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Jerry Prell

SAG-AFTRA,  AEA

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203-506-2663

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    Available to work in the following additional locations: CA - San Diego, CA - San Francisco
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    Physical Characteristics:

    Gender: Male
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Hair: Salt and Pepper
    Eyes: Hazel
    Body Type(s): Average
    Portrayable Age: 48 years - 58 years
    Portrayable Ethnicities: Caucasian/White,  European
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    Experience:

    Television
    The Bold & The Beautiful Recurring Bell-Phillip TV
    The Young & The Restless Recurring Sony Pictures TV
    MotherLover - Webseries Guest YOMYOMF Prods
    The Judge Recurring Genesis Productions
    Late Nite w/ Conan O'Brien Comic Skit NBC Television
    Days Of Our Lives Principle Sony Pictures TV
    The Wizard Co-Star 20th Century Fox TV
    Life with Lucy Guest Spelling/Ball Productions
    Hooperman Co-Star 20th Century Fox TV
    Hill Street Blues Featured MTM Productions
    Cheers Featured Paramount TV
    The City Principle ABC Television
    Deep Dish TV Ensemble Comedy Paragon Productions
    Family of Spies Featured CBS Mini-Series
    Sterling (Pilot) Principle Aaron Spelling Productions
    TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes Principle Carson Productions
    Riptide Featured Cannell Productions
    Special Bulletin Featured NBC/MOW Dir. Ed Zwick
    Film
    Hairline Star Dir. David Lipman
    Bereft Left Co-Star Dir. Gina Ronhovde
    American Sweeheart Co-Star Dir. Karin Binanto
    Leader of The Pack Guest Dir. Ari Costa
    Warp Speed Co-Star Sandler Films
    Captive Co-Star Sandler Films
    Defending Your Life Featured Warner Bros. Dir. Albert Brooks
    Paternity Featured Paramount Dir. David Steinberg
    Stage
    Quills Marquis Cal Rep Theatre Company
    The Hyacinth Macaw William Hard Cal Rep Theatre Company
    Waiting for Lefty Fayette/Dr Barnes Cal Rep Theatre Company
    The Pool of Bethesda Sir John Fancy Cal Rep Theatre Company
    Love Song Of J Robert Oppenheimer Rabi Cal Rep Theatre Company
    Duet For One Feldmann Mermaid Theater - Copenhagen DK
    Drums in the Night Manke CAST Theatre - LA
    Duet For One Feldmann New England Actors' Theatre - New Haven CT
    Richard III Lord Rivers The Globe - LA
    Split Paul CAST Theatre - LA
    Throne of Straw Yankele LA Actors Theater
    Bertrano Saul Pacific Repertory Co - LA
    Rape of Maria Perez Richards Hyperion Theater - LA
    Duchess of Malfi Ferdinand Thurber Theatre - Columbus OH
    The Misanthrope Alceste City Theatre Company - Pittsburg
    Spendid Rebels Berkman New Playwrights' Theater - DC
    Illusions of Fantasy Creator/Performer Westbeth Theatre - NYC
    Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Edward Hyde La Mama ETC - NYC
    Credits
    Jerry Prell Website http://www.jerryprell.com
    Actor Bio
    Jerry is originally from Newton, Massachusetts. He got into showbiz early, performing his first magic show at age 6. He continued performing magic, and acting in school productions through high school. During his freshman year at Ohio State University, Jerry decided to pursue his dream of an acting career and entered the OSU BFA acting program. He later transferring to Carnegie Mellon University's renowned theater department.
     
    Upon graduation from CMU, with a BFA in Acting/Drama, he moved to the Washington, D.C. area to work with a children's theater company. He stayed with the company for one season, then joined with fellow company member, Robert Lawson, to form Illusions of Fantasy. Illusions of Fantasy was a mime duo that pushed the envelope of traditional mime using music, vocal sounds/spoken words, props and edgy counter culture themes. Illusions of Fantasy performed on the streets of Georgetown, at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, at theaters in D.C. They were the opening act for musicians, Muddy Waters, Tom Paxton, Jonathan Richmond, Robert Gordon & Link Wray, Kinky Freidman & The Texas Jew Boys, Stephane Grappelli, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and others at the Cellar Door and Childe Harold night clubs. Illusions of Fantasy also performed at the Kennedy Center, Vassar College, Bowdoin College, Hood College, among others. During this time Jerry also worked with New Playwrights' Theater on Church Street. He taught movement and mime with the resident company, and acted in productions and readings.
     
    In 1979, Jerry headed to Los Angles. For the next 11 years he acted in television daytime, episodic, and MOW's, films, theater, commercials, and voice overs. (See resume) During this period he traveled to Denmark, performed and taught for The Mermaid Theater. In Hollywood, Jerry studied comedy with Harvey Lembeck and acting with George Shdanoff. He became one of Mr. Shdanoff's assistants.
     
    In 1990, Jerry moved back east to Connecticut. There he founded, artistically directed and managed New England Actors' Theatre/Academy of Theatre (NEAT) a non-profit producing theater company and performing arts school. NEAT provided a nurturing venue for professionals and aspiring professionals in all areas of the theater, actors, directors, playwrights, stand-up comedians, designers, etc NEAT's outreach programs touched the lives of seniors, and at risk middle and high school students. For his work with NEAT and the arts community Jerry received a Greater New Haven Arts Council Award for his "Trail Blazing" ways, and a State of Connecticut Distinguished Advocate for the Arts Award -- presented to Jerry by the Governor. During this time Jerry also conducted personal development and team building workshops for regional corporations, worked as a freelance actor and voice over artist, and consulted with regional arts and non-profit organizations. In 2002 Jerry fulfilled his goal of working in higher education when he became the Dean of Musical Theater for the Hartford Conservatory. As Dean, Jerry drafted a new curricular structure, facilitated the department mission and outcome statement, and successfully increased student enrollment and retention. He also worked as a student advisor, instructor, and stage director.
     
    In the winter of 2009, nest empty, and seeking new challenges, Jerry returned to Los Angeles in pursuit of his first passion, acting and his second love, teaching. In spring of 2012 Jerry received a MFA in Acting and Directing from CSULB. Contact Jerry regarding acting, directing, teaching, consulting or curricular development at jerry@jerryprell.com