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Wamg Interview- Joey Dedio: Writer and Star of Tio Papi – Sliff 2013

Joey Dedio is a veteran of film, stage and television. As a youngster, Dedio appeared in After School Specials and on the NBC soap opera Another World; portrayed the title role in the NBC Series “The Karate Kid”; and served as the voice of “Wheeler” on the animated series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers.” As an adult, Dedio has worked as a regular in the serial “Sunset Beach”; guest-starred on such dramas as “Law and Order” and “Chicago Hope”; originated the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play “Skin”; and appeared in more than 15 films, including the Sundance competition drama Strays. Taking on additional roles, the multitalented Dedio wrote, produced, and starred in Downtown: A Street Tale and produced the award-winning documentary “The Providence Effect.” Dedio plays the title role in Tio Papi, which he co-wrote and produced.

Joey will be in St. Louis to screen Tio Papi as part of The St.

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