Joe Lo Truglio

Joe Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens and was raised in Margate, Florida. He is the son of Helen (Lynch) and Joseph Lo Truglio, and is of Italian and Irish descent. His childhood revolved around collecting Mad magazines, shooting horror movies on a Super 8, fishing in his backyard canal, and drawing homemade comics. He graduated Coconut Creek High School in 1988, where he was a member of Thespian troupe 2617, and there, along with classmate Russell Scherker, in category Duo Scene at Thespian VII district competition at Santaluces High School, snagged the coveted "Critic's Choice". The scene performed: the screwball, banter-laden opening scene of "Say Goodnight, Gracie".

He attended NYU Film school where he met his future colleagues and co-founded the cult sketch group, "The State". Also during this time, he indulged in "Jagger-Induced, Midnight Sidewalk-Stencil Missions". After a short run on MTV, he and his cohorts were pistol-whipped by the realities of network television.

After The State's hiatus in 1996, he hunkered down in Hell's Kitchen and immersed himself in commercial, video-game, and TV episodic work. He found a local watering hole, played poker, and trash-talked LA, where, ironically, he would move to 10 years later.

Around the millennium, with "Wet Hot American Summer" and "The Station Agent", independent film work came back into the fray. It was all coming full-circle, the only missing element being a Super 8 camera. Now, he balances writing and producing web series and firebranding its originality over mainstream media with bike rides and matinées. He relishes jumping back and forth between studio and indie flicks. Guinness and Jameson is still his favorite buddy-comedy.

Known For


Cast Credits

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017)
Starring as Neil (4 episodes)
Easy (2016)
Guest starring as Mike
Dice (2016)
Guest starring as TBD
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)
Starring as Neil (5 episodes)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Starring as Detective Charles Boyle (110 episodes)
Drunk History (2013)
Guest starring as Paul Cushing Child
  • Episode 4x08: Food (Nov 22, 2016)
Family Tree (2013)
Guest starring as Souvenir Vendor
  • Episode 1x07: Indians (Jun 30, 2013)
Burning Love (2013)
Guest starring as Alex (12 episodes)
Wedding Band (2012)
Guest starring as Bobby
New Girl (2011)
Guest starring as Charles Boyle
  • Episode 6x04: Homecoming (Oct 11, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
Free Agents (2011)
Starring as Walter (8 episodes)
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)
Guest starring as Nate Mungus
Bob's Burgers (2011)
Guest starring as Bryce (3 episodes)
Childrens Hospital (2010)
Guest starring as Shane
Sons of Tucson (2010)
Starring as Glenn
Community (2009)
Guest starring as Mark
Party Down (2009)
Guest starring as Donnie
How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Guest starring as Honeywell (2 episodes)
Reno 911! (2003)
Starring as Deputy Frank Rizzo