Comedian Joe Pasquale has continued to delight audiences with his live stand-up tours for over 20 years and will continue to do so this year with his new show Joe Pasquale: The Devil In Disguise. Along the way he’s voiced characters for Hollywood movies Garfield: A Tale of Two Kittens; Horton Hears A Who! Children’s television animation – Frankenstein’s Cat and starred in The Muppets’ 25th Anniversary show.
Joe made his theatrical debut in 1999 in Larry Shue’s The Nerd which prompted Time Out to describe his performance as “rib-shatteringly funny” and went on to appear in the touring productions of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in 2004; Mel Brooks’ The Producers in 2007; The Wizard of Oz in 2010, Doctor in the House with Robert Powell in 2012; Ha Ha Holmes – The Hound Of The Baskervilles in 2013 and more recently (2013-2015) in the West End and touring production of ‘Spamalot’ in the starring role of ‘King Arthur’. 2018 will see Joe starring in the lead role of Frank Spencer in a new production of ‘Some Mother Do ‘Ave ‘Em’
Added to this Joe was crowned King of the Jungle in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2004; starred in ITV’s Dancing on Ice in 2013; dangled from the ceiling of the London Palladium(!) in 2016 and 2017 for ITV’s Live From the Palladium; taken part in ITV’s Sugar Free Farm; has appeared on 5 Royal Variety Performances and has become a mainstay of the British Pantomime season with sold out performances each and every Christmas!
Since winning I’m A Celebrity, time has not stood still for Joe, one of the hardest working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today. Joe followed his I’m A Celebrity win by hosting his own ITV special An Audience with Joe Pasquale, which enjoyed ratings in excess of 9 million viewers! Joe also went on to host the long-running television serie The Price Is Right for ITV and at various times guest hosted the Paul O’Grady Show for Channel 4.
Having recently qualified as a pilot and taken up boxing and running, Joe has continued to enhance his ‘action man’ credentials by competing in a celebrity edition of Total Wipeout against the likes of Fatima Whitbread and Sally Gunnell; attempted to smash the ‘most amount of martial arts throws in a minute on Guinness World Records Smashed; spent time in a Costa Rican prison for Virgin One’s ‘The Prisoner X’ documentary season and was shipped off to the jungles of Guyana for the Discovery Channel’s Alone in the Wild series, where he survived alone with a camera, in the depths of the rainforest for 5 days!
And when he finds the time, Joe is continuing to study for his Open University Degree in Geo Sciences!
Theatre Credits include: Jennifer Lore in Nativity - the musical (UK Tour), Heart Of Winter (Tristan Bates Theatre), Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival), The Lady Of The Lake in Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre West End and UK Tour), The Ghost Of Christmas Past in Scrooge (London Palladium), Standby for Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria, member of The Original London Cast), Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Christmas Past in Scrooge (UK Tour), Lead Vocalist in Puttin’ On The Ritz (UK Tour), Alice In Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Royal Variety Performance (London Coliseum/ITV), Lead Vocalist in You Won’t Succeed On Broadway… (St James), Daisy in The A To Z Of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse), Sam in Payback (Riverside Studios), Amanda in After The Turn (Courtyard Theatre), Mother/Wilma in 5 Children And It(Tristan Bates Theatre), Fairy in Jack And The Beanstalk (Sheffield Lyceum) and Sherezade in Aladdin (Southampton Mayflower).
Workshops include : Betty Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (Theatre Royal, Bath), Bella Spellgrove in Sherlock Holmes (Morphic Graffiti), Doreen Slater/Miss Elf/Mrs Lucas in The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve), Young Dusty Springfield in Dusty (Duchess Theatre), Flora in Jabberwocky (St James) and Mags in Only The Brave (Arts Theatre).
Television Credits includes: Maggie Winters in Casualty (BBC), Commercial for Go Compare (RSA Films), Children in Need and Blue Peter (BBC).
Other Credits include: Divas Sing Scott Alan (Arts Theatre), A Little Less Ordinary (Apollo), 80th Birthday Gala (Apollo Victoria), The Mercury Music 20th Anniversary Concert(Novello), Stars On Parade (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall) and West End Stars In Concert, Unwritten Songs (Spekulation Records), Music Box (Escape Records), Acoustic Overtures(SimG Records) and The A-Z Of Mrs P (SimG Records).
Theatre includes: Murder Margaret and Me, York Theatre Royal; Grumpy Old Women Live 3, UK Tour; Cider with Rosie, UK Tour; Aladdin, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; The Importance of Being Earnest A New Musical, Riverside Studios; When We Are Married, Garrick Theatre; Pygmalion, Chichester Festival Theatre; Grumpy Old Women Live 2, UK Tour and Novello Theatre; Bertha in Boeing Boeing on tour; Snake In The Grass and Life And Beth at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and on tour; Madame Morrible in Wicked, Apollo Victoria; Mother Lord in High Society on tour; Belinda Blair in Noises Off for the NT; Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Domina in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at Regent’s Park; Beth Hall in Virtual Reality at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, The Shakespeare Revue for the RSC; Diana in Absent Friends at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Lyric, Hammersmith; Prin for the Lyric, Hammersmith; Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
Television includes: Murder On The Blackpool Express for UKTV; Midsomer Murders for ITV; Cuckoo (Series 3); New Tricks for BBC; You, Me and Them for UKTV Gold; Murder on the Homefront for Carnival Film and Television; Mrs Brown's Boys (series 3&2) for BBC; Series regular Beverley Unwin in Coronation Street for ITV. Great Night Out for ITV; Parents for Sky; The Crossing for BBC; House of Rooms for Channel 4; Doctors for BBC; Judith in Wild At Heart for ITV; Eve Beckett in Roger Roger for BBC; Mrs Buchanan in Sunburn for BBC; Beverley in two series of A Prince Among Men for BBC; Louise in April Fools Day for ITV; Eleven Men Against Eleven for Channel 4; Wake up with... for ITV; Susan Hopkins in A Year in Provence for the BBC; Fay Morgan in The Wail Of The Banshee for Central TV; Mrs Jerebohm in The Darling Buds Of May for YTV; Blore for BBC 4; 4 series of Singles for YTV; The Victoria Wood Show for BBC.
Film includes: Nativity 3 and Fierce Creatures with John Cleese.
Chris trained at The Guildford School of Acting
Theatre credits include: Artie Goldberg in Yank! (Charing Cross Theatre and Hope Mill Theatre) Louis Harvey in the Lady Killers (Theatre Royal Windsor) Lord Goring in an Ideal Husband (Manor Pavilion) Akari in Still.Waiting (St James Theatre, Re:Act) Joe in The Spitfire Grill (Union Theatre, Winner of the Broadway World award for best production of a musical Fringe/Regional) Artie in Sunset Boulevard (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) Freddy in Pygmalion (Theatre Royal Windsor) Sam Stone in Stone Cold Murder (Manor Pavilion) Flight Lieutenant Graham in Flair Path (Manor Pavilion) Malcolm in Macbeth (Neuss Globe) Ensemble in Chess (Tour) Potsie in Happy Days (Italian Tour) Soloist/Cover in The West End Men (Vaudeville Theatre) Steve in Payback (Riverside Studios) Willie Briggs in pools Paradise (Manor Pavilion) Victor in Private lives (Manor Pavilion) The Water Babies (Workshop) Soloist in Something Wonderful (Yvonne Arnaud)
Television Credits: Vernon Wilton in Doctors (BBC) Skins (Channel 4)
Roles whilst training: Jerry in 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' Oscar in 'Sweet Charity' Tosher in Lionel Bart's 'Fings Aint What They Used T'Be' Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliette' Benny Southstreet in 'Guys and Dolls' and male soloist in 'The World Goes 'Round'.
Voice Over and Recording: Fable: The Journey (Lionhead Studios, Microsoft) and Payback the Original Cast Recording.