Joel Gretsch
Joel Gretsch
Character Victor Beauchamp
Season(s) 1, 2
Birthplace St. Cloud, Minnesota
Date OF Birth December 20, 1963
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Joel James Gretsch plays Victor Beauchamp on Witches Of East End. Joel is an American actor. He was born December 20, 1963. Joel's roles include: Tom Baldwin on the USA Network series The 4400, Owen Crawford in Steven Spielberg's 2002 science fiction miniseries Taken and Father Jack Landry on V.

Early life

Gretsch was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and grew up in Albany, Minnesota, the son of Russ and Barb. He has a sister, Jane, and a brother, Steve. Gretsch was raised Catholic.


Gretsch studied acting at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis before moving to Los Angeles in 1989. His stage work includes roles in Molière's Tartuffe and John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.

He started his television work in the early 1990s, appearing in episodes of Married... with Children, Melrose Place, Friends and Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Since then he has appeared in episodes of JAG, Silk Stalkings, CSI: Miami, Burn Notice, and NCIS. More recently, he played a wealthy advertising executive and husband of a supermodel on an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also had two guest appearances on NBC's Journeyman, playing the father of protagonist Dan Vasser.

Gretsch has also had supporting roles in a number of films including playing Bobby Jones in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Minority Report (2002), The Emperor's Club (2002) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).

In 2008, Gretsch had a recurring role as Pete Raynor, Lindsay Boxer's love interest, on the television series Women's Murder Club.

Gretsch reunited with Scott Peters (creator of The 4400) on his highly anticipated series, a remake of V: The Series. Gretsch played a priest in the pilot episode who sees a "renaissance in faith" after the Visitors appear on Earth. He was a regular cast member on the series. The show was cancelled in May 2011 after two seasons.

He had recently guest starred in the new Diablo Cody created Emmy Award nominated Showtime Comedy-Drama The United States of Tara in the 1st season's last two episodes.