Joe Hoenig
OHF- Admiral Joe Hoenig
Name: Joe Hoenig
Status: Deceased
Birthplace: United States of America
Date of death: July 6, 2013
Place of death: White House,
Washington, D.C.,
United States of America
Cause of death: Blown up in helicopter by Kang's men
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Residence(s): Washington, D.C.,
United States of America
Affiliation: United States Navy
Profession: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Rank: Admiral
Played by: James Ingersoll
Appears in: 1 film

Admiral Joe Hoenig (- July 6, 2013) was an U.S. Navy Admiral and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who was held hostage in the White House. He was killed in the suicide bombing in the helicopter on the North Lawn of the White House.


Admiral Hoenig was present during an diplomatic meeting between President Asher and other high-ranking officials about the increased tension between North and South Korea.

After South Korean Prime Minister Lee Tae-Woo and his delegation arrived in the White House, Admiral Hoenig was present in the Oval Office in the meeting. When the C-130 Hercules starts attacking Washington, D.C., the admiral joined the others to the elevator that goes down to the PEOC bunker. After they reached the floor of the PEOC which was 120 feet underground, Admiral Hoenig entered the bunker.


  • Admiral Hoenig's first name was revealed to be "Joe" when President Asher told him to give him his Cerberus code, but in the end credits his first name was mistakenly revealed to be "Nathan".
  • Hoenig is the second hostage to be used as leverage against the President and the first to break in giving up an access code for the Cerberus computer. He breaks after the President gives him permission to give it up and so to avoid being killed in front of everyone.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Admiral Joe Hoenig is portrayed by James Ingersoll in Olympus Has Fallen.



Mike Banning - President Benjamin Asher - Allan Trumbull - Lynne Jacobs - Leah Banning - Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan - General Edward Clegg - Ray Monroe
Olympus Has Fallen characters
Protagonists Agent Roma - Agent O'Neil - Agent Jones
Antagonists Kang Yeonsak - Dave Forbes - Lim - Cho - Yu
Other characters Connor Asher - Margaret Asher - Vice President Charlie Rodriguez - Prime Minister Lee Tae-Woo - Admiral Joe Hoenig - Mark Diaz
London Has Fallen characters
Protagonists Jacqueline "Jax" Marshall - D.C. Mason - Kevin Hazard - Will Davies - Agent Voight - Agent Bronson
Antagonists Aamir Barkawi - Kamran Barkawi - John Lancaster - Sultan Mansoor - Raza Mansoor
Other characters Doris - Prime Minister Robert Bowman - President Jacques Mainard - Chancellor Agnes Bruckner - Prime Minister Antonio Gusto - Prime Minister Tsutomu Nakushima
Angel Has Fallen characters
Other characters Gentry - Wade Jennings - Sam Wilcox