Fine and talented actor Joe Thomas can easily be mistaken for the American football star who goes by the same name. But this actor has been able to tackle this identity issue and prove himself with his acting skills. For those who may have never even heard the name before, actor Joe Thomas is better known for his portrayal of Simon Cooper in the British situation comedy, The Inbetweeners.
Age, Early Life, And Rise To Fame
He was born Joseph Owen Thomas on October 28, 1983, in Chelmsford, Essex, England. Being the first of four children, the English actor gets to play big brother to three younger brothers. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford after which he attended the University of Cambridge’s Pembroke College. Joe pursued a degree in History at Pembroke College and though he has spoken about how easily distracted he got while studying there, he ended up graduating with a 2:1 degree in 2006.
Thomas entered the performing arts through the Footlights. He occupied the position of the president of the Footlights’s drama club from 2005 till 2006 during his university days. This saw him perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a production of, All’s Well That Ends Well. He did this performance alongside fellow University of Cambridge students. However, his acting career shot to the limelight as a result of his performance in The Inbetweeners. He featured on the show from 2008 to 2010. Joe Thomas went ahead to feature in the two spin-offs of the series that followed suit.
In addition to being an actor, the English born star is a writer. He partnered with Jonny Sweet to write the satire, Chickens, which made its debut in September 2011. A full series of Chickens was later commissioned. He went ahead to feature in the Channel 4 series, Fresh Meat, where he portrayed the character of Kingsley Owens. Also, he featured in the comedy radio series, Proposal, where he portrayed the character of a man intending to propose to his girlfriend.
Joe’s best friends are Simon Bird and Jonny Sweet. The three of them met during their first year at Cambridge’s Pembroke College. Simon Bird starred in The Inbetweeners alongside Joe. The collaboration of the three of them came with the production of Chickens. Joe Thomas is a crazy fan of the series, Impractical Jokers. He also has a weakness for flattery and goes by the nickname, Crampo, which he has stated is related to football.
What’s His Net Worth?
Notably, TV series actors get paid per episode for whatever show they feature in and the Fresh Meat star has been no exception. Joe Thomas and his Inbetweeners co-stars are reported to have earned £100 thousand each, for the show’s original movie. Joe has been able to earn a lot of money which has elevated his net worth to be standing at the whopping sum of $2 million.
Joe Thomas Family – Wife, Kids
The English actor began an intimate relationship with Hannah Tointon, his Inbetweeners co-star in 2010. Joe Thomas’ on-screen character on the show, Simon Cooper, dated Hannah Tointon’s character – Tara. The two English actors went ahead to bring their on-screen romance to reality and it seems to be working out for them. The lovebirds got engaged in 2017 after Joe got on his knee and popped the question to the then, 29-year-old Tointon. This was precisely after seven years of dating. For most people, this is quite impressive as the world has seen many co-stars relationships go down the drain before the dawn of seven years.
It should interest you to know that Joe described himself as a romantic and a one-woman kind of guy. Well, considering how he’s been with Hannah, it looks like the bad boy life is not his thing after all. He and Hannah Tointon live together in London. The actor has spoken on the things that come as a result of moving in with someone to start a life together. But the two English stars look like their love can withstand quite a lot. To the best of our knowledge, they are yet to have any kids and are only about to begin a family together.
Height – How Tall Is He?
Joe Thomas is an English actor of average height. He stands at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and his good looks have gone a long way to elevate his good stature.