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Robert Joy Biography

Birth Place:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Profession
Actor, composer

Fast Facts

  • Was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford
  • Performed in many theater productions in his native Canada as a member of the Newfoundland Traveling Theatre Company and the comedy troupe CODCO
  • Played the part of Peter in a Toronto production of The Diary of Anne Frank (1978) and later reprised the role in the United States when the play moved to New York
  • Was cast as the boyfriend of Madonna's character in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
  • Composed music for the independent film The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood (1986), a production featuring fellow CODCO alumni that he also costarred in
  • Has appeared in two Woody Allen movies: Radio Days (1987) and Shadows and Fog (1992)

Awards

  • 2006Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1981Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated

Relationships

  • Ruby Joy -- Daughter
  • Mary Shontkroff -- Ex-wife
  • Clifton Joseph Joy -- Father
  • Flora Louise Joy -- Mother