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Joseph Vincent "Joe" Lo Truglio (born December 2, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, and writer best known for his work as a cast member on the cult MTV sketch comedy series The State. He joined the main cast of the popular Comedy Central series Reno 911!, for its final season in 2009. Lo Truglio is also known for his roles in films such as Wet Hot American Summer, Superbad, Paul, Role Models, Wanderlust and for his role as Vincenzo Cilli in Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories.

He currently portrays Charles Boyle on the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He directed the episode The Bimbo in the show's Season Six.

Life and career[]

Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, and is of Italian and Irish descent. He grew up in Margate, Florida, and graduated from Coconut Creek High School. He met many of his future State cast members at New York University, where he participated in the school's sketch comedy group. The group, whose members included David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Michael Patrick Jann, Kevin Allison, Ken Marino, Todd Holoubek, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Ben Garant, formed what would become the cast of MTV's The State.

Lo Truglio not only wrote and acted in various skits for The State but also animated segments for the show as well. After The State ended in 1995, he went on to make a number of guest appearances throughout the late 1990s on shows such as Viva Variety, Upright Citizens Brigade, to Law & Order and Third Watch.

In 2001, Lo Truglio appeared in fellow State alumnus David Wain's Wet Hot American Summer, where he played a camp counselor. He went on to make cameo appearances on Wain/Showalter/Black's Stella shorts.

He would later appear on the 2005 Comedy Central show Stella and cameo in Showalter's film The Baxter. He made cameos on Reno 911!, as well as in the 2007 movie, Reno 911!: Miami. He has provided his voice for multiple video games, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Warriors. In 2005, he provided the voice of Vincenzo 'Lucky' Cilli, the secondary antagonist character in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In 2006 he had a supporting role in Artie Lange's Beer League.

Lo Truglio has appeared in several television commercials, including spots for Gateway Computer and for Jack Link's Beef Jerky.

After gaining attention for his memorable appearance as "Francis the Driver" in the Judd Apatow hit comedy Superbad, Lo Truglio has gone on to appear in many films with supporting roles in films such as Pineapple Express, Paul, Role Models, Wanderlust, and I Love You, Man.

In July 2008, Lo Truglio starred with Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis in the web series The Line on Crackle.

Lo Truglio has appeared on the comedy podcasts Comedy Bang Bang, Never Not Funnyand Superego Podcast.

Lo Truglio most recently appeared on the Starz comedy Party Down and also had a recurring role on the short-lived 2010 Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson. In 2011, he co-starred in the short-lived NBC comedy series Free Agents starring Hank Azaria. Truglio provided the voice of Freddy in the American Dad episode "Stan's Best Friend."

In 2013, Lo Truglio began co-starring opposite Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher on the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

On April 19, 2014, Lo Truglio married Beth Dover, having gotten engaged the previous year. They have previously shared the screen in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's episode "Fancy Brudgom" and in Season 3 of Burning Love.

Lo Truglio became a father for the first time when Dover gave birth to a boy named Eli in 2016.[1]

Filmography[]

Film
Year Title Role
1997 Naked in the Cold Sun
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Neil
2002 Stella shorts Various
2003 The Station Agent Danny
2003 Last Man Running Chooch
2005 Hitch Music Lover Guy
2005 Stricken Joe #1
2005 The Baxter Bar Baxter #1
2005 The Pigs Hal
2006 Beer League Dave
2007 The Ten Paul Mardino
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Tattoo Shop Owner #2
2007 Puberty: The Movie Herman Goldberg
2007 Superbad Francis the Driver
2008 Pineapple Express Mr. Edwards
Role Models Kuzzik
2009 Fanboys Jail Guard
I Love You, Man Lonnie
2010 Gulliver's Travels Butt-Crack Man
2011 Paul O'Reilly
High Road Officer Fogerty
2012 Wanderlust Wayne Davidson
Queens of Country Penny McEntire
My Uncle Rafael Father Jim
Pitch Perfect Clef #1
Wreck-It Ralph Markowski (voice)
2014 About Last Night Ryan Keller
Someone Marry Barry Sammy
2015 Knight of Cups Guest
Pitch Perfect 2 Member of Tone Hangers
2015 The Breakup Girl Steve
2017 Win It All Ron
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Brad Zotti
2019 Here Awhile Gary
2021 Mark, Mary & Some Other People Chris
2022 Outpost
2024 Big City Greens the Movie: Spacecation Big Tech Scientist (voice)
Television
Year Title Role Number of Episodes
1992–1993 You Wrote It, You Watch It Various Unknown
1993 - 1995 The State Various 27
1999 Upright Citizens Brigade Airduct Friar 1
2000 Law & Order Policeman #2 1
2000 TV Funhouse Bellboy 1
2002 Third Watch The Wrong Bernie 1
2005 Stella Ansel 1
Cheap Seats Terry Borkin 1
2005 - 2022 Reno 911! Shopkeeper / Deputy Frank Rizzo 36
2008 Wainy Days Various 3
2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Kenneth 1
2008–2011 Childrens Hospital Dr. Antonio Zarala / Shane 2
2009 Cupid Jimmy 1
Party Down Donnie 1
2010 Sons of Tucson Glenn 5
2010 – 2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Various voices 5
Backwash Officer Bobby Bleeker 5
2011 Mad Love Nick 1
2011 - 2012 Free Agents Walter 8
2012 - 2022 Robot Chicken Ted Logan, Father, Beth's Husband and World War II Pilot (voice) 2
2012 How I Met Your Mother Mr. Honeywell 2
Wedding Band Bobby 1
2012 - 2022 American Dad! Various voices 11
Bob's Burgers Various voices 8
2013 Burning Love Alex 23
Community Mark 2
Family Tree Souvenir Vendor 1
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Nate Mungus 1
Comedy Bang! Bang! Stan Couples 1
2013–2016 Drunk History Various 4
2013–2021 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Charles Boyle 152
2015 Scheer-RL Mark Wahlberg 1
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Neil 5
2016 New Girl Charles Boyle 1
2017 Animals. Gigglepuss and Father Anthony (voice) 2
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Neil 4
Dice Roger 1
Easy Mike 1
Do You Want to See a Dead Body? Himself 1
2020 The Comey Rule Jeff Sessions 2
2022 StoryBots: Answer Time Mr. Cow 1
2023 History of the World, Part II Bishop 1 1
Digman! Cale Caesar (voice) 1

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