Canadian actor, Robert Joy is popularly known for his roles in Land of the Dead, Desperately Seeking Susan, The Hills Have Eyes and Atlantic City among others. He began his acting career in 1974 from Television. Besides his professional life, Joy is a proud father of his daughter from his past marriage to Mary Joy. Joy currently lives with his partner/boyfriend Henry Krieger, they have been living together since 1995.
Early Life and Education
Robert Joy was born on 17th August 1951 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His birth sign is Leo. As per nationality, he is Canadian and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is White. He is the son born to Flora Louise and Dr. Clifton Joseph Joy. His father was a physician and politician. His parents raised him in St John's Newfoundland.
Joy attended Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on a Rhodes scholarship, and later attended the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Robert Joy made his Hollywood debut in 1974. He portrayed the role of Carter in the mini TV series, The National Dream: Building the Impossible Railway.
After a long hiatus, Joy made his return from the movie, Atlantic City in 1980 by Louis Malle. Joy received nomination for a Genie Award for his performance in the movie. Joy then appeared in numbers of theater productions.
His movie credits include Ticket to Heaven, Ragtime, Radio Days, Sweet November, Perfume, and The Hills Have Eyes among others.
Joy also appeared in series like Sword of Graden, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Becker, Commander in Chief and Medium among others.
Here's a list of some of his movies and series:
|Movies/ Series||Cast Members|
|Atlantic City (1990) movie||Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Michel Piccoli, Kate Reid and Hollis McLaren among others.|
|Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) movie||Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, Aiden Quinn, Mark Blum and Laurie Metcalf among others.|
|Land of the Dead (2005) movie||Asia Argento, Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper and Eugene Clark among others.|
|CSI: NY (2005-2013) series||Gary Sinise, Carine Giovinazzo, Eddie Cahill, Anna Belknap and Hill Harper among others.|
|The Hills Have Eyes (2006) movie||Michael Bailey Smith, Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Aaron Stanford and Kathleen Quinlan among others.|
Joy's latest works include his appearance in TV series like Grey's Anatomy by Shonda Rhimes and The Mentalist by Bruno Heller.
Robert Joy is currently single but has a daughter from his previous marriage. Joy married American actress, Mary Joy on October 27, 1979, in an intimate ceremony among friends and family members.
The couple has a daughter named Ruby Joy. In 2011, Joy performed with his daughter in Shakespeare's The Tempest. However, the relationship between husband and wife did not last long and they divorced eventually.
Later, it was discovered that Robert Joy is gay. He stayed with his companion, William Duff-Griffin, an actor until he died of prostate cancer at his Manhattan home on 13th November 1994.
Since 1995, Joy has been in a relationship with American Broadway composer, Henry Krieger. As per some online sources, they have been living together for over 22 years.
Robert Joy says:
‘’I never thought it would happen to me- but I’ve been madly in love the whole time.’’
Joy and Henry infrequently attend public events together.
Robert Joy has the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m). He has had a successful career in movies and TV. So, naturally, he has earned a huge amount of money. However, Joy has not disclosed his exact net worth, it might be close to a million dollars at the least.
His movies that were successful at the box office:
Atlantic City (1980) = $12.7 million
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) = $27.3million
Waterworld (1995) = $264.2 million
Hariet the Spy (1996) = $26.6 million
Sweet November (2001) = $65.7 million
Land of the Dead (2005) = $46.8 million
The Hills Have Eyes (2006) = $69.6 million
Aliens vs. Requiem (2007) = $128.9 million
Superhero (2008) = $71.2 million