Joe Fielding is a coroner.
Following the murder of popular high school student Laura Palmer, Doctor Will Hayward could not bring himself to perform the autopsy, having delivered Laura. As a result, he had Fielding do it and assisted him.
- Doctor Hayward says that Fielding came from Fairvale to perform the autopsy. There is no actual Fairvale in the United States, and thus may be a reference to the fictional Californian town where Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho takes place, as well as the Robert Bloch novel it was based on.