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.


"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,

Working Productions


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 will take place in mid-late April, 2017.

"Beyond the Etchings"

Returning to the stage!

Looking forward to portraying the role of "Bobby" in the premiere production of "Beyond the Etchings", written by Kelly Teaford, Ashley Adelman, Bob Staranowicz, and Kelly Jones.

Bobby, or "Backwards Bobby" as he is sometimes nicknamed, is a picture of heroic optimism within Vietnam after being drafted to war.  Despite his physically underwhelming presence, he is optimistic that the United States is in the war for the right reasons.  Is his optimism justified?

Play runs from May 12-May 21st 2017 in front of the Veteran's Memorial in Battery Park.

"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.

Coming mid-late 2017. 

"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 One"

Thrilled to announce my booking of "Composition One" 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.