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Joseph Charles John "Joe" Piscopo (born 17 June 1951; age 68) is a stand-up comic and actor who appeared as the Comic in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode "The Outrageous Okona".
Piscopo was part of the Saturday Night Live cast from 1980-84 (working with the late Charles Rocket during his first year) – Malcolm McDowell and Sally Kellerman would host the show in his first season, Brandon Tartikoff and Teri Garr in his last. One of his most memorable impressions on that show was Frank Sinatra.
Notable filmography Edit
- The House of God (1984, with George Coe, James Cromwell, and Patricia McNulty)
- Johnny Dangerously (1984, with Ray Walston)
- Dead Heat (1988, with Robert Picardo, in which Piscopo does an impression of Hikaru Sulu)