Matt LeBlanc has become everyone’s favorite Irish uncle, thanks to the Friends reunion meme.

Matthew Steven LeBlanc is a comedian and actor from the United States. He gained international popularity to portray Joey Tribbiani in the NBC comedy Friends and its spin-off series Joey.

For his part on Friends, LeBlanc was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards. In addition, for his performance as a fictionalized version of himself in Episodes (2011–2017), he received a Golden Globe Award and four further Emmy Award nominations. 

He co-hosted Top Gear from 2016 to 2019. He starred as patriarch Adam Burns in the CBS sitcom Man with such a Plans between 2016 until 2020.

LeBlanc rose to fame as Joey Tribbiani on Friends, where he played the dimwitted but charming character for 12 years — 10 seasons on Friends and two seasons on Joey. Friendship was a big success, and LeBlanc and his co-stars received a lot of attention.

The ensemble situation comedy was a huge hit for NBC, broadcasting on Thursday nights for ten years. LeBlanc received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Award nominations, but one Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his performance.

Throughout that time, he also acted in the films looking’ Italian (1994), Ed (1996), lost in Space (1998), Charlie’s Angels (2000), and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003). Nowadays, fans have had a few days to see the HBO Max special; they’ve dubbed the actor who played Joey Tribbiani, everyone’s favorite uncle.

The 53-year-old teddy bear of a man gives off significant Irish uncle vibes. Thus he’s everyone’s favorite Irish uncle, according to Twitter. He’s wearing a striped button-down short-sleeved shirt and a satisfied smile with one snapshot, in which he’s resting with his crossed arms, and his legs stretched out in front of him. 

Since 2011, LeBlanc has played a fake version of himself in Episodes, a television series about an American replicating a fictional British television serial. The series was written by David Crane, a co-creator of Friends, and his associate Jeffrey Klarik. 

At the 69th Golden Globe Awards in 2012, LeBlanc was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy.

In February 2012, in the second episode of the eighteenth series, LeBlanc made his debut appearance on Top Gear, when he set the fastest lap time in the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment. 

He defeated Rowan Atkinson by 0.1 seconds to create a new show record of 1:42.1 seconds. Then, in the fourth episode of the nineteenth season, he raced the New KIA Cee’d again and beat his previous time. 


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