Joe Minoso Bio, Age, Parents, Net Worth, Nationality, Movies

Joe Minoso Biography

Joe Minoso is an American theater and television actor. He is famously known for his extensive role in theater prior to his television and film appearances. He is also known for his role in the NBC’s Chicago Fire. He worked at Chicago’s Teatro Vista, the largest Latino theater company in the Midwest.

He gained prominence after landing the role of Joe Cruz on NBC’s Chicago Fire. He has also appeared in a number of movies. Among them; The spin-off show Chicago PD and the long-running drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
His acting passion was powered by his highschool girlfriend. He admired her stage acting. Sh was a great actor. In 2005, he landed the role as Chaz Fink on Fox’s Prison Break. This was after he got a big break. He got the role in the episode “English, Fitz or Percy.”
Later on, he got a recurring role on the Starz series Boss. He got the role as Moco Ruiz. It also starred Kelsey Grammer. He was approached by his friend while living in Chicago. He was in a pathetic state. Out of work, overweight and depressed.
His friend gave him a Groupon to a Zumba class and it changed his life. He worked out taking joy nin his exercises till he finally lost weight. His character on Chicago Fire has been outspoken about his love for Zumba too.

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Joe Minoso Age

Joe Minoso was born in Bronx, New York, United States of America. He was born on 25th September 1978. He is 40 years old as of 2018.

Joe Minoso Net Worth

Joe Minoso has made a great fortune from his work as an actor. He has been in the acting business for a very long time. His net worth is currently under review. It is however estimated that he has a great net worth.

Joe Minoso Nationality

Joe Minoso is of Latino descent. He has a Pitbull named Bugsy. He is a golfing enthusiast. He is an Afro- American.

Joe Minoso Parents

Joe Minoso parents are not really known. She has managed to keep her personal life completely in the dark.

Joe Minoso Wedding | Joe Minoso Married

Joe Minoso got married to the love of his life, Caitlin Murphy Miles. The two got married on 16th October, 2016. Caitlin is a Chicago Fire make up artist. Their wedding was conducted in a special and unusual way.
The wedding photos were taken in a firehouse! Perhaps to symbolize their love for the movie Chicago fire. The events of their wedding can only be summarized as glam with tons of happy tears and loads of laughter.

Joe Minoso Movies And TV Shows

Television films

Year Title Role
2016 Chicago Med Joe Cruz
2014–present Chicago PD Joe Cruz
2012–present Chicago Fire Joe Cruz
2011 Shameless Hector Aquilar
2011 The Chicago Code Task Force Officer / Officer Sanchez
2011 Boss Moco Ruiz
2009 The Beast Dennis
2005 Prison Break Chaz Fink


Year Title Role
2013 Man of Steel Metropolis Policeman
2011 The Return of Joe Rich Bernard
2010 Polish Bar Jose

Joe Minoso Zumba

Joe Minoso Interview

Q: Were you living in Chicago when you got the “Chicago Fire” job?
Joe Minoso: Actually, I was living in LA. I had just moved there two months prior from Chicago, where I had been living for the last 10 years. Two months to the day that I left Chicago I got the call that I had landed a role on “Chicago Fire.”
Q: I understand you went to Northern Illinois University? But you grew up in New York—why not return there for acting?
Joe Minoso: I actually stayed because of a girl. My girlfriend at the time was still at NIU for another year and I thought I would stick around Chicago while she finished up school. Needless to say, she and I broke up and she moved to New York. But Chicago just felt like the place for me after I got to spend some legitimate time here. And I had also started to grow some roots here with a great Latino theater company, Teatro Vista. They took me in as a new, young actor and offered me a ton of advice, opportunity and work experience that I will always be grateful for.
Q: What do you think makes Chicago such a great city for an actor?
Joe Minoso: Chicago to me immediately felt like a far friendlier, more accessible city. And as an actor, I feel that even more so. The community here is really supportive and the theater scene is incredibly vibrant. It is an amazing place for a young actor to develop their acting muscles. Also, let’s face it, the pool of actors is just a lot smaller to compete against than in New York or LA. Casting directors get to know you a lot quicker, building relationships is simpler, and getting in for the right part becomes easier.
Q: We get to see a lot of Chicago on the show—what parts of the city do you enjoy exploring when you’re not working?
Joe Minoso: Mostly neighborhood stuff! I am a big fan of Wicker Park. I’m a fan of the Violet Hour in Bucktown. And, then there is WhirlyBall! So unique to the city and such an incredible time for all. We had a tremendous fundraiser for the 100 Club of Chicago there this year, and we are really looking forward to hosting another one next year.
Q: I know you were involved with some theater in Chicago—do you get out to see any live theater these days? What are some of your favorites?
Joe Minoso: I actually haven’t had much time to go to the theater since the beginning of “Chicago Fire,” regrettably. There is always such an embarrassment of riches when it comes to things to see in the city of Chicago, theater-wise. It’s hard to narrow down. But it’s always good to go off the beaten path and see some great storefront theater here. Some of the most thrilling stuff you’ll ever see on the stage is happening in really small hundred seat houses where thought-provoking theater companies are coming up with exciting, engaging new work. For example, Teatro Vista, ATC [American Theater Company], Collaboraction, Strawdog, American Blues Theater.
Q: January is all about resolutions for people: What are some of yours?
Joe Minoso: Stay healthy. I tend to gain some weight throughout the season every year just because I get lazy in the winter. And I have been making a real conscious effort lately to maintain a healthy lifestyle and attitude about life. So I just want to continue down that path. It’s been my experience that the more I focus on keeping myself healthy and sound, the more opportunities come my way and doors seem to open up! That and more Zumba. It really does bring a smile on my face every time I do it. And on a day-to-day basis I feel better about myself!
Q: What are some of your favorite attractions or museums you like to go back to again and again?
Joe Minoso: Hands down the architecture boat tour is my single favorite thing to do with visitors from out of state. It’s such a tremendous way to see the city and learn some great historical facts about it. Every time you take it you walk away learning something new and interesting. The Museum of Science and industry is also always a good time. I recently took my nephew to the top of the Willis Tower on the Ledge. And I got to say that is one hell of a view! And of course, once again, WhirlyBall!
Q: What are some new-to-you things you’ve done in Chicago recently?
Joe Minoso: Just went to the new restaurant STK recently and the food was out of this world. My girlfriend and I keep talking about trying to get back there as soon as possible. Also I rode my bike recently (when it was still warm) up-and-down The 606, the new elevated bike and walking trail in Bucktown. That was also really cool.
Q: …Or what would you like to do?
Joe Minoso: Too many things. To begin with far too many restaurants to try. You can’t imagine you’ll find one that’s better than the last one you went to, but somehow that keeps on happening. I’ve yet to be able to check out the Adler Planetarium. I’ve yet to go out on the tilt.
Q: Any favorite restaurants or restaurants you’d like to try?
Joe Minoso: Longman & Eagle for brunch, Benny’s Chop House, STK and La Sirena Clandestina for dinner. I’m sure there are easily 100 restaurants in the city that I don’t know about yet, but I would want to go to!
Q: Visitors to Chicago often focus on the downtown area. What are some of your favorite things to do beyond downtown?
Joe Minoso: I actually prefer spending my time away from downtown. I’ve mentioned a bunch of different places already in this interview. But there’s one very unique little spot in Rogers Park called La Unica. It’s a restaurant in the back of a grocery store that has incredible Latin food. It used to be one of my go-to spots in my theater days.
Q: Winter in Chicago—better or worse than winter in New York?
Joe Minoso: Worse. Way worse! But I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that we are working outdoors during most of the winter, 13 to 14 hours a day and that can be pretty brutal.