Joseph Quinn is one of the latest rising stars right now in Hollywood, thanks to his role as Eddie Munson in Stranger Things. Just when you thought the series couldn’t introduce more lovable characters, along came Quinn’s Munson to captivate the hearts of men and women who had wished they had met their dream rockstar outcast like him back in high school.
To sum it up, his character was the personification of a brotherly hug. And thankfully, there’s more of Joseph Quinn to be had if you need more Quinn fix. He’s been around in show business for a while and has had several non-Hollywood shows, and has also starred in some films.
Go ahead and watch these Joseph Quinn movies and TV shows while speculating on whether Eddie Munson is alive or dead in the Upside Down.
Stranger Things Season 4 (2022)
Sure enough, Joseph Quinn’s most Quinn-tessential role (to date) would be his breakout D&D-loving rockstar weed bro, the very anti-thesis of the pretentious model teenagers of the 1980s. Quinn’s Munson played a huge role in the story and even served as one of the crucial characters near Season 4’s climax.
Needless to say, he somehow stole the show in Stranger Things Season 4. A lot of fans also loved his acting enough that there was a notable clamor and fan outcry to bring back his character somehow. And we have to agree; can’t have that charming, kind-hearted outcast persona go to waste. It’s all wishful thinking, of course.
A British drama series from BBC, Dickensian, as the name implies, is a show inspired by the works of Charles Dickens. He’s the famous author who penned classics such as Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities.
Joseph Quinn in this series is Arthur Havisham from Great Expectations. His role here is not too far off from Eddie Munson since he’s a younger and rebellious half-brother though his intentions are not exactly kind. Arthur is mostly a jealous and bitter sibling who was out to swindle his own sister despite being well-off.
There’s plenty of Joseph Qunn to see here since out of the 20 episodes, he appears in 19 of them.
Les Misérables (2018)
Joseph Quinn proves once more that he’s no stranger to fictional period dramas since he also starred in a pivotal role in the Les Misérables mini-series. He’s none other than Enjolras, the fiery – and, of course, rebellious youth leader of the French Revolution. You can see how he’s just made for some roles, especially those of cheeky rebels.
Being Enjolras, Quinn has a significant appearance for half of the whole mini-series, three episodes out of six, to be exact.
And sure enough, Eddie Munson stans will find plenty to like in this Quinn role though Enjolras is more radical and more violent, which is fitting as he’s a product of his hard and tumultuous times.
C.B. Strike Season 3 (2017)
C.B. Strike is another British drama series, but this time, it’s a crime and detective show based on the book series called Cormoran Strike (J.K. Rowling). It’s about another unique detective who can tackle cases that have left regular police officers stumped.
Joseph Quinn assumes the role of Billy Knight, one of the troubled subjects in one of the series’ story arcs called “Lethal White” for Season 3. Billy Knight was portrayed as a mentally ill individual and possibly a dangerous potential criminal with an unkempt appearance and threatening unpredictability.
Sadly, he only lasted for four episodes, but Billy Knight likely gave Joseph Quinn a good perspective on portraying troubled individuals, priming him for his big role in Stranger Things.
Catherine the Great (2019)
Catherine the Greate is yet another period drama mini-series made by HBO, and this four-episode show chronicles the climactic and controversial point of Catherine’s reign in the Russian empire.
Joseph Quinn appears in all four episodes as Prince/Tsarevich Paul. He’s Catherine’s son and heir. Now, if you plan to watch the show, we suggest refraining from reading any historical document about Catherine the Great otherwise, you’d just be setting yourself up for a spoiler.
This time around, however, Joseph Quinn was given a good chance to play something else. Turns out he’s also good at acting as a grumpy noble who lives under the shadow of someone greater than him.
Howards End (2017)
Howards End is a four-part mini-series from BBC, and it’s a period drama depicting England at the turn of the 20th century. The story is told through three families all from varying social classes of the society in question.
Joseph Quinn’s character, Leonard Bast, belongs to the working-class family of the Basts. Leonard is a low-wage clerk for an insurance company in this period drama, and he has become an outcast (pretty typical for a Joseph Quinn role) in his family due to his relationship with a former prostitute.
But despite his meager roots, Leonard is intent on raising his social status and wealth in life by scraping money for books and education. As optimistic as that sounds, this one is a tragic tale, so prepare for some disappointing conclusions.
Make Up (2019)
But Stranger Things wouldn’t be Joseph Quinn’s first experience with horror and psychological mystery. Because back in 2019, he already starred in shows like Make Up as Tom, the main character’s boyfriend.
Make Up is a “cabin horror” film that follows the story of Ruth after going on vacation in a remote holiday park with her boyfriend, Tom. Things take a turn for the worst after Ruth gradually becomes convinced that Tom is cheating on her.
You can treat this as a refreshing British take on teen horror and one of the more unique and different roles for Joseph Quinn.
One of Joseph Quinn’s initial American roles was in Overlord. It’s a WW2 movie about the precursor operation to the D-Day invasion. Here, Quinn stars as Grunauer. It’s only a small part, but his character is supposed to serve as a platoon translator for the Allies (US Army Rangers) since his character can speak German.
Grunauer’s platoon or regiment of paratroopers is tasked with dropping behind enemy lines to destroy a radio transmitter in order to assist in the D-Day landing and soften German defenses.
The film shakes up the worn-out WW2 war movie formula by adding some sinister twists to the film. Because instead of merely finding a radio transmitter, they quickly found out that the Germans were bolstering their armies with zombies.
And these Nazi zombies are about to show them Heil.