Mini Bio (1)
Bilingual in English and French, and known for portraying passionate intellectuals straddling the line between charm and menace, Joe Karam has been cast and credited in principal roles in over 75 film productions, earning his first 50 IMDb credits in less than two years. Based in West Hollywood since early 2014, he initially launched his acting career in San Francisco, where his first formal booking, for the role of a benevolent father lost and remembered by his young son, resulted in an on-screen relationship that would win drama short "Siren" the 2013 Harvard-Westlake Film Festival's "Best Acting" award.
An American immigrant of French upbringing and Lebanese descent, Joe Karam was born in a Christian family in Beirut during the Civil War and was then raised in Paris with a Jesuit education before deciding, at seventeen, to pursue the American Dream. Beginning anew in California, he received three college degrees and a teaching award from Stanford University, generated a dozen patents as an inventor at Google, composed piano scores for film and dance, raised funds for cancer research, completed long course triathlons, swam across the Golden Gate, and earned his airman certificate as a private glider pilot.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Joe Karam