Joe Bevilacqua

Joe Bevilacqua (born January 2, 1959) is an American actor, voice actor, producer, director, author, dramatist, humorist, cartoonist, and documentarian. Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is a public radio producer and radio theater dramatist. However, his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film and television, as a producer, director, writer, author, actor, and even cartoonist. Early life Bevilacqua was born on January 2, 1959 in Newark, New Jersey, the son of a policeman, Joseph Bevilacqua Sr., and a housewife, the former Joan Kvidahl. Bevilacqua began performing as a child. His family moved to Iselin, New Jersey in 1965. In 1971, he began recording his first audio stories, Willoughby and the Professor, half hour stories, in which he performed all of the voices himself, creating live sound effects, and scoring with 78 RPM records he found in his attic. According to NPR, Bevilacqua sent a 120 minute cassette of his Willoughby stories to voice actor Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear, Quickdraw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound and other Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters. Butler soon dubbed himself Bevilacqua's mentor. Author Joe Bevilacqua has written and edited a number of books, including Daws Butler, Characters Actor, the authorized biography and his mentor, the voice of Yogi Bear. He co-authored the script book Uncle Dunkle and Donnie with Daws Butler and edited Butler's Scenes for Actors and Voices workbook. He has also written many liner notes on the history of radio for Radio Spirits releases. All of Joe's audio projects can be found on his website: To see his acting work please visit his IMDB page:
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