Who is the “Counting Cars” star Joseph Frontiera? Wiki Bio
Joseph Frontiera was born in the USA on 1 July 1988, so his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. Joseph came under the spotlight after starring in the “Counting Cars” reality TV show, especially after he was accused of stealing money from the company he worked for.
Early life and education
Joseph grew up in the US where he was raised by his parents – at the age of 11, he began helping out his father while he was working on his car, and started learning about mechanics and repairing cars.
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His mother was a housewife, while his father was a factory worker who owned a classic Mercedes, which Joseph really liked.
Career as a TV personality and a car mechanic
Joseph launched his career as a car mechanic shortly after matriculating from high school in 2006 – after gaining recognition for his skills, he began working for Count’s Kustoms, and starred in the “Counting Cars” reality TV show, which airs on the History Channel and takes place at Count’s Kustoms workshop, and is focused on purchasing and then restoring old cars in bad shape.
It premiered on 13 August 2012 and counts eight seasons and more than 170 episodes – the show also stars Mike Henry, Roli Szabo and Rick Harrison among others.
In March 2017, Joseph was involved in a controversy, after Count’s Kustoms auto restoration service in Las Vegas, Nevada filed a lawsuit against him, accusing him of spending $75,000 of their money on his personal items such as his Range Rover car, and buying plane tickets when he travelled across the USA.
Joseph was charged with felony theft, and fined $18,000 by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – he was let go from the Count’s Kustoms company, thus no longer appearing in the “Counting Cars” show. Scott Jones, the former bookkeeper of the company, was fired before Joseph, and it’s speculated that he also embezzled money from the store.
Many of the people who have visited Count’s Kustoms have stated online how the actual shop has overpriced merchandise, and how the staff are very rude, including Joseph – they have also claimed that the staff are often not there to help them with what they need, and that the store’s owner, Danny Koker often provides people with wrong information.
Love life and marriage
Joseph is not married, but is otherwise trying his best to keep his personal matters far from the public’s attention. He is rumored to be dating a woman whom he met during the filming of the “Counting Cars” show in 2016, and the two have been spotted on several occasions spending time together in Las Vegas.
Likes and hobbies
Joseph is very keen on tattoos, and has numerous inked onto his body, but most are on his arms.
He is a big fan of motorcycles as well as cars, and his favorites are choppers – he likes to dress as a chopper rider as well, which involves leather jacket, sunglasses and a bandana. He is a traveler who has been all around the US to attend various car events, while his favorite destination is Las Vegas as he is a bit of a gambler. He is a lover of animals, and has a pet dog which was seen in the “Counting Cars” show.
He enjoys watching movies related to cars and other machines, while his favorites are the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, and “Gone in 60 Seconds” starring Nicholas Cage.
He enjoys listening to rock and metal music, mostly old-school bands such as AC/DC, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and Aerosmith.
Appearance and net worth
Joseph is 31 years old. He has long brown hair and brown eyes, and his net worth is over $1 million.
“Counting Cars” TV show
“Counting Cars” is a reality TV series produced by Leftfield Pictures and is a spin-off from “Pawn Stars” TV show – the show follows regular working days at the Count’s Kustoms car customization and restoration company, which is owned by Danny Koker who was also a cast member in the “Pawn Stars” TV show, and the one who filed a lawsuit against Joseph.
The entirety of the show is filmed in Las Vegas, where the store is located, and follows Danny Koker and the rest of his staff, as well as Joseph in past seasons, as they work on classic cars. Each episode of the show is opened by a line from Danny and part of it says ‘…We find ’em, fix ’em, flip ’em, and sometimes, I keep ’em.
For my crew, every job is high-stakes, and we can’t afford to lose. This is Counting Cars.’
The first executive producers of the show were Julian Hobbs and Zachary Behr from the History Channel, joined by Shawn Witt, Brent Montgomery, and David George from Leftfield Pictures – the co-executive producer who also created the show is Joel Patterson. In the summer of 2014, Jonathan Wyche and Tom Romita became co-executive producers, and in February 2015 Simon Thomas became Leftfield’s fourth executive producer.