Joseph Visaggi

Joseph Visaggi


Born in a small town in New Jersey in February of 1982, Joseph has consistently surpassed the expectations that others have set for him. He is an accomplished musician with five albums of original music to his credit. He has appeared in numerous theatrical productions in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. In addition to acting, playing & writing music, and bodybuilding, Joseph is also an avid investor, collector of sports memorabilia, fossil hunter, LEGO and video game aficionado, and author. He is a graduate of Monmouth University and received the highest academic honor possible in his field of study upon earning his degree.


  • What happened? Why are you in the Wheelchair?

    Botched patent ductus arteriosis surgery when I was 6 months old.

  • Why did you get started?

    I started lifting in high school because it was suggested that I do that instead of participating in regular gym classes.

  • What made you want to compete?

    Just to be able to say that I did it.

  • How did you go about doing it?

    I used Nick Scott’s guide on his website.

  • What motivates you?

    Trying to continue to be the best me that I can be.

  • What suggestions or tips do you have for others?

    Don’t give up.

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