Scroll down for acting clips. I have the invitation letter from SAG-AFTRA
and will complete the membership process as soon as I book the next S-A gig. Profiles are also available on Casting Network, Actors Access and Backstage. My IMDB profile is lacking some credits because producers have not listed their work there.
UPDATE: My most recent role (taped early Nov 2020) is in the new Michael Che series being produced by Lorne Michaels for HBO-Max. Air date TBA.
In the past 6 years, since I started acting and singing, I have worked (clean shaven, stubbled or full-bearded) in more than 80 productions that include feature films, prime time national television, short movies for film festivals and live stage theater from off-off-Broadway to top-level Broadway such as Grandfather in Ragtime On Ellis Island with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brandon Victor Dixon, Laura Michelle Kelly,Andy Mientus, Aisha Jackson, Michael Park, Robert Petkoff and Shaina Taub.
My screen work includes star and featured roles in various major projects such as Love Life (Anna Kendrick's new HBO-MAX show that starts May 17, 2020), a promotional video for Mariah Carey, national Commercials (conflicts on request) and co-hosting of national television holiday specials. I also am known as top-level Real Beard Santa Joe and Founder/CEO of Real Beard Santas of America
BEHOLD - Here's a few seconds from a recent short film during which a newly arrived skeptic has demanded "to speak to the manager" but He is not accustomed to having His authority questioned.
RENEGADE DARLINGS is a full-length feature film shot at a semi-closed Cape Cod Motel. Dick, the off-season manager, with his own shady past, knows just what is happening when the first of a strange pair of young women come asking about a room.
Later that night, the girls are settled in - and Dick knocks on their door.
Dick tells the girls his own story - or at least the story he told the police back in West Virginia
A NEW AGE - shot mostly in Korean at YouTube's Studio in Chelsea, is a retro alt-history series that examines the reunion of South Korea and thinly disguised "Kingdom" of North Korea. I channel Walter Cronkite announcing the merger to a stunned USA audience. (Sorry about the sound - this is the clip they supplied me).
GRANDPA DEALS FROM ASSISTED LIVING - and name sake grandson (the 3rd) drops by to help with distribution.
NIGHT FALLS FAST - a haunted-looking, silent woman in wet clothes has wandered into a dive bar on the Jersey Shore. The bar's standard garrulous old drunk tries to connect.
Below, Grandpa uses magic to hold the attention of his distracted grandson.