"Joshua Michael Payne (John Stanton) executes Kirchner's parallel between the father and son effortlessly."

- Paul Notice, 


"Joshua Michael Payne [has a performance] that is credible and accomplished"
- Andrew Buckner


"[Joshua Michael Payne's] facial expression and body language [is seen in his] very effectively understated but no less affecting delivery... The pair pull it off admirably."
- Kirk Fernwood


"His natural ability on-screen shines... [Joshua] gives an excellent performance, using his actions to speak much louder than any words could justify."
- Graham B,

This guy Acts!

This is the official website of New York City based actor, Joshua Michael Payne!

I'm Josh and I get excited easily.  Thanks for visiting my website!  I'm an actor who also directs/writes/edits/plays amateur ping-pong/eats bagels.

Please watch my Reel, view my resume, or do anything and everything that would convince you, internet-person of importance, that I am in fact exactly the man you've been searching for.  Forgive the amount of forward slashes that have been used already on this home page.  There may or may not be many more throughout the website.





Working Productions


Really excited to be reuniting with my "Brunch" director, Jordan Cooper, on the short film "Varsity"!  Varsity is a short film that deals with two characters dealing with depression as they traverse the ups and downs of college life.

I'll be playing Drew (Sneezy), one of the roommates of the main character.

Shooting is planned for May 2018.

"The Epsilon Delta Definition of Limit (or So... What Happens Now?)"

So there's this play.  That I've written and will be producing.  And I'm very excited about it.

Jackie, Duncan, and Mandella are graduate students at M.I.T. studying engineering in aeronautics and astronautics in order to become astronauts.  Despite their differing motivations, each has been working toward their version of "happiness" through education since childhood.  What happens when life throws a curveball and that path is altered?  

The play sheds light on an issue common with the millenial generation.  What happens when my dreams are endlessly out of reach?  How does a person adjust?  React?  Find happiness?

Starring Joshua Michael Payne, Elisha Lawson ('The Get Down', 'Blue Bloods') and Dana J. Ferguson ('Passage', 'Game of Thrones Unplugged') this play will tug at the heart strings, as well as present questions about Race, Success, Sex, and Expectations.

Production Dates TBD 

"ProDucks Media" (ongoing)

ProDucks Media is the name of the Production Company that I founded alongside my two great friends and colleagues, Tyler McElroy and Elisha Lawson.

ProDucks Media produces largely comedic sketch videos, but will occasionally produce short films, dramas, feature film, plays, etc.

ProDucks Youtube channel can be found on Youtube at:

Upcoming Releases

"Composition 1"

Thrilled to announce my booking of "Composition 1" a short film.  

I play Mike, the sole security guard of an upscale art gallery. He's clumsy and awkward and hates his job. Until one night an attempt is made to steal an invaluable piece of art, and he's the only thing standing in the way.

Shooting took place from March 25-26, 2017.  Release tbd.


What happens when a young man with anxiety and OCD finally meets the girl of his dream, just to find out that she isn't what he originally expected? 

Excited to announce that I will be playing the lead role of "Ethan Lewis" in the short film, "Brunch" directed by Jordan Cooper.  

Shooting took place from April 22-24, 2017.  Release tbd.

"The Unit"

Excited be playing the role of Glenn in the pilot episode of Investigation Discovery's "The Unit" a new crime reenactment show!

Glenn is the ex-boyfriend of the murder victim, and my prove instrumental in helping to crack the case.  He's a bit of a badass.

We shot in early September.  Release tbd.

"Putter Town"

Gary is a super enthusiastic mini-golf player and manager, who holds the course record at Putter Town, his place of employment. Where he excels in golf however, he fails with women, and it might just be his undoing, when he and the company face a witty female criminal named Eva.

So excited to play this leading role of "Gary"!  The script is really funny, and I'm looking forward to it.

Shooting took place in early October.  Release tbd.

"The Meteor"

Super excited to be playing the role of Jon Howard in the short film, "The Meteor," a sci-fi thriller about two individuals chasing a fallen meteor, who then find themselves being pursued by a vicious creature.

Shooting took place November 3-5 in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Release tbd.

"Assisted Living"

I am SO EXCITED to announce that I've booked the leading role of "David" in the short film, "Assisted Living"!

David is a mentally handicapped man; essentially a child living in a man's body who just wants to be normal. After an accident, David wrongfully believes that he has "killed" his caretaker, and seeks out his brother to help him bury the body.

We shot Nov 15th-18th in Virginia.

Release tbd.