Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A:
Born to a working-class Italian-American family; JP learned at an early age the importance of hard work, dedication and perseverance. His parents Paula and Jeffery Valenti constantly instilled in him the idea that he could become anything he set his mind to. From the time he was a young child he has always gravitated toward creative arts. Whether it was writing, doing comedic impressions or creating his own talk show. In addition to this, JP has always been very active in athletics. Participating in sports like Baseball, Football, Track & Field, Soccer and Basketball. He attended the University of Connecticut where he double majored in Communication Sciences and Sociology.