Joel David Moore

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Joel David Moore
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Moore in 2009
Born (1977-09-25) September 25, 1977 (age 37)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

Joel David Moore (born September 25, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Owen Dittman in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Dr. Norm Spellman in Avatar, Colin Fisher in Bones, JP in Grandma's Boy, and Ben in Hatchet.

Early life[edit]

Moore was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, the son of Missy (Irvine) and John Moore.[1] He attended Benson Polytechnic High School. He went to Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, for two years. In 1998, he transferred to Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and performed for two summers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles, California.

Career[edit]

Before he went to Hollywood, Joel starred with Gretchen Stouts and Nina Smidt in Tom Monson's Drug Wars, The High Times. Starting his career in commercials, (including eBay, Cingular Wireless, and Best Buy), he has become one of the most sought after commercial actors. Moore shot an international campaign for a branch of Siemens cell phones, XELIBRI, which won a Lion Award. Moore's most-recognizable roles may be in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Hatchet, Grandma's Boy, and Avatar.

Moore has appeared in nearly a dozen television shows, including: LAX, CSI, The Guardian, Strong Medicine, Six Feet Under, Angel, Providence, Boomtown, Boston Public, and House, and most recently as Colin Fisher, a graduate student on Bones. Moore's first major film role was in 2004's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, though he is also known for his supporting role in James Cameron's Avatar (2009), opposite Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington. Moore also starred alongside Katy Perry in her music video for "Waking Up in Vegas", made a cameo in the "Beat It" cover video from Fall Out Boy, and co-starred with Katharine McPhee playing her love interest in her music video "It's Not Christmas Without You" for her Christmas album Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Foxfire First Geek
2000 Drug Wars, The High Times Jake
2004 Raising Genius Rolf
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Owen Dittman
2005 Reel Guerrillas Nick Walker The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Beginning
2006 Grandma's Boy J.P.
Shaggy Dog, TheThe Shaggy Dog Pound Employee
Art School Confidential Bardo
Miles from Home Miles
Elder Son, TheThe Elder Son
Hatchet Ben
2007 American Hustle 3rd Spartan
El Muerto Zak
Spiral Mason
Shanghai Kiss Joe
2008 Hottie and the Nottie, TheThe Hottie and the Nottie Nate Cooper Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (with Paris Hilton)
Weiners Greg
Tiffany Problem, TheThe Tiffany Problem Sam Hane Short film
Fairy Tale Police Big Bad Wolf
2009 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Corey Finley
Bed Ridden Jay Short film
Stuntmen Troy Lebowski
Avatar Dr. Norm Spellman
2010 Third Rule, TheThe Third Rule Peter Short film
Janie Jones Dave
2011 Chillerama Adolf Hitler segment "The Diary Of Anne Frankenstein"
Grassroots Grant Cogswell
Julia X Sam
Shark Night Gordon
2012 Gone Nick Massey
Jewtopia Adam Lipschitz
Savages Craig
2013 Hatchet III Ben Returned in cameo; character survives events of Hatchet 1 but is killed off immediately.
CBGB Joey Ramone
Stuck Guy
Jonah and the Whale Jonah post-production
Killing Winston Jones Paavo post-production
2014 Grace Luke filming
7 Days as a Kingpin Devin McCormick pre-production
Midnight Rider filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Boston Public Hartzell 2 episodes from 2001–2002
2002 Deep Cover Pete Steinem
Boomtown Usher #2 Episode: "Insured by Smith & Wesson"
Providence Episode: "The Eleventh Hour"
2003 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Episode: "Romance Looming"
Angel Karl Vamp Episode: "Salvage"
Six Feet Under Video Clerk Episode: "The Opening"
Strong Medicine Dan Episode: "Bad Liver"
2004 Amazing Westermans, TheThe Amazing Westermans Television film
Guardian, TheThe Guardian Malcolm Reeves Episode: "Sparkle"
LAX Eddie Carson 9 episodes from 2004–2005
2005 Cooked Mike Television film
Inside, TheThe Inside Brian Pines Episode: "Declawed"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Guy in the Yellow Hat Episode: "Dog Eat Dog"
E-Ring Greg – NSA Liaison 5 episodes from 2005–2006
2007 Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, TheThe Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Cooter Television film
House M.D. Eddie Episode: "One Day, One Room"
Episode: "Act Your Age"
2008–
present
Bones Colin Fisher 11 episodes
2008 My Name Is Earl Clyde Episode: "Quit Your Snitchin'"
2009 Medium Keith Bruning 4 episodes from 2009–2010
2010 Chuck Mackintosh Episode: "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Sheldon Tunney Episode: "Kai e'e"
2011 Last Man Standing Bruce Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Grandparents Day"
2012 Transformers: Darkness Rising Strongarm Voice only
2014 Forever Lucas Wahl Regular

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Notes
2009 "Waking Up In Vegas" Katy Perry
2010 "It's Not Christmas Without You" Katharine McPhee
2008 "Beat It" Fall Out Boy

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