Joel is a versatile writer-director-actor. The youngest of the nine Murrays is a veteran of over 250 sit-com episodes. He has been a series regular on the comedies Grand, Pacific Station, Love and War, Dharma and Greg and Still Standing. He has also recurred on the series Mike and Molly, My Boys and Two and a Half Men. On the dramatic side, Joel played Freddy Rumsen on AMC’s Mad Men as well as Eddie Jackson on Showtime’s Shameless.
He recently starred in Bobcat Goldthwait’s dark comedy, God Bless America. He can be heard playing Don Carlton in the Pixar prequel, Monsters University. He was also in 2011’ Best Picture, The Artist. Joel has been in numerous films including One Crazy Summer, Scrooged, Long Gone, Hatchet, Lay the Favorite. Sophie and The Rising Sun, Mr. Pig , Bloodsucking Bastards, Lamb, and Seven Minutes. He can also be seen in the upcoming The Last Word.
He studied improvisation with Del Close, among others, and was a founding member of Chicago’s Improv Olympic. He enjoyed five years at The Second City in Chicago. He has been doing theater since the 4th grade, performed with the Remains and Organic Theatres Companies in Chicago and still performs frequently at the I. O. West in Los Angeles.
Joel loves playing with Whose Live Anyway, playing golf and ordering scotch.
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