Joseph Mulrey McIntyre was born on 31 December 1972, in Needham, Massachusetts USA of part-Irish descent. Joey is an actor, singer and songwriter, best known to be the youngest member of the New Kids on the Block boy band. After the success of the group, he found success as a solo artist and actor. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is now.
How rich is Joey McIntyre? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly accumulated from success both in acting and music. As a solo artist he’s sold over a million records internationally, and New Kids on the Block was considered one of the highest earning groups in the entertainment industry during their prime. These activities have helped in ensuring McIntyre’s wealth.
Joey McIntyre Net Worth $15 Million
Joey was born into a big family already familiar with acting due to his mother being a theatre actress. Right around the time of his 13th birthday, he was invited to join New Kids on the Block to replace Mark Wahlberg, who’d left to pursue his own career. The band became highly successful during the 80s and 90s despite him having difficulty in adjusting to the group. This was a very good start to his net worth.
After the group split in the 90s, he sought out a career as a solo artist as well as an actor. His first film was “The Fantasticks” in 1995, but meantime he was unable to find a solo recording contract, so he decided to use his own earnings to create his album “Stay the Same” and sold it on his website. This became widely popular, and it led to Sony Music USA signing him and re-releasing the album. The re-released album was given a global release and sold over a million copies. Joey also started to work in music in the film industry, creating the song “Remember Me” for bandmate Donnie Wahlberg’s movie “Southie”. He then released a second album “Meet Joe Mac” but it did not become successful.
After this, he went on to host the show “Say What? Karaoke” and also became part of the production “Tick, Tick… BOOM!” He made more appearances in television shows and films such as “Boston Public”, “Tony in’ Tina’s Wedding”, and “Dancing with the Stars”. His Broadway career also continued to flourish with “Wicked” and “Happy Days”. He toured around the country as part of the “Dancing with the Stars – The Tour” and then later on when New Kids on the Block reunited. Along with this, McIntyre continued to release his own music, plus his recent appearances include “The Heat” and “The McCarthys.”
For his personal life, Joey married Barrett Williams in 2003, and they have three children, one of whom has a hearing loss condition. According to McIntyre he was part of the Boston Marathon in 2013, and finished the race just minutes before the bombing took place. He also mentioned that he has to be part of the writing process of the music he sings so that he feels emotionally connected to the songs.
His first ambition was to be a bricklayer like his father.
On TV, Joey had a recurring role as a teacher in the successful show, Boston Public (2000). He has been a regular fixture on MTV over the years, featured on Cribs (2000), Fanatic (1998) and a record breaking 14 appearances on Total Request Live (1999).
After leaving NKOTB Joey decided to go back to acting, and won roles in various movies. He has recently starred on Broadway, first in Tick Tick Boom and more recently as the lead Fiyero in Wicked.
Never far from music, he has released six solo albums: Stay The Same, Meet Joe Mac, One Too Many, 8:09, Talk To Me, and most recently Here We Go Again.
Sisters: Judith, Alice, Susan, Carol, Patricia, Jean and Kate. Has one brother named Tommy.
He met his real-estate agent wife whilst house-hunting in Los Angeles during his run on Boston Public (2000). 809 is a number of special significance. It is the date he met his wife, which a year later became their wedding date, and is also inscribed in Joey's wedding band. It is also the address of the rental she found for him and the place he wrote his 4th solo album titled also with this number.
Joey & Barrett were married in an interfaith ceremony at New York City's Plaza Hotel, presided over by a rabbi and a Roman Catholic priest.
Is an Irish Catholic. Said his mother had wanted him to become a priest.
His friend opened a pizzaria in Boston and named it Jose McIntyre's.
Grew up in Needham and Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Owned a house that was part of the Underground Railroad. He sold it a while after he moved to Los Angeles. The house was featured on MTV's Cribs (2000).
[on what it was like being reunited in Wicked with Joel Grey who played his father-in-law in The Fantasticks (1995)] "It was my first movie, and he was such a pro. I remember being able to go to his trailer and chat about anything. I was 21 and blabbing about what I wanted to do, and he said everything would work out."
[on fame and Hollywood] "If you're going to have a chip on your shoulder in this business, you'll have no shoulders left at the end of the day."
[on gay marriage] "I support gay marriage. I don't see the big deal. It's really ridiculous. My mother raised me Catholic, and I think the teachings of Jesus Christ have made me a caring person. And in my family, we have blacks, Jews and gays. I was brought up to follow what Jesus said: Love your neighbor, period."
[on his audition for the New Kids] "I tried out on Father's Day, June 15, 1985. Mary picked me up and I was really scared. I went to Maurice's (Starr) house and tried out. I sang one of the songs the group was about to record and afterwards we got in the car and Mary asked me, 'Well, do you want to be in the group? You've got the part.' And I said, 'Yeah, here I am,' and we recorded the songs."
[on dating; 1991] "I like steady relationships. By that I mean relationships that are balanced, where the guy isn't superior to the girl, where two people share everything. My perfect date would include a romantic dinner just for two, then maybe afterward we'd go to the theatre and see a play or a movie. Then after that, we would go for a walk. Yeah! Especially if it were on an autumn night in Boston. I love fall! I'd be all cozy in my jacket, and my date and I would walk hand-in-hand by the Charles River in Boston."