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Joey Tribbiani is shown as struggling actor from first season of Friends. He was shown acting in the fictional soap opera Days of Our Lives (DOOL). He also performs as a body double for the butt for some famous actor in a movie in another episode. He is shown performing many acting roles.

Anyone remember which was the official first cast of Joey Tribbiani in Friends? Was it for a movie or TV show? Which episode was that?

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I think he was Al Pacino's butt........ – KeyBrd Basher Dec 24 '12 at 7:03
He did get the role but they didn't use it because he kept tensing when they filmed. There is a line later on when someone says that no one will even notice it's not him and he responds "My mom will". – user7829 Feb 22 '14 at 9:11
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In the pilot episode, it is revealed that Joey was in a play (Pinocchio). This would be the first role he has within the show's time frame. Later episodes also talk about work he did before the starting point of the show, including a porn film (which the friends all watch in "The One with Phoebe's Husband").

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The answer by @jlmmcdonald does answer this, but Joey's first performance in the Friends current timeline (where we join them) is missing.

In Season 1, Episode 6 - "The One with the Butt", Joey performs in a musical titled "Freud!".

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