This writer/actor/director first got started doing theater in junior college at Kennedy-King of Chicago. From there he attended VCSC in North Dakota. Upon completing his studies he returned to Chicago where he starred in the stage play "Livin' Fat", after appearing in the movie "Wildcats" with Goldie Hawn, Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrison he moved out to Los Angeles where he continued to do theater while awaiting an oppurtunity in television. Josef's first role on Television was as a "Klingon" on Star Trek - the next generation and a host of other Sit-coms and low-budget films. His big break came after appearing on Sister-Sister in it's final year that led to off Broadway shows such as "Thy Brother's Keeper", "Neighborhoods" and "The Life of A Queen." Shorty afterwards Josef returned to the big screen where he co-starred in the smash hit "Like Mike" for 20th Century Fox. Josef also appeared in 2003's "Malibu's Most Wanted" for Warner Brothers Film. "Cedric the Entertainer", "8 Simple Rules", "CSI", "Crossing Jordan" and "Las Vegas" were just some of the television shows Josef did during 2003-2004 season.
The Sit-com "The Best of Both Worlds", written by Josef Cannon is slated for a fall release on network television.