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
Student Emmy Award - Long Form Fiction (Revolving Child)
A Christian Carol
Film by Leap Faith Films LLC Supporting
Forget About The World
Film (short) by Director Christian Lopez / Dark Cloud Studios Lead
Film (short) by Director Jonathan Arredondo Lead
Film by Directors Jon Proenza & Steven Perez/Figtree Films, LLC Supporting Lead
A Deal With Dove
Film (short) by Director Kai Ettrick Lead
Film (short) by Director Sabrina Abu Obeid Supporting
Film (short) by Director Katherine Soza Lead
Dr. G. Medical Examiner
Television by Discovery Health Network Guest Star
It Takes One
Television by USA Network Guest Star
The Girl In The Watermelon
Film by Director Sergio Castilla / Starz Network Supporting
Television by PBS Guest Star
Americas Most Wanted
Television by FOX Guest Star
Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, AL)