Joey Diaz
Joey Diaz
Celebrated Name: Joey Diaz
Real Name/Full Name: José Antonio “Coco” Díaz
Gender: Male
Age: 61 years old
Birth Date: 19 February 1963
Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 58 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Terrie Diaz (m. 2009)
Children: Yes (Mercy Diaz)
Profession: Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host
Net Worth in 2024: $800 thousand
Last Updated: July 2024

Joey Diaz is a stand-up comedian, podcast host and an actor who had roles in television series as well as films. They include The Longest Yard; My Name is Earl and Taxi. Diaz has been hosting a podcast called The Church of What’s Happening Now since 2012. He is also The Joe Rogan Experience’s regular guest.

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Early Life

Joey Diaz is a Cuban American who was born in 1963 on 19th February. His birthplace was Havana, Cuba, but he grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey. Joey was only three years old when his father passed on. Diaz and his mother moved to New York City. The two settled in North Bergen, New Jersey.

He attended McKinley School and later North Bergen High School. Diaz graduated from the latter in 1982. His mother ran a bar as well as a successful numbers game operation.

Diaz was only fifteen years old when he came home to find his mother lying dead on their home’s floor. That made him an orphan and hence had to enter the foster care system.

Despite people wanting to help them, his nature and tendency to get into trouble made his setting different. He, therefore, kept moving from one home to another. For instance, he was taken in by four families around North Bergen for the four years of his teens that were left after his mother’s demise. Diaz not only committed crimes but even took drugs.

He left New Jersey for Colorado at the age of nineteen. Eighteen months later, he returned to New Jersey. He left New Jersey this time for good for Colorado. Diaz joined the University of Colorado at Boulder to study economics.

Diaz divorced from his first spouse in 1991. As a result of that, Joey lost a relationship with their daughter.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 February 1963, Joey Diaz is 61 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 58 kg.


Diaz realized his talent for comedy while he was in prison. Joey got a job as a doorman at Wit’s End.

That is when he joined classes in the Rocky Mountain Post. His debut performance was at Comedy Work, Denver, in 1991 on 18th June. He also had an opening spot for Troy Baxley in Boulder, Colorado, the following year.

Diaz took part in Beck’s Amateur comedy competition. Initially, he had not won. Diaz ended up winning the contest. He participated in another similar competition held in and was ranked position six out of 40.

In 1995, he migrated from Colorado to Los Angeles for greener pastures. There he started working as a supporting comedian. He also got a chance to meet Joe Rogan, who was the longtime friend.

Diaz debuted his TV and film appearances. He got a role in Taxi, Spider-man 2, and Law and Order. After that, he got the role of a convict in The Longest Yard. Other parts are in Grudge Match, The Dark Night, Bucky Larson Born to Be a Star, The Dog Who Saved Christmas, Wizards of Waverly Place as well as The Mentalist.

He is the host of a podcast known as The Church of What’s happening Now.

Awards & Achievement

There are no awards for Joel Diaz, but he has worked hard to become who he is today. The fact that Joey stopped abusing cocaine after thirty years of use is an achievement in a different way.

Net Worth & Salary of Joey Diaz in 2024

Joey Diaz Net Worth
Joey Diaz Net Worth

As of July 2024, Joey Diaz has an estimated net worth of $800 thousand. He has several sources of income, which include Stand-up comedy. Performances, television series appearances as well as being featured in films. He has made earnings from various roles in different television series and movies. Also, for being an assistant for many comedians. He has also performed at both the local and national venues. The earnings have, in return, helped him accumulate his current wealth. Diaz also hosts a podcast.

Joey Diaz started his career as a stand-up comedian. But before that, he had done various jobs, including being a doorman. He later began appearing in films and television. He has had two changing events in his life. The first one is the loss of his mother, and the other one is being imprisoned. The farmer changed him from the worst, but the latter was for the best. His breakthrough role was a convict in The Longest Yard. Others include My Name In Earl, Law and Order, The Mentalist, and Taxi.



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