As an actor, J.J. Kandel's film and television credits include 10 K (2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival) and The Mulberry Bush written and directed by Neil LaBute (2016 Tribeca Film Festival); Chuck with Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts; Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker (Best Picture 2010) both directed by Academy Award® winner Kathryn Bigelow; We Need To Talk About Kevin; Billie & Billy (DIRECTV); and Law & Order (NBC). New York theater credits include 10 K written and directed by Neil LaBute; The Mulberry Bush by Neil LaBute directed by Maria Mileaf; Falling Short and Jonathan’s Blaze both directed by Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Alexander Dinelaris; The Killing (World Premiere) by William Inge; Sundance directed by Matthew Penn; Intermission by Will Eno (World Premiere); and The Great Pretenders with Amy Irving. J.J. Kandel is an actor member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, SAG-AFTRA, and Actors’ Equity Association.
J.J. Kandel is the Founder and Managing Partner of STAGE TO SCREEN NYC. Giving plays a life beyond the stage. Films include Still Happy, 10 K, Good Luck (In Farsi), and The Mulberry Bush. President and Producing Artistic Director of Throughline Artists, founder of the SUMMER SHORTS Festival of New American Short Plays® produced at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan, now in its 14th season.
Stage directing credits include Lucky by Sharr White (World Premiere); Sparring Partner by Neil LaBute (World Premiere); In This, Our Time...by Alexander Dinelaris (World Premiere); and Wedding Bash by Andrew Leeds and Lindsey Kraft.