Joel Reynolds
Joel Reynolds
© BBC/Adam Pansotti
Portrayed by Cavan Clerkin
Gender Male Male
First Appearance 6 August 2009
Last Appearance 9 October 2009
Duration 2009
Status Deceased
Age 42
Date of Birth 1973
Date of Death January 2016 (speedboat accident)
Occupation Accountant
Classification Former; recurring
SpouseStephanie Reynolds
RomancesRonnie Mitchell
DaughtersDanielle Jones
Hannah Reynolds
Annabelle Reynolds
Molly Reynolds
BrothersTim Reynolds
Joel Carl Reynolds was the biological father of Danielle Jones and former romance of Ronnie Mitchell. He made his first appearance 6 August 2009. He is portrayed by Cavan Clerkin.


Joel is the first love of character Ronnie Mitchell having fathered her daughter, Danielle Jones, when they were both 14 years old. Danielle was killed off in the show in April 2009. Joel has been mentioned several times since Ronnie joined the show in 2007, most notably when she attends a school reunion hoping he will be there, and then goes to his house to talk, but one of his daughters answers the door, so she leaves. Ronnie also writes him a letter to tell him their daughter died 13 years previously, although this was a lie told by her father Archie Mitchell and Joel writes back, but Archie destroys the letter before Ronnie can read it.



Joel wanted to get a tattoo when he and Ronnie was at school. He designed it himself, sketched it out. He saved up the money to pay for it. Joel's mum found out before he got that tattoo and told him not to do it. Ronnie said he should do it anyway but Joel did not want to hurt him mother's feelings. He also was also a fan of friendship bracelets. When Ronnie was 14 years old, she gave birth to Amy Mitchell, later known as Danielle Jones who was the daughter of Joel and Ronnie.


Joel's introduction to the show begins when Janine Butcher phones him after stealing Ronnie's address book. She invites him to The Queen Victoria public house and is served by Ronnie. Ronnie sees and recognises Joel when he turns around, and drops their drinks in shock. Phil Mitchell  sends both Joel and Janine out of the pub. Joel's car breaks down and while Ronnie offers to fix it for him, the sexual attraction between old lovers is noticeable when the smile at each other they both talk about the memories of their past love for each other they are quickly is reacquainted by Archie who fixes his car. Before he leaves, Joel gives his business card to Ronnie she later think in her bedroom if him and her attraction him is so strong still.

He and Ronnie later meet up and, although Ronnie discovers a picture of his wife and children, they give in to their attraction and have sex. Archie warns Joel off the next day and gives him money to stay away from Ronnie . Ronnie goes to his office to ask why he has stopped speaking to her and discovers what Archie did. She tells him to meet her in The Queen Victoria , but Stephanie turns up with their daughters instead to warn Ronnie off him. Ronnie visits Joel's house and forces him to choose between her and his wife. Joel chooses Ronnie and stays with her at The Queen Victoria . Their happiness is then ruined by Ronnie's sister, Roxy who reveals that their daughter died four months ago, rather than years ago as he believed.

Roxy urges Joel to ask Ronnie about Danielle. He comforts Ronnie , telling her he wishes he could have been there for her. Ronnie tells people she and Joel are trying for a baby, though Joel is unaware that she is trying to get pregnant. When she thinks she is pregnant, he shocks her by telling her he had a Ronnie says he lied to her, but he says he could not find the time to tell her. She admits she is only with him to get pregnant and throws him out. He tells Ronnie that she is "dead inside" and walks away with Ronnie's locket, which she had thrown out of her bedroom window.

In January 2016 it is reported in the Walford Gazette that Joel and his wife Stephanie Reynolds died in a speedboat accident. Their funeral took place on 28 January 2016.


Abi Branning | Amy Mitchell | | Ben Mitchell | Bex Fowler | Billy Mitchell | Carmel Kazemi | | Denise Fox | Dennis Rickman Jnr | Donna Yates | Dot Branning | Ian Beale | Jack Branning | Jane Beale | Janet Mitchell | Jay Mitchell | Jill Marsden | Kathy Beale | Khoroush Kazemi (Kush) | Kim Fox-Hubbard | Lady Di | Lily Branning | Linda Carter | Louise Mitchell | Martin Fowler | Matthew Mitchell-Cotton | Mick Carter | Patrick Trueman | Pearl Fox | Phil Mitchell | Ollie Carter | Ritchie Scott | Sharon Mitchell | Shirley Carter | Sonia Jackson | Stacey Branning |Tina Carter | Vincent Hubbard | Whitney Dean  | Johnny Carter | Honey Mitchell | Max Branning | Steven Beale | Lauren Branning
Helen | Jo | Marie Evans | Sarah | Shrimp | Tracey | Winston 
Characters (Selected)
Peggy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Alfie Moon | Sean Slater | Ryan Malloy | Jean Slater | Charlie Slater | Danny Pennant | Zainab Khan | Andrew Cotton | Yvonne Cotton | Glenda Mitchell | Carol Jackson | Charlie Cotton | Cindy Williams Jnr | Liam Butcher | Lola Pearce | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Shabnam Kazemi | Cora Cross | Lee Carter | Babe Smith | Pam Coker | Les Coker | Claudette Hubbard | Preston Cooper
Characters (Selected)
Pat Evans | Stan Carter | Archie Mitchell | Nana Moon | Lou Beale | Tiffany Mitchell | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Carl White | Bradley Branning | Pauline Fowler | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell  | Roxy Mitchell   | Sylvie Carter  | Paul Coker
Actors Danny Dyer | Shane Richie | Adam Woodyatt | Steve McFadden | Mike Reid | Thomas Law | Neil McDermott | Charlie Clements | John Bardon | John Altman | Peter Dean | Perry Fenwick
Actresses Barbara Windsor | Laurie Brett | Lacey Turner | Anita Dobson | Jacqueline Jossa | Rita Simons | Samantha Womack | Tameka Empson | Wendy Richard | Anna Karen