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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 17, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: actor, composer

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A compact, lanky, blond who is able to seem controlled and fraught, as well as off-balance, Robert Joy is an actor who has worked in leading and supporting roles on stage and screen. Born and raised in Canada, he spent three years with the Newfoundland Company CODCO as an actor, writer and composer. Joy was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford before landing in NYC to pursue an acting career. His first Off-Broadway work was as Peter Van Daan in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1978-79). His subsequent appearances include John Guare's "Lydie Breeze" (1982), the 1983 world premiere of Roger Miller's musical "Big River" (in which he originated the role of Huck Finn at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts) and the Broadway productions of Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" (1985-86), opposite Rosemary Harris and Campbell Scott, and "The Nerd" (1987). He originated the role of Julian Hyde, an actor with a secret during the Golden Age of Motion Pictures in "Hyde in Hollywood" (1989), a role he recreated for PBS' "American Playhouse" in 1991.

A compact, lanky, blond who is able to seem controlled and fraught, as well as off-balance, Robert Joy is an actor who has worked in leading and supporting roles on stage and screen. Born and raised in Canada, he spent three years with the Newfoundland Company CODCO as an actor, writer and composer. Joy was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford before landing in NYC to pursue an acting career. His first Off-Broadway work was as Peter Van Daan in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1978-79). His subsequent appearances include John Guare's "Lydie Breeze" (1982), the 1983 world premiere of Roger Miller's musical "Big River" (in which he originated the role of Huck Finn at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts) and the Broadway productions of Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" (1985-86), opposite Rosemary Harris and Campbell Scott, and "The Nerd" (1987). He originated the role of Julian Hyde, an actor with a secret during the Golden Age of Motion Pictures in "Hyde in Hollywood" (1989), a role he recreated for PBS' "American Playhouse" in 1991.

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 Superhero Movie (2008)
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 Down to the Dirt (2008)
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 Land of the Dead (2005)
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 Pretty Persuasion (2005) Cast
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 Whole New Thing (2005)
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 Helter Skelter (2004)
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Spent three years with the Newfoundland Company CODCO as actor, writer and composer
1978:
Off-Broadway debut, "The Diary of Anne Frank" as Peter Van Daan
1981:
Film debut, Dave in "Atlantic City"
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Originated role of Huck Finn in Roger Miller's musical "Big River" at American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA
1985:
Co-starred, "Desperately Seeking Susan"
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Broadway debut in "Hay Fever"
1986:
Starred in, wrote music score for and was associate producer for "The Adventures of Faustus Bidgood"
1987:
Appeared as Lorenzo Tapping in "The Prodigious Hickey" on PBS' "American Playhouse"
1988:
Played Tapping again in "The Return of Hickey" for PBS' "American Playhouse"
1989:
Reprised Tapping in the third installment, "The Beginning of the Firm" ("American Playhouse", PBS)
1989:
Starred as Julian Hyde in "Hyde in Hollywood" at American Place Theatre
1991:
Reprised role in "Hyde in Hollywood" for PBS' "American Playhouse"
1996:
Co-starred in busted NBC pilot of "The Nerd" based on Broadway play
2006:
Co-starred in a remake of the Wes Craven thriller, "The Hills Have Eyes"
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Education

Newfoundland Memorial University: -
University of Oxford: Oxford , England -
Sundance Film Institute: - 1985

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wife:
Mary Shontkroff. Actor. Divorced.

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father:
Clifton Joseph Joy.
mother:
Flora Louise Joy.
daughter:
Ruby Joy.

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