A four year veteran of the U.S. Army from Miami Florida, Jefferson Reid is a working stage and screen actor with a relentless dedication to all facets of the craft as well as a rabid fan of the Miami Dolphins and writer of ridiculous haikus.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… compassionate, focused and fearless.
My last acting gig taught me… Regardless of what you are cast in you can do anything so long as you don't think it's too big for you and aren't afraid to work.
Proudest performance moment… Performing my own written work in front of an auditorium full of people alone onstage, it showed me I make people feel and reflect on their own experience by telling my story.
Most embarrassing audition… I came in front of one of my favorite casting directors at my first professional audition nervous as all get out and did my best read. When i finished she told me "Please try it again, but this time can I not see the top of your head?" I made the amateur mistake of putting the sides in my lap.
Movie I can’t stop talking about... Smokin' Aces, I mean Jeremy Piven is a champion!
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Dr Who, The Get Down, and Transparent.
Currently reading… The Actor and the Target by Declan Donnellan
Car karaoke tune... Can't C Me - Tupac
Would switch careers with… Lupe Fiasco without question.
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... Winning a speech competition in 10th grade helped me understand that I could inspire people with my words, from then on I couldn't find a more powerful high.
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... The Miami Dolphins punt returner. I LOVE FOOTBALL.
Dying to work with... Definitely Don Cheadle or David Tennant.
Get mistaken for… Jamie Foxx
Was born to play... The Doctor of Dr Who fame, if I don't die if I ever get a call to audition for the part.
Learn lines by... Recording them or working with my roommate who's an excellent scene partner.
Get into character by... I definitely figure out the behavior first to help understand how the character carries themselves then build on it with what I know of their history.
Acting is… A mirror to some of the greatest and scariest parts of ourselves
.Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I can whistle without moving my lips.
Secret I want everyone to know… I've always wanted a dog big enough to ride on.
Actor crush... Vera Farmiga since I saw her in Running Scared.
If I were a color, I'd be… Is platinum a color?
Fave travel destination… Dog parks! They don't judge and aren't afraid of strangers.
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… My theatre home at the LOFT Ensemble in North Hollywood.
The best advice I ever got… "80 years ago I couldn't do what you do, make it so that 80 years from now your grandkids can hear the same from you." - Emory Curry, my grandfather.
You can find me at… http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/jeffersonreid where I am proudly represented by Dream Talent Management.