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Overview (2)

Born in Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Alaska, Joe has been a merchant seaman, police officer, and lawyer. A pilot since he was 17, he holds a commercial license with instrument rating. His writing credits include newspaper columns, an anthology of humor essays; his screenplays and films have been winners at numerous film festivals and he has pitched networks on his series and those of others.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Zaydoe Films

Spouse (1)

Ann Acton (19 December 1970 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (9)

With Nancy Miller ("Saving Grace", "Any Day Now"), developed, wrote and pitched "Dustoff," (a U.S. Army med-evac series) to CBS.
2016: "Preternatural: Flight of the Godwits" won the series teleplay portion of the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival.
Developed and wrote the screenplay "Playdates" a relationship comedy-drama: ennui, infidelity, redemption, renewal.
Developed, wrote and pitched the social sci-fi series "Preternatural" to Valhalla Entertainment, Gale Ann Hurd's shingle for "The Walking Dead.".
Developed and wrote "Below the surface," a WWII submarine adventure-drama series, and then pitched with David Maples ("In Plain Sight") to NBC and HBO.
In development on "Legat," an international thriller with a fish-out-of-water female lead, the show being sited in India.
Acton is a former cop and lawyer. Fluent in Spanish from Peace Corps service in Nicaragua. A licensed pilot with commercial and instrument.
Wrote "Fade In," a political column for McClatchy Newspaper. Written as a sitcom, it followed the 2008 Presidential Election.
Developed and wrote, then pitched with Annie Brunner ("Against The Wall"), "10-7," (police procedural) to The Cloudland Company, Peter Tolan's production shingle.

Personal Quotes (1)

Think big. Do it yourself. Don't follow convention.

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