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Joel Polis

Actor & Director from Los Angeles

Born and raised in Philadelphia, the first of a pair of identical twins, Joel always had an innate appetite for adventure and self expression. This impulse led him into a career in gymnastics, which brought him at 17, to USC on full scholarship. At the end of his freshman year a wrist injury threw open the door to the Theater, and following a brief but illuminating stint in the circus, an invitation to attend Yale Drama School sealed his fate. Joel leapt joyfully into a lifetime commitment to acting and the theater arts. He returned to Los Angeles to pursue a television and film career and has worked consistently in all three mediums since. People say, “If you love your work, you will never work a day in your life”. Joel couldn’t agree more.

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Finished projects
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Working years

My work


    Two Out of Work Actors (Short) Supporting Dir. Fred Shahadi
    Trouble Sleeping Supporting Dir. Rob Adetuyi
    Alien Hunter Supporting Dir. Ron Krause
    Swallow (Sundance selection) Supporting Dir. Frankie Flowers
    Tumbleweeds Supporting Dir. Gavin O'Connor
    The Rookie Supporting Dir. Clint Eastwood
    My Blue Heaven Supporting Dir. Herb Ross
    Best Defense Supporting Dir. Willard Hyuck
    True Believer Supporting Dir. Joe Ruben
    It's My Party Supporting Dir. Randal Kleiser
    The Thing Supporting Dir. John Carpenter
    Attraction Supporting Dir. Russell Degrazier
    Serial Killer Supporting Dir. Pierre David
    Shadows (Short) Supporting Dir. Mitch Levine

      Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Guest Star ABC
      Growing up Fisher Guest Star NBC
      Rizzoli & Isles Guest Star TNT
      Paulie Recurring (pilot)
      NCIS Guest Star CBS
      Castle Guest Star ABC
      Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Guest Star CBS
      Cold Case Guest Star CBS
      Bones Guest Star FOX
      Stargate: Atlantis Guest Star SYFY
      CSI: NY Guest Star CBS
      The Unit Guest Star CBS
      CSI: Miami Guest Star CBS
      Boston Legal Guest Star ABC
      Without A Trace Guest Star CBS
      CSI Guest Star CBS
      The Guardian Guest Star CBS
      Angel Guest Star WB
      Hard Copy Guest Star CBS
      Boston Public Guest Star FOX
      Dharma and Greg Guest Star FOX
      Top of the Hill Guest Star TNT
      Chicago Hope Guest Star FOX
      Judging Amy Guest Star CBS
      Ally McBeal Guest Star FOX
      7th Heaven Guest Star WB
      Law and Order Guest Star NBC
      Star Trek Voyager Guest Star NBC
      Seinfeld Guest Star NBC
      Northern Exposure Guest Star CBS
      Picket Fences Guest Star CBS
      Touched by an Angel Guest Star CBS
      Larry Sanders Show Guest Star HBO
      Roseanne Guest Star ABC
      Cheers Recurring NBC
      Alien Nation Recurring FOX
      Remington Steele Guest Star ABC

        Miles from Nowhere Revelations McBride
        Fatal Vision A Death in California Deadly Medicine
        Burning Bridges Prison of Secrets Born Beautiful
        The Sleepwalker Murders Rocket’s Red Glare Twilight Man
        Everybody Does It Dazzle Those She Left Behind

          My Name is Asher Lev LADCC Best Featured Actor, Stage Raw Best Supporting Actor, Ovation Nomination Stephen Sachs Fountain Theatre
          Disgraced Joanne Gordon CV Repertory
          The Snake Can Steve Robman Odyssey Theatre
          Bach at Leipzig Darin Anthony Odyssey Theatre
          Defiance Andrew Robinson Pasadena Playhouse
          Diary of Anne Frank James O'Neil Rubicon Theatre
          Pound of Flesh Michael Bolus Odyssey, Edinburgh Fest.
          Julius Caesar Daniel Sullivan Old Globe Theatre
          The Baby Dance Jenny Sullivan Pasadena, Lortel Theatre
          Names Mark Kemble Matrix Theatre, AJT (NY)
          After Crystal Night Robert Walden Odyssey Theatre
          Three Travelers Jay Broad Odyssey Theatre
          Richard The Third Casey Briggs Odyssey Theatre
          The Cherry Orchard Jack Stehlin Odyssey Theatre
          Lady of the Diamond Jack O'Brian BuffaloStudio Arena
          Penny for the Guy Martin Breen Geva Regional Theatre
          Midsummer Night's Dream Jack O'Brian Old Globe Theatre
          Dog Logic Martin Benson South Coast Rep
          Merchant of Venice Alan Blumenfeld Santa Monica Playhouse
          Oleanna Steve Freeland American Renegade
          Ghetto Gordon Davidson Mark Taper Forum
          Family Business John Stix Astor Place Theatre
          Jitters Bill Glasco Long Warf
          Passing By Ron Logamarsino Hartford Stage
          Boy Meets Girl Bill Ludel Hartford Stage
          What the Butler Saw Mel Shapiro Academy Festival Theatre
          Troilus and Cressida Alvin Epstein Yale Rep


          What i do


          “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.“

          – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


          My Expertise



          Running | Cycling | Jogging | Archery | Dancing
          Swimming | Snorkeling | Diving | Life Guard
          Mountain Climbing | Hiking | Rappelling


          British | Australian | Cockney | Irish | Scottish
          Boston | NYC | Philly | Southern | Midwest
          Eastern European | German | Russian | Israeli


          Classical Theatre | Period Work | Improv
          Strasberg Technique | Meisner Technique
          Drama | Comedy | Farce



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