Johnny Rivera



I am a Puerto Rican SAG/AFTRA actor currently living in Harlem, NYC. I have experience in Film, TV & Theatre. I've worked on shows; Law & Order SVU, POWER, Chicago Fire, FBI, & Blue bloods.

I love being able to work with other actors on auditions. It's a great way to stay connected and creative. I'm happy to help with self-tapes, be a reader or just shoot something for fun.
If you have any questions about agents, casting directors, scripts... I'm happy to share what I know.

I can give feedback or direction if it is something you'd like.
I've been told I'm pretty good at breaking down scenes. Love analysing text.

If I'm not online, feel free to DM me on Instagram to schedule a time: @officialjohnnyrivera

* IF YOU PREFER VENMO: @johnnyriverabkny
IG: @officialjohnnyrivera

Looking forward to working and having fun with you,


I am a Puerto Rican born actor from Ponce, Puerto Rico, currently living in Harlem, NYC.

It was in a High School drama class that I first came across "Mambo Mouth" by John Leguizamo which sparked my interest for acting.

After High School,
I attended SUNY College at Purchase and got my first acting opportunity with an off broadway Educational Brooklyn theatre company.

Since then, I've worked on shows; Law & Order, POWER, The White House Plumbers, Chicago Fire, FBI, & Blue bloods.

I credit my High School experience as a catalyst to my acting career. Because of this, I continues to collaborate with The Manhattan Theatre Club and Family Life Theatre offering acting workshops to schools in NYC.

I own HARLEM SELFTAPE NYC giving actors a fun, easy safe space to record self tape auditions,


36 Reader Reviews

" I loved reading with Johnny great experience "
" Johnny was great "
" Johnny is amazing! Such great energy and personality! Definitely recommend! "
" He hopped on super last minute for an audition! thank you so much! "
" Helped me out so much with my spanish audition! thank you! "
" Ready to work! Super engaged & fun. Thank you! "
" Collaborative, great pacing, extremely professional!! "
" Such an amazing reader! "
" Johnny's energy was exactlyyyy what I needed for this scene. He gave me a lot to live off of, thanks so much!!! "
" Johnny is a fun reader! He gives you exactly what you need. He's also willing to hop in and play with some improv to help you get into character! "
" Love this guy! Enthusiastic and ready to roll. Cast him!!! Thanks Johnny. "
" Great energy! Great session with Johnny. Thank you sir! "
" Wonderful to work with! Smart and sweet! "
" So down to play! Wonderful reader. "
" Great as always!! "
" So kind and patient! "
" I'm a repeat booker with Johnny, he's great! Thank you! "
" Uh-mazing!! the most friendly reader I've work with (not only on weaudition.) Helped me set the mood of the scene and was very accommodating to make sure I got the tape I wanted. Will definitely work with him again and super recommend him. "
" Such an amazing reader! thanks Johnny! "
" Johnny is awesome! So patient and prepared to work-- look forward to working with him again soon! "
" Very personable and talented. Just what I needed for my last minute audition! "
" Nice to work with "
" Johnny crushed it for me! Thanks my man! "
" So encouraging and helpful to read with Johnny! He brought great vibes and a keen eye for story. "
" Extremely helpful and genuine "
" Great reader, thank you! "
" Such a sweet guy and a great reader! Thanks so much Johnny! "
" So positive and GREAT READER "
" Johnny is a warm, energetic, and strong reader, playing two male characters opposite me: he captured the intensity of the father and the vulnerability of the young son. My tape was much better for the characterizations he brought to the read. "
" Dope dope dope reader!!!!!!!! "
" Johnny was a great reader! "
" He's so good! "
" Johnny is amazing! Highly recommend! very encouraging and superb actor! Thanks bro! "
" Johnny is so FUN to work with. Great energy. Thank you. "
" Johnny is an MVP!! Excellent insight, phenomenal feedback, engaging reader. Thanks Johnny! Book him! "

Credits Include

2022 [IMDB]
The White House Plumbers
TV Mini Series
2022 [IMDB]
Power Book IV: Force
TV Series
2022 [added]
25 Seconds
2021 [IMDB]
Wu-Tang: An American Saga
TV Series
2021 [IMDB]
TV Series
2020 [IMDB]
Chicago Fire
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
Blue Bloods
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
2014 [IMDB]
Man with a Van
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
The Bodega
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV Series
2013 [IMDB]
What Not to Do on a First Date
2011 [IMDB]
East WillyB
TV Series
2010 [IMDB]
9 Digits
2009 [IMDB]
Marketing Minorities
2008 [IMDB]
2007 [IMDB]
Liberty Kid
25 Seconds (2021)