Michael Jeffrey Joiner

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Michael Joiner
Michael Joiner

1958 (age 64–65)
Occupation(s)Actor, stand-up comedian, film maker
Years active1990-present
SpouseMichelle Joiner
ChildrenDustin Joiner; 19, Jack Joiner; 17, Max Joiner; 16

Michael Joiner aka Michael Jeffrey Joiner (born 1958)[1] is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and film maker. Joiner gained exposure when he starred in Sony Picture's The Grace Card with Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. in 2011.[2][3][4]


Joiner started his comedy career after performing in a talent show at his church in Valparaiso, IN in 1991. This led to Joiner performing at churches all across the nation, and then later on at comedy clubs, colleges and corporate events. In the early 1990s, Joiner began working as an actor at the community theater in Valparaiso. In early 2000 Michael moved his family to Hollywood, CA where he studied with Kevin Spaceys acting coach, John Swanbeck. He signed with Beverly Hills, CA agent William Kerwin in 2003 and soon after began receiving television commercial and film roles. In 2008 he moved his family back to Kansas City, MO. [2][5][6] In 2013 he started his own film company Esther Pictures.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He resides in Kansas City, MO with his wife Michelle, and their three children.[8][9][10]


Comedic style[edit]

Joiner's comedy style has been described as "cutting edge clean sarcasm" by the NWI Times newspaper.[4]


  1. ^ "Michael Joiner - Address, Phone Number, Public Records | Radaris". radaris.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  2. ^ a b c "The Independent Critic - Michael Joiner Interview". theindependentcritic.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  3. ^ ""The Grace Card" features rising local actor - Metro Voice News". metrovoicenews.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  4. ^ a b "OFFBEAT: Valpo actor's Sony Pictures film debuting on TV | OffBeat with Phil Potempa | nwitimes.com". nwitimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  5. ^ Joe Leydon. "The Grace Card | Variety". variety.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  6. ^ "028 ATP – God's Smart Aleck Michael Joiner On Comedy, Acting and Faith — Actors Talk". actorstalkacting.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  7. ^ "Actor Michael Joiner | OffBeat with Phil Potempa | nwitimes.com". nwitimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  8. ^ "Michael Joiner Comedian". lutzagency.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  9. ^ "OFFBEAT: Former Valpo actor starring in Sony film opposite Oscar winner Lou Gosset Jr. | OffBeat with Phil Potempa | nwitimes.com". nwitimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  10. ^ "CFDb Interviews Michael Joiner". christianfilmdatabase.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  11. ^ "The Ice House :: Michael Joiner". icehousecomedy.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.

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