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Joseph M.
Burbank, California
Hone In On Your Skills: Acting Lessons from an Industry Pro
I am a trained character performer who studied at a wide variety of performance schools. These include The Second City, SF Comedy College, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Killing My Lobster. I was the youngest student to ever reach the advanced course at The Groundlings School of Sketch Comedy. After studying character comedy I began producing videos. This led to garnering over 750,000 followers on Vine, and over 6 million views on Youtube for my variety of one-of-a-kind characters. I also have extensive work in television, stage, and immersive theatre. I directed, wrote, and starred in a series called Un Amor along with decorated actors such as Sean Astin, Seth Green, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Nyambi Nyambi, and Greg Cipes. I conceived a comedy troupe alongside actor Finn Wolfhard from Netflix’s Stranger Things and It, producing an audio sketch comedy album. I specialize in bringing out the best in each and every person who has a dream of performing. I believe there is talent hidden in everyone, you just need to right person to help bring out the light that shines within! I have worked with decorated actors and first-timers, and I create a specialized curriculum based on the needs of every performer. If you choose me to be your personal coach, I guarantee you will leave our one-on-one’s with a newfound sense of confidence and achievement in your personal craft!
About Joseph M.

I work with actors, improvisers, public speakers, or anyone who wants hone in their craft and blossom as a performer! I am an experienced director, performer, and comedian who’s worked with many decorated actors on a wide variety of projects types. Anywhere from stage to screen to immersive and beyond, I can help bring out the best of your talents. I am a trained character performer who studied at a wide variety of performance schools. These include The Second City, SF Comedy College, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Killing My Lobster. I was the youngest student to ever reach the advanced course at The Groundlings School of Sketch Comedy. After studying character comedy I began producing videos. This led to garnering over 750,000 followers on Vine, and over 6 million views on Youtube for my variety of one-of-a-kind characters. I have extensive work in television, stage, and immersive theatre. I directed, wrote, and starred in a series called Un Amor along with decorated actors such as Sean Astin, Seth Green, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Nyambi Nyambi, and Greg Cipes. I conceived a comedy troupe alongside actor Finn Wolfhard from Netflix’s Stranger Things and It, producing an audio sketch comedy album. I have produced and directed over 50 live experiences: Variety shows featuring social media figures such as Drew Gooden, Casey Frey, and Josh and Lucas Ovalle, a semi-immersive production of Heathers: The Musical, and a wide variety of sketch shows, stand-up comedy nights, and holiday specials. The largest-scope experience I directed and produced was Sockhop on Saturn: An Intergalactic Immersive Experience where I directed 30 actors to live and breath as unique characters for a choose-your-own-adventure experience park. I am also the co-founder of the performing arts agency for private events called paintboxent.com I specialize in bringing out the best in each and every person who has a dream of performing. I believe there is talent hidden in everyone, you just need to right person to help bring out the light that shines within! I have worked with decorated actors and first-timers, and I create a specialized curriculum based on the needs of every performer. If you choose me to be your personal coach, I guarantee you will leave our one-on-one’s with a newfound sense of confidence and achievement in your personal craft!

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Joseph M.
Burbank, California
Hone In On Your Skills: Acting Lessons from an Industry Pro
I am a trained character performer who studied at a wide variety of performance schools. These include The Second City, SF Comedy College, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Killing My Lobster. I was the youngest student to ever reach the advanced course at The Groundlings School of Sketch Comedy. After studying character comedy I began producing videos. This led to garnering over 750,000 followers on Vine, and over 6 million views on Youtube for my variety of one-of-a-kind characters. I also have extensive work in television, stage, and immersive theatre. I directed, wrote, and starred in a series called Un Amor along with decorated actors such as Sean Astin, Seth Green, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Nyambi Nyambi, and Greg Cipes. I conceived a comedy troupe alongside actor Finn Wolfhard from Netflix’s Stranger Things and It, producing an audio sketch comedy album. I specialize in bringing out the best in each and every person who has a dream of performing. I believe there is talent hidden in everyone, you just need to right person to help bring out the light that shines within! I have worked with decorated actors and first-timers, and I create a specialized curriculum based on the needs of every performer. If you choose me to be your personal coach, I guarantee you will leave our one-on-one’s with a newfound sense of confidence and achievement in your personal craft!
About Joseph M.

I work with actors, improvisers, public speakers, or anyone who wants hone in their craft and blossom as a performer! I am an experienced director, performer, and comedian who’s worked with many decorated actors on a wide variety of projects types. Anywhere from stage to screen to immersive and beyond, I can help bring out the best of your talents. I am a trained character performer who studied at a wide variety of performance schools. These include The Second City, SF Comedy College, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Killing My Lobster. I was the youngest student to ever reach the advanced course at The Groundlings School of Sketch Comedy. After studying character comedy I began producing videos. This led to garnering over 750,000 followers on Vine, and over 6 million views on Youtube for my variety of one-of-a-kind characters. I have extensive work in television, stage, and immersive theatre. I directed, wrote, and starred in a series called Un Amor along with decorated actors such as Sean Astin, Seth Green, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Nyambi Nyambi, and Greg Cipes. I conceived a comedy troupe alongside actor Finn Wolfhard from Netflix’s Stranger Things and It, producing an audio sketch comedy album. I have produced and directed over 50 live experiences: Variety shows featuring social media figures such as Drew Gooden, Casey Frey, and Josh and Lucas Ovalle, a semi-immersive production of Heathers: The Musical, and a wide variety of sketch shows, stand-up comedy nights, and holiday specials. The largest-scope experience I directed and produced was Sockhop on Saturn: An Intergalactic Immersive Experience where I directed 30 actors to live and breath as unique characters for a choose-your-own-adventure experience park. I am also the co-founder of the performing arts agency for private events called paintboxent.com I specialize in bringing out the best in each and every person who has a dream of performing. I believe there is talent hidden in everyone, you just need to right person to help bring out the light that shines within! I have worked with decorated actors and first-timers, and I create a specialized curriculum based on the needs of every performer. If you choose me to be your personal coach, I guarantee you will leave our one-on-one’s with a newfound sense of confidence and achievement in your personal craft!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2010

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Character Acting and Improvising

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Teaches ages 5+

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Joe is a fantastic teacher. I felt instantly comfortable and open when we started working on my character studies. When he started breaking down the nuances and methods to get into character, I honestly felt like I unlocked something special, like a secret acting vault. I left feeling like my acting abilities were taken to the next level. His classes are super personalized and he helped me find my strengths and what makes me unique as a performer. I would totally recommend Joe!

Posted Jan 2, 2022
Producer/Director
May 2017 - May 2019
PaintBox Ent
I directed, produced and acted in a myriad of productions with PaintBox. From Immersive theater to TV shows with star studded casts, I have extensive knowledge on what it takes to create an "audience ready" production.
Character Acting and Improvising
Feb 2016 - Sep 2016
Groundlings
Improv 101-401
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
UCB
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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