Joe Rabl heard the call to ‘go west’ and moved to the United States to pursue his ambition and passion for acting. He attended schools in Los Angeles (Harry Mastrogeorge, Stella Adler) & New York (Lee Strasberg Institute) paying his way as a private chef for the likes of; James Newton Howard, David Geffen, Pete Sampras, William Robinson & Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He started in TV on ‘The Visitor’ & ‘Brooklyn South’, appeared in short films ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ with Tippi Hedren (written and directed by Désirée Nosbusch, music by Harald Kloser) & ‘A.W.O.L.’ with David Morse & John McGinley (written by Shane Black) and then made his feature début in ‘Godzilla’ (TriStar Pictures, Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin) followed by ‘Breakdown’ with Kurt Russell. (Paramount Pictures, Dino de Laurentiis, Jonathan Mostow)
After returning to Europe he has continued to perform in both Hollywood productions: ‘U-571’ (Universal) & ‘Spectre’ (Eon) and independent films: ‘Snakebite’ & ‘Schilf’ He has also gained wide-spread recognition in the German-speaking world both in TV series’ and becoming well known as a commercial model at home and abroad. He has appeared in photo campaigns, TV and print commercials and magazines for clients and networks in Germany & Austria: 3Austria, EnBW, Sixt Germany, DEKRA, Bang & Olufsen, Mercure Hotels Germany, Best Western, Sixt, EnBW, Siemens and Mercedes Benz, Raiffeisen Bank Austria and Porsche, Württemberger Wine, Pro7, Sat1, Arte, ARD and ORF.
Not content with just being in front of the camera, Rabl launched his production company Pelican Pictures. As a producer he wants to foster international collaboration and generate projects with commercial value and artistic integrity. He is currently developing his own feature projects: ‘Solar Storm’, In The Shadow Of The Red Umbrella’ & ‘The Journey Begins In Africa’.