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Name: Joe Grizzly
Known aliases: "Big Joe" Grizzly
Gender: Male
Birth: 1962
Death: October 30, 2007 (aged 44/45)
Portrayed by: Ken Foree
First appearance: Halloween
"Grizzly's back in town, who's got the Cracker Jack?"
―Joe Grizzly utters his catchphrase[src]

Joe Grizzly is a minor character in the remake of Halloween.


"Big Joe" Grizzly was a truck driver who stopped at a rest stop/car wash near Haddonfield. He stopped to use the restroom, where he came across Michael Myers. At first, he told Michael to go away while he made use of the restroom. Michael, however, kept knocking on the door, which annoyed Grizzly, who got his knife out.

Joe's corpse

He opened the door and threatened to cut off the mask on Michael's face. Myers burst into the restroom stall and fought with Grizzly who tried to stab Michael with a knife. Michael slammed him against the wall multiple times, took his knife and repeatedly stabbed him in the stomach until he died. Afterward, he stole Grizzly's coveralls.


  • Joe's death won the "Golden Chainsaw Award" in Dead Meat's Halloween (2007 Remake) kill count.
  • Actor Ken Foree is perhaps best known among horror fans for his role in George Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978). He later made a cameo appearance in the 2004 Zack Snyder remake.
  • The Cult-Movie Podcast "Cult-45" awards a "Joe Grizzly Award" each episode to a character in the movie they review that week. The qualifications for the Joe Grizzly award is the most over-the-top scene stealing character of the film.