Jorge Luna was born into a family of artists in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His mother wrote children's stories, and his father was a requinto and guitar player. His sister is a dancer and his older brother is a concert guitar player. This creative household propagated an ideal environment to grow up in as Jorge was always exposed to music, creative bedtime stories, some Heavy Metal and delightful visuals. At the age of seven he was inspired by a virtuoso circus performance by a troupe called Círcolo. A few years later Luna discovered his love for performing art when he started off as a DJ, and continued spinning in night clubs and venues. He particularly loved bing smuggled into nightclubs at a young age to spin a vinyl (or ten) before midnight. He continued djing for several years until he discovered his central passion - acting.
He is drawn to roles that require a physical challenge and is particularly adept at radically reinventing himself from role to role. Some of Luna's favorite theater roles have been Marat in The Promise, Felisardo in Los Melindres de Belisa, and Trissotin in Moliere's The Learned Ladies, in which he played full tilt the character's flamboyance. His roles have been far reaching, ranging from antagonist Iachimo in Cymbeline to the visionary Vlass in Summerfolk. He trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and holds a MFA in acting from Brooklyn College in NYC. Other roles have included Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Cassius in Julius Caesar and Trinculo in The Tempest. In film he has played characters who demand a full emotional engagement. Recently Luna played one of the four leads in John Harkrider’s feature film, All the Beautiful Things, a role he developed with the director. Recent brushes with fame were Ellis in Smash, a role he lost to Jaime Cepero, and one of the lead roles in Hollywood Heights ;) He can also be seen in a national commercial for Radio Shack. He is multilingual, fluent in Portuguese, and native in both English and Spanish. He is also a photographer, a regular DJ in New York and a guitar player.
~Best Supporting Actor- Downbeach Film Festival
~Victoria Espinosa Award for talent, dedication, and commitment to Fine Arts
~Recognized by the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Honorary Russian Consulate in PR for contribution to strengthening artistic ties between Russia and Puerto Rico for the production of Aleksei Arbuzov's The Promise
weight: 159 lbs.
hair: dark brown
eyes: dark brown
The Blacklist Co Star NBC, dir. Solvain "Slick" Naim
POWER Guest Star Starz, dir. Tina Mabry
Basile Series Regular Sugarkat Productions
One Life to Live Guest Star ABC TV dir. Zetna Fuentes
It’s Such a Normal Family Series Regular El Dorado Productions
The Detour Lead XCL-TV
Psychosis Guest Star Copelar Productions
The Week Of (Netflix) Supporting Happy Madison Prod, dir. Robert Smigel
All is Not Lost Supporting Gee Whiz Films, dir. Natalie Gee
The Last Frankenstein Supporting Gila Films, dir. David Weaver
All the Beautiful Things Supporting Riff Raff Films, dir. John Harkrider
(Official selection Sundance 2014)
Catching Fireflies Lead Lectric Media, dir. A. Grullón
Angelo Lead Queenspicture, dir. Flavio Alves
Awake Lead dir. Lara C. Rodríguez
The Ward Lead el país de los psecolms, dir. Jorge Luna
Bx3M Lead Media Noche, dir. Judith Escalona
(Official selection Berlin Internacional Film Festival)
It’s Such a Normal Family 2 Supporting dir. Efraín López Neris
by wing, fin, hoof or foot Ensemble The Ume Group, dir. Keelie Sheridan
Shinka Brother Ren Gyo Soh, dir. Yokko
Hamlet Laertes Caborca Theatre, dir. Javierantonio
The Dream Dances Hero The Ume Group, dir. Jordan Rosin
Yuragi Cassius Ren Gyo Soh, dir. Yokko
Starry Messenger Vincenzio Theatre For the New City, dir. Susan Einhorn
Confesión en el barrio chino Joven Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, dir. Josean Ortiz
FLORIDITA, My Love Hoffman Caborca Theatre, dir. javierantonio
Barceloneta, de noche Camilo Caborca Theatre, dir. javierantonio
Summerfolk Vlass UPR, dir. Dean Zayas
The Promise Marat Promesa Corp.
Cymbeline Iachimo Quality Meats, Chashama
Romeo and Juliet Romeo Dramarama Inc.
Twelfth Night Sebastian UPR, dir. Dean Zayas
Julius Caesar Cassius BC, dir. Neal Freeman
The Tempest Trinculo BC, dir. Mary Robinson
The Death of Kings Suffolk RADA, dir. John Adams, UK
Iphigenia at Aulis Achilles Tiyatro Global
The Learned Ladies Trissotin BC, dir. Laura Tesman
Billy Club Puppets Espantanublos SEA, dir. Luis Dorrego
Surgeon of His Honor Don Enrique Spanish Rep. dir. javierantonio
Don Gil of the Green Breeches Don Martín PRTT, dir. Dean Zayas
Radio Shack Lead dir. Rick Knief
McDonald’s Lead dir. Nicolás Entel
Comcast Lead dir. Alfredo De Villa
PNC Bank Lead dir. Ian Smith
MFA-Acting, Brooklyn College
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) London, UK. Acting
Master Classes: Andrew Wade (Voice and Shakespeare). Augusto Boal (CTO - Brazil).
Charo Francés (Michael Chekhov). Heidi Griffiths (The Public Theater).
At RADA: John Adams (Shakespeare), Gregory de Polnay (Shakespeare - Language and
Acting: Mark Blum, Mary Beth Easley, Andrew Visnevski (RADA), Dean Zayas.
Voice: Judylee Vivier, Adrienne Thomas (RADA), Andrew Cuthbert (RADA).
Speech: Charlotte Fleck.
Movement: Laura Smith, Ian Wen, Katya Benjamin (RADA).
Butoh: Ian Wen, Yokko, Jordan Rosin.
Combat: Bret Yount (RADA), Mike Chin.
Recommended Pass in Unarmed Stage Combat by the SAFD (2009).
Professional photographer. Disc Jockey. Personal Trainer.
Dialects: Stage American, General American, British RP, Russian, Italian, French,
Dialects in Spanish: Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Spanish, and
Fully fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Conversational French,
Voice over skills, Guitar Player, Radio D. J., Puppeteer.
Sports: Personal Trainer. Rollerblading, Skateboarding, Body boarding, Horseback
riding, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, NYC Driver’s license,
drive manual transmission.
News & Updates
Ascent to the Moon. Part of the 10/48 Theatre Festival held by The Ume Group. New York City: May 2016, The Ume Group gathered an ensemble of director/choreographers, performers, and musicians for an unprecedented collaborative challenge. Participants were randomly assigned to create temporary companies and several never-before-seen, live, physical theatre shorts in just 8 hours.
Brutus' Love. Part of Ren Gyo Soh's annual UNFIX NYC Theatre Festival in 2016. Piece explored Brutus' journey in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar as a soldier, as a brother in arms, as a politician, as a patriot, as a conspirator, as a lover and as a traitor through Butoh dance.
EDGED performed in Times Sq and the Upper West Side, Manhattan.
Screen shots and a blatant selfie on set for the movie The Last Frankenstein directed by David Weaver.