Joel Rogers is an actor who played a Pastor in the second season of The Vampire Diaries and Duel Elder in the first season of The Originals. He has also recently appeared in the TV series: Drop Dead Diva and Necessary Roughness.


Joel Rogers is a Veteran Character Actor who has done TV, Film, Stage, Print, Voiceovers and Commercials from the Ohio Valley to Southern California (Palm Springs) to Chicago to Atlanta through the years producing,directing and playing various characters (Leads, Featured and Background). Semi-retired from various business interests and now living in the Atlanta Area Suburbs, he's available full or part-time for interesting Film-TV acting roles,Commercials, Spokesman or Print Modeling. Chicago, L.A., Atlanta or will travel.

Various roles and characters have been: CEO, President, Businessman, Judge, Lawyer, Doctor,Preacher, Reporter, Newscaster, Salesman, Country Guy, Guitarist-Balladeer, Outdoorsman, Pro Golfer, Detectives, Uncle, Father, Grandfather, Bad Guys to Good Guys to Family Guys, Cops to Crooks, Mainstream to Mobsters ..and more.

Some inspirations are Jon Voight, Kiefer Sutherland, Martin Sheen, Clint Eastwood,Robert Redford, Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Alec Baldwin, Andy Griffith, Jerry Stiller, Carroll O'Connor, Fred Willard, Will Ferrell, etc. Also, Second City, Saturday Night Live, Steppenwolf, Ensembles, etc. Joel enjoys playing roles from drama to mainstream to comedy.

Some recent awards are: Hugo Television Award, Gold Plaque for the Best Situation Comedy. New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, First Place for the Best On-Campus TV Station category. Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, Best Student Production Nomination from the Television Academy. These all were group awards for Chicago's Columbia College 2010 Frequency TV series of "Debbie's Got Class" in which Joel played the lead role of Principal Pinman.


Year Title Role
2016 Killing Reagan VIP Guest
2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk VIP Dinner Guest
2016 The God Particle: Resurrection Eddie Callahan
2016 A Sunday Horse Horse Show Judge
2016 64/8 Jack Webb
2015 The Side Chick Bob
2015 The Grand Prince of Moscow Frank Moskowitz
2015 A Walk in the Woods Funeral Director (uncredited)
2014 Stop Date President of The United States
2014 Hearts of Dust General Arlin Butler
2014 The Music of Erich Zann Elderly Daniel Forthright
2014 30 Days in Atlanta The Judge
2014 Finding Farmer Jones Farmer Jones
2014 Kill the Messenger Lawyer (uncredited)
2014 The Heartbreaker's Revenge Prosecuting Attorney
2013 The Artist Psychiatrist
2013 The Originals Duel Elder (uncredited)
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Debonair Bar Patron (uncredited)
2013 The Walking Dead Camp Survivor
2013 Accidental Dating George Baxter
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Capitol Aristocrat (uncredited)
2013 Welcome to Dignity Pastures Funeral Director
2013 Last Vegas Funeral Elder (uncredited)
2013 Witches of East End Mansion Guest
2013 Anna Nicole Upscale Party Friend (uncredited)
2013 Devious Maids Guest (uncredited)
2013 The Case of the Mistaken Murderer Farmer Jones
2013 Heaven Help Us Louis the Florist
2013 The Internship Shuffleboard Oldtimer Guy (uncredited)
2013 Ring of Fire Betty Ford Visitor (uncredited)
2013 Scary Movie 5 Confused Ballet Patron (uncredited)
2013 Identity Thief Motel Patron (uncredited)
2013 A.C.O.D. Family Party Guest (uncredited)
2013 Uncanny X-Men Future Magneto
2012 Mayan Holiday Old George
2012 Parental Guidance Concert Grandfather (uncredited)
2012 Flight Senior FBI Agent (uncredited)
2012 Trouble with the Curve Silver Skillet Patron / Baseball Fan (uncredited)
2012 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Airport Security Agent (uncredited)
2012 Necessary Roughness Upscale Country Club Bar Patron
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Mourner (uncredited)
2012 The Watch Costco Shopper - Mr. Rogers (uncredited)
2012 Lawless Traveling Hobo (uncredited)
2012 The Three Stooges Upscale Party Guy (uncredited)
2012 Wanderlust Minivan Freeway Driver (uncredited)
2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car Nosy Neighbor Guy (uncredited)
2011 Drop Dead Diva Fashion Designer
2011 The Change-Up Businessman (uncredited)
2011 The Vampire Diaries Pastor
2010 Matadors Upscale Attorney
2010 Pleading Guilty Upscale Attorney
2010 Never Forget How Much a Dead Man Weighs Chicago Mayor Patrick DuSable
2010 Debbie's Got Class Principal Pinman
2009 Klya's Law President
2009 Chicago Overcoat Detective (uncredited)
2009 Jordon Saffron: Taste This! Jordon Saffron's Dad
2009 Public Enemies Sheriff Guard (uncredited)
2009 Undercover: Double Life Neumann Britton
2007 The Orange Menace Attorney Thomas Landers
1995 Mirage Businessman (uncredited)
1992 Ruby Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
1991-1992 P.S.I. Luv U Detective
1991 Bugsy Irish Mobster Gambler (uncredited)
1991 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Guitarist Singer / Gunshot Victim
1991 False Arrest Juror (unconfirmed)


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