Joel David Moore - Biography

Last Modified: Feb 4, 2022

Joel David Moore
Profession: Actor, Director
Best Known For: Bones (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : September 25, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Joel David Moore
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: John Moore
Mother's Name: Missy Irvine Moore
Siblings: 2

Adam Moore (brother)
Ryan Moore (brother)

High School: Benson Polytechnic High School
University: Southern Oregon University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Katherine Elizabeth
Children: 2

Oliver John Frederick Moore (son)
Esme Moore (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Joel David Moore?

Joel David Moore is an actor, director by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in the films Grandma's Boy, Hatchet, TV series Bones, and directed the films Spiral, Killing Winston Jones.

Joel David Moore – Age, Parents, Siblings

Joel David Moore’s birth took place on September 25, 1977, in Portland, Oregon, USA. His mother’s name is Missy Irvine and his father’s name is John Moore. He was raised by his parents alongside his two siblings- brothers Adam Moore and Ryan Moore in Portland’s Mount Tabor neighborhood.

The Moore family (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Joel David Moore attended Benson Polytechnic High School in 1995. Following graduation, he enrolled at Mt. Hood Community College for two years. In 1998, he eventually transferred to Southern Oregon University from where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the year 2001.

His ethnicity includes German, English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch.

Joel David Moore – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Joel David Moore married his girlfriend Kineret Karen Ben Yishay on 1 January 2009. He and his (now ex) wife’s marriage ended in divorce in 2011. They did not have any children together.

He is currently married to Katherine Elizabeth. They have two children – younger daughter Esme Moore (born June 2020) and older son Oliver “Ollie” John Frederick Moore (born July 14th, 2017).

Joel David Moore, Katherine Elizabeth and their children (Image: Instagram - posted Nov 2020)

Joel David Moore – Career

Early Days

Moore’s debut role was in the 1996 film Foxfire. After moving to Los Angeles in 2000, he landed roles in TV commercials including ones for eBay, Cingular Wireless, Best Buy, XELIBRI. He eventually landed minor roles in the films Drug Wars, The High Times (2000), Raising Genius (2004), etc.

Joel David Moore’s major film role was as Owen Dittman in the 2004 film DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story. This was followed by appearances in the films Grandma's Boy (2006), Hatchet (2006), El Muerto (2007), Wieners (2008), among others. Moreover, his role as Mason in the 2007 film Spiral, which was also his directional debut, earned him wide recognition.

Meanwhile, Moore also had guest appearances in the episode(s) of the TV series Boston Public (2001-2002), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (2003), LAX (2004-2005), E-Ring (2005-2006), to name a few.

Films, Series

Over the year Joel David Moore has portrayed characters in the TV series Bones (2008-2017), Medium (2009-2010), Forever (2014-2015), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2018), among others. Also, he has starred in the films Avatar (2009), Chillerama (2011), Jewtopia (2012), CBGB (2013), Cut Throat City (2020), Avatar 2 (2022), Avatar 3 (2024), etc.

As a director, he has worked in the films Youth in Oregon (2016), Killing Winston Jones (also actor), Hide and Seek  (also screenwriter, producer), etc.

Joel David Moore in Avatar (Image: Comingsoon)


On the set of Avatar 2, Joel David Moore has worked with Matt Gerald, Britain Dalton, Dileep Rao, Chloe Coleman, Wes Studi.

Joel David Moore – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on the net worth and annual salary of Joel David Moore is under review and will be updated.

Joel David Moore – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Moore is active on Instagram and Twitter but seems to be absent from Facebook.

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