Deputy Franky Rizzo, "RENO 911!"
Born in Ozone Park, Queens, and raised in Margate, Florida, Joe LoTruglio’s childhood revolved around collecting Mad magazines, shooting horror movies on a Super 8, fishing in his backyard canal and drawing homemade comics. Lo Truglio graduated Coconut Creek High School in 1988, where he was a member of Thespian troupe 2617 and attended NYU Film school, where he met his future colleagues and co-founded the cult sketch group, "The State"
After “The State”'s hiatus in 1996, Lo Truglio hunkered down in Hell's Kitchen and immersed himself in commercial, video-game and TV episodic work. He found a local watering hole, played poker, and trash-talked LA, where, ironically, he would move to 10 years later.
Lo Truglio’s film credits include roles in “Wet Hot Summer,” “Role Models,” “RENO 911: Miami,” “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express” and the upcoming “Fanboys” to be release in Febuarry 2009. Television credits include “The State,” “You Wrote It, You Watch It,” “Upright Citizens Brigade” and “Law and Order.”
Presently, Lo Truglio balances writing and producing web series and firebranding its originality over mainstream media with bike rides and matinées.