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Joey Arias

Biography

Performance musician and move queen who all portrayed Joan Crawford in “Xmas using the Crawfords,” that was performed in NY and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. He was a vocalist for the rock-band Purlie, and he was also an associate from the theatrical improvisation troupe The Groundlings. He’d go on to surface in “Big Best Pee-wee,” “Elvira, Mistress from the Dark,” and several other movies. He was the main topic of a 2011 documentary film made by Bobby Sheehan. He was created in NEW YORK and transferred to LA with his family members when he was six years of age. He appeared over the “Saturday Evening Live” stage with David Bowie in 1979.

Quick Facts


Full Name Joey Arias
Date Of Birth October 3, 1949
Place Of Birth Fayetteville, NC
Profession Performance Artist
Nationality American
Movies Mondo New York, Big Top Pee-wee, Arias With A Twist, Red Lipstick
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Living in Los Angeles, California after touring the United States in Broadway musicals. Joseph has been seen on stage in many Sondheim and Webber roles. He sang in Evita with Darin Altay, Man of La Mancha with Ron Raines, and Pacific Overtures starring Mako. He is teaching voice and acting in films and theatre internationally. [March 2004]
2Was close friends with Klaus Nomi.
3After arriving in New York in 1976 to become a "chanteuse", became part of Andy Warhol's circle.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After Louie2017completed
The Zanctuary2016ShortDora Ramona del Pilar
Z Chromozome2012ShortThe Goddess / Z Chromozome (as Joey Arias)
She's Living for This2012TV SeriesSpecial Guest
Red Lipstick2000Helena 'The Mad Tea Pourer'
La escalera rodante1999Short
Flawless1999Stormy (as Joey Arias)
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995Justine (as Joey Arias)
Drunks1995Ruby (as Joey Arias)
Deadly Game1991TV MovieRamirez
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark1988Hitchhiker
Big Top Pee-wee1988Shim the Half Man-Half Woman (as Joey Arias)
The Long Island Four1980as Joey Arias

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
She's Living for This2012TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downtown 811981thanks - as Joey Arias

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2 of Us2016Documentary completedJoey Arias
Wie ich lernte, die Zahlen zu lieben2014DocumentaryHimself (as Joey Arias)
Sex & Music2014DocumentaryHimself (as Joey Arias)
Melbourne Cabaret2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Joey Arias)
Bettie Page Reveals All2012DocumentaryHimself - Performer (as Joey Arias)
Jobriath A.D.2012DocumentaryHimself
Bar d'O2011DocumentaryHimself
Just Josh!2011TV SeriesHimself
House of Shame: Chantal All Night Long2011Documentary as Joey Arias
Florent: Queen of the Meat Market2010DocumentaryHimself
Made Here2010TV Series documentaryHimself (as Joey Arias)
Arias with a Twist2010DocumentaryHimself
Cirque du Soleil: LoveSick2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Nomi Song2004DocumentaryHimself (as Joey Arias)
Dragtime1997DocumentaryHimself
Wigstock: The Movie1995DocumentaryHimself
Mondo New York1988DocumentaryFish Out Of Water / A Hard Days Night
Vandemonium Plus1987TV Short documentarySalvador Dali
Saturday Night Live1979TV SeriesHimself - David Bowie Backup Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome All Sexes: 30 Jahre Teddy Awards2016DocumentaryAls er selbst

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