Joe Hart

joe hartJOE HART – A member of MTG since 1999, Joe has an extensive career in the entertainment field, as an Actor, Producer, Writer. Joe’s theatrical beginnings started in NY, where after attending SUNY Fredonia (the first BFA in Musical Theater Program in the country); he received his Equity card in the first regional production of SHENANDOAH, which featured Ron Holgate. He continued preforming in theaters throughout the eastern region, eventually becoming a member of the First National Tour of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS with Alexis Smith, directed by Tommy Tune and Peter Masterson. This led to his first featured role in the film version with Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds and Charles Durning, directed by Colin Higgins. Years later Joe was also in the original Broadway company of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC, directed by both Tune and Masterson. Evidently Joe has a propensity for Whorehouses. Upon shifting coasts and moving to LA, Joe was cast in Ron Link’s BOUNCERS at the Tiffany Theater, which ran for a year, culminating in an Off Broadway run with Anthony LaPaglia. Once back in LA, Film and TV appearances mounted, working with such luminary directors as Blake Edwards, Paul Schrader, Jim Mangold, Sam Raimi, Brett Leonard, Peter Hyams, Paris Barcley, Gail Mancuso, Tom Spezialy and Jill Soloway, to namedrop a few. Throughout this time, Joe continued to work in the LA and NY Theater scene, most notably originating the role of the Sherriff on Broadway in BONNIE AND CLYDE, directed by Jeff Calhoun. Joe toured in the national tours of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN with Marilu Henner. Joe received an Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actor in THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS, and was nominated for Best Actor in THE WOMAN IN BLACK, both directed by Ken Sawyer, at the Road Theatre. Recently, Joe originated roles in the World Premieres of THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter, STUPID KID by Sharr White, the revisited version of Lily Tomlin’s SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE and EMPIRE the Musical. Joe’s most recent TV appearance is in Jill Soloway’s I LOVE DICK, and he’s had numerous sightings on network, cable and webisodes. On the Independent Film scene, Joe can be seen in LAST CALL AT MURRAY’S with John Savage and Michael Gross, and LIFE INSIDE OUT, directed by Jill D’Agnenica. Joe also produced and appeared in the feature film TIMELESS, which he collaborated on with his brother Chris. TIMELESS had the honor of debuting at the Sundance film festival and was seen in many other festivals worldwide, eventually receiving a national theatrical release. Some of Joe’s exploits as a journeyman actor are chronicled in TALES FROM THE CASTING COUCH (Dove Books), but truth be told they are only the tip of the iceberg. Joe continues to pursue, ponder and perform the life of an actor, all the while sharing his life with his supportive wife Linda and their two teenage sons Hudson and Spencer.

MTG Productions

Death Takes A Holiday (Vitorio)
Irma La Douce (Polyte Le Mou, a Mec)
Fade Out / Fade In (Dr. Traurig/Ensemble)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Nick Cricker / Durdles)
Blood Brothers (Man 2)
A Connecticut Yankee (Kay)
Street Scene (George Jones)
Li’l Abner (Marryin’ Sam)
A Man of No Importance (Carney/Wilde)
My Favorite Year (King Kaiser)
Parade (Luther Rosser)
Floyd Collins (Carmichael)
The Grass Harp (Dr. Morris Ritz)
The Baker’s Wife (Doumergue)