Joseph was born on August 8, 1955 in New Jersey to Joseph Anthony Germanotta (died on September 25, 2010) and Angelina "Angie" Germanotta (née Calderone). He had a sister called Joanne, who died on December 18, 1974 of lupus.
He worked as an Internet entrepreneur, starting and ultimately owning a company that installs WiFi in hotel chains.
His family tree
|Angelina Calderone (1930)||Joseph Germanotta (1922-2010)|
|Cynthia Bissett (1954)||Joseph Germanotta (1957)||Joanne Germanotta (1955-1974)|
|Stefani Germanotta (1986)||Natali Germanotta (1992)|
- He was 31 years when Gaga was born.
- He inspired the song Speechless from The Fame Monster.
- He's the owner of Joanne Trattoria.
- He's the owner of Guest WiFi.
- He's the owner of Haus of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
- He gave Gaga the nickname "Loopy" when she was little and still calls her that today.
- Gaga thanked him in the credits of the booklet for The Fame Monster.
- Gaga tattooed "Dad" written in a heart on her left shoulder.