Joe Varkle was born and raised in Metro Detroit. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, double-majoring in Creative Writing and Film Studies. After moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Joe optioned a feature screenplay and worked in development with companies at both Universal and Paramount. Later, he began a fruitful creative partnership with director Rob Lambert, with whom he has co-written several projects, including their debut feature film, CUCK. Joe also teaches college writing and film studies courses and enjoys growing things on his organic farm.