Hair Color: Brown/blondEye Color: BlueHeight: 191 cm
Languages:Mother Tongue: IcelandicFluent in: English Familiar with: Danish, Swedish and Norwegian
Joel Saemundsson is an Icelandic actor. Grew up in a small Icelandic fishing village in the north east of Iceland place called Pórshöfn, population 400 people.
There he spent his days playing basketball, which lead him to NY state to play basketball in High school, he then got offered a scholarship to play college basketball which he turned down due to new found love of acting which took him to Los Angeles to NYFA in the summer of 2005. In 2009, Joel finished his BA in acting at the Rose Bruford College, London.
His first acting job was the lead in the theater play „lets talk local“ and he also starred in „Leaves of glass“ by Philip Ridley.
First film experience when he was selected to be in the hero squad, in the Clint Eastwood movie Flags of our fathers in 2005. Moreover, he has played various roles in Icelandic films, TV shows and theater plays such as „Makalaus“, „Pressa 2“, „Hlemmavídeo“, „City State 2“ and „Trapped by Baltasar“.
Joel’s first lead was in the feature film romantic comedy „Pity the lovers“ by the Swedish filmmaker and director Maximilian Hult. The film was in special focus high lighting Scandinavian comedy at the Gothenburg film festival.
Currently Joel is in the show „Defending the caveman“ in Iceland since fall 2017 which led him to perform the show in Las Vegas in 2018 and thereby became be the first Icelandic headliner in a Vegas show.
Visit his website at, www.icelandactors.com
|Nominated: Icelandic Film and TV awards (EDDAN), Supporting Actor of the Year, 'Pity the Lovers'|
|Love On Iceland||Johann||Clare Niederpruem||Hallmark Channel|
|Pity the Lovers||Supporting Lead/Maggi||Maximilian Hult||Little big pictures|
|Áramótsskaup 2018||Supporting / Sindri||Arnór Pálmason||Glassriver|
|Life in a Fishbowl||Supporting/Transporter||Baldvin Z||Kisi production|
|Brave Men's Blood||Sergej's lawyer||Olaf de Fleur Johannesson||Celluloid Dreams|
|City State 2||Supporting/ Sergejs Lawyer||Oli poppoli||Poppoli pictures|
|Polite People||Þorgeir's tennispartner||Olaf de Fleur Johannesson||Poppoli Pictures|
|Astropía||Supporting / Nerd custoer||Gunnar B||Zik Zak production|
|Dropped||Ben / Lead||Aaron Craig||We Are Films|
|Small things||Supporting / Thug||Davíð Óskarsson||Mystery|
|Black Sand||Lead / Pétur||Villi Ásgeirs||Oktober films|
|MINISTER||Þorgeir / Supporting||Arnór & Nanna|
|Trapped||Supporting / Þór Snædal||Baltasar Kormákur||Rvk Studios|
|Óupplýst||Tv docuseries||Daniel Bjarnason||Majestic prod|
|Pressa||Supporting / Benjamín||Óskar Jónason||Sagafilm|
|Heimsendir/World's End||Supporting / Paramedic||Ragnar Bragason||Sagafilm|
|Makalaus||Supporting / Tommi||Gulli Maggi||Skjáreinn|
|Daginn í dag||Lead / Klemmi||Þorleifur Einarsson||Skálholtsútgáfa|
|Hlemmavídeó||Supporting / Luðvík||Ragnar Bragason||Sagafilm|
|Defending the Caveman||Lead||Emma Pierson||Theatermogul|
|Deep Track||Lead / Alex||Bjartmar Þórðarson||Artik & Tjarnarbío|
|Leaves of Glass||Lead / Steven||Bjartmar Þórðarson||Börn Loka|
|Lets Talk Local||Lead / Various Vikings||Anna Bergljót||Kraðak|