Joe reals name was Richard Scarrow. Richard was born to a very rich family, his mother was a model and an actress and his father was a wealthy business man. Many children would be happy having a family like that but he wasn't. It was very stressful for him as they get going on tour and moving to different towns, so he could never make any friends.
He was home-schooled so he never had met any friends and he was very upset. His parent usually invited other celebrities kids over to be his friends but that never worked. He wanted to be a doctor when he grew up because it wanted to help people. His father had other plans,he wanted Richard to follow in his footsteps.
So when he became a teen he started saving up money, mowing people lawns and other jobs secretly. He saved enough money and ran away he change his name to Joe Aligan. He moved to Pleasantview and went to university there. He got a degree in Biology and started working as a doctor.
His parents obviously knew he went missing and spent half their fortune on finding him. They thought he was kidnapped. So finding him was even harder, which was good for Joe.
As a doctor he looked after many people and earned a lot of money. He brought a big house, but was lonely. He had been scared to talk to anyone. But after a while being scared he finally talked to someone. After that he wasn't scared anymore and became quite popular in the town.
All the girls wanted to go out with him, but there was one girl he really fancied Emma. He asked her out and she said yes and he found that she actually quite liked him. He also found out she had a dark past as well. So neither if them talked about their past.
A couple years later he asked her to marry him and she said yes. They got married and she moved into his house. They decided to adopt children.
They adopted four babies. The oldest was Jake, then Harry, Alex and finally Elizabeth but everyone called her Lizzy.