Joseph "Joe" DeWar is one of the main characters and titular protagonists of Devious Butlers. Former officer of the W.H.P.D., he hopes to reclaim his former glory by taking on the role of a butler in order to infiltrate the Del Barrios, local Wikerly Hills socialites, and prove the innocence of his mentally troubled friend. He befriends other butlers - Josh, Rena and Ben - hoping to gain their assistance and find out who really killed butler Jose Sanchez. However, that's not to say it'll be an easy task, for there will be many twists and turns on the path of discovering the truth.
As a newborn, Joe was left abandoned in a basket at the end of some Wikerly Hills neighborhood. Meghan Jepsen found and took him in, raising him as his own. Growing up, he goes on to join the W.H.P.D., but was eventually fired for unknown reasons. ("Pilot")
Following the murder of Jose Sanchez, Joe's foster brother, Tyson, is framed and arrested. Knowing him to be innocent, and also looking for a way to win back his job on the W.H.P.D., Joe comes up with a plan to prove Tyson's innocence. He attends Jose's funeral and listens in on a group of butlers who Jose was once acquainted with, and from there he schemes to become a butler himself and befriend them. He goes to his foster mother, Meghan, about this, who is entirely against it, but Joe manages to wear her down. After visiting Tyson in prison, he arrives at the Del Barrio mansion and is hired as their new butler, replacing Jose. ("Pilot")
- See: Season 2
- See: Season 3
- Originally, there was meant to be a stronger character dynamic between Joe and Alison Del Barrio, as is evident by the ending of the series premiere, but this concept was mostly abandoned as the characters' interactions became limited, with more focus being put on Joe's relationship with Joanna, and Ali's relationship with Ben.
This is a gallery of photographic stills released to promote the character.