Jose Nateras is a Chicago based Actor, Writer, Teacher, and Director with experience in everything from Shakespeare, to Sketch Comedy, Improv, Puppetry, TV/Film, Stand Up Comedy, and more. He has his MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and always has new and exciting projects in development.

Follow him on Twitter @JoseNateras and on Instagaram @JLorca13


Jose is represented by Gray Talent Group.


July 12, 2019

Updates From The Summer So Far!

On June 26th I was honored to be included among Windy City Time's 2019 "30 Under 30" list of LGBTQ+ individuals who "Have made substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas."

Check out the full list on Windy City Time's website here, or make sure to pick up a copy of the free paper from one of their various news boxes around Chicago. 

This month, I've participated in a staged reading of Keyanna Khatiblou's "2020: A Going Away Party Play" as a part of Theatre on the Lake's 'In the Works' reading series at Loyola Park. 

And lastly, dance rehearsals have started up for this year's Fly Honey Show, wherein I will be a part of The Hive. It's a blast to be a part of this amazing, sexy, positive, inclusive, show and I couldn't ask for a better group of people to groove out with. 

You can buy tickets to The Fly Honey Show here, I'm in Week 3, if you wanna catch me specifically, but either way, the show is not to be missed!

May 30, 2019


I've finally gotten around to having reels put together. The amazing actor/producer/director Clare Cooney (check out her awesome short "Runner" here) compiled a Narrative Reel and a Commercial Reel for me. Check em' out on the Media Page by clicking on the link below, or, by you know... using the menu on the top of this page. 

May 07, 2019

Spring Updates

Since February's update, Episode 108 of Fox's Proven Innocent, "The Struggle for Stonewall" has aired. A Red Orchid Theatre's run of Abe Koogler's "Fulfillment Center" has closed. 

At the moment, Steep Theatre's production of Rita Kalnejais' "First Love is the Revolution," is in performances. On May 15th, Episode 621, "Confession," of Chicago P.D. will air, with myself showing up as a Guest Star. So, make sure to check it out. 


Elsewhere, I've had the pleasure of completing my Stand-Up Course at The Second City Training Center. Before and since my showcase, I've enjoyed attending Open-Mics around the city and look forward to continuing to flex my Stand-Up Comedy skills at more Mics and Shows around town. 


I've also begun performing regularly at The Crowd Theatre's "BYOT Show," Tuesday nights, performing with my improv team PALINDROME 1452. Follow us on Instagram: @Palindrome_1452_Improv

Make sure to check out "First Love is the Revolution" at Steep Theatre before we close! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

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