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Joey McIntyre
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 31 December 1972 (1972-12-31) (age 51)
Hometown Needham, Massachusetts
Known For NKOTB singer

Dancing with the Stars 1

Partner(s) Ashly DelGrosso
Placement 3
Highest Score 25 (Paso Doble)
Lowest Score 20 (Cha-Cha-Cha & Samba)
Average Score 21.3

Joseph Mulrey "Joey" McIntyre is a celebrity from season 1 of Dancing with the Stars.

Early Life[]

McIntyre was born in Needham, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas, a union official, and Katherine (died 30 November 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer's), a community theater actress. He is the youngest of nine children with older siblings, Judy, Alice, Susan, Tricia, Carol, Jean, Kate, and Tommy, in an Irish-American Catholic family. McIntyre graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, an all-male Catholic private school. He shares the same birth date as his sister, Carol. Another sister, Judy, is an actress.

Artistic Career[]

New Kids on the Block[]

Just before his thirteenth birthday, he joined New Kids on the Block, replacing Jamie Kelley. Since the other four members of the band were already long-time school friends, he initially found it difficult to mesh with them. They became one of the most successful boy bands of the late 20th century, producing two number one albums on the US Billboard charts. In 1991, Forbes listed the band as the highest-earning entertainers, beating Madonna and Michael Jackson. They eventually split in 1994.

Solo Career[]

Following their split, McIntyre busied himself with songwriting and sought a solo recording contract. He made his acting debut in the film The Fantasticks, which was based on the long-running off-Broadway musical. This 1995 film, starring Joel Grey and Jean Louisa Kelly, was released in theaters five years later.

Disenchanted by his inability to find a recording contract, McIntyre used his own money to record his first solo album, Stay the Same, and sold it on his website. He then chose the album's title track as a single and took it to local Boston DJs, which eventually garnered the song national airplay. The combination of airplay and website sales for the single led to him signing a recording contract in 1999 with Sony Music USA, under the C2 label, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, which had previously been home to New Kids on the Block. The album was re-released on Sony's Work Records and sold more than a million copies around the world and the single "Stay the Same" peaked at #10 in the Billboard Hot 100 . The second single from the album was "I Love You Came Too Late".

Also in 1999, McIntyre recorded the song "Remember Me" for the film Southie, which starred former band mate Donnie Wahlberg. In 2001, McIntyre released his second solo album, Meet Joe Mac, but it did not chart. "Rain" was the only single released from this album.

In 2004, McIntyre released his fourth solo album, 8:09, followed by Talk to Me, an album of cover versions, in December 2006.

In April 2008, the New Kids on the Block reunited. The single "Summertime" was released in May 2008. Their first full-length album in fourteen years was released 2 September 2008, titled The Block. On 18 September 2008, they kicked off their reunion tour. In 2009, they began a 'Full Service' summer tour. They toured with Backstreet Boys in 2011.

On 17 November 2009, McIntyre released the single "Here We Go Again" from his upcoming EP of the same name. It was produced by Brent Paschke, Gabe Lopez, and Drew Ryan Scott. Paschke, Lopez and Scott also share cowriting with McIntyre on the project. The video for "Here We Go Again" was premiered on the single release date. It was released on iTunes in December 2009.


McIntyre played Jon in Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM! for both the off-Broadway (Fall 2001) and national tour (2003) versions of the play. In 2002, he appeared for a season on the television program, Boston Public. The following year, he released the live acoustic album, One Too Many, with Emanuel Kiriakou.

In 2004, he starred in the film Tony n' Tina's Wedding alongside Mila Kunis and also played Fiyero, the leading male role in the Broadway musical Wicked, for which he received rave reviews. He replaced Norbert Leo Butz on 20 July 2004 and remained with the show until 9 January 2005 where he was later replaced by David Ayers. He also competed on the first season of the reality television show Dancing with the Stars, finishing in third place with dance professional partner Ashly DelGrosso.

McIntyre appeared as Fonzie in Happy Days, a musical based on the hit TV show at the Falcon Theater in Los Angeles from 15 February to 12 March 2006 and a second run from 23 June to 13 August 2006. McIntyre appeared in the film On Broadway, which was filmed in his hometown of Boston.

In 2007, McIntyre appeared as Gary in Christmas at Cadillac Jacks. It played around Christmas of that year on The Hallmark Channel and other various Christian channels and recently became available on DVD.

On 2 November 2011, McIntyre guest starred on an episode of the detective comedy Psych. The title of the episode is "The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap Man, Issue #2" - Season 6x4.

In 2013, McIntyre appeared in the American buddy cop comedy The Heat, as Peter Mullins, brother of Detective Shannon Mullins, played by Melissa McCarthy. In 2014, McIntyre appeared in the CBS TV sitcom The McCarthys, playing Gerard McCarthy. In 2016, he appeared on the Netflix comedy, Fuller House with all of the members of New Kids on the Block.

Other Ventures[]

In 2001, he hosted a season of MTV's Say What? Karaoke from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Beginning in December 2006, McIntyre took part in Dancing with the Stars - The Tour with actor Joey Lawrence, pop star Drew Lachey and TV stars Lisa Rinna and her husband Harry Hamlin.

On 15 April 2013, McIntyre competed in the Boston Marathon, in which he ran to raise awareness of Alzheimer's in honor of his mother, who lost her battle with it 30 November 2014. He finished with a time of 3 hours and 57 minutes just minutes before a bomb exploded and killed three and injured many more.

Personal Life[]

McIntyre married Barrett Williams 9 August 2003, exactly one year after they met. They welcomed their first child, Griffin Thomas, 20 November 2007 in Los Angeles. On 13 December 2009, their second child, Rhys Edward, was born. Rhys was identified as having hearing loss while still an infant. On 31 May 2011, their third child, Kira Katherine, was born.

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