Joseph Fusco is an actor, writer, director, and drummer from New York City. Gloriously misspending his youth in movie theaters and rock 'n' roll clubs, he has been making films and performing for over two decades.
A graduate of the famed drama department of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, Joseph studied acting under Marat Yusim, James Moody, and Greg Mullavey.
Joseph received his BFA in Film Production from Syracuse University. At SU he performed as a drummer in the Syracuse University Jazz Ensemble Quintet, and the 25-piece Syracuse University Jazz Orchestra.
In 2010 he wrote and directed the feature film, "Chloe, A to Z," which had its premiere at the New Filmmakers Showcase at Anthology Film Archives in New York City.
In 2016 his documentary about New York's infamous OTB parlors, "Finish Line: The Rise and Demise of Off-Track Betting" premiered at the Workers Unite Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize. The doc went on to win numerous prizes at competitive film festivals. Joseph is currently researching and writing a book based on the film.
Joseph is a founding member of the eclectic rock duo Fuss & Jex. He is the creator of The Joseph Fusco 3, a trio which released a collection of jazz arrangements of classic punk songs on the 2019 album "Devil On Saint Marks." Joseph has also played drums with Sarabande, Dead Blonde Girlfriend, and Rock Star Karaoke.