Jose Antonio Diaz, known popularly as Joey Diaz, is an American actor, comedian, and podcast host. He hosted the podcast ‘The Church of What’s Happening Now’ and is also a regular guest on the show ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’. Diaz was born as an only child to his parents in Havana, Cuba. The family later moved to the USA. He initially wanted to become a bookmaker though he later changed his mind as it was not an honest way to earn a living. Orphaned at a young age, he ventured into a world of crime and was even imprisoned for a while. During his time in prison, he used to perform stand-up comedy skits for his fellow inmates. Later, he took a comedy course, after which he entered the Beck’s Amateur Comedy Competition and won. This motivated him to become an actor. His first role on the big screen was in the sports comedy film ‘BASEketball’. He also played a small role in the TV series ‘NYPD Blue’ and ‘My Name in Earl’. He went on to appear in films, such as ‘American Gun’ and ‘Spider-Man 2’, in cameo roles. More recently, he was seen in the film ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ a romantic comedy drama directed by Warren Beatty.