Joel S. Rice is an American actor and film producer. He made his film debut in the slasher film Final Exam (1981), and appeared in several television productions before later pursuing a career as a producer. He has produced over ninety television films, beginning 1993. Rice has been married since 1988 and has two daughters, Hannah Mae (born 1998) and Sarah Rose (born 2001).
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Rice relocated to Los Angeles, California after obtaining a lead role in the horror film Final Exam (1981). He later became a social worker after leaving the entertainment industry, but returned to the film business as an executive producer, producing the television films Bonds of Love and Cries from the Heart, starring Patty Duke and Melissa Gilbert. He is well known for producing Hallmark movies and series. His breakout project was the mini series Tut for Spike network, which starred Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia. He has executive-produced over 90 television films and productions since 1993. He is also the president of Muse Entertainment USA.
Movies & TV shows
When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate and Kevin embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and It Feels So Deadly
A body is found in the pool of a hotel during a high school reunion. The Real Murders Club helps Aurora investigate which of her classmates was most likely to kill.
Gourmet Detective: Roux the Day
Henry is hired to authenticate and purchase a long lost and very valuable recipe book. Soon Henry and Maggie find themselves in a murder mystery where secrets hidden within a treasured book have dire ...
A Beautiful Place to Die: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
After being forced into early retirement, former detective Jeff Jackson returns to a quiet life on Martha's Vineyard. Quiet, at least, until a body washes up and he's drawn back into crime solving.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Heist and Seek
When a priceless crown is stolen during a benefit gala held by the Lawrenceton library, Aurora and the Real Murders Club are forced to investigate who would kill to get their hands on it.
A news reporter looks into who has been anonymously leaving large cash gifts on random doorsteps in New York.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play
At a gathering of mystery and true crime fans, Aurora Teagarden’s nephew, Phillip, is accused of murder when an unplanned onstage blackout during the play in which he is performing ends, revealing Phi...
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Game of Cat and Mouse
Someone begins taunting Aurora Teagarden with cryptic clues left at crime scenes, so the librarian-turned-crime buff attempts to figure out who is behind the creepy “game.” But when the people closest...
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: An Inheritance to Die For
A matriarch is poisoned during a family wedding reception and Aurora Teagarden vows to get to the bottom of the crime, especially when her mother, a friend of the dead woman, stands to inherit the maj...
Past Malice: An Emma Fielding Mystery
Local legend states that the acquisition of a castle-like estate is cursed and that an Archeologist is hired to consult on that. She finds herself in the middle of a murder case after discovering the ...
Frozen in Love
When struggling bookstore owner Mary and the bad boy of professional hockey, Adam, are teaming up to help facilitate an image makeover for the other, they soon realize that opposites attract and they ...
Reap What You Sew: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
Internet sensation and old family friend of Aurora Teagarden, Poppy Wilson, has returned to Lawrenceton to start her new business. When she turns up dead, not everyone is happy about her success. The ...
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game
Aurora Teagarden jumped into Lawrenceton's latest murder investigation when her nephew Phillip and his college roommate went missing after the roommate's girlfriend was found dead. She enlisted the he...
Last Scene Alive: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
When a Hollywood crew arrives in Lawrenceton to film a movie about the town's sleuthy librarian, Aurora Teagarden, there is a lot of excitement in the air. However, when the film's leading lady is fou...
A Shoe Addict's Christmas
As Christmas approaches, a department store worker whose life lacks fulfillment meets her guardian angel, who offers her a chance to change her circumstances by magically transporting her to Christmas...
Deadly Deed: A Fixer Upper Mystery
Shannon Hughes is working on a charity project that will transform a grand old Victorian mansion. Shannon must dust off the clues and cement the truth before her renovation becomes a demolition when a...
Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery
One of the most significant archaeological finds in years is being unearthed by Emma Fielding, who is trying to uncover evidence of a 17th century coastal Maine settlement thatpredates Jamestown. Emma...
A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
When Martin's niece and her new baby come to visit, Aurora Teagarden and her boyfriend are thrilled. When his niece goes missing and the baby is left behind, their excitement is short lived. Once agai...
Marry Me at Christmas
Organizing a Christmas wedding is a true treat for bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug. She loves the challenge of finding the perfect dress for the bride and orchestrating an exquisite event. What Ma...
Lindsey Wilson first found love in the romantic city of Paris when she was a university student studying art there. Now, twenty years later, she is returning to the City of Light to take her daughter ...
Summer in the Vineyard
Summer Fest is the town's largest event and is being held this year by a couple who are now a couple. They're going to put the vineyard on the map when they reveal their new wine. Both the partnership...
Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery
The historic lighthouse mansion that Lighthouse Cove is named after was purchased by Mac when he first moved to the town. The bones of a teenage girl who went missing fifteen years ago were discovered...
Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery
Everyone in the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove knows that the best man for the job is a woman. Shannon Hughes, the owner of a construction company and an expert in Victorian home restoration and...
Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
Aurora Teagarden never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns, but she also never wanted to see him dead. When his body is found outside of Aurora's house, she becomes the main suspect. Aurora is determi...
Autumn in the Vineyard
When Frankie Baldwin and Nate Deluca both have a claim to ownership of Sorrento Farm, they are forced to divide the vineyard right down the middle and work the fields alongside each other to bring in ...
Leah thinks all is fine coasting along in a relationship with the ever-predictable Edward until he surprises her and enrolls her in a conflict-management class. In the class, Leah finds herself lockin...
A Wish Come True
On the night of her 30th birthday, Lindsay Corwin, an unlucky environmentalist with a string of bad relationships, decides to make the ultimate wish: for all of her birthday wishes to come true. Wh...
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love
The Postables, Oliver, Shane, Rita and Norman, explore the mystery of true love as they deliver divorce papers to one couple the same day Oliver's missing wife reappears.
Famed culinary consultant Henry Ross is a charming food industry insider in San Francisco. When suspicious sabotage ends in a shocking murder at his friend’s five-star restaurant, Henry is put on the...
Northpole: Open for Christmas
A successful businesswoman buys her aunt's inn and decides to restore the hotel to its original grandeur, only to sell it before Christmas. A team of elves headed by the cheerful Clementine help Macke...
A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
A master sleuth, Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a librarian with a sharp mind for murder. When her friend Jane dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a trou...
Bad Hair Day
Laura Marano is the high school tech whiz who is determined to become prom queen. On the big day, she wakes up having a bad hair day, and her destroyed prom dress, and everything that can go wrong, do...
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Northpole, the magical city where Santa and his elves live and work, is in trouble. Families around the globe have gotten too busy to enjoy the season together, and Northpole depends on their holiday ...
Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas
With a duty to deliver every last letter before Christmas, the beloved quartet of post office detectives—Oliver, Shane, Rita and Norman—are working around the clock to redirect Santa’s mail just as Ol...
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
A group of postal detectives work to solve the mysteries behind undeliverable letters and packages from the past, delivering them when they are needed most.
Christmas with Tucker
While coming to terms with his dad's recent passing in a tractor accident, 13-year-old George McCray is living with his grandparents on their Kansas farm. George misses his mom, Jill, who has moved to...
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered
A mix up on her first day of work sends Shane to the Dead Letter Office, where a group of quirky characters led by Oliver try to deliver the undeliverable. Though Shane wants out of this strange detai...
Jeff, Bill and Larry are old pals who work together at Barton Bounty Hunters in the small Southern town of Skeeter Creek. They get their bounties from Lisa, a loudmouth bail bondsman whose office is n...
A fireball four times the size of Earth is the result of a breakthrough in global defense. A scientist comes to the rescue of the world as fires rage.
The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the first-ever trans-...
The Jensen Project
After a sixteen-year absence, married scientists Claire and Matt Thompson are together again. The Jensen Project is a secret community of geniuses doing cutting edge research and sharing their finding...
The Wild Girl
Ned Giles, an aspiring news photographer, joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on the search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican land owner who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. Ned finds him...
Secrets of the Mountain
Somewhere between the demands of her career, her ex's wedding and her kids' busy schedules, Dana James is noticing her tight-knit family starting to unravel. An unexpected offer to purchase her family...
The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love
Columnist Peyton MacGruder befriends a reader who sent her a note that inspires Peyton to reconsider the choices she's made and her reluctance to accept her boyfriend's marriage proposal.
All I Want for Christmas
Tis the season for making dreams true. If everything goes according to plan for one young boy, he just may be sharing this Christmas with a new dad. Ever since her husband died, Sarah Armstrong has di...
Nolan Byrd (Devon Werkheiser) is a scrawny and shy 9th grader who, like all the other kids, is bullied by Bubba Bixby (Andrew Caldwell). When their teacher, Mr. Green (Tim Meadows), allows the student...
Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes ...
Searching for David's Heart
After Her brother David is killed in a car accident, Darcy begins a journey to find the recipient of her brother's heart in the hopes of finding a piece of her brother still alive as well as her own p...
A Boyfriend for Christmas
Holly Grant learned a long time ago not to depend on Santa Claus. Her Christmas stocking was right in it. Holly is going to be surprised when a handsome man shows up on her doorstep with a Christmas t...
I Want to Marry Ryan Banks
Ryan Banks's manager, Todd, came up with the idea to have Ryan be the bachelor on a reality dating show in order to clean up his reputation. Todd falls in love with Charlie, the girl Ryan has chosen t...
Sleeping with the Devil
Professional nurse Rebecca Dubrovich is swept off her feet by charming millionaire Dick Strang, and the two begin a passionate romance. Only when it is too late does Rebecca discover that Strang has a...
Laura is a 20 year old deaf girl who has never been taught sign language. She is rescued from neglect and physical abuse by Pam, a social worker. Pam teaches her how to communicate and uncovers Laura'...
The Disappearance of Vonnie
Corrine Kaczmarek is seeking desperately for the truth in the case of the mysterious disappearance of her sister Vonnie.
Cries from the Heart
Michael, a young autistic boy who has trouble with verbalization but a real talent for technology, uses a computer to plead for help after being molested at his school.
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Otherworld is an American science fiction series that aired for only eight episodes from January 26 to March 16, 1985 on CBS. It was created by Roderick Taylor as a sort of Lost in Space on Earth. Tay...
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