Date of Birth: Jun 02, 1971
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Born into an acting family in Auckland, New Zealand, Joel made his first stage appearance with his mother, Liddy Holloway, at age 5. With his solid grounding in theatre, he has appeared in many stage productions, covering all genres from Shakespeare to Musical Theatre. His nearly two dozen film appearances, ranging from whimsical comedy to intense drama and modern horror, has seen him work extensively both in New Zealand and Australia. In 1997, he won Best Actor in the NZ Film & TV Awards for Topless Women Talk About Their Lives (1997). Joels television career has been equally as wide ranging, appearing regularly in many New Zealand dramas and comedy shows, including the Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) and Young Hercules (1998) series and, most recently, Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud (2011)_ and the popular This Is Not My Life (2010).