|Intro||American former child actor|
|Is||Actor Child actor Film actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||11 March 1977, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA|
Joseph "Joe" Dammann (born 11 March 1977) is an American former child actor. He is best known for playing the leading character of "Nicholas Martin" in McGee and Me!. His sister Sarah, who is around three years older, also played a leading role in the film.
Joe Dammann was born on March 11, 1977, in Los Angeles, California.
Joe Dammann made his acting debut in 1987 with a minor role in the "Opening Day" episode of TV series What's Happening Now!. He was 10 years old at the time. In the same year, he was seen as "Jordon" in an episode of Frank Lupo's short-lived television series Werewolf.
A year later, he played a boy in the library in the first episode of season three of Married... with Children. After another minor appearance in the soap opera Wonderful Years in 1989, he landed his most memorable role of "Nicholas Martin" in the partly animated television series McGee and Me! Although he enjoyed the national fame through this series, in which he was seen in all produced episodes, he was not able to follow up on its successes afterward.
At the 1993 Young Artist Awards, Dammann was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the Outstanding Performers in a Childrens Program category but lost to Elisabeth Harnois, who accepted the award for her work on Adventures in Wonderland. During the production of McGee and Me! Dammann made only one other appearance: in 1990 in William Bickley's and Michael Warren's short-lived sitcom The Family Man.
In 1994, Dammann was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the "Outstanding Youth Mini-Video Series" category together with his sister Sarah Dammann Thomas and the other actors Chelsea Hertford, Whit Hertford and Shaylisa Hurte.
After finishing filming for McGee and Me!, Dammann finished his high schooling from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), from 1992 to 1995. He then attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) from 1995, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the field of "film making".
After graduating from university, he still had occasional small engagements, especially in the advertising space. He was part of a beer commercial for the Miller Brewing Company, which was broadcast during the playoffs of the NFL. In addition, he is said to have participated in a nationwide broadcast, which was broadcast during a Super Bowl. He is also said to have contributed to the pilot of a film titled "On Pico," which was intended for cable television but never saw the light.
Post acting career
In the years 2001-2009, he worked as a Post Production Associate with various reality TV companies including Nash Entertainment, Next Entertainment, and Magical Elves, where he got the opportunity to work behind the camera of such shows like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Project Runway, Trading Spaces and It's Me or the Dog. In Phil Lollar's Evangelical radio series Adventures in Odyssey, he had a minor role of "Eric Myers". Before that, in 2005, he starred alongside Alastair Surprise and Aimee Graham, (Heather Graham's younger sister) in Matthew Michael Ross's comedy/drama Fellowship of the Dice.
Currently (as of late 2017), Dammann lives in Santa Barbara and works as a Laboratory Technician. Earlier, he was Operations Manager at Santa Barbara Hot Rod Limo from March 2013 to January 2017. In 2002, he worked briefly as a Retail Sales Associate in for the Urban Outfitters group in its branch on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. He also worked as an optometrist from January to October 2009. In May 2011, employed with Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, he worked as Activities Coordinator on Saint Thomas, one of the three main islands. He was primarily responsible for the water sports activities and the safety of hotel guests.
- 1993: Nominated in "Outstanding Performers in a Childrens Program" category of Young Artist Awards for McGee and Me!
- 1994: Nominated in "Outstanding Youth Mini-Video Series" category of Young Artist Awards for McGee and Me!. Nomination shared with: Sarah Dammann Thomas, Chelsea Hertford, Whit Hertford, and Shaylisa Hurte.