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Joey Coco Diaz at Levity Live
Born in Havana Cuba and raised in North Bergen NJ Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz has quickly become one of the most sought after actors and comedians in the entertainment industry today. His love of storytelling is reflected in each role he takes: whether it is on film or on stage his passion for entertaining and delighting audiences shines through every performance. This winter Diaz can next be seen starring as ‘Mikey’ opposite Sylvester Stallone Robert De Niro Kevin Hart and Kim Basinger in the highlyanticipated feature film “Grudge Match” (Warner Bros.). Diaz’s start in comedy began while serving a short stint at a correctional facility in Denver CO in 1988. “Each Wednesday we would watch movies on the projector but sometimes it would break ” he shares “so I would get up and do stand up to fill the time.” Learning he had the skills to make an audience laugh he pursued comedy after his release and began performing at an assortment of comedy clubs in the area. While he was touring as a working comic he began acting in a variety television and film roles. You may recognize him from his appearances in “The Mentalist” “Children’s Hospital” “My Name is Earl” or “General Hospital” – to name a few. On the film front Diaz has held roles in “The Longest Yard” “Spider Man 2” “Smiley Face” and “Taxi” among others.