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RJ is an actor and proud cat father from Rockland County, New York. His first stage performance derived from playing Santa Claus as a fifth grader in the elementary school smash hit The Elves' Impersonator, which was also about the same time he began questioning the legitimacy of Santa Claus. From there, his interest in performing broadened into sketch comedy, improv, musical theatre, and eventually acting.

He received a B.A. in Theatre from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, where he was fortunate to study under Phylicia Rashad, Alison Fraser, Steven Skybell, Mark Blum, and others while working in fully produced plays both old and new with some of the more prolific up-and-coming directors and playwrights in the field. He's a company member of Less Than Rent Theatre, where he's worked on several new plays including Gracie Gardner's original staging of Pussy Sludge (dir. Skylar Fox) as part of Sanctuary at HERE. Other recent productions include Diaspora by Nathaniel Sam Shapiro (dir. Saheem Ali) at the Gym at Judson and Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw (dir. Daniel Sullivan) on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. Click HERE to view his resume.

He watches a lot of the Food Network and many game shows and isn't embarrassed about it.

Upcoming work:

-9/16 (6pm) a presentation of Gracie Gardner's new play Hate Baby at New Dramatists new playwright welcome event. RSVP Here!

-9/28 (6pm) a presentation of Megan Chan Meinero's new play Reclaiming of the Shrew at Two Headed Rep. RSVP info to come!

 

Singing

Julia Michaels' Issues in duet form.

Toxic

a (somewhat) unexpected diagnosis.

An advertisement

where I "play" a dog.

Late Night Love Movie

a movie about love filmed late at night.

Holiday Humanity 

an unorthodox path to spreading holiday cheer.

Deliver Me

food delivery gone awry.

More Singing

a song from the criminally underrated Shrek the Musical .

 

Want to run lines for an audition or tv/film/theatrical project? Run It With RJ!

To contact my representation:

-Manager: Josh Taylor, Vamnation Entertainment

josh@vamnation.com

-For TV/Film/Theatre:

Jim Daly and Lauren Sytsma, Bloc NYC

212-924-6200

-For Commercial/Voiceover: Michael Raymen, Buchwald

212-867-1200