Joel David Moore
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|Joel David Moore|
Moore in 2009
September 25, 1977 |
Portland, Oregon, US
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, Ben in Hatchet, and Lucas Wahl in the television series Forever.
Moore was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, the son of Missy (Irvine) and John Moore. His family resided in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, and he is a 1995 graduate of Benson Polytechnic High School. He then attended 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 in 2001 and performed for two summers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Before he went to Hollywood, Joel starred with Gretchen Stouts and Nina Smidt in Tom Monson's Drug Wars, The High Times (1999), a video about underage binge drinking.
In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles, California. Not uncommon to show business, his early career was primarily in TV commercials, including ones for 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 has appeared in nearly a dozen television shows, including: LAX, CSI, The Guardian, Strong Medicine, Six Feet Under, Angel, Providence, Boomtown, Boston Public, House, Forever and as Colin Fisher, a graduate student on Bones.
Moore starred alongside Katy Perry in her music video for "Waking Up in Vegas". He makes a cameo appearance in the "Beat It" cover video from Fall Out Boy. He 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.
|2000||Drug Wars, The High Times||Jake|
|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||Miles|
|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|
|TBA||Killing Winston Jones||Paavo||Post-production; also director|
|2001–02||Boston Public||Hartzell||2 episodes|
|2002||Deep Cover||Pete Steinem|
|Boomtown||Usher #2||Episode: "Insured by Smith & Wesson"|
|Providence||Episode: "The Eleventh Hour"|
|2003||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Pete||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"|
|2004–2005||LAX||Eddie Carson||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|Inside, TheThe Inside||Brian Pines||Episode: "Declawed"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Guy in the Yellow Hat||Episode: "Dog Eat Dog"|
|2005–2006||E-Ring||Greg – NSA Liaison||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2007||Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, TheThe Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning||Cooter||Television film|
|House M.D.||Eddie||Episodes: "One Day, One Room", "Act Your Age"|
|2008–2016||Bones||Colin Fisher||Recurring role, 15 episodes|
|2008||My Name Is Earl||Clyde||Episode: "Quit Your Snitchin'"|
|2009–2010||Medium||Keith Bruning||4 episodes|
|2010||Chuck||Mackintosh||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock"|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Sheldon Tunney||Episode: "Kai e'e"|
|2011||Last Man Standing||Bruce||Episodes: "Pilot", "Grandparents Day"|
|2012||Transformers: Darkness Rising||Strongarm||Voice role|
|2014–2015||Forever||Lucas Wahl||Main role|
|2001||"Youth Of The Nation"||P.O.D.|
|2008||"Beat It"||Fall Out Boy|
|2009||"Waking Up In Vegas"||Katy Perry|
|2010||"It's Not Christmas Without You"||Katharine McPhee|
- Baker, Jeff (April 28, 2014). "18 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Portland". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
- "Actor Joel David Moore". KATU AM Northwest. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
- Moore, Phyllis (January 2010). "Avatar Scientist" (PDF). The Cherry Pit. 2 (1). CherryWood Village, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
- "Drug Wars - The High Times". LifeisGreatProductions.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
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