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Joe Walker, born February 6, 1987 in New York City, New York, was one of the members of the group known as Team Starkid.

Other than Little White Lie and The Trail to Oregon!, he had a major role in every Starkid production up until The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals, when he retired from acting to receive a business degree.

He is known for his extreme Mr. Fanservice tendencies, even in the most ridiculous of roles, as his parts have shown him as a shirtless, tapdancing Dark Lord, an angsty antihero who loves the circus, and an overly-cocky prince. He quietly contributed the English-language captions for the YouTube releases of the musicals and left in-jokes in them.


Tropes that apply to this actor include:

  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Played Joey Richter's penis in Me and My Dick.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Obviously given how silly the shows are all of the Starkid performers have had the chance to show this side of themselves, but Joe's characters are especially notable for always having an extra tinge of unpredictable chaos to them. Ani was extremely jarring to many fans because he spends the whole time playing a straight man for once.
  • Creator Breakdown: Nick Lang revealed on a livestream in all seriousness that Joe reacted to the election of Donald Trump by falling into a depression and announcing he was quitting acting, moving out of LA and going back to school to get a business degree. He actually went through with it, and unfortunately this is why The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals is the first Team Starkid show he hasn't appeared in since.
  • Cross-Cast Role: Played Umbridge in A Very Potter Sequel.
    • Attractive Bent-Gender: Known for being attractive while playing either gender.
  • Gym Bunny: He takes his training regimen seriously enough that he apparently had a minor Freak Out when he asked for a protein bar during a rehearsal and someone tried to substitute a Snickers. (This is the origin of the Creator In-Joke about Tom Riddle's hatred of Snickers in A Very Potter Senior Year.)
  • Mr. Fanservice: He is well known for this trope among the fangirls. His shirtless debut as Voldemort probably didn't help very much.