Robert Joy (born August 17, 1951) is a Canadian actor. Sid Hammerback in CSI: NY, Charlie Houx in Land of the Dead, Lizard in The Hills Have Eyes, Dave in Atlantic City, and Jim in Desperately Seeking Susan.
Joy played Madonna's punk musician boyfriend Jim in 1985's Desperately Seeking Susan, and the Dutch-Israeli Hans in the 1986 Alliance/CTV production Sword of Gideon, an adaptation of George Jonas's book Vengeance.
In 1998, he appeared in Gregory Hoblit's thriller Fallen, where he fit into the all-star cast that included Denzel Washington, Donald Sutherland, James Gandolfini, and John Goodman.
In 2005, he had a lead role as the simple-minded sharpshooter Charlie Houx in George A. In the fall of 2005, Joy joined the CBS police procedural series, CSI: NY, during its second season as a recurring character, Dr.
Sid Hammerback, the Chief Medical Examiner, and became a main cast member in season five.
Joy stated, "I basically read the script and then look up everything on Wikipedia that I don't know, and try to find out how to pronounce all the long words and get my head around actually what it is that I'm conveying, because often my character has a lot of explaining to do." In 2006, Joy appeared onscreen in Alexandre Aja's remake of The Hills Have Eyes where he portrays a mutant named Lizard.
He also starred as Ted Bedworth, father of Samaire Armstrong's character Nell Bedworth, in the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy Girl Thing. Stephen Hawking in the comedy, Superhero Movie in 2008.
In 2007, Joy played the character of Colonel Stevens in Aliens vs. In addition to his acting, Joy was frequently associated with the Newfoundland-based CODCO, working with the comedy troupe on many of their pre-television stage shows and appearing as a guest performer in the series.
He also co-starred in the 1986 Andy Jones film, The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood, the only film that features the entire cast of CODCO.
He appeared as himself in the 2012 documentary film That Guy... Joy has had on-going stage engagements on Broadway and throughout US, most recently appearing as Charles in King Charles III at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC (February 7 - March 18, 2017).
Im Sommer des Jahres 1973 ist Collegestudent Devin Jones 21 Jahre alt.
Da er sich die Universität selbst finanzieren muss, nimmt er eine Stelle als "Happy Helper" im Vergnügungspark "Joyland" an, der an der Küste des US-Staates North Carolina liegt. Da Devin sich gut in das Team einfügt, nehmen ihn die Schausteller freundlich auf.