From full time photo double for mega star Bruce Willis to becoming an action star in his own movies…Michael lived and worked in Los Angeles for several years where he private coached with John Swanbeck (Kevin Spacey's acting coach), and studied with some of Hollywood's "A" list acting teachers who instilled in Michael a solid preparation and reading technique that have made Michael"s performances impressively real. Michael also worked in many national TV commercials, as well as starring in several movie and TV projects.
Michael's most impressive credit to date has him playing the lead role opposite Oscar winner Louis Gosset, Jr. In SONY/PROVIDENT's powerful new drama, "The Grace Card," released in theaters 2/25/11 (www.thegracecardmovie.com) where Michael is receiving rave reviews from critics like The Hollywood Reporter who said, "Actor-comedian Michael Joiner delivers a POWERFULLY INTENSE PERFORMANCE as 'Mac' MacDonald in The Grace Card!"
As a COMEDIAN...
1st Place winner of the Hollywood Improv's "FUNNIEST COMIC IN L.A." 2008, and 2010 Christian Music Hall of Fame "COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR" nominee, Joiner has attracted wide praise for his routines that blend a sarcastic edginess with a devotion to clean humor. Joiner has headlined at The LA AREA Improvs, The Funny Bone, The Ice House and other comedy clubs across the country while also performing at colleges and sold out Clean Comedy Concerts nationwide. He's also written for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
Michael has been performing nationwide for over 18 years and is rated one of the nation's funniest Clean Stand up Comedians. The TV Guide Network calls Michael "One of the funniest, most original, stand up Comedians working today!"
In 2006, Michael was one out of only four Comedians chosen worldwide to star in the top selling DVD, "The Clean Stand Up Comedy Tour."
Name: Michael Joiner
Lives in: Kansas City, Missouri
Company: Esther Pictures (www.estherpictures.com)
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Producer, Screenwriter and Director
"Best Actor" nominee LA's 168 Film Festival 2013