J.T. Chinn is an award-winning actor who has a deep passion for acting! His extensive theatre, film and television experience spans more than 20 years. He was bitten by the acting bug while in college at West Virginia University, when he performed the role of Biff Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He has studied at The Actor’s Conservatory in Baltimore, The Actors Center in Los Angeles, and Terry Schreiber Studios in Manhattan.
In Florida, Georgia and California J.T. has performed lead roles in more than 40 short films, a web series and a feature film. Most recently, he starred in Kruel (Wille Kool) a feature length independent film set for worldwide release on May 29, 2015. Kruel is a Boo Reese Production in association with Sunset Studios, Maxim Marketing, Inc. and Breaking Glass Pictures. His film credits in L.A. were both in front of and behind the camera. He assistant directed on the film Party starring Gary Coleman and written by award winning screenwriter Jay Woefel. The Fakers, a short film in which he starred, won an award at the Savannah Film Festival. Some of his other short films have been featured in film festivals including Terminal of The Mind at The Sunscreen Film Festival, and Reset Button and Death Over Dishonor in The Enzian Film Slam. He has worked with many independent producers and at many film Schools.
J.T. also has starred in more than 50 stage productions in Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. Twice, he received the honor of the Best Supporting Actor Award from The Savannah News Press for his role as Billy Bibbitt in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and for playing Barry in The Boys Next Door. One of his favorite roles showcased his ability to sing, dance and act when he played the gender bending role of Jerry/Daphne in Sugar, the musical version of the film Some Like It Hot. He originated the role of “Mr. Harrington” in the musical, An American Family Christmas, at the Broadmore Hotel in Colorado. Favorite roles to name a few: The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, John Smith in Run For Your Wife, Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace, Joseph in My Three Angels. As producer and actor, he was responsible for a successful run of the dinner theater show, Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding, which played an entire summer season on Hilton Head Island, SC.
Best Supporting Actor-Billy Bibit "One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Savannah News Press
best Supporting Actor-Barry "The Boys Next Door" The Savannah Morning News