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Joey Kovar
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Born July 24, 1983
Died August 17, 2012
Hometown Chicago, Illinois
Show History
Season The Real World: Hollywood
Episodes 9
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Joey Kovar is a roommate on The Real World: Hollywood.


A true blue Chicagoan, Joey has never ventured outside the state of Illinois. As a personal trainer and former bodybuilder, he is devoted to physical fitness and works out all the time. Despite staying focused, Joey is haunted by his troubled past that was riddled with addiction. He hopes The Real World will lead him down a new path so he can follow his dream of becoming an actor. But Joey's impossibly high expectations make dealing with the ups and downs of the business difficult. Will Hollywood prove to be too much for him?


After Real World

Upon the arrival of his and his girfriend's child, Joey appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew where he sought help for his drug addiction and alcoholism. After the show, he indicated that he would help his girlfriend as well as working on his addiction. He welcomed his daughter a year after his son was born.

On August 17, 2012, Joey was found dead at this friends home near Chicago. The autopsy was inconclusive, and the cause of death was pending a toxicological test, though the police indicated there was no foul play found. Joey's brother, David, denied that drugs was the cause as he was working on his sobriety at the time. It was later revealed that Kovar died of an opiate intoxication.