Biography - Rusty Joiner
With an impressive list of starring roles in recent back to back to back
Mar Vista Entertainment films,
Rusty Joiner has definitely made
his way to Hollywood's
"The Ones To Watch" list.
Rusty made a big splash showing his comedic chops starring in the soon to be released Sean Mcginly directed heavy comedy sharing the screen with Silicone Valley's Martin Starr and received a great European critic's ovation starring in the French directed and released psychological thriller "Sam Was Here".
In Hollywood, where an actress approaching the age of 40, would be considered by
industry insiders, at the end of her career. But with men, it's just the opposite because more actors over 40 are hitting their career's “second wind”
and for many, it's just beginning to kick into full swing.
Such is the case with Rusty Joiner, who now in his early 40’s, has made it to the
“One’s To Watch List” in Hollywood thanks in part to his multi-award winning
performance last year in the indie film “Voiceless,” as well as two upcoming
features set for release in 2018 namely the Sean McGinly Directed dark-comedy
“Silver Lake” where he co-stars with Martin Star and Deborah Ann Woll, as the
eccentric, hilariously harsh comic relief character that breathes so much life into
the film and series of starring roles for Mar Vista Entertainment namely his first starring Role for Director Damian Romay in their film titled
“My teacher My Obsession" where he plays.. You guessed it..
The ultimate sexy Dad and High School teacher while bringing a deep
unexpected truthfulness and overwhelming vulnerability to his performance.
Starring in several films over the last 24 months including "Amateur Night" with
Jason Biggs, "Behaving Badly" with Selena Gomez and acclaimed French film maker
Christophe Deroo's thriller "Sam Was Here" Joiner left an impressionable
performance in the European film critics circle. Over the past decade, Joiner has
been that handsome and familiar - yet unknown - face playing a variety of roles in
television and film and on-screen husbands to various leading ladies such as
Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue and Academy Award winner Jennifer
Connelly, but it's been quite a journey, to say the least, for him to finally arrive where he is today, well positioned on his way to "sudden stardom". Joiner recently made his producing debut with the made for TV historical documentary
'The Black Robbed Regiment".
While attending Georgia Southern University, Joiner was discovered in Atlanta
where he soon became one of the most sought after models in the industry. In
1998, Joiner gained international recognition when he signed a two-year exclusive
deal as the official Structure underwear model and spokesman and quickly made
the transition to acting with a variety of featured film roles including
"Dodgeball" (Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn), "Resident Evil: Extinction" (Milla
Jovovich) and his starring role in director Ulli Lommel's "Absolute Evil”.
No stranger to television, Joiner has an impressive list of guest starring roles to his credit including hit shows such as "The Closer," "Bones," "Close To Home," "CSI: Miami," "ER," and "Spin City" (opposite Heather Locklear). Joiner again co-starred opposite Locklear - this time recurring on the CW's "Melrose Place" and
also landed a recurring role on the NBC daytime drama "Days Of Our Lives.”
As the former national spokesperson for Men's Fitness Magazine's “Fat To Fit
Tour," Joiner has a record twelve US and international covers of the magazine to his credit. He has been shot by legendary photographers Greg Gorman, Bruce Weber,
Harry Langdon, David LaChapelle and Annie Leibovitz, and has graced the pages of
Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue Homme. Not only has Joiner
made his mark in the world of modeling, film and television, but he’s reinventing
the mold of what it means to have the ultimate Dad bod. Fatherhood became one
of his recent claims to fame and was one of the most inspiring driving forces
behind getting into the best shape of his life after 40.
Joiner also shares his greatest challenge in life to date, having lost his mother last year unexpectedly. While learning to cope with that loss - he is using her
unfortunate health as a motivation for becoming an author and inspirational
speaker. He continues to travel the country speaking with men on how they can
get in the best mental and physical shape of their lives after 40.
2018 will mark 20 years since Rusty Joiner first appeared on the cover of Men’s
Fitness Magazine and what a life attribute he has shown living by the example of
consistency and discipline to stay in good health and inspiring others to do the
same along the way. Very few can put their physical appearance on the line and be
considered by many to look more impressive at nearly 45 than at 25. Knowing a
break in Hollywood can come at any moment and it usually does Joiner prides
himself in preparation and strives to be in "Shoot Ready Shape" year around.
"When I step on set as a lead actor I'm given a huge responsibility, I can't perform anything less than being the first one up and the last one standing". We
congratulate Joiner on his very rewarding appearance to mark the milestone 20
year anniversary of his first Men’s Fitness cover. Joiner gives credit to his good
shape to this old cliche we have heard a thousand times: Consistency is the key.
He truly believes life began at forty for him and has set a life goal to help others find what motivates them to get in the best shape of their life with the program he created called Mastering Men’s Health. Joiner not only received a behavior change specialist certification, but he also became an International Continuing Education Provider for the National Academy Of Sports Medicine and a competitive Master’s Physique Champion in 2017. Obviously, there’s so much truth indeed to his mission statement “FOREVER STARTS NOW”.