Joseph Fusco is a director, actor, writer, 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 nearly two decades.
He graduated 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.
Upon graduation he played drums in the punk band Dead Blonde Girlfriend and the popular live Karaoke band, Rock Star Karaoke.
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 another 4 prizes at competitive film festivals.
Most recently his band The Joseph Fusco Three recorded their first CD, "Devil On Saint Marks" a collection of jazz arrangements of classic punk songs. It is being readied for a 2019 release.