JAMES WDL MERCER II - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA Eligible

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FILM

Repressed: A Horror Mixtape

Lead

Dir. James WDL Mercer II

The Cry of Job

Lead

Dir. Abhishek Kachhara

Leap

Lead

Dir. Abhishek Kachhara

Trapped

Lead

Dir. Amber Ashatay

Black Wall Street

Supporting

Dir. Kevin Johnson

The Candidate

Supporting

Dir. Dave Nelson

Stolen Memories

Supporting

Dir. Mariana Ferez

Prelude to the Night

Supporting

Dir. Nachshon Windsor

Sleep Study

Supporting

Dir. Michael Angelo Wallace

TV/WEB

Friends With Benefits

Supporting

Skyward Entertainment

The Unwritten Rules

Supporting

Inkspot Entertainment

THEATRE

A Christmas Carol

Fred/Dick

American Conservatory Theater

Dir. Peter J. Kuo

the ripple, the wave that carried me home

Edwin (u/s)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Dir. Jackson Gay

In Love & Warcraft

Ryan

American Conservatory Theater

Dir. Peter J. Kuo

Girl Found

Noah Evans

Idle Muse Theatre Co.

Dir. Alison Dorenhaggen

Kingdom

Malik (u/s)

Broken Nose Theatre

Dir. Kanome Jones

American Revolution

George Washington/King George

Theater Unspeakable

Dir. Marc Frost

The Legend of Georgia McBride

Eddie (u/s)

Arden Theatre Co. Phila

Dir. Emmanuelle Delpech

The Illinois Five

Monk

Philly Fringe Festival

Dir. Jose Aviles

The River Niger

Skeeter

First World Theatre

Dir. Debra Braak

The Piano Lesson

Lymon

Steel River Playhouse

Dir. MJ Harris

Rent

Collins

Phila. Performance Network

Dir. Ashton Carter

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Brick

Shea Performing Arts

Dir. Treya Lynch

A Thurber Carnival

Player #5

Shea Performing Arts

Dir. Jerry Beal

Marriage the Musical

LeRoy

Kingdom Works Productions

Dir. Catherine Gore

EDUCATIONAL THEATRE

Fireflies

Charles

A.C.T. MFA

Dir. Wesley GuimarĂ£es

As You Like It

Charles/Amiens/De Boys

A.C.T. MFA

Dir. M. Graham Smith

Mojo: A Black Love Story

Teddy

A.C.T. MFA

Dir. Edris Cooper

Blood Wedding

Flamenco Dancer/Woodcutter

A.C.T. MFA

Dir. Christine Adaire

Constellations

Roland

A.C.T. MFA

Dir. Jessica Holt

READINGS/WORKSHOPS

Cymbeline

Cloten

American Conservatory Theater

Dir. Pam MacKinnon

Hot Wing Special

Tim

Dir. Donn Carl Harper

Full of Grace

Various

Dir. Scott Barrow

Solitary

Noodles/Marky

Dir. Malika Oyetimein

Bud, Not Buddy

Various

Dir. Jerrell L. Henderson

EDUCATION

American Conservatory Theater

MFA, 2022

San Francisco, CA

William Paterson University

BM Voice, 2012

Wayne, NJ

TRAINING

The School at Steppenwolf

Group 21, 2018

Chicago, IL

Philadelphia Theatre Arts Institute - Lee Edward Colston II

2015

Philadelphia, PA

James WDL Mercer II (they|them|he|she - just don't be shady) is a first-generation Afro-Carolinian born New Jersey and raised in Philadelphia. Not long after James began speaking, they were already imitating the people around them as well as what was seen on television. James has dedicated their life to the craft of acting and storytelling, from the very vital live theatre experience to the subtle beauty of film, James has a passion for it all - which is felt in every performance. AKA the Black Tim Curry.

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 180 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Bald

Hair Length: Shaved

 

Beatboxing, Moves well, Quickly learn dialects, Boxing, Combat - Stage, Cycling, Swimming - ability - general, Licensed Driver, Modeling, Singer, Vocal Range: Baritone, Vocal Range: Tenor, Vocal Style: Belt, Vocal Style: Legit, Voiceover, Whistler, African Accent, American - Minnesota Accent, American - New England Accent, American - New York Accent, American - Philadelphia Accent, American - Southern Accent, American - Standard/General Accent, American - Texan Accent, British - BBC English Accent, British - Cockney Accent, Irish Accent, Jamaican Accent