Joel Brooks

Joel Brooks (born December 17, 1949) is an American actor, known for his roles in 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
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 Garret'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.


2019The Untold StorySamuel
2018MistrustSteve Masterson
2012Titans of NewarkLevi Katz(Short)
2009Basement JackOfficer Geoff Wytynek(Video)
2005The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan GreenHat Sister
2005Bound by LiesRaymond Karp(Video)
2002Now You KnowFriend of Mr. Victim
2002The GatekeeperVance Johnson
2002Duty DatingPaul Bartley
2002Role of a LifetimeIrv Katz
2001Odessa or BustThe Director(Short)
2001CircuitMarried Hotel John (uncredited)
1993Blue FlameMorgan
1993Indecent ProposalRealtor
1989Skin DeepJake
1980Stir CrazyLen Garber


2017-2018The MickDetective Hurley2 episodes
2015-2017Young & HungryRabbi Ben Shapiro2 episodes
2016-2017K.C. UndercoverDr. Levinstein2 episodes
2016Masters of SexMr. Schiff2 episodes
2013-2016Venice: The Series13 episodes
2015Sister Judy and the DelinquentsFather Joseph(TV Short)
2014-2015The Young and the RestlessJudge Ramsey5 episodes
2014EntitledHarry HarrisonTV movie
2014NCISRonnie MustardEpisode: "Rock and a Hard Place"
2013Major CrimesGary BridgesEpisode: "Year-End Blowout"
2011-2013Shake It UpMr. Polk4 episodes
2012BentGerald NeibarEpisode: "Tile Date"
2010-2011The MentalistDimitri's Lawyer / Lawyer2 episodes
2011Law & Order: LAMannyEpisode: "Reseda"
2011$#*! My Dad SaysFreddyEpisode: "Who's Your Daddy?"
2010Days of Our LivesDefense Attorney2 episodes
2010Rizzoli & IslesRogerEpisode: "She Works Hard for the Money"
2009TraumaKurt DaviesEpisode: "Masquerade"
2009Trust MeEpisode: "Norming"
2008Raising the BarMurrayEpisode: "Bagels and Locks"
2008The Big Bang TheoryProfessor GoldfarbEpisode: "The Jerusalem Duality"
2007CaneJohn FieldingEpisode: "All Bets Are Off"
2007State of MindDr. NourEpisode: "O Rose, Thou Art Sick"
2006-2007The War at HomeDr. Joel Lieber3 episodes
2006RebaDoctorEpisode: "Reba's Heart"
2005-2006Phil of the FutureMr. Messerschmidt / Joel Messerschmidt / Battina Messerschmidt4 episodes
2005CSI: NYFelix ParkerEpisode: "Zoo York"
2005The CloserAssemblyman BridgesEpisode: "Batter Up"
2004Without a TraceFred CohenEpisode: "Trials"
2004Half & HalfDr. Bruckner2 episodes
2003Run of the HouseBernard / Mr. Franklin3 episodes
2003Crossing JordanBank ManagerEpisode: "Pandora's Trunk: Part 1"
2003Everybody Loves RaymondMr. RodellEpisode: "The Shower"
2003The DivisionPatrickEpisode: "Rush to Judgment"
2002Door to DoorAlanTV movie
2001-2002Six Feet UnderRobbie7 episodes
1997-2001The Wonderful World of DisneyRaymond Garrett / Ferguson / Principal Norris3 episodes
2001Dark RealmEpisode: "Organizer 2000"
1995-2001Diagnosis MurderRoger's Doctor / Harrison Powell2 episodes
2001The LotRachel's AttorneyEpisode: "Property of Sylver Screen"
2001Spring Break LawyerJudgeTV movie
2001Strong MedicineDoctor HoganEpisode: "Child Care"
1999It's Like, You Know...Clark2 episodes
1999Oh BabyBakerEpisode: "The Colonel"
1999The Parent 'HoodMr. WorthingtonEpisode: "To Kiss or Not to Kiss"
1999Beverly Hills, 90210Dr. Van FertleEpisode: "I Wanna Reach Right Out and Grab Ya"
1999Dharma & GregArthurEpisode: "Dharma Drags Edward Out of Retirement"
1998Ally McBealDr. HubbellEpisode: "Love Unlimited"
1998Style & SubstanceJerry LindemannEpisode: "Do Not Go Squealing Into That Good Night"
1998Sabrina, the Teenage WitchEmperor LarryEpisode: "And the Sabrina Goes to..."
1998Babylon 5: The River of SoulsJacob MayhewTV movie
1998The Wayans Bros.ArchibaldEpisode: "Recipe for Success"
1997Brooklyn SouthAaron GellerEpisode: "Why Can't Even a Couple of Us Get Along?"
1996The Man Who Captured EichmannMeirTV movie
1996Homeboys in Outer SpaceMajor DomoEpisode: "Trading Faces or All the King's Homeys"
1996Murphy BrownGeorgeEpisode: "A Comedy of Eros"
1996Living SingleDel StuartEpisode: "The Engagement: Part 2"
1996Duckman: Private Dick/Family ManEpisode: "A Room with a Bellevue" (voice)
1995Murder, She WroteTed DuffyEpisode: "Unwilling Witness"
1995Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanDonald RaffertyEpisode: "Chip Off the Old Clark"
1995Here Come the MunstersLarry WalkerTV movie
1995Too SomethingGallery OwnerEpisode: "Donny's Exhibit"
1995The MommiesBernard DuBoisEpisode: "Four Mommies and a Funeral"
1994Aaahh!!! Real MonstersBarker / Elderly Monster (voice)Episode: "Curse of the Krumm/Krumm Goes Hollywood"
1994Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanJudd McCoyEpisode: "Money Trouble"
1994Dream OnDr. ZudikoffEpisode: "A Face Worse Than Death"
1993Jack's PlaceSantoro the Great2 episodes
1993DudleyHarold Krowten5 episodes
1993Star Trek: Deep Space NineFalowEpisode: "Move Along Home"
1988-1992L.A. LawDon Butcher / Kiefer Mitchell2 episodes
1992Civil WarsIra BelkinEpisode: "Chute First, Ask Questions Later"
1992Are You Lonesome TonightTV movie
1990-1991Good GriefWarren Pepper13 episodes
1990Close EncountersTV movie
1990We'll Take ManhattanRigalettiTV movie
1990His & HersMr. HofstetterEpisode: "Dueling Therapists"
1989Dinner at EightMax KaneTV movie
1989HunterChad JorgensonEpisode: "Investment in Death"
1989DuetRobertEpisode: "Too Many Cooks"
1986-1988My Sister SamJ.D. Lucas44 episodes
1988Going to the Chapel
1986StrandedPhilTV movie
1986RowdiesPsychiatristTV movie
1986RiptideJerome SedgewickEpisode: "Smiles We Left Behind"
1986The Twilight ZoneJack Holland (segment "Cold Reading")Episode: "Gramma/Personal Demons/Cold Reading"
1986The Magical World of DisneyLeeEpisode: "Help Wanted: Kids"
1985Shadow ChasersLaddie JohnsonEpisode: "Phantom of the Galleria"
1985Hail to the ChiefRandyEpisode: "Pilot"
1984The Dukes of HazzardThe DirectorEpisode: "The Dukes in Hollywood"
1984Night CourtRoger BlairEpisode: "Billie and the Cat"
1980-1984BensonMr. Krank / Walter Harwell2 episodes
1983-1984The Facts of LifeRaymond Garrett2 episodes
1983AliceVinnie Jr.Episode: "The Over-the-Hill Girls"
1983We Got It MadeDistrict AttorneyEpisode: "Mickey the Shoplifter"
1983Diff'rent StrokesStanley PearlburgEpisode: "Mr. T and mr. t"
1983After GeorgeCal Sloan(TV Short)
1983Teachers OnlySpud Le Boone13 episodes
1982-1983It Takes TwoDr. Rogers4 episodes
1983The Powers of Matthew StarBurnsideEpisode: "The Racer's Edge"
1982Private BenjaminLt. Billy Dean8 episodes
1982It's a LivingThe ToutEpisode: "Horsing Around"
1982Open All NightRossEpisode: "Sitting Ducks"
1982TaxiNick DwyerEpisode: "Tony's Lady"
1981Eight Is EnoughBennettEpisode: "Starting Over"
1981DallasLarryEpisode: "The Mark of Cain"
1981SoapMorty StevensEpisode #4.12
1980The Mating SeasonPaul WagnerTV movie
1980M*A*S*HCorpsman Ignazio De SimoneEpisode: "Cementing Relationships"
1980When the Whistle BlowsMaxEpisode: "Macho Man"
1979-1980Three's CompanyDr. Prescott2 episodes
1979Ryan's HopeJoe Novak's Driver / Novak's Drive3 episodes
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