Hemlock Grove ♦ Law & Order Special Victims Unit ♦ Space: Above & Beyond
Currently, Joel can be seen on television, appearing in the original series, “Hemlock Grove,” as Dr. Johann Pryce, exclusively available on Netflix.
Selected New York theatrical credits include: “Hold These Truths” for its NewYork premiere at Epic Theater (Drama Desk Nomination); Ivanov in “Ivanov” (Mint Theater/NAATCO, Jonathan Bank, dir.); “The Downtown Plays” (Tribeca Theater Festival, John Rando, dir.); Claudio in “Beatrice and Benedict” with the New York Philharmonic (conducted by Sir Colin Davis); “The Square” (Lisa Petersen, dir.); “America Dreaming” (Michael Mayer, dir.); Valentine in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (NYSF, Adrian Hall, dir.). Other theatrical credits include: Chay Yew’s “Wonderland” (La Jolla Playhouse, Lisa Petersen, dir.); Liu Mengmei in the Peter Sellars’ production of “The Peony Pavilion” which performed in Vienna, Rome, Paris, and London’s Barbican Centre and more.
On television, Joel spent ten seasons appearing as TARU technician Ruben Morales in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He played Lt. Paul Wang on “Space: Above & Beyond,” and recurred on various series, including Sidney Lumet’s “100 Centre Street,” “E.R.” and Steve Spielberg’s “High Incident.”
On screen, he stars in the feature film “Brief Reunion,” currently available on iTunes (garnering Audience Choice Award, Gotham International Film Festival; Best Narrative Film Award and University Film and Video Association). Other selected film credits include: “Personal Velocity” (Sundance Grand Jury Winner); “The Adjustment Bureau”; “The Happening”; and “Return to Paradise” among others.
As a writer, Joel’s essay on his experiences as an Asian American actor is published in Pyong Gap Min’s “Struggle for Ethnic Identity,” and he is a co-writer of “Life Document 2: Identity” with Pulitzer Prize winner, Ayad Akthar, which won the Columbia Students Award for Best Film in 2002.
Joel is an alumnus of Brown University and the Graduate Acting Program at N.Y.U.
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