Joi Johannsson is an awarded Scandinavian actor born and raised in Iceland. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Hartford, Connecticut in 1994 with a B.A degree in Theatre and Cinematic Arts. Joi made his acting debut in 1986 in an international TV mini series called Nonni and Manni. Since then he has appeared in over 40 international films and TV productions. The most recent being Fortitude 2 (UK) where he joins an international cast lead by Dennis Quaid. Other major roles/productions include Clint Eastwoods Flag of Our Fathers (USA) and a lead in Baltasar Kormakurs (Everest, Two Guns) The Deep (Iceland) (Ten Edda Awards and garnered recognition by the Nordic Council, European Film Awards, the Göteborg Film Festival, Les Arcs European Film Festival, and the Mar del Plata Film Festival.) Joi also can be seen in a leading role in the TV mini series The Lava Field (Iceland), a big role in the Danish film The Shamer's Daughter and lead opposite Franka Potente in the German films: Solveig Karlsdottir - The Death in Westfjords and Death of the Elf Woman. Joi is a multi talented performer and is equally versed in comedy and drama. He is extremely good at languages and has a perfect American accent, British accent, he speaks German and the Scandinavian languages all except Finnish. Joi has almost 50 theatre productions under his belt both in the USA and Iceland. His credits include Leontes in A Winters Tale, Woof in Hair, Ginger in Jerusalem, Stanley in One Man, Two Guvnors, Man 1 in 39 Steps and Alex in Certified Male. He can now be seen in Icelandic Sagas - The Greatest Hits. Joi has hosted, produced and written over 200 TV episodes and 150 radio shows. Latest project was a role in the TV series The Mayor (Iceland) that just finished shooting. Former mayor of Reykjavik, comedian Jon Gnarr writes and stars in the series. Joi's next premieres are "The Oath" by Baltasar Kormakur September 9th and "The Death in Westfjords" and "The Death of the Elf Woman" on the German TV station ARD in October. Joi will be presenting his film "The Death in Westfjords" at the Oldenburg Filmfestival in Germany in September.
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