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Robert Joy



Canadian actor Robert Joy has been appearing in films on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border since the 1970s. He has always been a welcome presence, even when the scripts took pains not to make him feel welcome. As Susan Sarandon's husband in Atlantic City (1981), Joy stuck around just long enough to be bumped off by drug dealers. And as demented socialite Harry K. Thaw in Ragtime (1981), Joy existed principally to shoot Stanford White (Norman Mailer) full of holes and then get thrown in the looney bin. One of Robert Joy's largest, and most unorthodox, film assignments was as the would-be political demagogue (and one-time flamenco dancer) in the Newfoundland-based The Adventures of Faustus Bidgood (1986). Over the next several years, Joy would continue to remain an ongoing force on screen, appearing in films like Joe Somebody, Pretty Persuasion, Land of the Dead, and Superhero Movie. He would find success with a starring role on the long running crime proceedural CSI: NY.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet That Guy... Who Was in That Thing
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Archetype
  • Actor
2011
50% Down to the Dirt
  • Robert Kavanaugh
2008
17% Superhero Movie
  • Dr. Stephen Hawking
2008
12% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2)
  • Colonel Stevens
2007
63% It's a Boy Girl Thing
  • Ted Bedworth
2006
49% The Hills Have Eyes
  • Lizard
2006
64% Whole New Thing
  • Rog
2006
32% Pretty Persuasion
  • Larry Horowitz
2005
73% Land of the Dead
  • Charlie
2005
No Score Yet The Lazarus Child
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong
  • Dr. Rene Sutter
2003
55% The Shipping News
  • EMS Officer
2001
21% Joe Somebody
  • Pat Chilcutt
2001
No Score Yet Just Ask My Children
  • Sam Bennis
2001
80% 61*
  • Bob Fishel
2001
16% Sweet November
  • Buddy Leach
2001
No Score Yet Haven
  • Lawrence Dickson
2001
11% Perfume
  • Andrew
2001
No Score Yet Nuremberg
  • Pachelogg
2000
No Score Yet Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace
  • Actor
2000
80% Cheaters
  • Actor
2000
17% Resurrection
  • Demus
1999
No Score Yet The Divine Ryans
  • Donald Ryan
1999
No Score Yet Seasons of Love
  • Jim Brewster
1999
No Score Yet Moonlight Becomes You
  • Actor
1998
40% Fallen
  • Charles
1997
No Score Yet Henry & Verlin
  • Ferris
1997
48% Harriet the Spy
  • Mr. Welsch
1996
No Score Yet Pharaoh's Army
  • Chicago
1995
No Score Yet A Modern Affair
  • Ernest Pohlsab
1995
42% Waterworld
  • Ledger Guy
1995
61% I'll Do Anything
  • US Marshal
1994
0% Death Wish V: The Face of Death
  • Freddie Flakes
1993
57% The Dark Half
  • Fred
1993
No Score Yet Gregory K
  • Ralph Kingsley
1993
No Score Yet Dieppe
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story
  • Sheldon Zenner
1993
50% Shadows and Fog
  • Spiro's Assistant
1992
No Score Yet The First Circle
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Judgment
  • Mr. Hummel
1990
100% Longtime Companion
  • Ron
1990
No Score Yet Desert Blades - The Escape from Iran
  • Actor
1990
11% Millennium
  • Sherman
1989
No Score Yet She's Back
  • Paul
1989
No Score Yet Big Shots
  • Dickie
1987
88% Radio Days
  • Fred
1987
No Score Yet The Suicide Club
  • Michael Collins
1987
No Score Yet Sword of Gideon
  • Hans
1986
No Score Yet Joshua Then and Now
  • Colin Fraser
1985
No Score Yet Terminal Choice
  • Dr. Harvey Rimmer
1985
87% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Jim
1985
0% Amityville: The Demon
  • Eliot West
1983
No Score Yet Threshold
  • David Art
1983
90% Ragtime
  • Harry K. Thaw
1981
78% Ticket to Heaven
  • Patrick
1981
100% Atlantic City
  • Dave
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Alexander Lark
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Jurgens Dr. Hans Jurgen
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Lewis Dutton Leo Barnett Louis Dutton
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Norman
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Dr. Kenneth Holloway
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Preston
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Martha Toms
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Sid Hammerback Dr. Sid Hammerback
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Danny
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Yerid

Quotes from Robert Joy's Characters