Joel Polis

TV Actor

Birthday October 3, 1951

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Philadelphia, PA

Age 71 years old

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Star of Off-Broadway productions who became a popular guest actor in numerous television shows and films.

Before Fame

He joined the circus, before going to New York to earn his MFA at Yale Drama School after studying at the University of Southern California's School of Theatre.


In addition to on-screen roles, he performed at the Old Globe Theater, Mark Taper Forum, and in regional theaters.

Family Life

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He played Gary, a rival bar owner to Sam Malone's (Ted Danson) Cheers bar.