Joshua Friedman

I'm a Californian. Grew up in LA. Lived in San Francisco for 40 years. And now Palm Springs. I'm mid 60s (MCM?) and being a gay man is a major part of who I am.

Other than some summer camp roles as a youth, acting is new to me and in the past year have studied with South Coast Reparatory (Costa Mesa, CA), Coachella Valley Reparatory (Palm Springs) and Actor's Theatre Los Angeles.

My reels here are:
1/ From the 1980s play The Lisbon Traviata by Terrence McNally. I play the role of Mike in Act 2 where he tries to breakup with his lover Stephen. It may be dated, as is Boys in the Band, but many of the messages ring true today.

2/ From the TV show, Two and a Half Men, I play Russell the pharmacist who is trying to help out the Charlie Sheen character with a long shopping list from his girlfriend.

I'm also worked on a scene from Neil LaBute's Autobahn. I'm enjoying learning to play a sick and twisted persona for this.

Let me help you with your scene. I can be pretty funny or pretty serious. And I'm new, so you won't get anything boring w/me. That said, a review is appreciated! And a tip would help towards my acting classes.

I'm a pandemic newbie to acting, but it seems it's been in my soul always. My mom and sister are dancers and I took my first (sadly only) acting class as a kid in LA when I was probably 10.

Over the decades (... When I'm 64) I've acted in summer camp and took a class at UC Extension.......Until a year ago.

My bio now reads:
2021 Class | South Coast Reparatory (Costa Mesa, CA)
2021 Scene Work | Actor's Theatre Los Angeles
2020 Class | Coachella Valley Reparatory (Palm Springs)

" Very good energy! "