Holiday Inns of America, and the government of the Isle of Mann, to name a few. Lately, Joey has written five original screenplays of different genres and signed with Innovative Artists Talent and Literary Agency for representation. He recently starred in two independent films. "Backstage Pass" with William Katt, a feature thriller and "Fuel" a hard hitting docudrama both set for release this year. Joey says he looks forward to his next 50 years in the biz and hopes it will be at least half as exciting and rewarding as the past half-century has been.

  • Brother of 'Ken Weatherwax (I)' (qv) and nephew of 'Ruby Keeler' (qv)

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