As his career evolves as an actor, Joe Hursley is being recognized for his ability to portray complex characters combining comedy, physicality, and drama. In “Sequence,” an intense action/fantasy/horror short internationally recognized at festivals worldwide, he was recognized with a nod for Best Actor (Short Shorts Film Festival Japan 2014), and celebrated shared success with the short’s overall Best Short win at Academy sanctioned LA Shorts Fest (2013).
Recently, he has been tapped to lead independent films where the dual themes of comedy/drama and fantasy/reality collide. In “The Origins of Wit and Humor,” he is Les Candalero, a relatable modern day Woody Allen-esque outsider. At the other end of the spectrum in the upcoming indie feature, “Espionage TV,” he stars as a CIA operative on a gritty reality TV show.
Hursley cut his comedic feature chops in blockbuster movies like “Accepted,” “Resident Evil: Extinction,” and “Fast and Furious,” which lead him to his first starring feature role with cult director Penelope Spheeris (Black Sheep, Wayne’s World) in “Balls to the Wall” (2011). His first break in the business was being tapped by Ashton Kutcher to use his subversive sense of humor in both reality prankster series “Punk’d” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”
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