Joseph Melendez, a Bronx native, is a working actor with over 30 years experience in the industry. He studied under Fred Kareman at Carnegie Hall, alongside Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei and Maria Bello. He has been teaching in New York and Los Angeles since 2010.
Joseph’s contagious passion for the craft and unending devotion to teaching has solidified his reputation as one of New York’s up-and-coming coaches. His students have booked roles on: Blue Bloods, Power, The Blacklist and Shades of Blue, Law & Order-SVU
Joseph began his career on the stage performing on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and stages around the world before transitioning to on-camera. He’s been seen on major television networks, from his recurring roles on Fox’s Prison Break and the upcoming Netflix series Ozark, to guest star roles on Person of Interest, Elementary and Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Pan Am, Orange is the New Black. He has been seen in films such as Fast Five, The Brave One, and the award-winning independent films Akron and Runoff, and soon to be released The Dark Rite .