Joy Behar Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, The View, and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Joy Behar. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Behar do for a living?
  2. Who are Behar’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Behar’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Behar married or does she have a boyfriend?
  5. Does Behar have any children?
  6. Where is Behar now?
  7. How tall is Behar?
  8. How much money does Behar earn?
  9. What is Behar’s net worth?

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Who is Joy Behar?

Joy Behar is an American television host, comedian, actress, and writer best known for being a co-host on ABC’s daytime talk show The View. From 2009 to 2011, she served as host of The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011.

From 2012 until August 2013, Behar hosted Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current TV when the channel switched formats. This was after Current TV was purchased by Al Jazeera and being replaced by Al Jazeera America. She had also started acting as a fill-in host for Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer, starting on July 18, 2012

In 2015, she hosted a weekly late-night talk show, Late Night Joy on TLC. The show premiered on November 4, 2015. The show features Behar having intimate chats with friends in her New York City apartment.

She has also performed in theatrical plays which include The Food Chain, The Vagina Monologues, and Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also appeared on the eighth season of Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown. On the show, she finished in fourth place, behind Robin Tunney, Christopher Meloni, and Macy Gray, but ahead of Andy Dick. She also appeared as a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher on October 27, 2017.

A photo of Joy Behar
A photo of Joy Behar

Joy Behar The View

Behar is among the original panelists of the ABC daytime talk show The View joining in 1997. The show was co-created by Barbara Walters. Initially, Behar appeared only on the days when Walters was off. Eventually, she became a permanent co-host. Occasionally, she hosted a segment called “Joy’s Comedy Corner”. On the segment, she presented both established and up-and-coming comedians.

For her work on the show and other co-hosts including, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, and Barbara Walters, they won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in August 2009. Previously, they had been nominated for a decade.

She announced her departure from the show on March 7, 2013. Her last day on the show was on August 9, 2013, in which the program staged a “This Is Your Life” style tribute to Behar. Even after her departure, Behar still continued to guest co-host throughout 2014 and 2015. ABC announced her return as a regular co-host on August 25, 2015. She would start with the premiere of the 19th season on September 8, 2015.

Other past and present co-hosts on the show include;

  1. Meredith Vieira (1997–2006)
  2. Star Jones (1997–2006)
  3. Debbie Matenopoulos (1997–1999)
  4. Lisa Ling (1999–2002)
  5. Rosie O’Donnell (2006–2007, 2014–2015)
  6. Jenny McCarthy (2013–2014)
  7. Nicolle Wallace (2014–2015)
  8. Rosie Perez (2014–2015)
  9. Raven-Symoné (2015–2016)
  10. Michelle Collins (2015–2016)
  11. Candace Cameron Bure (2015–2016)
  12. Paula Faris (2015–2018)
  13. Jedediah Bila (2016–2017)
  14. Sara Haines (2016–2018, 2020-present)
  15. Sunny Hostin (2016–present)
  16. Meghan McCain (2017–present)
  17. Abby Huntsman (2018–2020)

How Old is Joy Behar?

Josephine Victoria Occhiuto is 77 years old as of 2019 having been born on October 7, 1942, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She shares her birthday with fellow famous people such as Simon Cowell, LDShadowLady, Kira Kosarin, Jazmine Hood, Ryan Trahan, Lewis Capaldi, Vladimir Putin, Holland Roden, among others.

Who are Joy Behar’s parents?

Behar was born to Gino Occhiuto, a truck driver for Coca-Cola, and Rose (née Carbone), who was a seamstress. Her family was Roman Catholic and of Italian descent.

Does Joy Behar have siblings?

Behar was born as an only child to her parents.

Joy Behar Education

Behar received her college education from Queens College earning a BA in sociology in 1964. She later got some University education from Stony Brook University graduating with an MA in English education. She also studied acting at the HB Studio.

Joy Behar Husband

Behar has been married twice. She was first married to college professor Joe Behar from 1965 to 1981. She then became romantically involved with Steve Janowitz, whom she called her “spousal equivalent” The couple got married on August 11, 2011, having previously called off their engagement. Turns out they only wanted people to stop talking about it.

Joy Behar Kids

Behar has one child, a daughter, Eve Behar Scotti (born 1970). Eve is a result of her mother’s first marriage to Joe Behar. Behar is a grandmother to Eve’s son named Luca (born February 2011).

Joy Behar Height

Adding to her beautiful well-curved body, Behar stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Joy Behar Salary

Being on the most celebrated television hosts, Behar earns greatly from her work. She receives an annual salary of $7 million per annum for co-hosting The View.

Joy Behar Net Worth

Behar has earned a great fortune from her extensive work in comedy, writing, acting, and television. She has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

Joy Behar Books

  1. The Great Gasbag: An A–Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World (2017)
  2. Sheetzucacapoopoo 2: Max Goes to the Dogs (2009)
  3. When You Need a Lift: But Don’t Want to Eat Chocolate, Pay a
  4. Shrink, or Drink a Bottle of Gin (2007)
  5. Sheetzu Caca Poopoo: My Kind of Dog (2006)
  6. Joy Shtick: Or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments (1999)

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