Joi is currently shooting on the british series SHETLAND for BBC, directed by Lee Haven Jones. Adapted from Ann Cleeves’ crime novels, SHETLAND is a gripping suspense drama set on the mystifying and remarkable backdrop of the remote Shetland Isles.
Joi Johannsson is an awarded Scandinavian actor born and raised in Iceland. He studied acting in the USA and has worked professionally since gradutating in 1994. 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 “The Deep” (Iceland). Joi also can be seen in a leading role in the TV mini series “The Lava Field” (Iceland), in the Danish film “The Shamer’s Daughter” and in the German TV series ISLAND KRIMI opposite Franka Potente. Latest projects were a role in “The Oath”, a Baltasar Kormakur film and a role in the TV series “The Mayor” (Iceland). Former mayor of Reykjavik, comedian Jon Gnarr writes and stars in the series.
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 andBritish 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.
Furthermore Joi has hosted, produced and written over 200 TV episodes and 150 radio shows.