Joel Brooks

Joel Brooks (born December 17, 1949) is an American actor, known for his roles in Stir Crazy, My Sister Sam, Six Feet Under, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green and Phil of the Future. Brooks also had a recurring role as a psychologist in Ally McBeal.

Joel Brooks
Born (1949-12-17) December 17, 1949 (age 70)
Years active1976–present

Brooks was born in New York City, New York. Brooks had a successful career as a character actor in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1976, he won $10,000 on Pyramid, his celebrity partner was Lucie Arnaz. Twelve years later, in 1988, Arnaz and Brooks were both featured as the week's celebrities.

Brooks appeared in an episode of M*A*S*H as a wounded Italian soldier who fell in love with Margaret and refused to be shipped back to his unit because of his undying love for her. He appeared as a movie director in The Dukes Of Hazzard seventh-season episode "The Dukes in Hollywood". He appeared in an episode in the second season of Night Court as a representative of a cat food and accessories company that wished to reclaim their ostensibly stolen feline mascot. He also appeared in two episodes of Three's Company as Dr. Prescott, a psychologist Jack sees to build his self-confidence.

In 1980, he played Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor's lawyer in the movie Stir Crazy. He played gay Secret Service Agent Randy in the short run of Hail To The Chief. Brooks was featured in two episodes of The Facts of Life as Edna Garrett's son Raymond and reprised that role in the 2001 reunion film.

In the 1990s, his career continued in such hit shows as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, where he played Falow in the episode "Move Along Home". In 1998, Brooks played Emperor Larry, the cousin of Sabrina Spellman on the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

In 2008 he appeared in an episode of The Big Bang Theory as a Jewish professor from whom Sheldon seeks advice in the episode "The Jerusalem Duality".

Brooks is currently involved in teaching an audition techniques class, Auditions LA. In 2014, he guest-starred on The Young and the Restless as the judge in the trial of Ian Ward -v- Nikki Newman.


Year Title Role Notes
2019 The Untold Story Samuel
2018 Mistrust Steve Masterson
2012 Titans of Newark Levi Katz (Short)
2009 Basement Jack Officer Geoff Wytynek (Video)
2005 The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Hat Sister
2005 Bound by Lies Raymond Karp (Video)
2002 Now You Know Friend of Mr. Victim
2002 The Gatekeeper Vance Johnson
2002 Duty Dating Paul Bartley
2002 Role of a Lifetime Irv Katz
2001 Odessa or Bust The Director (Short)
2001 Circuit Married Hotel John (uncredited)
1999 Swallows Pietro
1993 Blue Flame Morgan
1993 Indecent Proposal Realtor
1989 Skin Deep Jake
1984 Protocol Ben
1980 Stir Crazy Len Garber


Year Title Role Notes
2017-2018 The Mick Detective Hurley 2 episodes
2015-2017 Young & Hungry Rabbi Ben Shapiro 3 episodes
2016-2017 K.C. Undercover Dr. Levinstein 2 episodes
2016 Masters of Sex Mr. Schiff 2 episodes
2013-2016 Venice: The Series 13 episodes
2015 Sister Judy and the Delinquents Father Joseph (TV Short)
2014-2015 The Young and the Restless Judge Ramsey 5 episodes
2014 Entitled Harry Harrison TV movie
2014 NCIS Ronnie Mustard Episode: "Rock and a Hard Place"
2013 Major Crimes Gary Bridges Episode: "Year-End Blowout"
2011-2013 Shake It Up Mr. Polk 4 episodes
2012 Bent Gerald Neibar Episode: "Tile Date"
2010-2011 The Mentalist Dimitri's Lawyer / Lawyer 2 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Manny Episode: "Reseda"
2011 $#*! My Dad Says Freddy Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"
2010 Days of Our Lives Defense Attorney 2 episodes
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Roger Episode: "She Works Hard for the Money"
2009 Trauma Kurt Davies Episode: "Masquerade"
2009 Trust Me Episode: "Norming"
2008 Raising the Bar Murray Episode: "Bagels and Locks"
2008 The Big Bang Theory Professor Goldfarb Episode: "The Jerusalem Duality"
2007 Cane John Fielding Episode: "All Bets Are Off"
2007 State of Mind Dr. Nour Episode: "O Rose, Thou Art Sick"
2006-2007 The War at Home Dr. Joel Lieber 3 episodes
2006 Reba Doctor Episode: "Reba's Heart"
2005-2006 Phil of the Future Mr. Messerschmidt / Joel Messerschmidt / Battina Messerschmidt 4 episodes
2005 CSI: NY Felix Parker Episode: "Zoo York"
2005 The Closer Assemblyman Bridges Episode: "Batter Up"
2004 Without a Trace Fred Cohen Episode: "Trials"
2004 Half & Half Dr. Bruckner 2 episodes
2003 Run of the House Bernard / Mr. Franklin 3 episodes
2003 Crossing Jordan Bank Manager Episode: "Pandora's Trunk: Part 1"
2003 Everybody Loves Raymond Mr. Rodell Episode: "The Shower"
2003 The Division Patrick Episode: "Rush to Judgment"
2002 Door to Door Alan TV movie
2001-2002 Six Feet Under Robbie 7 episodes
1997-2001 The Wonderful World of Disney Raymond Garrett / Ferguson / Principal Norris 3 episodes
2001 Dark Realm Episode: "Organizer 2000"
1995-2001 Diagnosis Murder Roger's Doctor / Harrison Powell 2 episodes
2001 The Lot Rachel's Attorney Episode: "Property of Sylver Screen"
2001 Spring Break Lawyer Judge TV movie
2001 Strong Medicine Doctor Hogan Episode: "Child Care"
1999 It's Like, You Know... Clark 2 episodes
1999 Oh Baby Baker Episode: "The Colonel"
1999 The Parent 'Hood Mr. Worthington Episode: "To Kiss or Not to Kiss"
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Dr. Van Fertle Episode: "I Wanna Reach Right Out and Grab Ya"
1999 Dharma & Greg Arthur Episode: "Dharma Drags Edward Out of Retirement"
1998 Ally McBeal Dr. Hubbell Episode: "Love Unlimited"
1998 Style & Substance Jerry Lindemann Episode: "Do Not Go Squealing Into That Good Night"
1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Emperor Larry Episode: "And the Sabrina Goes to..."
1998 Babylon 5: The River of Souls Jacob Mayhew TV movie
1998 The Wayans Bros. Archibald Episode: "Recipe for Success"
1997 Brooklyn South Aaron Geller Episode: "Why Can't Even a Couple of Us Get Along?"
1996 The Man Who Captured Eichmann Meir TV movie
1996 Homeboys in Outer Space Major Domo Episode: "Trading Faces or All the King's Homeys"
1996 Murphy Brown George Episode: "A Comedy of Eros"
1996 Living Single Del Stuart Episode: "The Engagement: Part 2"
1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Episode: "A Room with a Bellevue" (voice)
1995 Murder, She Wrote Ted Duffy Episode: "Unwilling Witness"
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Donald Rafferty Episode: "Chip Off the Old Clark"
1995 Here Come the Munsters Larry Walker TV movie
1995 Too Something Gallery Owner Episode: "Donny's Exhibit"
1995 The Mommies Bernard DuBois Episode: "Four Mommies and a Funeral"
1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Barker / Elderly Monster (voice) Episode: "Curse of the Krumm/Krumm Goes Hollywood"
1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Judd McCoy Episode: "Money Trouble"
1994 Dream On Dr. Zudikoff Episode: "A Face Worse Than Death"
1993 Jack's Place Santoro the Great 2 episodes
1993 Dudley Harold Krowten 5 episodes
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Falow Episode: "Move Along Home"
1988-1992 L.A. Law Don Butcher / Kiefer Mitchell 2 episodes
1992 Civil Wars Ira Belkin Episode: "Chute First, Ask Questions Later"
1992 Are You Lonesome Tonight TV movie
1990-1991 Good Grief Warren Pepper 13 episodes
1990 Close Encounters TV movie
1990 We'll Take Manhattan Rigaletti TV movie
1990 His & Hers Mr. Hofstetter Episode: "Dueling Therapists"
1989 Dinner at Eight Max Kane TV movie
1989 Hunter Chad Jorgenson Episode: "Investment in Death"
1989 Duet Robert Episode: "Too Many Cooks"
1986-1988 My Sister Sam J.D. Lucas 44 episodes
1988 Going to the Chapel
1986 Stranded Phil TV movie
1986 Rowdies Psychiatrist TV movie
1986 Riptide Jerome Sedgewick Episode: "Smiles We Left Behind"
1986 The Twilight Zone Jack Holland (segment "Cold Reading") Episode: "Gramma/Personal Demons/Cold Reading"
1986 The Magical World of Disney Lee Episode: "Help Wanted: Kids"
1985 Shadow Chasers Laddie Johnson Episode: "Phantom of the Galleria"
1985 Hail to the Chief Randy Episode: "Pilot"
1984 The Dukes of Hazzard The Director Episode: "The Dukes in Hollywood"
1984 Night Court Roger Blair Episode: "Billie and the Cat"
1980-1984 Benson Mr. Krank / Walter Harwell 2 episodes
1983-1984 The Facts of Life Raymond Garrett 2 episodes
1983 Alice Vinnie Jr. Episode: "The Over-the-Hill Girls"
1983 We Got It Made District Attorney Episode: "Mickey the Shoplifter"
1983 Diff'rent Strokes Stanley Pearlburg Episode: "Mr. T and mr. t"
1983 After George Cal Sloan (TV Short)
1983 Teachers Only Spud Le Boone 13 episodes
1982-1983 It Takes Two Dr. Rogers 4 episodes
1983 The Powers of Matthew Star Burnside Episode: "The Racer's Edge"
1982 Private Benjamin Lt. Billy Dean 8 episodes
1982 It's a Living The Tout Episode: "Horsing Around"
1982 Open All Night Ross Episode: "Sitting Ducks"
1982 Taxi Nick Dwyer Episode: "Tony's Lady"
1981 Eight Is Enough Bennett Episode: "Starting Over"
1981 Dallas Larry Episode: "The Mark of Cain"
1981 Soap Morty Stevens Episode #4.12
1980 The Mating Season Paul Wagner TV movie
1980 M*A*S*H Corpsman Ignazio De Simone Episode: "Cementing Relationships"
1980 When the Whistle Blows Max Episode: "Macho Man"
1979-1980 Three's Company Dr. Prescott 2 episodes
1979 Ryan's Hope Joe Novak's Driver / Novak's Drive 3 episodes

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