Since 2011, Joe has worked as a director and executive producer for Chicago Fire. His previous television credits include producer/director on CSI: Miami, co-executive producer/director on ubiquitously acclaimed The Wire, and executive producer/director on Fringe. Chappelle has produced over 175 hours of episodic television and has worked with Dick Wolf, David Simon, J.J. Abrams, and Jerry Bruckheimer. His 1994 award-winning indie feature, Thieves Quartet, brought him to the attention of Miramax Films where he subsequently directed features for their genre division, Dimension Films.
Joe holds a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.F.A. from Northwestern University.