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Joseph "Jose" Gastro Jr. IV (born June 5th, 1976) is a member of the New York troupe called The Tenderloins and is one of the characters of Impractical Jokers.

Jose the bellydancer

Personal Life

Joe married a woman named Bessy in 2013. On May 7, 2015, Joe and Bessy welcomed their first child, a daughter named Milana. He and Bessy recently added a son to their growing family: On August 1, 2017, Remington Joseph Gatto was born. In his earlier years, Joe worked at the emporium of James Glenn Delamark Beck the 2nd, but was fired for playing with a jockstrap.

The other Jokers often use Joe's status as a married man against him in the show during challenges, including bringing his wife to a challenge.


  • Joe is the only Joker who is married.
  • Joe's father died in 1995 from pancreatic cancer due to alcohol poisoning. Joe does not drink as a result, making him the only Joker who doesn't drink.
  • As of August 2017, Joe has done the least amount of Punishments at 41.
  • He has been hit by a car.
  • The Jokers view Joe as the hardest Joker to punish due to his ability to shamelessly perform shameful tasks.
  • He was the last Joker to lose his virginity.
  • Joe is an advocate for the 'Adopt, Don't Shop' movement, encouraging people to adopt pets from shelters rather than purchase them from breeders.
  • He and Murr shared an apartment together when they were young.
  • Joe actually left their comedy group, The Tenderloins, right before the Jokers were given their own show. He only came back once Q and Sal convinced him to re-join.


Season One

  • Boardwalk of Shame - Joe must put a woman's toe in his mouth
  • Out of TP- Jose has to go into a bathroom at a restaurant, pull his pants down, sit on the toilet, open the door and ask for toilet paper where everybody can see him
  • BellydancerJose performs as a bellydancer
  • Theater del AbsurdoJose has to tell the audience in a theater that he has pooped his pants
  • Supercutstechnically a tie where the Jokers had to give each other funny haircuts

Season Two

  • Strip High Five - Jose and Murr have to strip naked unless they get a stranger passing by to give them a high five and if they don't get a high five they have to remove a piece of clothing
  • The Love ExpertJose has to answer questions about relationships that the Jokers wrote
  • The AllianceSal, Murr, and Jose all have to jump off a cliff unless they can answer questions about Q's life
  • Enter the DragonsSal and Jose must pretend to be part of a fake band and open for Imagine Dragons at a live concert
  • Dog Days of BummerJose must take a dog for a walk while wearing crazy outfits until somebody tells him that he is cuter than the dog

Season Three

  • The Great EscapeJose has to perform as a magician and escape a tank of water, chained in a straitjacket
  • Nationals DisasterJose pretends to be a gymnast in a roomful of actual gymnasts and must, among other things, perform his "routine" in front of everyone
  • Takes the Cake - Jose thinks he's going to pop out of a cake and perform for a bunch of bachelorettes, but it's not a group of bachelorettes. It is instead a group of war veterans
  • Baggage Shame - Jose does a series of embarrassing tasks at an airport including stealing people's luggage and putting it back on the carousel, frisking people down, and announcing to strangers that he is picking up his naked blow-up doll

Season Four

Joe lost and has to use flash cards with wacky questions and ask them to a group of bikers. The questions are written by the other guys and many refer to the bikers as a "gang", much to their anger. Eventually two of the bikers give him a wedgie. This is one of the few episodes with Jose showing some form of fear.

For Joe's punishment he has to wear a baby costume and is mislead that he must perform in a baby commercial although his real punishment is revealed to be fighting the 2009 US Champion sumo wrestler, Ulambayar Byambajav (referred to as Byamba). This punishment is similar to the that of the episode The Lost Boy.

Joe must interrupt a cannon balling competition, and must repeatedly belly-flop into the pool, until the others allow him to stop.