Joe is from Newnan, Georgia. He has always wanted to act, landing his first role on stage at the age of 3, and taking pretty much every opportunity he could find after that. In 2008 he graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Performance, and shortly after moved to Los Angeles, where he has worked as an actor, improviser, voice-over performer, and writer. In 2010 Joe’s first play Passion and Precision premiered in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and in 2011 the production 2 short plays by Joe Massingill won the Stage Scene LA awards for Best Intimate Theatre Performance, and Best Ensemble. Joe has been training since 2012 at the Aquila Morong Studio for Actors, specializing in the Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner acting techniques. At the studio, as well as working on stage and on set, Joe has had the opportunity to work with and learn from industry veterans including Clint Eastwood, John Goodman, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern, Taraji P Henson, George Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Alfred Molina, W Earl Brown, Thomas Sadoski, and many more. He has also trained in sketch and improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Joe has been working as an acting coach/teacher since 2016. Film credits: When the Game Stands Tall, Trouble with the Curve, In My Dreams, A Good Day to Die Hard, TV Credits: Barry, Catch 22, The Resident, Halt and Catch Fire, Nashville, NCIS: New Orleans, Battle Creek, and Hart of Dixie. Stage credits: Above The Fold, Hamlet, and Sunday in the Park with George.
“Joe Massingill is a gifted actor/storyteller. He is also a teacher who shares honesty in a loving, encouraging manner. Joe has a fierce integrity about the work. His love of text analysis is obvious and he does the research to back it up. I’ve had the honor of being Joe’s teacher in Los Angeles, for several years, where he studied the principles of the Adler technique in great detail, in my classes. I miss him but am gratified to know that he is sharing his talents with all of you. Run, don’t walk, to study with Joe. You will be happy you made the investment in yourself.”Deb Aquila