Degree: BA in Theatre from Loyola University Chicago, MFA in Writing from SAIC
Location: Chicago, IL
Representation: Gray Talent Group
From North Carolina to California and ultimately the suburban Illinois, Jose had moved around for most of his life before settling down in Chicago, where he attended Loyola University.
During his time at Loyola, Jose made his professional debut understudying Ritchie Valens in the Drury Lane production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Along with studying Theatre and performing in both Loyola's Mainstage and Studio Theaters, he also studied International Film & Media Studies and Communications and was able to explore writing for both the stage and screen. His Junior year, he won 'Best Play' as a writer in Loyola's 24 Hour Theatre Project: "Loyola Dionysia" and was able to write and direct his own one act play, "Pygmalion Monogatari". While still at Loyola, Jose traveled to England for the British American Drama Academy's (BADA's) "Midsummer at Oxford" program, where he was able to develop his passion for Shakespeare and the Classics.
He has been able to pursue his love of Shakespeare in his career since graduating by acting in various productions of Romeo & Juliet, going on tour with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks(MSIP) doing Hamlet and Twelfth Night, as well as working with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival among others. Aside from the Classics, he's also performed in plays of various genre and classifications with a number of amazing companies in town and elsewhere.
Lucky enough to have signed with Gray Talent Group, shortly after graduating, Jose is extremely excited to have pursued working in Television and Film. From commercials to indie features, short films to web shorts, Jose has enjoyed working in front of the camera. He has appeared on NBC's Chicago Fire and done work for Onion Labs, Radar Studios, and others.
Jose received his MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago(SAIC) and is contributor for The A.V. Club, a teaching artist, adjunct professor, and Novelist, while continuing to work as an Actor and freelance Writer.
2010 - present
2010 - present