Joel is approx. 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Joel has done a lot of work on the theatrical stage having played King Henry in Henry V, Prince Hal in Henry III, and others including Road, Third World Blues, and Dead White Males.
Joel auditioned for the role of "Ty-Zor" in McG's now-aborted version of Superman.
In 2001, Joel was nominated for an AFI Award for his portrayal of Will in The Secret Life Of Us.
Joel attended Hills Grammar School & studied drama at the University of Western Sydney-Nepean Kingswood Campus.
Joel: (on his appearance in "Star Wars Episode IV") I should have been more cunning about really milking it in the interim, because I know I'm in the film for a short amount of time, and as exciting as that is for me, it doesn't necessarily create a jump ramp to the other side of a chasm of excellence or anything like that. I don't count on work leading to other work. I think that is more likely just to lead to disappointment, but certainly it whips people into a mini frenzy. You know, it meant that I could see almost anyone that I wanted to in LA, work-wise – mainly casting directors or agents. It's almost like your business card. So you're on the other side of a very, very solid door and they look through the peephole and you say, 'Hi, I was in Star Wars!' and suddenly you can hear the locks being undone.
Joel: (on Smokin' Aces) I'm not a huge advocate of violence for violence's sake, but what makes this film OK in that regard for me is that it's a heightened reality. It's kind of like Ocean's Eleven on acid - it's hyper-real, cartoon violence.