Joel David Moore
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Moore in May 2009.
September 25, 1977 |
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Joel David Moore (born September 25, 1977) is an American actor who has appeared in television commercials, feature films, and television series. He is best known for his roles as Owen Dittman in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Dr. Norm Spellman in Avatar, Colin Fisher in Bones, J.P. in Grandma's Boy and Ben in Hatchet (along with a short cameo in Hatchet III).
Moore was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where 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 and reunited with his agent from Portland, Rachelle Ryan, who is now a manager in Los Angeles.
Starting his career in commercials, he has been in over 15 nationals (including eBay, Cingular Wireless, and Best Buy). 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.
|Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Owen Dittman|
|2005||Reel Guerrillas||Nick Walker||The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Beginning|
|Shaggy Dog, TheThe Shaggy Dog||Pound Employee|
|Art School Confidential||Bardo|
|Miles from Home||Miles|
|Elder Son, TheThe Elder Son|
|2007||American Hustle||3rd Spartan|
|2008||Hottie and the Nottie, TheThe Hottie and the Nottie||Nate Cooper||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (with Paris Hilton)|
|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|
|Avatar||Dr. Norm Spellman|
|2010||Third Rule, TheThe Third Rule||Peter||Short film|
|2011||Chillerama||Adolf Hitler||segment "The Diary Of Anne Frankenstein"|
|2013||Hatchet III||Ben||Returned in cameo; character survives events of Hatchet 1 but is killed off immediately.|
|Jonah and the Whale||Jonah||post-production|
|Killing Winston Jones||Paavo||post-production|
|7 Days as a Kingpin||Devin McCormick||pre-production|
|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|
|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"
|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|
|2009||"Waking Up In Vegas"||Katy Perry|
|2010||"It's Not Christmas Without You"||Katharine McPhee|
|2008||"Beat It"||Fall Out Boy|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Joel Moore.|
- Joel David Moore at the Internet Movie Database
- Slate.com article: "Why one actor suddenly pops up in ad after ad after ad."
- Joel David Moore on Twitter