Joe Goldberg is a fictional character and main protagonist of the You book series, written by Caroline Kepnes, as well as the television series of the same name, where he is portrayed by American actor Penn Badgley and by Gianni Ciardiello and Aidan Wallace as a youth. Joe is a serial killer, stalker and former bookstore manager, who upon meeting Guinevere Beck at his workplace in New York, starts to develop an extreme, toxic and delusional obsession. After moving to Los Angeles, to escape his sordid past, he meets avid chef Love Quinn, and starts to fall into his old habits of obsession and violence in order to avoid the fate of his past romantic endeavors.
|First appearance:||Novel, You, Television, Pilot|
|Created by:||Character, Caroline Kepnes, Developed for Television, Greg Berlanti, Sera Gamble|
|Portrayed by:||Penn Badgley, (Original), Gianni Ciardiello, (Teenager), Aidan Wallace, (Child)|
|Nickname(s):||Joe, Joseph (by Peach Salinger), Joey (by Sandy), Bunny (by Candace Stone), Old Sport (by Forty Quinn)|
|Aliases:||Will Bettelheim (identity theft)|
|Occupation:||Serial killer, Stalker, Bookstore clerk, Former bookstore manager|
|Family:||Ivan Mooney (adoptive father), Sandy (biological mother)|
|Children:||Unborn daughter (with Love)|
About Joe Goldberg
Photographer and videographer who is known for his work with different rappers and other celebrities within the hip hop scene. He shares his video content through YouTube and his photos through Instagram for his over 60,000 followers.
He first began sharing his photography from his travels through Instagram in June of 2013. He then began posting vlog content through YouTube in October of 2014 and shortly thereafter, he began working with different rappers and hip hop stars.
In addition to his portrait work of rappers, he shares traveling and landscape photography as well from places such as The Bahamas, Ireland, Death Valley, Iceland, and Canada.
He was born in Washington, D.C.
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- Fictional stalkers
- Fictional torturers
- Characters in American novels of the 21st century
- Fictional kidnappers
- Fictional serial killers
- Fictional adoptees
- Fictional victims of child abuse
- Fictional characters from New York City
- Fictional orphans