Jorge Luna

 

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.

 

Awards

~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
 

 

SAG-AFTRA

                                  IMDB page:

                         www.imdb.com/name/nm1851484/

 

height: 5’9"

weight: 159 lbs.

hair: dark brown

eyes: dark brown

 

TV

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

 

FILM

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

 

THEATRE

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

 

Commercial

Radio Shack                        Lead                    dir. Rick Knief

McDonald’s                         Lead                    dir. Nicolás Entel 

Comcast                            Lead                    dir. Alfredo De Villa

PNC Bank                           Lead                    dir. Ian Smith                      

 

Training

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 

style).

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).

 

Skills

Professional photographer. Disc Jockey. Personal Trainer.

Dialects: Stage American, General American, British RP, Russian, Italian, French, 

and Hispanic. 

Dialects in Spanish: Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Spanish, and 

Argentinean. 

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

The Bartender on season 5 episode 12 for The Blacklist

Tim, the aquaerobics instructor for the upcoming film All Is Not Lost

www.allisnotlostmovie.com

Igancio (again!) on season 5 episode 3 for the Starz TV series POWER

SHINKA at the DC Fringe Theatre Festival- July 2017. Directed by Yokko for Ren Gyo Soh

Ignacio in the upcoming Netflix film The Week Of with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Steve Buscemi, dir. Robert Smigel.

by wing, fin, hoof or foot for The Ume Group. Directed by Keelie Sheridan. June 2017.

by wing, fin, hoof or foot for The Ume Group. Directed by Keelie Sheridan. June 2017.

Shinka- Souls for Ren Gyo Soh. Directed by Yokko for the Unfix NYC Theatre Festival. April 2017.

Shinka- Souls for Ren Gyo Soh. Directed by Yokko for the Unfix NYC Theatre Festival. April 2017.

Playing Laertes on Caborca Theatre's take of Shakespeare's Hamlet. January 2017.

Playing Laertes on Caborca Theatre's take of Shakespeare's Hamlet. January 2017.

Playing Laertes on Caborca Theatre's take of Shakespeare's Hamlet. January 2017.

The Dream Dances opening scene- The Subway. The Ume Group's 5-Year Anniversary season at The Irondale Center in Brooklyn NY. August 2016

The Dream Dances opening scene- The Nightmare. The Ume Group's 5-Year Anniversary season at The Irondale Center in Brooklyn NY. August 2016

Counterbalance Duet- The Eclosion Dance. Brantley Ivey and Jorge Luna. The Ume Group's 5-Year Anniversary season at The Irondale Center in Brooklyn NY. August 2016

Cast Call photo. The Ume Group's 5-Year Anniversary season at The Irondale Center in Brooklyn NY. August 2016

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. 

Fall 2015, 12-week Physical Theatre Workshop with The Ume Group. Course included Butoh, Yoga, and dramatic acrobatics.

EDGED performed in Times Sq and the Upper West Side, Manhattan. 

Set shots from the upcoming film Catching Fireflies directed by Amaurys Grullón, starring Jorge Luna and DJ De Jesús. IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5876494/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2

Screen shots and a blatant selfie on set for the movie The Last Frankenstein directed by David Weaver. 

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