When Joe was younger he said: I loved pretending, and I was a big fan of Daniel Boone, so I ran around dressed up like him.
His long hair on Dr. Quinn was part of his contract.
Joe always appeared very tan on Dr. Quinn but it was all make-up, he said naturally he was as white as a ghost.
Joe spent 10 years in Los Angeles, studying with acting coaches. He was able to pay for the lessons by working as a chef in Italian restaurants.
His mom was a homemaker and his dad was a businessman who did well manufacturing fishing tackle and other similar products.
Joe briefly dated his co-star on Dr. Quinn, Jane Seymour, before she met and married James Keach, one of the shows directors.
Joe was voted Sexiest Actor in Canada in 1995. He has said, It's not easy to be number one with competition like (Seinfeld's) George Costanza out there, but I promise I'll just keep putting my buckskins on one leg at a time.
Joe worked as a cook in a resturant in Hollywood. While doing this he took acting classes.
He has a commentary on the Dr. Quinn Medicine Women DVD's. He has one on season 2 and one on season 3 with Jane Seymour.
Joe was in the position of having three pilots offered to him by CBS. He chose "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" because (as he would later say), "I got to play a cowboy."
He had the most fun hanging out with his dog Rosie, on the set of Dr. Quinn.
Joe cut his hair because it was two weeks before his son was born, and at the same time Dr. Quinn had been cancelled, so it was kind of a transition from one stage of his life to the next.
He is 5'11".
His mom's name is Virgina.
His dad's name is Joe.
His heritage is Italian/Russian/Polish.
Joe's older sister's name is Kathy and she is 10 years older than him.
He has an older sister.
His daughter Kate Elizabeth was born April 3, 2003.
His son Christian Antonio was born July 7, 2001.
His son Jack Neville was born on June 3, 1998.
Joe married at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He was married on May 24, 1997.
He married Kirsten Barlow.
Joe Lando was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1993.
He won the Family Film Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Series in 1996, for his role of Byron Sully in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Joe also won the following:
The Bronze Otto by the German magazine Bravo as the third most popular actor on T.V. (1995)
The Silver Otto by the German magazine Bravo as the second most popular actor on T.V. (1996)
Winner of Canadian TVG "Most Popular Male Actor" - 1993
Winner of Canadian TVG "Most Popular Male Actor" - 1994
Winner of Canadian TVG "Most Popular Male Actor" - 1995
(Joe's name was not on the list of choices for this award in 1996 or he probably would have won again).
Voted 12th in cyberspace's "People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People of 1997" poll.