Fascination with the human condition has led standup comedian, actor, writer and filmmaker, Joey Camen to his unique brand of award-winning humor. Eight months after graduating high school in his hometown of Detroit, seventeen year old Joey headed west to Hollywood, California. With his offbeat sense of humor, he quickly became a regular performer at the world-famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip, making him one of the youngest professional standup comics ever.
A year later, he became the protégé of voice actor Daws Butler – better known as the voices of Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound. Mr. Butler helped Joey develop his remarkable talent for characterizations.
As a voiceover actor Joey has worked on numerous projects including video games Devil May Cry 5, the popular Skylanders series as the voices of Terrafin, Boomer and Free Ranger; Hitman: Absolution; Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Mafia II and Brütal Legend…and most recently the animated films; The Queen's Corgi, Son of Bigfoot, The Wild Life, and Thunder and the House of Magic. He's also the designated voice of McGruff the Crime Dog.
As a standup comic, Joey has headlined at top comedy clubs and colleges across the United States, and was the opening act for the Pointer Sisters, Richard Pryor and the late great Marvin Gaye. As well as performing regularly on main stages in Las Vegas.
As an actor, Joey has appeared in a variety of feature films including Ralph Bakshi’s American Pop and Cool World. His filmmaking credits include the comedy short, Bernie – a love story about a man and his mattress, which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in. The short gained critical acclaim, winning the Bronze Award at the Houston International Film Festival. And writing, directing and starring in numerous shorts for his YouTube comedy channel CAMENTV.
In addition Joey is the author of 2 books. His autobiography, Laughing Through the Pain: Stories from the Trenches of Hollywood Standup Comedy and Beyond AND the pet memoir, My Life with Snoopy: How One Shelter Dog’s love changed a Man’s Life and Other Tails of Adventure. The well-reviewed books and the audio version of My Life with Snoopy, which he narrated are available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Joey-Camen/e/B00HAMPHJU
… Joey is also the author of several screenplays. One recently optioned drama “John Ledger” has legendary director Peter Bogdanovich attached as producer.
Joey is an extremely visual and fun to watch performer and has been compared to Eric Bogosian and Jonathan Winters. Even after experiencing Joey, people are perplexed that so many different voices and characters come only from him and one still ponders whether he merely is one individual.
- He sounds taller than he is.
- He's funny when he needs to be funny and serious when he needs to be serious.
- He loves animals and can sound like a lot of them.
- He can sound young, old, middle-age, urban, and from just about anywhere on the planet.
- He can sound like he's from another planet.
- He may be from another planet.