Joel Polis

Joel Polis

actor, producer

Joel Polis was born on Oct 03, 1951 in USA. Joel Polis's big-screen debut came with The Wall directed by Robert Markowitz in 1982, strarring . Joel Polis is known for Trouble Sleeping directed by Robert Adetuyi, Billy Zane stars as Charles and Vanessa Angel as Vanessa. Joel Polis has got 2 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Joel Polis achieved is Vegas Movie Awards. The upcoming new movie Joel Polis plays is Trouble Sleeping which will be released on Aug 13, 2018.

Joel Polis was a competitive athlete in high school and earned a full scholarship in gymnastics to the University of Southern California. He caught the acting bug his freshman year when he was cast in the school's production of "West Side Story." He then received a scholarship to join the Summer Theater Festival on a European tour, performing in England, Germany and the Edinburgh Theater Festival.He dropped out of USC to work as a circus clown, but after three months of tumbling around the arena, he decided that a life wearing big shoes and a red rubber nose was not for him, so he boarded a Greyhound Bus and headed East. He traveled to New York where he studied acting at NYU and with the Broadway director Lloyd Richards. He returned to Los Angeles to finish his BA and then received his MFA from Yale Drama School.Joel has been acting for over twenty years in film, television and on the stage. His first film role was as Fuchs in John Carpenter's classic sci-fi film The Thing (1982). He has appeared in numerous TV shows including Cheers (Gary), Alien Nation, Northern Exposure, Star Trek: Voyager, Roseanne, Seinfeld, Chicago Hope, Boston Legal, and CSI.Joel's extensive theater credits include the Astor Place Theater, Hartford Stage, Old Globe Theater, South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Odyssey Theatre, and the Pasadena Playhouse.

  • Birthday

    Oct 03, 1951
  • Place of Birth

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Also known


Known For


2 wins & 1 nominations

Vegas Movie Awards
Best Ensemble
Winner - Award of Merit
Later Daters (2021)
IndieX Film Festival
Two Out-of-Work Actors (2020)
Winner - Best Ensemble Cast
Two Out-of-Work Actors (2020)

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows