Joe was born in Bristol and he grew up with his Russian father and his british mother. Joe always was bigger then the rest that's why his parents wanted him to start kickboxing. When he turned 8 he started kickboxing and he did this untill he turned 23 and left to Chernarus. When he arrived in Chernarus he decided to spend the money he won on drugs. He started drinking, using heroine and much more. Fighting was still a daily thing for him, he always started fights in bars but always got away with it because he had money. He lived in Chernarus for some years untill the outbreak happened..
On one day he decided to try cocaine. He bought it from his drugdealer and decided to use it when he arrived home. When he arrived home he started doing coke but because he thought it didn't work he used heroine too. He got very high and he walked to his window. When he looked trough his window he saw police officers shooting people that were eating others. Joe started laughing and fell on the floor, passing out. When he woke up the next evening he stood up and looked trough his window again. He saw dead people everywhere.. He decided it was time for him to look for supplies, just like in the movies he said.
Since he was big he wanted to call himself Big Joe and he grabbed all the metal he could find, he made a juggernaut suit.. Atleast he thought it looked like one. From that moment he started to lose it. He wanted drugs, all kinds and he wouldn't mind where he would find it. He would kill for it.