Joe Herrera

Joe Herrera

Michael Chekhov Studio Orlando

Actor, director and performance coach in Orlando, Florida

About Joe

Joe Herrera was born Jose Rafael Herrera on September 27, 1973. Born & raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Joe is the oldest of 3 children. Joe started acting at the age of 9 in Elementary school. It was then he realized that the acting would be his true calling.

Joe continued to act all through middle and high school doing community theatre. At the end of high school he furthered his professional theater training at Brooklyn College where he studied with actor/instructor, F. Murray Abraham, Diane Barracuda, Marge Linney, David Garfield and Mark Zeller. Joe studied with Janice Cavalier as a trained tenor and has also studied Dance at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC. He is continually honing his craft in Orlando, FL with actor/instructor Rus Blackwell from the film "Monster" starring Charlize Theron, and stars in Cinemax's Banshee, at the Actor's School. He is also a National Michael Chekhov Association alumni, where he trained in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with Lisa Dalton and Wil Kilroy. He is currently pursuing his certification as a Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Instructor.

Joe Herrera is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association, and is also SAG-AFTRA eligible. His credits, just to name a few, include off-Broadway productions with Elizabeth Swados' The Hating Pot", Director Curtiss Cook's The Resting Place", Ralph Lee's Heart of the Earth: A Popol Vuh Story", and "Ferdinand The Bull" a TheatreWorksUSA tour. Independent film roles included "The Girl in the Watermelon" alongside Actress Meredith Scott Lynn and Actor, Lazaro Perez which was directed by Sergio Castilla and had a TV premiere on Starz Network, and Pyscho Sisters. On PBS' Ghostwriter, Joe played "Quincy", the paraplegic/former gang member who inspires his brother to stay off the streets, and played small stint roles on "America's Most Wanted" and "Law & Order." He is actively working on various short film projects in the southeast region.

Joe is actively living in the Orlando, Florida area with his wife, Vanessa and their 6 children.


Name: Joe Herrera

Lives in: Orlando, Florida

Company: Michael Chekhov Studio Orlando

Occupation: Actor, Director, Performance Coach, Stage Director, Theatre Director and Acting Teacher

Unique traits: National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA) Certified Acting Teacher

Awards

  • Student Emmy Award - Long Form Fiction (Revolving Child)
    (2016)

Projects

  • A Christian Carol

    A Christian Carol (2015)
    Film by Leap Faith Films LLC Supporting

  • Forget About The World

    Forget About The World (2015)
    Film (short) by Director Christian Lopez / Dark Cloud Studios Lead

  • The Decision

    The Decision (2015)
    Film (short) by Director Jonathan Arredondo Lead

  • SideKicked

    SideKicked (2015)
    Film by Directors Jon Proenza & Steven Perez/Figtree Films, LLC Supporting Lead

  • A Deal With Dove

    A Deal With Dove (2014)
    Film (short) by Director Kai Ettrick Lead

  • Dream Girl

    Dream Girl (2013)
    Film (short) by Director Sabrina Abu Obeid Supporting

  • The Deadline

    The Deadline (2013)
    Film (short) by Director Katherine Soza Lead

  • Dr. G. Medical Examiner

    Dr. G. Medical Examiner (2005)
    Television by Discovery Health Network Guest Star

  • It Takes One

    It Takes One (1997)
    Television by USA Network Guest Star

  • The Girl In The Watermelon

    The Girl In The Watermelon (1994)
    Film by Director Sergio Castilla / Starz Network Supporting

  • Ghostwriter

    Ghostwriter (1993)
    Television by PBS Guest Star

  • Americas Most Wanted

    Americas Most Wanted (1993)
    Television by FOX Guest Star

Education

  • Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, AL)
    (2010-2014)

Joe's Profile Statistics

  • Since: February 2014
  • Last online: > 2 weeks ago
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