MEET JOSEPH LACERDA (Thanks for stopping by)
Growing up in the diverse middle class town of South Plainfield NJ as an only child was a blast. It was my parents and I in a split level home in a suburban neighborhood. I made lasting friendships at the earliest age of 3 and rode my bike all over the neighborhood.
As I grew up, I gained a liking for playing sports, being a part of a ski club and hanging out with my best friends. Entering my teenage years, I was lucky enough to be a part of some quirky, outlandish filmmaking that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
After graduating from The College of New Jersey I was ready to pursue the journey of becoming an actor. Over the past five years, I have studied with amazing teachers including Seth Barrish & Lee Brock (The Barrow Group), Acting Veteran Richard Kline (Larry From Three’s Company), Janice Orlandi (Movement Specialist), Anthony Robert Grasso (Jessica Jones, Law & Order: SVU), Jared Kelner (The Actor’s Approach Academy) and many more.
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One of my favorite days on set was when I played opposite Lev Gorn (Fx The Americans) in a hilarious scene in the SAG AFTRA New Media production, ‘How To Do Everything’.
What changed my career was when I had the amazing opportunity to study at the Rose Bruford College in London, UK. I had the fortune of being assigned the character of Bobby Gould in a scene from Speed The Plow by David Mamet. Studying numerous acting techniques and crafting the character with my mentors Anthony and Janice was one of the best times of my life.
To end my education abroad, I saw Mark Rylance play Aigo in Shakespeare’s Othello at the Shakespeare Globe Theater. I was overwhelmed with inspiration, euphoria and clarity.
In present time, I have worked on over 20 TV/Film productions, executive produced an award nominated SAG AFTRA independent series, been in numerous stage productions and have started my own production company, Riverside Productions.
There is more to this journey that is yet to come, but for now I leave you with one of my favorite quotes. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson