Joy Behar Biography
Joy Behar is an American comedian, television personality, actress and writer who serves as the co-host of the ABC daytime talk show The View in New York City, NY since 1997 when the show premiered. Behar is the only original panelist who still appears on a regular basis. She has hosted several talk shows on TV, namely, ‘The Joy Behar Show’, ‘Joy Behar: Say Anything!’ and ‘Late Night Joy’ which aired on TLC in 2015. She was a high school English teacher before joining the showbiz.
The other current cast of the popular ABC show The View are Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines. Following a decade of nominations, Behar and her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, and Barbara Walters won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in August 2009.
Joy Behar Age
Behar is 79 years old as of the year 2021, she was born Josephine Victoria Occhiuto on 7 October 1942, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. Her birthday is on October 7th every year. She is an American by nationality and she belongs to white ethnicity.
Joy Behar Height
Behar stands at a moderate height of 5’4 and 3/4 (1.67 m).
Joy Behar Body Measurements and Weight
She has brown hair and a pair of dark brown eyes in color. She weighs 60 kg (132 lbs). Her body measures 38-31-41 Inches.
Joy Behar Education
After her elementary and secondary education, Behar joined Queens College where she earned a BA in sociology in 1964. She then enrolled at Stony Brook University for a master’s degree in English and graduated in 1966. She later studied acting at the HB Studio.
However, from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, Behar taught English on Long Island at Lindenhurst Senior High School in Lindenhurst, New York.
Joy Behar Family
Behar was born and raised by her parents Rose Carbone (mother) and her father Gino Occhiuto in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. She is of a Roman Catholic family of Italian descent. She is the only child of her parents. Her mother was a seamstress while her father worked as a truck driver for Coca-Cola Company.
Joy Behar First Husband
Joy was first married to Joe Behar who is a college professor. The couple married in 1965 and finally separated in 1981. Together the duo shares one adorable grown daughter, Eve Behar Scotti. She has a grandson named Luca. Joe is known for directing the game show Let’s Make a Deal, as well as the series The Greatest Gift, First Love, From These Roots, Days of our Lives and General Hospital.
Joy Behar Husband, Married
Behar is married to Steve Janowitz who is a teacher. The couple married in 2011 after being together for almost 30 years. The duo first met in 1982. During a March 2020 episode of The View, Behar revealed that she met Janowitz at a “semi nudist colony”. The couple shares no children. Behar and her family reside in The Hamptons but she also owns a home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Joy Behar Daughter
Behar together with her first husband is blessed with one adorable grown-up daughter known as Eve Behar Scotti who is about 51 years old as of 2022. Eve is married to Alphonso Anthony Scotti who is a physician assistant in the emergency room of Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. Together they are blessed with a son named Luca who happens to be Behar’s grandson.
Joy Behar Salary
Behar earns an average annual salary of $7 million for co-hosting The View. Behar has been with The View since 1997 when the show premiered hence through her proceeds from her work as a co-panelist, she has been able to accumulate this great salary.
Joy Behar Net Worth
Behar’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million as of 2022. She has accumulated her fortunes through her primary source of income as a comedian, television personality, actress and writer. She serves as the co-host of the ABC daytime talk show The View and in the other businesses, she has invested in.
Joy Behar The View
Behar is the co-host of the ABC daytime talk show The View in New York City, NY since 1997 when the show premiered. She is the only original panelist who still appears on a regular basis.
It was announced on March 7, 2013, that Behar would be leaving the show at the end of the current season. Behar told Deadline, “It seemed like the right time… You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup”… Her last appearance was on August 9, 2013, when the show paid respect to Behar in the style of “This Is Your Life.”
Behar continued to guest co-host in 2014 and 2015 after leaving the show in 2013. On August 25, 2015, ABC announced that Behar would return as a regular co-host beginning September 8, 2015, with the opening of the 19th season. Behar was quoted saying. “Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in. Behar was quoted saying.
She has hosted several talk shows on TV, namely, ‘The Joy Behar Show’, ‘Joy Behar: Say Anything!’ and ‘Late Night Joy’ which aired on TLC in 2015. She was a high school English teacher before joining the showbiz.
Joy Behar recipe for lasagna
Behar is an excellent cook and makes fabulous lasagna. “The View” co-hosts can agree on Joy Behar’s legendary lasagna. Every year on Whoopi Goldberg’s birthday, Behar prepares a piece of her coveted Italian meal, which is frequently discussed on the show. We will update you with her lasagna recipe soon.
Is Bryan Behar related to Joy Behar?
Bryan Behar is an American writer and producer. He is a TV writer and Huffington Post Blogger since 2015. Bryan is not related to Joy. They only share their surname. Joy is the only child of her parents.
How Old Is Joy Behar?
Behar is 79 years old as of the year 2021. She was born on 7 October 1942, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Behar will turn 80 years old on 7th October 2022.
Joy Behar Movies and TV Shows
- 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift as Eunice (voice)
- 2011 Hall Pass as Dr. Lucy
- 2009 Madea Goes to Jail as Joy Behar
- 1996 ‘M’ Word as Carol
- 1996 Love Is All There Is as Mary
- 1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery as Marilyn
- 1992 This Is My Life as Rudy
- 1989 Cookie as Dottie
- 1987 Hiding Out as Gertrude
- 2018 Crashing as Joy Behar
- 2016 Nashville as Joy Behar
- 2016 Crisis in Six Scenes as Ann
- 2009 Ugly Betty as Joy Behar
- 2007 One Life to Live as Herself
- 2007 30 Rock as Joy Behar
- 2005–17 Real Time with Bill Maher as Herself
- 2001 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command as 42
- 2000 Spin City as Joy Behar
- 2015–present The View as Herself
- 1996 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist as Joy
- 1991 Wisecracks as Herself
- 1990 The Rock as Joy Capedeluca
- 1989–1990 It’s Garry Shandling’s Show as Joy Mull/Joy Smith
- 1988–1989 Baby Boom as Helga Von Haput
Behar Body measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Josephine Victoria Occhiuto
- Career / Profession: Comedian, television personality, actress and writer
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Age: 79 years old as of the year 2021
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Date of Birth: 7 October 1942
- Birthday: 7th October
- Body Measurements: 38-31-41 Inches
- Height: 5’4 and 3/4 (1.67 m)
- Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband/Spouse: Steve Janowitz
- Children: Eve Behar Scotti
- Net Worth: $30 million as of 2022
- Salary: About $7 million
Joy Behar House
Behar resides in The Hamptons, New York City but she also owns a home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.