Joe Hardy is younger of the two Hardy boys. He and his brother Frank are both following in the footsteps of their father, as detectives. Frank's leadership and commonsense, and Joe's physical abilities mesh perfectly and together they have put countless criminals behind bars.

Out of the two brothers, Joe is the more reckless often known to act first and think later. Joe is known for getting himself in tight spots, and Frank spends a lot of time searching for his brother after he has been captured by the criminals they are currently fighting against.

Joe lives with his family in the small town of Bayport, on the east coast of the United States.

Over the past 80 years, Joe has appeared in close to 500 novels, made over 30 television appearances, and has been featured in a number of video games, and as a result there are a number of different versions of the character:


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Joe Hardy from the Original series, and the Digests, and its spin-offs.

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Joe Hardy of the Casefiles continuity.

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Joe Hardy as he appears in the Undercover Brothers series.

Joe Hardy (Adventures)

Joe Hardy of the Adventures series.


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Joe Hardy of the Mickey Mouse Show TV serials of the 1950's.

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Joe Hardy from The Hardy Boys animated series which ran from 1969 until 1971.

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Joe Hardy, as portrayed by Shaun Cassidy, in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV series that ran from 1977 to 1979.

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Joe Hardy of 1995 The Hardy Boys TV series.

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Joe Hardy of 2020 The Hardy Boys TV series.

Video games

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Joe Hardy as he appears video games.

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It serves to clarify the difference between several closely named or closely related articles.

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