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Joe Lynch stars in FEARnet's comedy series "Holliston," which he also executive produces.

Joe Lynch was born in Long Island, New York, and was raised on a steady diet of horror and Amblin films, Stephen King novels, heavy metal and comic books. His first foray into filmmaking was hooking up 2 VCR cameras and creating "remixes" of his favorite movie scenes to new music, and creating home-spun gore effects to shock his family members (it rarely worked).

Upon graduating from Syracuse University, where his two student shorts, "mAHARBA" and "hiBeams" got Lynch named Filmmaker of the Year in 1999 in The Village Voice's Best of Long Island issue. Joe's first film job was working with the legendary Troma films on "Terror Firmer." He was then hired as an in-house writer/producer/"Toxic Avenger" model. Post-Troma, Lynch created, produced and shot the TV show "Uranium" for Fuse and directed music videos and documentaries for artists like 311, Sugarcult, DevilDriver, DVDA, Coal Chamber, Strapping Young Lad and Pete Yorn.

20th Century Fox's "Wrong Turn 2: Dead End" was Lynch's first foray into feature filmmaking — a dream come true for the die-hard horror fanatic. This love letter to Splatter films of the '80s was a surprising critical and financial success, making many Top 10 lists on horror publications and websites and is still considered one of Fox's best-selling DTV films to date.

After "Wrong Turn 2," Lynch served as a creative director at G4tv.com, where he developed and produced many of the site's popular web franchises, including "Feedback," "The MMO Report," "Fresh Ink" and the Webby Award-winning series "Freestyle 101." Lynch also oversaw many of the network's live coverage of events, including E3, Comic-Con and the Tokyo Game Show, as well as commercial campaigns for Jinx and Sony — which he also directed. Lynch also directed the popular 311 music video "Hey You" in 2009.

Lynch was then tapped to direct the heavy metal horror adventure "Knights of Badassdom," for IndieVest Pictures. The film follows a band of modern-day friends who embark on a LARP (Live Action Role Playing), leading to dark, dangerous (and often time hilarious) results. This was another "passion project" which allowed Lynch to sate his love for adventure films while working with an all-star cast including Steve Zahn ("Treme"), Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") and Summer Glau ("Serenity"), among others. Behind the camera, Lynch collaborated with cinematographer Sam McCurdy ("The Descent," "Centurion"), editor Howard Smith ("The Abyss," "Strange Days"), creature FX designers Spectral Motion ("Hellboy 2," "X-Men: First Class") and composer Bear McCreary ("Battlestar Galactica," "Walking Dead").

In 2011 Lynch directed a segment of the horror comedy film "Chillerama." His next directorial feature is "Everly," an ambitious action thriller which he co-wrote with Yale Hannon.

Lynch currently resides in Los Angeles with his lovely (and patient) wife Briana, their son Remy Plissken and their manic pooch "Buckaroo" Banzai.

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How old is Joe Lynch? Find out here.

Age: 91 years old
Birthday: July 16, 1925
Birthplace: Long Island, NY

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