Joe Fowler

Born: Monday, July 9, 1894
Died: Friday, December 3, 1993


  • Retired ship builder
  • Site manager
  • Mister "Can Do"


  • Oversaw the construction of Disneyland. 

  • First General Manager of Disneyland (1955 – 1965).

Important projects:

  • Technical advisor on Disney's live action movie "20.000 Leagues Under the Sea".
  • Oversaw the planning and construction of Walt Disney World.

Other projects:

  • Director of Construction for Disney's Buena Vista Construction Company. 

  • Chairman of the Board of WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering).

  • Senior Vice President Engineering & Construction for Walt Disney Productions.

Meet other legendary Imagineers in our "WDI Hall of Fame".