This guy Acts!

This is the official website of 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.


"I'm so proud of you, honey!" - Josh's Mom

"Who's that, the guy from The Hunger Games?" -Random Guy

"Would you like a drink with that?" -McDonald's Employee


Working Productions

"The Kitchen Play"

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

I've been lucky enough to have been cast in the inaugural production of "The Kitchen Play" by Brian Kirchner.  

I play John, a 26 year old with a lot of energy, wit, and volition who is living at home with his parents and sister.  He is intwined with the pending divorce of his parents, and is coping with the fact that his family means everything to him; despite what he is willing to admit.

We opened on August 11 2014 at the Roy Arias Theater (43 St./8th ave) in New York City to rave reviews, and are currently planning subsequent productions.

Upcoming Releases

 "Just in Case"

Uh oh!  My director side is showing!  I'm super amped to have co-directed & produced the feature-film "Just in Case" alongside the talented writer/director/actress Erin Maloney.

We are currently in post-production.  Principal photography took place from August 26-September 5, 2014

We're planning to release the film on May 1, 2015.

Keep an eye out for more updates!  The film stars Erin Maloney and Andrew Ibach and will have something to please everyone.

"Wild Men"
I am ridiculously excited to announce that I have been cast as a supporting role in the upcoming Feature Film, "Wild Men".  

I play Billy, a 22 year old recent graduate in anthropology who manages to find a job as a production assistant on the set of a reality TV show.  This TV show, called "Wild Men" hunts down the ever-elusive create known as Sasquatch.  Billy and the rest of the gang are in for a lot more than they bargained for.

We began production on October 1, 2014 along the Delaware River, and wrapped on October 12.

Release is tentatively planned for August, 2015.

"Six Windows"

I am super excited to announce that I've been cast in the upcoming webseries "Six Windows"!  It follows a snippet in the lives of six totally unique New Yorkers as they fight through the daily struggles of being human in the city that never sleeps.

I'm playing Rob, a down to earth college student and NYU who is welcoming of others yet chooses to avoid being the center of attention.

The series is planning on a public release later on in 2015.

"Dirty Clothes"

Check it!  I've been cast in a dramatic short film entitled "Dirty Clothes" directed by Retsu Motoyoshi.

I play Bradley, a 25 year old man who is escaping a natural disaster with his new wife, Lisa.  

Amidst the incredible circumstances that surround them, the true story is within the relationship between the newlyweds.  Will their relationship stand up to the immense stress of a natural disaster?

The film is scheduled for release in 2015