Joel Tobeck filmography and biography
Date of birth: 2 June 1971, Auckland, New Zealand
Joel Tobeck biography
With over 20 years experience, his versatility in theatre, television
and film, has long been recognized and is increasingly in demand - at
home in New Zealand, Australia and USA.
Born into an acting family, he made his first stage appearance at age 5, and was trained by some of the best in the business. With his solid grounding in theatre, he has appeared in many stage productions covering all genres from Shakespeare to Musical Theatre, most recently playing the lead role of 'Frank-N-Furter' in Auckland Theatre Company's critically acclaimed "The Rocky Horror Show".
His nearly two dozen film appearances, ranging from whimsical comedy to intense drama and modern horror, has seen him work extensively both in New Zealand and Australia starring along side some of the biggest names in the business including Cate Blanchett, Geena Davis, Josh Hartnett, Hugo Weaving and Sam Neill. In 1997 he won Best Actor in the NZ Film & TV Awards for "Topless Women Talk About Their Lives".
Joel's television career has been equally as wide ranging, appearing regularly in many New Zealand dramas and comedy shows, including the "Xena", "Hercules" and "Young Hercules" series. Joel has also taken his talents to the USA, guest starring in Sons of Anarchy, A.K.A and Without A Trace, and Australia, recently landing the lead roles in the critically acclaimed drama "Tangle" and the comedy "30: seconds", which saw him nominated for the Most Outstanding Performance By an Actor award at the 2010 Australian Subcription Television & Radio Association Awards in Australia.
Joel has also worked as a singer and guitarist over the years, playing and singing in many bands in both New Zealand and Australia.
It is not surprising that, over the years, he has developed a remarkable range of other skills with voice work, radio, improvisation, Theatresports, dance and choreography also part of his long list of abilities.
Joel Tobeck trivia
- Joel and Yvette's daughter Hannah was born on July 22nd 2006.
- In long-term relationship with Yvette
- His mother was actress, Liddy Holloway.
- Joel and Yvette's son Daniel was born on 14 July 2008.