Joe Longthorne was an English singer and impersonator. He is best known for his own TV show ‘Search for a star’. As of 2019, Joe Longthorne net worth is estimated to be -£1 million.
Longthorne was born on Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom. He went to Villa Place Primary School followed by St Wilfred’s Primary School and Sydney Smith High School. He was born into a showbiz family as his parents Fred and Teresa were both into an entertainment business.
John started his entertainment career at the age of 14 when he landed a part in Yorkshire Television series ‘Junior Showtime’. It was in 1981 he marked his name as a television star. He rose to fame from his own TV series ‘Search For a Star’. In 1982, he received the Variety Club’s award for the most promising artist.
As a musician and singer, Longthorne had three platinum albums for Telstar, The Joe Longthorne Songbook, Especially For You, and The Joe Longthorne Christmas Album. He is also known as a famous impersonator. He has done impersonations of famous celebrities like Shirley Bassey, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, and Matt Monro.
At one moment Longthorne enjoyed a private helicopter, expensive cars, and £1000 suits but his success hit a brick wall after he filed for bankruptcy in 1996 due to a change of management in 1994.
Longthorne lived in Blackpool with his partner and manager James Moran. They also have a son named Ricky. On August 3, 2019, Longthorne died at the age of 64. He had a battle with cancer for a long time.