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Joe Wilkinson

born May 2nd, 1975

Joseph Roland Wilkinson is an English comedian, actor and screenwriter. He began his comedy career in 2004 and has supported Alan Carr and Russell Howard on tour. He has also made numerous appearances on television programmes such as Live at the Electric and has been touring solo since 2011. He began appearing on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown in 2012, initially as Rachel Riley's assistant. He has since gone on to become a frequent panellist or guest team captain. He is also in the comedy duo Two Episodes of Mash, alongside Diane Morgan. In 2019 Wilkinson won a celebrity special version of The Great British Bake Off.

Joe Williams

born March 30th, 1947

Joseph Harold Williams (born March 30, 1947) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Wyoming.

Joe-Max Moore

born February 23rd, 1971

Joe-Max Moore is an American former soccer player. He played professionally for clubs in Germany, England and the United States. He finished his career with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. In addition to his club career, Moore earned 100 caps, scoring 24 goals, for the U.S. national team between 1992 and 2002. During those years, he was part of U.S. teams at the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1994, 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups.

Joel Adamson

born July 2nd, 1971

Joel Lee Adamson (born July 2, 1971) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Florida Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Joel Berghult

born April 8th, 1988

Joel Gustaf Berghult (born 8 April 1988), better known as Roomie or Lil Pitchy, is a Swedish singer-songwriter, producer, and YouTuber based in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his YouTube channel RoomieOfficial, which consists of music commentary, original songs, covers, comedy, and more music-related content. He has posted several viral videos and collaborations with Daniel Thrasher, PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg), TheOdd1sOut (James Rallison), and Boyinaband (David Brown). His most popular video is "One Guy, 43 Voices", featuring vocal imitations of singers such as Justin Bieber, Charlie Puth, and Brendon Urie. His main YouTube channel has 7.56 million subscribers as of December 2022.

Joel Brand

born April 25th, 1906

Joel Brand was a member of the Budapest Aid and Rescue Committee, an underground Zionist group in Budapest, Hungary, that smuggled Jews out of German-occupied Europe to the relative safety of Hungary, during the Holocaust. When Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944, Brand became known for his efforts to save the Jewish community from deportation to the Auschwitz concentration camp in occupied Poland and the gas chambers there.

Joel Brinkley

died March 11th, 2014

Joel Graham Brinkley was an American syndicated columnist. He taught in the journalism program at Stanford University from 2006 until 2013, after a 23-year career with The New York Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1980 and was twice a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Joel Crothers

born January 28th, 1941

Joel Anthony Crothers was an American actor. His credits primarily included stage and television work, including a number of soap opera roles, the best known being Miles Cavanaugh on The Edge of Night, whom he played for eight years. He was also known for his roles as Joe Haskell and Lt. Nathan Forbes on Dark Shadows, Ken Stevens #2 on The Secret Storm, and pianist/newspaper editor Julian Cannell on Somerset.

Joel Dreessen

born July 26th, 1982

Joel Clifford Dreessen (born July 26, 1982) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State. Dreessen has also played for the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos.

Joel Embiid

born March 16th, 1994

Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), who also holds French and American citizenship. After one year of college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks, he was drafted third overall by the 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft. The 7-foot (2.1 m) Embiid is a seven-time NBA All-Star, a five-time member of the All-NBA Team, a three-time member of the All-Defensive Team, and a two- time NBA scoring champion. He was named the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2023.

Joel Fitzgibbon

born January 16th, 1962

Joel Andrew Fitzgibbon is a retired Australian politician. He is a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and has served in the House of Representatives from 1996 to 2022, representing the New South Wales seat of Hunter. He served as Minister for Defence (2007–2009) in the first Rudd government and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (2013) in the second Rudd government. He was also Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives (2010–2013) in the Gillard government.

Joel Goldsmith

died April 29th, 2012

Joel King Goldsmith was an American composer of film, television, and video game music.

Joel Gordon

born November 15th, 1975

Joel Gordon (born November 15, 1975) is a Canadian actor, producer and director.

Joel Gretsch

born December 20th, 1963

Joel James Gretsch is an American actor. He is best known for his roles on The 4400, Taken and V.

Joel Grey

born April 11th, 1932

Joel Grey is an American actor, singer, dancer, photographer, and theatre director. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in the musical Cabaret on Broadway and in Bob Fosse's 1972 film adaptation. He has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Tony Award. He earned the Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 2023.

Joel Heath

born June 18th, 1993

Joel Heath (born June 18, 1993) is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He was a three-year starter at Mount Healthy High School in Mount Healthy, Ohio and earned First-team All-State honors twice. He was also named the Associated Press All-Ohio Division II Co-Defensive Player of the Year his senior season in 2010. Heath played college football at Michigan State, where he was a three-year letterman. He was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten his senior year in 2015. He played in 39 games during his college career, recording 60 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Heath played for the Houston Texans from 2016 to 2019, and was a member of the Denver Broncos in 2020 and the Detroit Lions in 2021.

Joel Hodgson

born February 20th, 1960

Joel Hodgson is an American writer, comedian and television actor. He is best known for creating Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) and starring in it as the character Joel Robinson. In 2007, MST3K was listed as "one of the top 100 television shows of all time" by Time.

Joel Indermitte

born December 27th, 1992

Joel Indermitte is a retired Estonian footballer and current football manager. He played the position of centre back.

Joel Joffe, Baron Joffe

born May 12th, 1932

Joel Goodman Joffe, Baron Joffe, was a South African-born British lawyer and Labour peer in the House of Lords.

Joel Kiviranta

born March 23rd, 1996

Joel Kiviranta is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Joel Kuhnel

born February 19th, 1995

Joel Kenneth Kuhnel (born February 19, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Joel Madden

born March 11th, 1979

Joel Rueben Madden is an American singer, best known as the lead vocalist for the rock band Good Charlotte. He is also part of the pop rock collaboration the Madden Brothers with his identical twin brother Benji Madden.

Joël Mall

born April 5th, 1991

Joël Yves Mall is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Swiss Super League side Servette. Born in Switzerland, he plays for the Cyprus national team after gaining citizenship in 2023.

Joel Osteen

born March 5th, 1963

Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, businessman and author based in Houston, Texas. Known for his weekly televised services and several best-selling books, Osteen is one of the more prominent figures associated with prosperity theology and the Word of Faith movement.

Joel Peralta

born March 23rd, 1976

Joel Peralta Gutiérrez is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs.

Joel Porter

born December 25th, 1978

Joel William Porter is an Australian former football (soccer) player.

Joel Roberts Poinsett

born March 2nd, 1779

Joel Roberts Poinsett was an American physician, diplomat and botanist. He was the first U.S. agent in South America, a member of the South Carolina legislature and the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico, a Unionist leader in South Carolina during the Nullification Crisis, Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren, and a co-founder of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science and the Useful Arts.

Joël Robuchon

born April 7th, 1945

Joël Robuchon was a French chef and restaurateur. He was named "Chef of the Century" by the guide Gault Millau in 1989, and awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France in cuisine in 1976. He published several cookbooks, two of which have been translated into English, chaired the committee for the Larousse Gastronomique, and hosted culinary television shows in France. He operated more than a dozen restaurants across Bangkok, Bordeaux, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Macau, Madrid, Monaco, Montreal, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and New York City. His restaurants have been acclaimed, and in 2016 he held 31 Michelin Guide stars among them, the most any restaurateur has ever held.

Joel Romelo

born April 3rd, 1989

Joel Romelo is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer who previously played for the Penrith Panthers, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm in the NRL. He primarily played at hooker but could fill in at five-eighth and halfback. Romelo is of Indigenous Australian and Italian descent.

Joel Rosario

born January 14th, 1985

Joel Rosario is a Champion jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing, originally from the Dominican Republic. In the space of five weeks in 2013 he rode the winners of the Dubai World Cup and the Kentucky Derby. More recently, he rode Knicks Go to wins in the Pegasus World Cup, Whitney Stakes, and Breeders' Cup Classic in 2021.

Joel Rosenberg (science fiction author)

born May 1st, 1954

Joel Rosenberg was a Canadian American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his long-running Guardians of the Flame series. Rosenberg was also a gun rights activist. He is the oldest brother of Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg.

Joel Ryce-Menuhin

died March 31st, 1998

Joel Ryce-Menuhin was an American pianist, who later became a Jungian psychologist in private practice.
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