Joseph May was born on June 16, 1974 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After graduating he has worked extensively in television, film, theatre, voice overs and video games on both sides of the Atlantic.
Joseph's initiation into film was as a miner in the classic Stephen Fry venture, and renowned Oscar Wilde biopic, Wilde. Since then, he has appeared in the critically acclaimed World War II mini series Band of Brothers, Resident Evil, and in the TV series Stargate: Atlantis. Joseph has recently joined the cast of Holby City as a series regular.
- Joseph May, Archie Panjabi, and Laura Pyper have all acted in Holby City.
- Although he was born in England, Joseph May was raised in Canada, similarly to Tanya Clarke.