Joel David Moore (born September 25, 1977) is an American actor who has appeared in television commercials, feature films, and television series. He is best known for his roles as Owen Dittman in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Dr. Norm Spellman in Avatar, Colin Fisher in Bones and J.P. in Grandma's Boy.
Moore was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where he attended Benson Polytechnic High School. He went to Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon for two years. In 1998 he transferred to Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and performed for two summers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles and reunited with his agent from Portland, Rachelle Ryan, who is now a manager in Los Angeles.
Starting his career in commercials, he has been in over 15 nationals (including eBay, Cingular Wireless, and Best Buy). Moore shot an international campaign for a branch of Siemens cell phones, XELIBRI, which won a Lion Award. Moore's most-recognizable roles may be in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Hatchet , Grandma's Boy and Avatar.
Moore has appeared in nearly a dozen television shows, including: