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Joe Chrest

A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 plays and musicals, Joe holds a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University in his home state of West Virginia, and an MFA Degree from Louisiana State University. He is a founding member of the regional theatre, Swine Palace, with RSC Director Emeritus Barry Kyle, and is the Founding Artistic ... See full bio »

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 2017 When the Street Lights Go On (TV Series) (post-production)
Mr. Chambers
 2016-2017 Stranger Things (TV Series)
Ted Wheeler
- Chapter Nine: The Gate (2017) ... Ted Wheeler
- Chapter Five: Dig Dug (2017) ... Ted Wheeler
- Chapter Four: Will the Wise (2017) ... Ted Wheeler
- Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak (2017) ... Ted Wheeler
- Chapter One: MADMAX (2017) ... Ted Wheeler
 2016-2017 Sun Records (TV Series)
Vernon Presley
- Finishing School (2017) ... Vernon Presley
- Who They Were Meant to Be (2017) ... Vernon Presley
- Rising Sun (2017) ... Vernon Presley
- Never Better (2017) ... Vernon Presley
- Outta the Groove (2017) ... Vernon Presley
 2017 Gifted
Kevin Larsen
 2016 Killing Reagan (TV Movie)
Jerry Parr
 2016 Deepwater Horizon
 2016 LBJ
McGeorge Bundy
 2016 Free State of Jones
James Eakins
 2016 Cold Moon
Chalres Darrish
 2016 Showing Roots
Fuzzy Canaday
 2016/I Like Son
Jeff Rugger
 2015 I Saw the Light
Oscar Davis
 2015 Ant-Man
 2015/II Focus
Jeweler (uncredited)
 2014 American Heist (Police) Captain Sullivan
 2014 Black or White
 2014 22 Jump Street
David Schmidt
 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
Detective Demma
- The Secret Fate of All Life (2014) ... Detective Demma
- Who Goes There (2014) ... Detective Demma
- The Locked Room (2014) ... Detective Demma
- Seeing Things (2014) ... Detective Demma
- The Long Bright Dark (2014) ... Detective Demma
 2014/I Barefoot
 2014 Nashville (TV Series)
Ed Marshall
- I'll Keep Climbing (2014) ... Ed Marshall
 2013/I Homefront
DEA Agent #1
 2013 Old Boy
Johnny / Schizophrenic Man
 2013 Occult (TV Movie)
Agent Colquitt
 2013/I The Butler
White Usher
 2013 The Hot Flashes
Millie's Dad
 2013/I Now You See Me
Elkhorn Janitor Agent
 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Chief of Staff
 2013 King of Herrings
The Professor
 2012 Playing for Keeps
 2012 Treme (TV Series)
James Townsend
- Don't You Leave Me Here (2012) ... James Townsend
- Promised Land (2012) ... James Townsend
 2012 The Baytown Outlaws
ATF Agent
 2012 The Campaign
Rainbowland Audience
 2012 On the Road
Virginia Cop
 2012 Killing Them Softly
Business Suit Agent
 2012 Breakout Kings (TV Series)
Detective Estes
- Served Cold (2012) ... Detective Estes
- Freakshow (2012) ... Detective Estes
 2012 The Lucky One
Deputy Moore
 2012 Battleship
JPL Controller
 2012 21 Jump Street
David Schmidt
 2011 Texas Killing Fields
 2011 Butter
Butter Fan
 2011 Seeking Justice
Detective Rudeski
 2011 That's What I Am
Mr. Clear
 2011 Mask Maker
 2011 Battle Los Angeles
1st Sgt. John Roy
 2011 Drive Angry
Fucking Passenger
 2011 Hound Dogs (TV Movie)
 2010 Knucklehead
Child Services Inspector
 2010 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
- We All Fall Down (2010) ... Investor
 2010 Secretariat
Sports Broadcaster
 2010 RED
Retirement Home Detective
 2010 Louis
Tom Anderson
 2010 Welcome to the Rileys
 2010 House of Bones (TV Movie)
 2009 The Blind Side
Clemson Coach
 2009 The Informant!
Visiting Client
 2009 Kink (Short)
 2009 I Love You Phillip Morris
Steven's Dad
 2008 Front of the Class (TV Movie)
Jim Ovbey
 2008 Who Do You Love
Malcolm Chisholm
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
MP Doyle Ellis
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees
Mr. Forrest
 2007 K-Ville (TV Series)
Det. Ray McPherson
- Ride Along (2007) ... Det. Ray McPherson
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen
Fender Roads' Manager
 2006 Thief (TV Mini-Series)
Art Luster
- Everything That Rises Must Converge (2006) ... Art Luster
 2005 Surface (TV Series)
Rich's Friend
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Rich's Friend
 2005 The Skeleton Key
 2005 Faith of My Fathers (TV Movie)
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
Henry Yellen
- Coded (2005) ... Henry Yellen
 2004 The Aviator
Hell's Angels Director of Photography
 2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (TV Movie)
Jake Elder
 2004 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
Bar Patron
- Home (2004) ... Bar Patron
 2004 Deadwood (TV Series)
Persimmon Phil
- Deep Water (2004) ... Persimmon Phil
 2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Al Maguire
- Getting Off (2004) ... Al Maguire
 2004 Nikki and Nora (TV Movie)
 2003 Runaway Jury
 2002 The Ring
 2002 Full Frontal
Sex Shop Man #1
 2001 Level 9 (TV Series)
Derek Santos
- Wetware (2001) ... Derek Santos
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Finger of God (2000) ... Joe
 2000 Auggie Rose
Rhineback (uncredited)
 2000 Erin Brockovich
Tom Robinson
 1999 Lush
 1999 Hefner: Unauthorized (TV Movie)
Ed Gunn
 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Joel Hilburn
- Singer in the Band (1999) ... Joel Hilburn
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
- Tantric Turkey (1998) ... Judas
 1998 Out of Sight
 1998 Dangerous Proposition
 1998 Yukie
 1997 Clockwatchers
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Gary McNeely
- Downsized (1997) ... Gary McNeely
 1996 Desert Breeze (TV Movie)
 1996 Millennium (TV Series)
Raymond Dees
- 5-2-2-6-6-6 (1996) ... Raymond Dees
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Kevin McMillan
- The Brothers McMillan (1996) ... Kevin McMillan
 1996 The Lottery (TV Movie)
Deputy Jeff Simmons
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
- The Professional Man (1995) ... Dino
 1995 Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV Movie)
Carl Weiss
 1995 The Underneath
Mr. Rodman
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
- Bloodlines (1995) ... Dylan
 1994 Cries from the Heart (TV Movie)
Brandon Richards
 1994 Columbo (TV Series)
- Undercover (1994) ... Mercer
 1994 Family Matters (TV Series)
Officer Carmichael
- Good Cop, Bad Cop (1994) ... Officer Carmichael
 1993 The Pelican Brief
Song and Dance Man from Bar (as Joseph Chrest)
 1993 House of Secrets (TV Movie)
 1993 King of the Hill
Ben (as Joseph Chrest)
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lt. Charles Bates
- Conduct Unbecoming (1993) ... Lt. Charles Bates
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