Current representation information for Rod Knoll is at http://resumes.breakdownexpress.com/rodknoll
Rod's web site/Bio/IMDB page is at http://www.rodknoll.com
Rod's current dramatic demo reel is at http://www.rodsreel.com
Rod Knoll gets cast as nerdy, helpless nebbishes and fastidious, "square" academic/professorial characters like "Arthur Jolene", the bird watcher and "problem" juror he played on an episode of "Bull" on CBS and the pet store owner he played on an episode of Marvel's "Daredevil" series on Netflix. Rod grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and is of "Pennsylvania Dutch" (German) descent.
In a career spanning 30 years in the business on stage and screen, things have come full circle for Rod now that he is starting to play older character roles in his professional career. Rod got the acting bug very early. He did every school play he could, usually playing old men roles.
Rod's first TV role was on NBC's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" playing a preppy friend of "Carlton" and member of the ultra-preppy high school glee club called the "Alligaroos" at the Bel-Air Academy.
Rod is proud of his deep roots in the theater. While still in his early 20's, Rod received critical acclaim when he garnered rave reviews for his most notable theater work: playing the comedic leading role of "Eugene Jerome", the alter-ego of a young version of writer Neil Simon, in several stage productions of Simon's semi-autobiographical play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and its sequel, "Biloxi Blues". Prior to that, Rod had spent several years doing community theater as a teenager, including acting in several shows that were directed by future Broadway Director Eric Schaeffer.
Rod's training in acting has been diverse and long-term. Rod spent many years studying various techniques and approaches to acting under many acting teachers, starting with private and group acting classes way back while he was still in high school. Rod then moved to New York City at the age of 18 right after high school to study acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Through NYU, Rod spent several years starting just before the mid 1980s studying with several first generation Michael Chekhov and Strasberg teachers who by that time were teaching a wide variety of acting techniques.
Rod is currently based in New York City.
Name: Rod Knoll
Lives in: New York City, New York
Unique traits: Demo reel is at www.rodsreel.com Web site/Bio/IMDB page is at www.rodknoll.com
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