Joe grew up in Park Ridge and Wheaton, Illinois, for 27 years. Ever since watching Evel Knievel live at the old Chicago amphitheater jump 10 buses at age 8 and seeing Hooper (1978) in the theaters as an impressionable 13-year-old boy, he knew he wanted to become a Hollywood Stuntman. Climbing the local water towers, hopping freight trains, skateboarding, BMX racing and all sports would prove to be vital in facilitating his dream. He attended Wheaton Central H.S. and graduated in 1982. Central was also the home of John Belushi and writer Bob Woodward who broke the Nixon Watergate scandal. Joe was a 2-sport athlete in H.S. and college, but college was short-lived. He was legendary for his 1/4-mile-long wheelies on his Ninja 900 and hurdling over the roofs of stationary cars. After many odd jobs, sales was his niche, but stunts always loomed in the background. He was a successful food broker, selling steak and seafood door to door throughout the Chicagoland area. When a stunt school opene

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