Robert Joy may have been born in Montreal but he grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador, which claims him as their own. He attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar before turning up in New York City determined to have a career as an actor. He began, like so many young actors, Off Broadway, as they say. His first stage role was as Peter Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank which ran for almost a year. He made the jump to film immediately and appeared in his first feature just a year later making his debut in Louis Malle`s 1980 film, Atlantic City. Robert is multi-talented and spent three years with the Newfoundland Company CODCO as an actor, writer and composer. He put all of those talents to work, along with being associate producer and star in the 1986 film, The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood which was an independent film he worked on after studying at the Sundance Film Institute. Robert Joy is pictured above as Dr. Sid Hammerback in a publicity still from the series CSI:NY.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
Atlantic City (1980) Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (TV-1981) Ticket to Heaven (1981) Threshold (1981) Ragtime (1981) Amityville 3-D (1983) Terminal Choice (1985) Joshua Then and Now (1985) Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Sword of Gideon (TV-1986) Big Shots (1987) Radio Days (1987) She’s Back (1988) The Lawrenceville Stories (TV-1988) The Suicide Club (1988) Millennium (1989)
Judgment (TV-1990) Longtime Companion (1990) Grand Larceny (TV-1991) The Full Circle (TV-1991) Hyde in Hollywood (TV-1991) Shadows and Fog (1992) Dieppe (TV-1993) Gregory K (TV-1993) Woman On The Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (TV-1993) Ballad of Little Jo (1993) The Dark Half (1993) Henry and Verlin (1994) Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) I’ll Do Anything (1994) Pharaoh’s Army (1995) Waterworld (1995) Dangerous Offender (1996) Harriet The Spy (1996) A Modern Affair (1996) Seasons of Love (TV-1998) The Divine Ryans (1998) Fallen (1998) Resurrection (1999)
Sweet November (2000) The Bookfair Murders (TV-2000) Cheaters (TV-2000) Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000) Sweet November (2000) 61* (TV-2001) The Shipping News (2001) Joe Somebody (2001) Between Strangers (2002) Fargo (TV-2003) Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong (TV-2003) Helter Skelter (TV-2004) The Lazarus Child (2004) Sex Traffic (TV-2004) Pretty Persuasion (2005) Land of the Dead (2005) Whole New Thing (2005) The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Dinner for One (2006, short) It’s a Boy Girl Thing (2006) Aliens vs Predator – Requiem (2007) Superhero Movie (2008) Down to the Dirt (2008) Bedroom (2008, short) Singularity (2009)
Singularity (2011, short) Archetype (2011, short) The Master & Me (2012, short) Impromptu (2013, short) Crown and Anchor (2018)
TV Series – Cast: The National Dream (1974, mini-series)
TV Series – Guest appearances: Republic of Doyle (2010, 2013) Masters of Sex (2013) Grey’s Anatomy (2014) The Mentalist (2014) The Good Wife (2014) Saving Hope (2014) Defiance (2015) Hand of God (2015)