Joel was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. After graduating from Malmö Theatre Academy 2007 Joel attended at the Gothenburg City Theatre, Swedens oldest city theatre.

In 2007 he got a huge recognition for his role as Raskolknikov in the play from Fjodor Dostojevskij’s roman Crime and Punishment at Backa Theatre in Gothenburg.

Although his acting career started already in 2002, taking part in the Swedish thriller called The Invisible, Joel has since then contributed in more than 50 film productions and TV-series. He is widely famous for his role as JW in the Swedish film, Easy Money (Snabba Cash) a trilogy based on the best selling novel written by Jens Lapidus but reached global recognition for his roles such as Stephen Holder on AMC The Killing, Alex Purphu in the 2014 Robocop remake, Rick Flag in the DC comics film Suicide Squad working along co-actors Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck and Margot Robbie to name a few.

In 2018 Joels role as Takeshi Kovacs made global headlines in Netflixs Alterd Carbon being Netflix to date biggest budget tv show. 2019 is a busy year for Joel with the release of Hanna with Amazon, For All Mankind with Apple and his blockbuster film The Informer.

2019 For All Man Kind. Apple Inc.
2019 Hanna (TV Series) Created by David Farr. Amazon studios.
2019 The Informer (Feature) Dir: Andrea Di Stefano. Thunder Road Pictures
2018   Altered Carbon (TV Series) Dir: Nick Hurran.
2017-16 House of Cards (TV Series) Created by Beau Willimon. HBO
2016 Edge of Winter (feature) Dir: Rob Connolly. Independent Edge Films
2016 Suicide Squad (Feature) Dir: David Ayer. DC Comics
2015 Child 44 (feature) Dir: Daniel Espinosa. Worldview Entertainment
2015 Run All Night (Feature) Dir: Jaume Collet-Serra. Warner Bros.
2015 Knight of Cups (Feature) Dir: Terrence Malick. Dogwood Films
2014 RoboCop (Feature) Dir: José Padilha. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
2014 The Killing (TV Series) Season IV. Dir: Nicole Kassell. Fox Television Studios
2013 Snabba cash – Livet deluxe (Feature) Dir: Jens Jonsson. Tre Vänner
2013 The Killing (TV Series) Season III. Dir: Ed Bianchi. Fox Television Studios
2012 The Killing (TV Series) Season II. Dir: Agnieszka Holland. Fox Television Studios
2012 Johan Falk: Kodnamn: Lisa (TV Movie) Dir: Charlotte Brändström. Strix
2012 Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören (TV Movie) Dir: Richard Holm. Strix
2012 Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna (TV Movie) Dir: Anders Nilsson. Strix
2012 Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan (TV Movie) Dir: Richard Holm. Strix
2012 Johan Falk: Spelets regler (TV Movie) Dir: Charlotte Brändström. Strix
2012 Snabba Cash II (Feature) Dir: Babak Najafi. Tre Vänner
2012 Lola Versus (Feature) Dir: Daryl Wein. Groundswell Productions
2012 Safe House (Feature) Dir: Daniel Espinosa. Universal Pictures
2011 The Killing (TV Series) Season I. Dir: Patty Jenkins. Fox Television Studios
2011 The Darkest Hour (Feature) Dir: Chris Gorak. Summit Entertainment
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Feature) Dir: David Fincher. Columbia Pictures
2010 Arn (TV Mini-Series) Dir: Peter Flinth. SF
2010 Snabba cash (Feature) Dir: Daniel Espinosa. Tre Vänner
2009 183 dagar (TV Series) Dir: Emiliano Goessens. SVT
2009 Simon & Malou (Feature) Dir: Theis Mølstrøm Christensen, Lasse Spang Olsen. Nepenthe Film
2009 Johan Falk: De fredlösa (TV Movie) Dir: Daniel Lind Lagerlöf. Strix
2009 Johan Falk: Operation Näktergal (TV Movie) Dir: Daniel Lind Lagerlöf. Strix
2009 Johan Falk: Leo Gaut (TV Movie) Dir: Richard Holm. Strix
2009 Johan Falk: National Target (TV Movie) Dir: Richard Holm. Strix
2009 Johan Falk: Vapenbröder (TV Movie) Dir: Anders Nilsson. Strix
2009 Johan Falk: (TV Movie) Dir: Anders Nilsson. Strix
2009 I skuggan av värmen (Feature) Dir: Beata Gårdeler. Bob Film
2008 Arn: Riket vid vägens slut (Feature) Dir: Peter Flinth. SF
2008 Kompissnack (Short) Dir: Shahriyar Latifzadeh. Tolomi Productions
2008 Andra Avenyn (TV Series) SVT
2006 Chiuhuahua (Short) Dir: Christian Rinmad
2006 Vinnarskallar (TV Series) SVT
2005 Storm (Feature) Dir: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein. Breidablick Film
2005 Tjenare kungen (Feature) Dir: Ulf Malmros. Bob Film
2003 Hannah med H (Feature) Dir: Christina Olofson. Cine-Qua-Non
2002 Den osynlige (Feature) Dir: Joel Bergvall, Simon Sandquist. Sonet Film
2001 Storstad (TV Series) SVT

 

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