Joey Henrickson

played by Shawn Doyle

Joey is Bill's younger brother by seven years. Once an all-star athlete...

Character Bio

Joey is Bill's younger brother by seven years. Once an all-star athlete, Joey was a golden boy growing up; he was allowed to stay on the compound through his teenage years, leaving him less embittered about his upbringing than his older brother.

But his athletic career eventually faltered, and an injury left him addicted to painkillers and eventually homeless. Wanda, his adoring second cousin, found him on the streets and brought him back to the compound, where they married and had a child. Joey struggled over whether he could live the Principle, and once he and Wanda finally came to terms with taking Kathy as a second wife, she was killed on their wedding day under suspicious circumstances. For a while, Joey served as Bill's eyes and ears at Juniper Creek, but he was unable to keep his rage about various injustices -- in particular those perpetrated by Roman Grant -- in check.


Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, Shawn Doyle has quickly become a familiar face to audiences, turning out critically acclaimed performances on both the big and small screen.

In Canada, Shawn starred in the critically-acclaimed series ‘The Eleventh Hour,’ and received the 2002 ACTRA Award for Outstanding Male Performance in a Series.

In 1999, he received a Gemini nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as McKeighan in the gritty primetime drama series ‘The City.’ Other Canadian television credits include ‘Scar Tissue,’ ‘A Killing Spring,’ (which earned him another Gemini nomination for Best Actor), ‘Criminal Instinct,’ ‘Verdict In Blood,’ ‘Sleeping Dogs Lie,’ ‘Peacekeepers,’ and the miniseries ‘Dieppe.’

With his move to Los Angeles in 2005, Shawn quickly amassed an impressive list of credits with recurring roles on ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘24.’ He also had guest starring roles in ‘C.S.I.’ and ‘Blind Justice.’

Shawn's film credits include ‘Sabah,’ ‘The Majestic,’ ‘Don't Say A Word,’ ‘Cletis Tout,’‘Frequency,’ ‘Knockaround Guys,’ ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight,’ and ‘Papertrail.’

On stage, Shawn has performed in a long list of plays both contemporary and classical.

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