Known for his roles; Peter Allen in Peter Allen; Not the Boy Next Door and Charles Bean in Deadline Gallipoli. Joel grew up in rural North Western Australia, with a dream to become a rock star and tour the world forever, playing for the masses. Having supported Birds of Tokyo, Ian Moss, The Beautiful Girls, Diesel, Regurgitator, Daryl Braithwaite and more all before turning 17, things were going to plan. Joel was tireless, his original music played on ABC National Radio, represented WA in Soccer and was also in training for the Western Australian Football League. But, Joel surprised himself and moved to Brazil where he lived for a year as a Rotary International Exchange Student, touring with local bands, learning Portuguese and exploring culture. Upon returning home to Karratha, filled with a raw passion for storytelling and a thirst for life, Joel's mother suggested he audition for NIDA and WAAPA. Joel walked into the auditions having never read a play in his life and was accepted into both institutions. Joel chose NIDA and left North West Australia, recognised as the region's 2010 Young Australian of the Year. In 2013, Joel graduated from NIDA and in 2014 won the role of Charles Bean in Foxtel's Deadline Gallipoli alongside Sam Worthington, Hugh Dancy, Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Anna Torv, Jessica De Gouw and Ewen Leslie, commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landing. In 2015 Deadline Gallipoli aired to rave reviews from the critics and public alike, recognised with 8 AACTA nominations in 2015, including Best Actor for Joel's role as Charles Bean. Also at the beginning of 2015 Joel filmed Channel 7's miniseries biopic of the famed entertainer, Peter Allen in Peter Allen; Not the Boy Next Door playing the title role. The show was recognised as one of the best TV dramas of the year garnering 10 AACTA nominations in total, including Best Actor for Joel's depiction of Peter Allen. Joel continues to seek out great stories with cast and crews both talented and dedicated to creating remarkable Film and TV. Joel is also a very proud ambassador of Redkite, a children's charity supporting families fighting the battle of youth cancer with essential support, and recently participated in Western Australia's charity event Telethon single handedly raising over $800,000 in an event from the weekend.
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