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.
Years active1996–present
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Joel David Moore
Joel Moore 090512-N-6107D-020.jpg
Moore in 2009
Born(1977-09-25) September 25, 1977 (age 37)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Years active1996–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.


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.


1996FoxfireFirst Geek
2000Drug Wars, The High TimesJake
2004Raising GeniusRolf
Dodgeball: A True Underdog StoryOwen Dittman
2005Reel GuerrillasNick WalkerThe Dukes Of Hazzard: The Beginning
2006Grandma's BoyJ.P.
Shaggy Dog, TheThe Shaggy DogPound Employee
Art School ConfidentialBardo
Miles from HomeMiles
Elder Son, TheThe Elder Son
2007American Hustle3rd Spartan
El MuertoZak
Shanghai KissJoe
2008Hottie and the Nottie, TheThe Hottie and the NottieNate CooperGolden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (with Paris Hilton)
Tiffany Problem, TheThe Tiffany ProblemSam HaneShort film
Fairy Tale PoliceBig Bad Wolf
2009Beyond a Reasonable DoubtCorey Finley
Bed RiddenJayShort film
StuntmenTroy Lebowski
AvatarDr. Norm Spellman
2010Third Rule, TheThe Third RulePeterShort film
Janie JonesDave
2011ChilleramaAdolf Hitlersegment "The Diary Of Anne Frankenstein"
GrassrootsGrant Cogswell
Julia XSam
Shark NightGordon
2012GoneNick Massey
JewtopiaAdam Lipschitz
2013Hatchet IIIBenReturned in cameo; character survives events of Hatchet 1 but is killed off immediately.
CBGBJoey Ramone
Jonah and the WhaleJonahpost-production
Killing Winston JonesPaavopost-production
7 Days as a KingpinDevin McCormickpre-production
Midnight Riderfilming
2001Boston PublicHartzell2 episodes from 2001–2002
2002Deep CoverPete Steinem
BoomtownUsher #2Episode: "Insured by Smith & Wesson"
ProvidenceEpisode: "The Eleventh Hour"
2003Sabrina, the Teenage WitchEpisode: "Romance Looming"
AngelKarl VampEpisode: "Salvage"
Six Feet UnderVideo ClerkEpisode: "The Opening"
Strong MedicineDanEpisode: "Bad Liver"
2004Amazing Westermans, TheThe Amazing WestermansTelevision film
Guardian, TheThe GuardianMalcolm ReevesEpisode: "Sparkle"
LAXEddie Carson9 episodes from 2004–2005
2005CookedMikeTelevision film
Inside, TheThe InsideBrian PinesEpisode: "Declawed"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationGuy in the Yellow HatEpisode: "Dog Eat Dog"
E-RingGreg – NSA Liaison5 episodes from 2005–2006
2007Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, TheThe Dukes of Hazzard: The BeginningCooterTelevision film
House M.D.EddieEpisode: "One Day, One Room"
Episode: "Act Your Age"
BonesColin Fisher11 episodes
2008My Name Is EarlClydeEpisode: "Quit Your Snitchin'"
2009MediumKeith Bruning4 episodes from 2009–2010
2010ChuckMackintoshEpisode: "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock"
2011Hawaii Five-0Sheldon TunneyEpisode: "Kai e'e"
2011Last Man StandingBruceEpisode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Grandparents Day"
2012Transformers: Darkness RisingStrongarmVoice only
2014ForeverLucas WanRegular

Music videos[edit]

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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