Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson), a mysterious character in the rough and tumble Dawson City crew.

Joe Meeker

Played by Tim Blake Nelson

A man of few words and maybe not the best education, Joe Meeker knows a lot more than he lets on. Behind the hound dog eyes and ever-present corn cob pipe is a man with a fierce streak of loyalty running through him. He and Bill Haskell eventually find their paths crossing out at the claims. Joe’s steady ways prove to be just what Bill needs when the Klondike seems hell-bent on destroying him.

About Tim Blake Nelson (Actor)

Tim Blake Nelson is an American director, writer and actor who has appeared in film and television as well as on stage. He had a featured role in the Coen Brother’s film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and in other notable films such as “Donnie Brasco,” “Minority Report,” “The Thin Red Line” and “Lincoln.” He has appeared on stage in New York and directed film versions of his plays “The Grey Zone” and “Eye of God,” as well as writing and directing two original screenplays. He is also the director of “O,” based on William Shakespeare's play ”Othello”, set in a modern-day high school.

Watch Video Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson) - Facing the Elements.

Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson) behind the bar of a Dawson City saloon.

Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson).

Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson) at a mining camp.

Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson).

Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson) takes in the news.