What is Jo Koy’s net worth?
As per the latest information, Jo Koy net worth has reached USD 5 million. Jo is an American Filipino with an established career in stand-up comedy. Additionally, he has been a regular guest on various tv talk shows, podcasts, etc.
About Jo Koy
John C. Herbert and Josie Harrison gave birth to Jo Koy on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington, USA. It is said that Jo’s father abandoned the family when he was ten years old. According to multiple online sources, his father was an American who was in USAF.
John was stationed in the Philippines which is where he met Jo Koy’s mother. Josie was the manager of a Filipino rock band. They move to the USA after the marriage.
Jo was raised by a single mother who moved to Los Angeles after he finished high school. It was his mother who Jo credits his mother for his acting and comedic talents. He often speaks about it during his comedy shows.
As far as his influence goes, he has named Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steve Martin.
The career that built Jo Koy net worth
He began his career in Las Vegas in 1994 as a regular in Catch a Rising Star. Another inspiring story is that Jo rented the Huntridge Theater and went door to door selling the tickets for his own show.
Eventually, a talent coordinator noticed him and got him his first TV appearance on BET’s ComicView, where he was part of two seasons of the show. Jo has done standup comedy on stand-up specials like Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!, Showtime at the Apollo, USO Tour, VH1 I Love the 70’s, 80,s, 90’s, Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest, and Amp’d Mobile.
Moreover, Jo Koy was a regular guest on Chelsea Handler’s podcast E!’s Chelsea Lately for 100 episodes. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2005. In 2012, Jo teamed up with Michael Yo and started a podcast called The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show.
Jo has worked on various projects
Jo has appeared in multiple movies; his first one was as Chester Blind in the movie Virginia, 2018. His other movies were as Peter Lewis in Wake, 2018, as Vladimir Lenin in the 2019 movie Anastasia: Once Upon a Time, and finally in 2022, as Joe Valencia in Easter Sunday.
Additionally, some of his notable tv appearances as a stand-up comedian include Don’t Make Him Angry in 2009, Lights Out in 2012, Live from Seattle in 2017, Comin’ in Hot in 2019, In His Elements in 2020, and Live from the LA Forum in 2022.
He has appeared in tv shows- Family Tools as Berrick in 2013 and Reindeer in Here as Hawk (Voice) in 2022.
He reportedly received USD 30 million from Netflix for a three-comedy Standup Special series.