|Date of Birth
||January 28, 1977
|Place of Birth
||Brooklyn, New York,
Fatone, an Italian American, was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York, the son of Phyllis and Joseph Anthony Fatone, Sr., who was an actor and musician. He has two older siblings, Janine and Steven. At age 13, Fatone and his family moved to Orlando, Florida. There, Fatone attended and graduated from Dr. Phillips High School. Reportedly, at his graduation, Fatone sang a rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, celebrated as a precursor to his future success.
After high school, Fatone worked as a performer at Universal Studios in Orlando, where he played "Wolfie" in "Beetlejuice's GraveYard Revue". While working at Universal, Fatone befriended [[Mickey In 2001, Fatone co-starred with bandmate Lance Bass in the Miramax film On the Line, and also did voice work with Bass on the same episodes of Disney's Kim Possible and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken. He also performed in the 2002 dramatic comedy motion picture My Big Fat Greek Wedding as Toula's cousin Angelo, and acted in the critically acclaimed movie The Cooler. He has had minor roles in the experimental film, Red Riding Hood, and in Homie Spumoni, alongside Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
Fatone is currently the host of NBC's The Singing Bee as well as the Australian version of the show. On August 21, 2007, it was announced that Fatone, along with Lisa Rinna, will be replacing Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers as hosts of TV Guide's red carpet pre-shows for the 2007-2008 season. Fatone was also in an episode of Hannah Montana as a restaurant owner who books Hannah to bring back customers after a bad mishap, set episode will air this season.
Nov 30, 2007, he participated in the taping of the 2007 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade inside the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.