Date of Birth St. Albans, West Virginia, USA Spouse: Christine Chrest Trivia A West Virginia native with degrees from Marshall University and Louisiana State University, Joe was a founding member of the regional theatre, Swine Palace productions. Joe lives in Baton Rouge and Los Angeles. Was a founding member of Swine Palace at LSU, associated with the theater arts department. Attended Louisiana State University, earning MFA degree. A veteran of the United States Air Force.