Please note: the character of Joe Stabler was dead, there were no actor or photographs shown during Elliot's tenure on the show.
Elliot's father and Bernadette's husband with 3 other sons and 2 daughters; Joe was a cop. Growing up, Elliot and Joe butted heads alot- Joe never approved of anything Elliot has ever done. They did do typical father-son things like watching TV, playing ball, and going fishing whenever Joe was at home. One time, he helped Elliot with his 5th grade homework by making a diorama about the civil war. But Elliot ended up getting a F on the project: Elliot moved one of the trees and when his father saw it, he took the diorama out of Elliot's hands throwing it on the ground and stomped it. Joe then took off his belt and beat Elliot because he started to cry. Joe called him weak, a failure- which he called Elliot a lot.