|Birthplace||New York City, New York, USA|
|Birthdate||September 9, 1950|
Lisi was born and raised in New York City, New York.
He spent 24 years in the New York Police Department (NYPD), retiring in the rank of captain. While already employed by the police department (1969), Joe Lisi enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He was Honorably Discharged as a corporal.
He appeared in the NBC television show Third Watch as NYPD Lieutenant Swersky from 2000 to 2005. He also appeared on the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Craig Lennon, a parole officer