Barry Joule is an American actor who has appeared in a variety of films and television series. Joule was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1965. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in theater and performance studies.
Joule's professional acting career began in the early 1990s when he appeared in several independent films, such as 1992's "Guiding Light." In 1995, he made his television debut in an episode of the popular series "Law & Order." He then went on to appear in several other television series including "The X-Files," "NYPD Blue," "ER," and "Friends."
In 2000, Joule made his feature film debut in the drama "The Yards." He then starred in the 2002 drama "The Station Agent" and appeared in the 2004 film "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story." Joule has also had roles in a variety of other feature films including 2006's "Running with Scissors," 2007's "The Invasion," and 2008's "Step Brothers."
Joule has also appeared in several made-for-television movies and has had recurring roles in television series such as "The West Wing," "Scrubs," and "Grey's Anatomy." He also starred in the short-lived series "Crumbs" in 2006 and appeared in the 2009 HBO miniseries "The Pacific."
In recent years, Joule has continued to appear in a variety of films and television series. In 2014, he appeared in the drama "The Skeleton Twins" and in 2015, he appeared in the drama "Heaven Knows What." He also had a recurring role in the series "Grace and Frankie" from 2015 to 2018.
Over the course of his career, Joule has earned a reputation as a talented actor who is able to bring a variety of characters to life. He is known for his versatility and ability to take on a wide range of roles. He continues to be one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood.