After studying Shakespeare in college, nepotism from a construction worker Uncle in NJ delivered the education that would actually keep Joe fed. Over the years, his time swinging a hammer dwindled as he studied at the Royal National Theatre, acted in touring children's theater, wrote & directed two indie features, joined the WGA, and started a family... And on occasion, he still opens his toolbox.
McClean’s most recent writing and producing credit is VIRAL, which was directed by Blair Underwood and starring Blair, Sarah Silverman, Jeanine Mason, and Alfre Woodard. Viral will be released in 2022. McClean's writer / director feature credits include Life Tracker and The Drama Club.