Joel Gordon Hodgson is an American writer, comedian and television actor, best known for creating Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) and starring in it as the character Joel Robinson. In 2007, MST3K was listed as “one of the top 100 television shows of all time” by Time.com. Hodgson is currently “movie riffing” with fellow cast members of MST3K under the name Cinematic Titanic, performing live and producing content for DVDs and direct download. Cinematic Titanic completed their final tour on December 30, 2013.
Joel also reunited with Jerry Seinfeld as a guest on his web show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. In 2013, he reprised his role as Joel Robinson for a brief cameo appearance in two episodes of the fourth season of Arrested Development, along with Trace Beaulieu as Crow. He is currently voicing Mayor Bill Dewey for the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe. He also serves as Creative Lead for Media at Cannae, a Pennsylvania technology firm working on new drive technologies for satellites and other spacefaring vehicles.