After the Windsor College Murders begin, Joel becomes scared of Gale's need to follow the trail. After he reads The Woodsboro Murders, he becomes even more worried when he finds out about the fate of Gale's former cameraman and he greatly dislikes it when they talk about Kenny. He is finally pushed over the edge when Randy Meeks is murdered in his news van. He leaves, telling Gale that she needs her "head examined".
At the end of the film, he returns to Gale to once again be her cameraman. As they are beginning to shoot a segment, Gale sees Dewey being brought out on a stretcher and goes to be with him.
- "I'm gonna get some donuts, some Prozac; see if I can find some crack, Special K, X...not Malcolm, and I'll be back when y'all start talking about somethin' a little more Saved By The Bell-ish."
- "Gale, gutted, slashed, the guy ain't in the union no more." Talking about Kenny Jones.
- "No, no you need to have your head examined." To Gale.
- "Yeah, let's go get killed." - to Gale.
- "Brothers don't last long in situations like this."
- "Yes, I got that on film."
Behind the Scenes
- He was described as "20's, black, sensible and friendly. A very intelligent face" in the script.
- Originally, Joel was one of Sidney's friends, and Randy was Gale's cameraman.
- Joel shares the same last name as Gale's last cameraman, Kenny.
- In the original script of Scream 2, he was supposed to be one of the victims.
|Scream 2 Characters|
|Principal Characters||Sidney Prescott • Gale Weathers • Dewey Riley • Ghostface|
|Recurring Supporting Characters||Randy Meeks • Cotton Weary|
|Supporting Characters||Cici Cooper • Derek Feldman • Hallie McDaniel • Joel Jones • Maureen Evans • Mickey Altieri • Mrs. Loomis • Phil Stevens|
|Recurring Minor Characters||Maureen Prescott|
|Ghostface(s)||Mrs. Loomis • Mickey Altieri|