Hence the name "Big" Joe, standing at 6'4, he has quite the background. Born in Italy, he moved to the United States at the age of 6. As a teenager, he was always getting into fights and would actually make money by getting his peers out of the problems they had with their enemies. At the age of 18 he had worked with a man who was known as "Untouchable Frank". He got Joe involved with the business he currently is working in, and by the time Joe was 24, he left and teamed up with Patsy. His old boss Frank did not like the idea so much seeing it as he had betrayed him. Joe hadn't had seen or heard from him for quite some time. In 1982, after finding men to help with the faction finally established as the Miceli Family, Frank heard of this and sent his best hitman out to get a hit on Joe. Before this could happen, Patsy had informed Joe of this and without having any type of meeting, kidnapped the Untouchable Frank and burned him alive in a hole they had dug and buried the remains. The hitman was also found and shot in the back of the head while walking out of a grocery store. As time went on they grew into a strong faction and in 1998 took in Dominick and Tony as their new members. Joe wants the package at all costs, and he will do anything to get it.