Papa Joe Aviance is a businessman, entrepreneur, producer and life coach. "PJ" was born and raised in Michigan. After finishing school, he moved to New York and worked on Wall Street in finance. In 2001, he landed in Los Angeles with two suitcases and a dream of becoming an actor. While working at a video store, PJ was discovered by a music producer and was asked to do a rap feature on the track "Last Night a DJ Saved my Life" with Lula on Kult Records. The song became a top ten Billboard Dance hit, reaching #6. From there, Papa Joe had a few acting successes (Dave Chappelle show, Jamie Kennedy Experience and Disney commercials), but ultimately was left again to find success on his own.
In 2010, Papa Joe started his own production company Papa Joe Networks, clothing brand-- JOE JOE LLC, and comic book brand/character--The Electric Negro. In addition to his success as an entrepreneur, Papa Joe has an incredible personal achievement; loosing 275 lbs naturally. His amazing transformation gained him notoriety as a self-help individual and he has been featured on shows such as The Doctors, Rachael Ray, and Good Day NY. He was the Brand Ambassador for The 99 Cent Only Store, as well as The American Heart Association. PJ has successfully completed two nationwide health and wellness tours and has been featured in the cookbook "Dadgum That's Good! And Healthy!" by John McLemore. He is also a recurring host for KNEKT TV. A true-self made man, Papa Joe has pulled himself up by the bootstraps and created his own empire. By believing in himself, and not ever giving up, Papa Joe has made the impossible possible!