Joe made his acting debut when he was aged 20 years old. In the early 1990s, he appeared in a science fiction/action film American Cyborg: Steel Warrior. In 1995, he starred in the science fiction film Steel Frontier. He got his rise in fame in the mid 1990s after he began portraying the role of Tarzan in the American TV series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures. He is also critically acclaimed for this role in the action movies like Armstrong and Warhead. He announced his retirement from acting in 2002 after being an actor for about two decades. From the early 2009, he became involved in music fully. With the huge support of his fans and family, he released his debut album under the title Joe Lara: The Cry of Freedom. He is now working on his second album. His nationality is American and he has mixed ethnicity. His height is six feet and three inches tall. His net worth is unknown.