JOE LONGTHORNE was born in Hull, Humberside, England into a show business family. Both parents were traveling show people, so it was only a matter of time before young Joe started entertaining for himself, entering his first talent contest at the age of four.
At fourteen, he landed a part in Yorkshire Television's outstandingly popular children's series "Junior Showtime" and remained with the show for over two years, working with many of Britain's leading stars. Joe then turned pro and set about earning a living in the Northern working men's clubs, a tough training ground, but an essential apprenticeship for any entertainer.
Since then Joe has emerged as a devastating impressionist with an uncanny ability for accuracy, as well as being a fine singer and talented all-round musician and songwriter. His appearance on "Search for a Star" in 1981 led to a month-long season at London's "Talk of the Town", now "The Hippodrome". The following year, Joe received the Variety Club of Great Britain's award for Most Promising Artiste Of The Year.
Joe Longthorne, today, is recognized as one of the most dynamic entertainers in British show business and with two recent, and highly successful, Australian tours to his credit, his reputation is quickly spreading throughout the world. Joe has recently arranged a number of dates in the UK, Las Vegas and Australia.