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

"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

"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.

Festival Premiere is slated for September, 2016 at the Long Island Film Festival.