AEA * SAG * AFTRA

Contact: 1-908-769-5799
ken@kenschwarz.com


Height: 6'
Weight: 175-180
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Hazel


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ACTING RESUME

KEN SCHWARZ
AEA * SAG * AFTRA

SELECTED CREDITS
FILM PRINCIPAL & LEAD ROLES 
HUNGRY YEARS (Starring Michael E. Knight & Ashlie Atkinson)
Frank
Last Ditch Pictures
JERSEY JUSTICE (Starring Blanche Baker & Bo Svenson) Jack O’Bannon
Browntown Films
HELL’S HALF ACRE Lt. Lapetta
2008 National DVD Release
ATLANTIC CITY SERENADE Detective Willis
Festival Feature-DVD Release
INDUSTRIAL
Alan (Lead)
National Headache Foundation

TELEVISION
BLUE BLOODS Principal
CBS-TV
LAW & ORDER:SVU Principal (2 episodes) NBC-Universal
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT
Principal
NBC-Universal
GUIDING LIGHT
Recurring Day-Player
CBS-TV
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Recurring U5
ABC-TV
AS THE WORLD TURNS
U5
CBS-TV
FAKE COUP
Lead
Onion News Network
TRY MY LIFE
Co-Star
STYLE Network
THE RAILROAD KILLER
Co-Star
Nippon Television

COMMERCIALS
PRINCIPAL PERFORMER--TV Advertising, National & Local / Infomercials / Promos
Including spots for S.A.S. FINANCIAL SERVICES, THE AUCTION CHANNEL,  RETIRE RIGHT, 1-800-BESTDDS

NEW YORK THEATRE
Norman Mailer’s THE DEER PARK
Collie Munshin
Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe
JONESTOWN, THE MUSICAL READING
Rep. Leo Ryan
Snapple Theater
HAPPY NEW YEAR, LADY LOU READING
Dapper Dan
Arclight Theatre
VENGEANCE READING
Leo
Pulse Ensemble Theatre
SHUTTERBUG (Edgar Award Nominee)
Lead (Solo Performance)
New Media Repertory Company
FIRE ISLAND (Premiere by Charles Mee)
Bill
3-Legged Dog Theatre/Media Group
ANALOG FRIEND Eli
NY International Fringe Festival
McGURK’S SUICIDE HALL
McGurk (Lead)
ReddMask Theater Company
FOUR BY THREE
(“The performance by Schwarz is quite good…plays the part to fine comic effect.”  - NYTHEATRE.COM)
Lead
New Media Repertory Company
MY MOTHER TOLD ME I WAS DIFFERENT: VOICES FROM THE STONEWALL REBELLION
(Talkin' Broadway 2006 Winner: Outstanding Documentary Theatre.)
Bob
Abingdon Theater
TESTICULATIONS (Premiere & Return Engagement) Jordan
New Media Repertory Company
BURKE Paul
The Producer’s Club
BLOCKING OUT THE SYMPTOMS (Collection of 1-Acts) Lead 
New Media Repertory Company
FIREWALLS (World Premiere) Roger
New Media Repertory Company
THE TROJAN WOMEN

Talthybius
Washington Square Theatre Co.
REGIONAL THEATRE
THE STAR (Dan Berkowitz, Director)
(“Mr. Schwarz displays an impressive versatility in his depiction of an array of unsavory characters” - Princeton Weekly)
Curtis/Gus/Steevy/Beef
Princeton Summer Repertory
SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR George
J. C. Regional Theatre Company
SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO Bernie
J. C. Regional Theatre Company
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Richard Dominick, Director) Stanley
N. J. Public Theatre
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE (Richard Dominick, Director) Dr.  Woodly
N. J. Public Theatre
HOT L BALTIMORE Bill
Celebration Regional Theatre
JIMMY SHINE (Richard Dominick, Director)
Jimmy
N. J. Public Theatre
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (Richard Dominick, Director) Bromden
N.J. Public Theatre
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
(“…enjoyable is Ken Schwarz, who gives remarkable credibility to the play with his strong performance.” –Juniata News)
Inspector Levine
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
THE BEST MAN Dick
Stony Hill Playhouse
YULETIDE HEARTS (World Premiere) Anthony
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
COME BLOW YOUR HORN
(“…well-played by Ken Schwarz.”—Observer)
Alan
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Paul
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
TRAINING
GLORIA MADDOX Acting
T. Schrieber Studios
JOAN MATTHIESSEN, JESS OSUNA Scene Study
H-B Studios
LESLEY FREEDMAN Commercial/Voice-over Technique
McHale-Barone
JOAN D'INCECCO, JUDY HENDERSON Camera Technique
Video Associates
WILLIAM MALONEY Speech/Voice
H-B Studios
VARIOUS INSTRUCTORS Acting
American Academy of Dramatic Arts



BIO


Ken backstage with Mickey & Jan Rooney

Ken Schwarz has been working in and around theatre since the age of twelve, accumulating numerous credits in film, television, commercials, and appearing in over 80 plays at New York and Regional theaters.

On National Television, Ken has been featured on Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU (twice), Law & Order: Criminal Intent, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, the second season premiere of Try My Life on STYLE Network, and in a leading role in the popular Japanese television movie Railroad Killer: The Angel Resendez Story, seen by over 18 million people on the Nippon Television Network.  He also starred as the inept rebel leader “Octavius Del Monte” launching a Fake Coup on the U. S. government on the popular Onion News show. 

In Feature Films he has appeared as “Frank” in Hungry Years (starring “All My Children’s” Michael E. Knight), as “Detective Willis” in Canis Major Films’ feature film Atlantic City Serenade, which premiered at Sundance in 2003, as “Lapetta” in Hell’s Half-Acre and as “Jack O’Bannon” in Jersey Justice starring Blanche Baker and Bo Svenson.   He has also had many starring and principal roles in numerous short films.

NY Theatre appearances include productions at the NY International Fringe Festival, My Mother Told Me I Was Different (named Best Docudrama by Talkin’ Broadway) at Abingdon Theater, the premiere of Charles Mee’s Fire Island at Three-Legged Dog Theatre/Media Center, New Media Repertory (where he has originated many lead roles, including in the premiere and extended return engagements of Testiculations), The Producer’s Club and as “John McGurk” in McGurk’s Suicide Hall at Reddmask Theater’s “Assembly of Quotable Gents” Festival.  Other favorite leading roles have included: “Stanley” in A Streetcar Named Desire, “Warwick” in The Lark, “Bromden” in One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest, “The Stage Manager” in Our Town, “Jimmy” in Jimmy Shine, “Paul” in Barefoot in the Park,  “Steve” in Say Goodnight, Gracie, “George” in Same Time, Next Year, “Bernie” in Sexual Perversity in Chicago, “Levine” in Catch Me If You Can, “Alan” in Come Blow Your Horn, and “Andrew” in Love Letters

Ken is the author of ORIGINAL WORKS, which include several short films and plays, children’s stories and the children’s play, The Tangerine Skunk, as well as the full-length plays: Peanut Butter and Pinball, In A Butterfly’s Lifetime, Snow Angels.  His full-length play, Yuletide Hearts, received its world premiere at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, for a run of six sold-out weeks.  The show was accorded audience and critical acclaim and went on to break previous attendance records at the theater.  Yuletide Hearts was subsequently named one of the best new plays of the 1996-97 New Jersey professional theatre season by Drama Desk member Peter Filichia, columnist for Playbill and the Star Ledger.

He also wrote the books and original songs for the musical revues, The Times of Our Lives, A Hot Time!, The Music of America and, most recently, Twist & Shout!, all of which he also directed and designed.  Ken has directed productions of Forever Plaid, Same Time Next Year, The Problem, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Happy New Year Lady Lou, Breaking Legs, and The Fox on the Fairway

During his career, Ken has assumed multiple positions such as Theatre Manager, Production Manager, Resident Actor/MC, Playwright, Director, Stage Manager, Scenic & Lighting Designer, Marketing & PR, Hospitality, etc.—most of the time, juggling many of these jobs simultaneously.  He has produced shows featuring Mickey Rooney, Jamie Farr, Pat Cooper and Julius LaRosa.  He has also designed lights for such varied performers as Mickey Rooney, Hildegarde, Lucie Arnez, Julius LaRosa, Myron Floren, Charlie Prose, Tony Pace and The Drifters.  Ken was the subject of an interview with Lee Leonard on his program Jersey’s Talking.   In February of 2001, he founded the JERSEY CENTRAL THEATRE COMPANY, a nonprofit organization that began producing community entertainment in October 2001.

Ken is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the SAG-AFTRA and The Dramatists Guild.  He has studied at New York University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, H-B Studios, and T. Schreiber Studios.  He is currently at work on several new projects.

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