Joe Escalante is the current bassist, and previous drummer for The Vandals. He also directs, and acts in movies produced by his labels Kung Fu Films and Kung Fu Records. He used to have an affiliation with CBS. Joe is known for his great sense of humor, and for being one of the few amateur bull fighters. He jokes about having a gold record of an Avril Lavigne on his wall, thanks to Josh Freese, his good friend and band-mate.