Joe Caballero has been acting professionally for 17 years. But his dream began when he was 16 years old, and he watched films like Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, Saturday Night Fever and later Full Metal Jacket and Platoon. Since then he has been building upon his experience, honing his craft, and now he's taking the lead.
Joe is a former U.S. Marine and Senior Vice President of Rough Cut films LLC. After graduating top of his class at The School of Infantry, Joe was assigned to Marine Barracks Washington D.C. for White House Duty as Presidential Honor Guard. Duties included prestigious ceremonial assignments at The White House, The Pentagon and the Iwo Jima Memorial as well as continuous and vigorous combat infantry training. After serving as a machine gunner on the front lines in Middle East, Joe was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and moved back to Chicago to pursue a career in acting in film and television.
Since then, Joe has studied everything from improv and scene study to performance art and acting in film and television. He quickly began to land small roles on tv shows like The Untouchables, Americas Most Wanted and Just Shoot Me. Joe was discovered by director Gregory Hoblit while filming Primal Fear and was upgraded to a principal speaking role with veteran actors Richard Gere and Steven Bauer. Shortly after, Joe landed small roles in Home Alone 3, Hoodlums, Original Gangstas, 7 Columbian Kilos and most recently in The Dark Knight and Witless Protection.
Joe is also an aspiring director. His first feature documentary, The Meat Tricks, premiered in two West Coast film festivals, winning First Place Finalist for Best Documentary at the Westwood International Film Festival in Los Angeles. Joe also has directed several short film projects, including Wish, American Haunts, Utopia, Charity. and his latest Tune In-Get Out: The Tubby Watts Story, which will premiere in the summer of 2012.
Joe has several feature films in development with producing partners Neal Fischer and Del Harvey, including Blood Kin, Back of the Yards, and Kill Box, a film based on combat life experiences on the front lines in the Middle East.