|Series:||American Horror Story|
|Location:||Los Angeles, California|
Joe Escandarian is a fictional businessman and a minor character featured in the FX Network television series American Horror Story. He is associated with the season one storyline, which was billed under the subheading of "Murder House". Played by actor Amir Arison, he appeared in episode 1x06, "Open House".
Joe Escandarian was a real estate developer who lived in Los Angeles, California during the early 2010s. A real estate agent named Marcy arranged for him to look at an old Victorian mansion, which had its own morbid history. Marcy neglected to leave out the gruesome details, preferring to praise the efforts of previous owners, who happened to be homosexuals. The house's current owner, Vivien Harmon, fully disclosed the fact that several violent acts had taken place in the house. Escandarian cared little for any of this. It was his intention to renovate the entire affair and make it a sound investment for modern homeowners. Doing so, sought to expose many secrets, such as the body of one Hayden McClaine, who was buried underneath the gazebo by Ben Harmon.
One person who took great exception to Escandarian's purchase of the home was neighbor Constance Langdon; especially when she learned that Joe planned on bulldozing it down to make way for a housing project. Constance knew that the house was haunted and it was the only place that her late teenage son, Tate Langdon, could now call home.
Constance aligned herself with the ghost of the Harmon's maid, Moira O'Hara, and the crazed Larry Harvey to prevent Escandarian from purchasing the home. Moira seduced Joe and began performing oral sex upon him, which resulted in Escandarian having his penis bitten off by the determined spirit. Larry Harvey then wrapped a plastic bag around his head and suffocated him. Constance reminded him to pull the body off the property before it died so that his ghost would not be connected to the house. 
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Joe Escandarian was created by director Tim Hunter and writer Brad Falchuk based on concepts developed by Falchuk and Ryan Murphy.
- American Horror Story: Open House - Full appearance; 1st and final, with dialogue.
See also Edit
- American Horror Story
- American Horror Story images
- American Horror Story seasons
- American Horror Story episodes
- American Horror Story characters
- American Horror Story cast & crew
- American Horror Story miscellaneous