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 Meisner and On-Camera technique classes 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.
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 role on Fox’s Prison Break, to guest star roles on CBS’s Person of Interest, Elementary and Blue Bloods, NBC’s The Blacklist, ABC’s Pan Am, and the upcoming Season 4 of Netflix’s hit series, Orange is the New Black. Joseph’s films include: the blockbuster hit Fast Five, The Brave One, the award-winning independent films Runoff and Akron and The Dark Rite (opening in 2016).