You can almost establish how old someone is by when they first laid eyes on Joey Lawrence. In the '80s, he was adorable Joey Donovan on 'Gimme a Break,' co-starring the late, great Nelle Carter. The following decade, he was long-haired teen heartthrob Joey Russo on 'Blossom.' A few years ago, he made America go "Whoa!" yet again when he placed third on 'Dancing With the Stars.' And next month he'll be starring opposite Melissa Joan Hart in the ABC Family sitcom 'Melissa & Joey.' Unsurprisingly, his character -- a male nanny or "manny" -- is also named Joey.

PopEater talked to the affable star about his new show, his enduring career and his rationale for sticking with Joey rather than changing it to the more mature Joe or Joseph.