Joy Behar Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth

Joy behar is an American comedian and television personality who recently announced to take a pause on her talk show “The View” due to Coronavirus. She was born on 7th October 1942 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York and in the Roman Catholic family from Italy roots. Her father used to work as a truck driver for Coca-Cola whereas her mother seamstress. If we take a look at her education then she earned Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Queen College in 1964 whereas completed master degree in English education from Stony Brook University. After her education she took up job as an English teacher for almost a decade in Lindenhurst Senior High School located at Long Island. She even interested in acting thus, got professional acting coaching from HB Studio.

Joy behar Career:

During her initial phase of career, she worked as receptionist and later became producer of American morning show, Good Morning America. She even worked as standup comedian and appeared in several talk shows as well comedy shows. Apart from this, she even appeared in several movies which include Ice Age: Continental Drift, Hall Pass and Manhattan Murder Mystery.  Out of all things, she widely gained fame for being one of the hosts of the American program The View, broadcast on ABC since 1997. For this, she quite often nominated for prestigious awards and also won it as well. In addition to acting, she even wrote several books and performed at theatrical plays.

Taking break from ”

Due to amid fear of outbreak deadly Coronavirus, recently announced that she would be taking break from “The View”. She informed in a pre-recorded episode aired on Friday citing precautions over growing deadly disease which took almost 5000 lives worldwide. Behar said,

“”You really can’t tell how old I am by looking at me, but I am actually up there. I decided that I think I’m gonna stay home for a while. I’m gonna socially distance myself for a little bit, so next week you won’t see me here. I have to point out I’m in a higher-risk group for my age, but I’m perfectly healthy. I’m doing this myself. Luckily I don’t have to worry about childcare and things like that, and also I have enough money to take off some time.”

Joy Behar Biography

Real Name Josephine Victoria Behar
Birth Date October 7, 1942
Age 77 Years
Birth Place Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Comedian, Writer, Actress,
Religion Roman Catholic
Sun sign Libra

Joy Behar Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in centimeters – 168 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs 
Body Measurements 38-31-41
Bra (Breast) Size 44D
Waist Size 31
Hip Size 41
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Dress Size 6 (US)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Lindenhurst Senior High School
College Stony Brook University


Father Gino Occhiuto
Mother Rose Occhiuto
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

Joy Behar Affairs (Relationship Status)

What is Joy Behar marital status? (single, engaged, married, in relation or divorce) Married
How many children does Joy Behar have? One (Eve Behar Scotti)
Is Joy Behar having any relationship affair? No
Is Joy Behar lesbian? No
Who is Joy Behar husband? Steve Janowitz

Joy Behar Movies

  • Hiding Out (1987) as a Gertrude
  • Cookie (1989) as a Dottie
  • This Is My Life (1992) as a Rudy
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) as a Marilyn
  • ‘M’ Word (1996) as a Carol
  • Love Is All There Is (1996) as a Mary
  • Madea Goes to Jail (2009) as a Joy Behar
  • Hall Pass (2011) as a Dr. Lucy
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) as a Eunice

Television Series

  • Baby Boom (1988–1989) as a Helga Von Haput
  • It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (1989–1990) as a Joy Mull/Joy Smith
  • The Rock (1990) as a Joy Capedeluca
  • Wisecracks (1991) as a Herself
  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1996) as a Joy
  • Spin City (2000) as a Joy Behar
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2001) as a 42
  • 30 Rock (2007) as a Joy Behar
  • Ugly Betty (2009) as a Joy Behar
  • Nashville (2016) as a Joy Behar
  • Crisis in Six Scenes (2016) as a Ann
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (2005-17) as a Herself
  • Crashing (2018) as a Joy Behar
  • The View (1997-Present) as a Herself

Favorite Things

Dream Holiday Destination Not Known
Book Not Known
Favorite Food Not Known

Joy Behar Net Worth:

She has been hosting The View talk show for almost 23 years now and even she said that she doesn’t have to worry about money anymore. From her previous career as a television host, producer, author and actress, she has amassed about $12 million as of now in 2020.

Trivia: Important Facts about Joy Behar

  • She was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and currently lives in New York.
  • In 1975, she commenced her career from the job of a secretary where she used to answer the phone calls.
  • Joy was on the verge to lose her life due to an ectopic pregnancy in 1979.
  • Throughout her career, she has won 3 MAC awards and a CableACE Award.
  • She even worked at the mental hospital.
  • Behar tied the knot first time at the age of 22 while got first divorced at the age of 39.

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