Joel is a Jeff Award nominated Actor who has been living and working in Chicago for the last four years. He received the Jeff nomination for his portrayal of (Dragan Milencevic) in TimeLine Theatre company's Tesla's Letters directed by Nick Bowling. Other Chicago credits include Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's productions Macbeth and Richard III directed by Barbara Gaines, and Twelfth Night Directed by Josie Rourke (Jeff Nomination for best Production),. He played (Ross) in First Folio's production of Macbeth directed by Nick Sandys. The Marriage of Figaro at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company directed by Jonathan Berry. He is a member of Chicago's Organic Theater Company where he was in the original Organic productions of Herman Melville's Bartleby, Mark Twain's $30,000 Bequest, and Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent all deirected by Alexander Gelman. Joel has worked regionally at Pioneer Theatre Company in their production of Cyrano De Bergerac. Other Utah credits include (Petruchio) in The Taming of the Shrew, (Sir Toby Belch) in Twelfth Night, (Guildenstern) in Hamlet, Adam in The Compleat wrks of wllm shakspre (abridged), and Snug the Joiner in A Midsummer Night's Dream, all with Salt Lake Shakespeare. Utah Television credits include 3.2 percent and a commercial for the Ultimate Combat Experience. He has done voice over work for Missouri tourism in the Chicago market as well as some commercials for Blackberry, Service Magic, and Luna carpet. He is a certified Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors where he won an award for best scene at the SAFD national conference in Las Vegas in 2006 for his Broadsword fight. He holds a BFA from the University of Utah, an MFA from Northern Illinois University, and he has also studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia.