I'm an actor/voice artist/writer/producer based in New York. My solo theatre show, "Bully" (www.bullytheshow.com) is touring theatres and schools and has now been seen by more than 13,000 people in the U.S. and Canada. My first short film, "Attempt to Rise" (www.attempttorise.com) has now been screened in six festivals and won "Best Film Premiere" at the Hudson Valley Film Festival. Awarded "Best Dramedy Actor" for my work on the "Justice Woman" web series at the Rome Web Awards and voiced the Unicorn in the award-winning "Saving Unicorns" web series. When I'm not working, I love to dance, play music and go for a lively karaoke session. Cheers everyone!
Name: Lee Kaplan
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Actor, Editor and Voice Artist
Attempt to Rise
Film (Short and Drama) Actor On the eve of the sale of his childhood home, Nick Bryan is alone and still grieving the loss of this brother. His silence is interrupted when a free-spirited stranger arrives and provides him an opportunity to find peace within his pain. Sometimes it's those who don't know us at all who see us most clearly.
Television (Comedy) Actor Series of sketches, each one set in a different time period, exploring women on their periods during these different time periods.
Television (Comedy) Actor Meet Sofia Escala, a.k.a. Justice Woman, spunky Assistant D.A. by day, defender of truth and justice by night, who with the help of her office-mate and sidekick Robert (Roberta) Gallion fights to right the wrongs committed against the innocent and powerless by a corrupt legal system - and gets herself into some tight spots along the way. JUSTICE WOMAN is a campy series that pays homage to the superheroes of yesteryear with an engaging story line that involves Sofia bringing to light questionable practices in the prosecution of the city's cases, most notably the incarceration of an innocent migrant worker, Jesus Lopez, and her quest to prove his innocence with the help of her best friend Robert. Starring Vanessa Verduga as Sofía Escala/Justice Woman (think Wonder Woman with a law degree) and Lee J. Kaplan as Robert/Roberta Gallion, this smart, funny, fast-paced series tackles serious issues of corruption in our legal system with a large dose of campy humor. Think "Law & Order" meets "... Written by Vanessa Verduga
Film (Short and Drama) Actor A meticulous sociopath destroys the lives of those closest to her as she aims for ultimate authority over a political campaign.
Work, in Progress
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor When Jake loses his job that he hates a whole new world opens up. He dives into the sea of odd jobs and daily work to find his new passion. He searches for what he truly wants to do in life by taking as many random jobs as possible. The jobs he picks are mostly dead end jobs, but he works to justify their importance with his girlfriend, his friends, and ultimately himself. Jake works to keep the hope alive in a city that suddenly has no boundaries, but also, no safety net.
Grand Theft Auto V
Video Game (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime and 2 More) Actor Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Harry, a newspaper editor, is suddenly laid off from work. Struggling, he calls a sex line rather than a therapist as a cheaper alternative. Harry and the woman on the other end of the line, Diane, soon discover that they have a lot in common. The film examines life's challenges -- with a twist. Written by Anonymous
Daughter of Lilith
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actor In a remote Hasidic village, a young girl possessed by the spirit of Lilith seduces a newlywed who awaits the circumcision of his firstborn.
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Peepshow is the story of Richard, whose orderly life is turned upside down when the object of his love, Simone Paradiso, star of the small local peep show establishment, leaves her 9pm slot and diamonte thong behind in search of a better life. Written by Anonymous
Best Film Premiere for "Attempt to Rise" [Hudson Valley International Film Festival]
Best Dramedy Actor [Rome Web Awards]
The William Esper Acting Conservatory