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. Directing credits include 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.
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 of the 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 & Producing Artistic Director of Throughline Artists, founder of the Summer Shorts Festival of New American Short Plays® produced at New York's 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan, now in its 12th season.