Josh Segarra

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Josh Segarra
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Segarra in 2017
Born (1986-06-03) June 3, 1986 (age 33)
Alma materNew York University
OccupationActor
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Brace Rice (m. 2014)
Children1

Josh Segarra (born June 3, 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his roles on the television series The Electric Company, Sirens, and Arrow as well as for originating the role of Emilio Estefan in the musical On Your Feet!. His other television credits include Chicago P.D., The Other Two, and Orange is the New Black, while his other theatrical credits include the musicals Lysistrata Jones and Dogfight.

Early life[edit]

Segarra was born on June 3, 1986 in Longwood, Florida.[1][2] He is of Puerto Rican descent,[3][4] and is fluent in Spanish.[5] He learned to sing in his Pentecostal church but aspired to be a professional wrestler.[6] Segarra is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.[7][8]

Career[edit]

From 2009–2011, Segarra portrayed a main role on the PBS children's television series The Electric Company.[9] He then originated the role of Mick in the musical Lysistrata Jones.[3]

In May 2012, Segarra was announced as a cast member for the Off-Broadway world premiere of Dogfight, a musical adaptation of the film of the same name, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan.[10] The musical opened at the Tony Kiser Theater at Second Stage Theater on July 16, 2012.[11] Two years later, he recurred during the first season of the comedy television series Sirens,[4] after which he was promoted to a series regular during its second season.[12] Segarra then began a recurring role on the NBC police procedural drama Chicago P.D.[13] He also appeared in the 2015 comedy film Trainwreck.[14]

Segarra as Adrian Chase in Arrow

Segarra originated the role of Emilio Estefan in the musical On Your Feet!, which opened at the Marquis Theater on Broadway on November 5, 2015.[15] His final performance took place on July 10, 2016.[16][17] Following his final appearance on Chicago P.D. in May 2016, Segarra was cast as a series regular on the CW superhero television series Arrow for its fifth season.[18] He portrayed the series' adaptation of the comic book character Adrian Chase.[8] He then returned in a guest starring capacity during the series' sixth and eighth seasons.[19]

Since January 2019, Segarra has been a recurring cast member on The Other Two, a comedy television series on Comedy Central.[20][21] In December, he recurred on The Moodys as Marco, a "commodities broker with exquisite phone skills."[22] He is also set to star in the upcoming Netflix series AJ and the Queen,[23] set to premiere on January 10, 2020.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Segarra married longtime girlfriend Brace Rice in October 2014.[25] The couple's first child, a son named Gus Maine, was born in September 2016.[26] He and his wife are both sports fans.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Narrows White Gangsta
2009 Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet Tyler
2009 The Ministers Louis
2010 Suicide Mort Short film
2011 The Music Never Stopped Mark Ferris
2012 The Devil's Bitch Trip Short film
2014 You Must Be Joking Asshole
2015 Trainwreck Staten Island Oli
2018 Anything Boys Can Do Moby Short film
2018 Overboard Jason
2019 Fault Gary Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Vampire Bats Miles Television film
2008 Drama Queenz Gabriel 3 episodes
2009–2011 The Electric Company Hector Ruiz Main role
2011 Homeland Josh Episode: "Pilot"
2012 Bronx Warrants Morales Unaired pilot
2013 The Following Hank Flynn Episode: "The Siege"
2014 Blue Bloods Mike Rose Episode: "Knockout Game"
2014–2015 Sirens Billy Cepeda Main role
2014–2016 Chicago P.D. Justin Voight Recurring role; 9 episodes
2016 A Bronx Life Frankie Television film
2016–2019 Arrow Adrian Chase / Prometheus
Adrian Chase / The Hood (Earth-2)
Main cast (season 5)
Guest star (seasons 6, 8)
2018 Run for Your Life Julian Silva Television film
2018–2019 Orange Is the New Black D. Stefanovic Recurring (seasons 6–7)
2018 All In Himself Live appearance
2018 The Good Cop Warren Episode: Will Cora Get Married?
2019–present The Other Two Lance Recurring role; 6 episodes
2019 The Moodys Marco Recurring role
2020 AJ and the Queen Hector / Damian Sanchez Main role

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Boys Upstairs Eric The SoHo Playhouse
August 15 – September 27, 2009
(Part of The 13th Annual New York International Fringe Festival)
2009 Fat Camp Brent Acorn Theater
September 30 – October 8, 2009
(Part of 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival)
2010 Pool Boy (staged reading) Jack Barrington Stage Company Stage II
January 11, 2010
2011 The Cook's Tour (staged reading) Performer Urban Stage Theater
February 8, 2011
2011 Lysistrata Jones Mick The Gym at Judson
May 15 – June 19, 2011
2011–12 Lysistrata Jones Mick Walter Kerr Theatre
November 12, 2011 – January 8, 2012
2012 Dogfight Boland Tony Kiser Theatre
June 27 – August 12, 2012
2013 Around the World in 80 Days Phileas Fogg YOW! Theater
July 2 – October 13, 2013
2015 On Your Feet! Emilio Estefan Marquis Theatre
October 6, 2015 – July 10, 2016

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Red Dead Redemption Abraham Reyes
2010 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saunders, Jeraldine (June 3, 2017). "Horoscopes: June 3, 2017". The Mercury News.
  2. ^ Critic, Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel Theater. "Longwood actor Josh Segarra on Broadway in 'Lysistrata Jones'". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  3. ^ a b Mellini, Michael (December 1, 2011). "Josh Segarra on Shooting Hoops and Stripping Down in Lysistrata Jones". Broadway.com. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Suarez, Lucia I. (January 27, 2015). "Josh Segarra on TV character: 'It takes a genius to be this dumb'". Fox News Latino. Archived from the original on April 1, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Rubio, Amy (February 17, 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: Josh Segarra Talks 'Sirens' & Puerto Rican Heritage". LATINA.
  6. ^ a b Brunner, Jeryl (March 28, 2016). "10 Cool Things About Josh Segarra Who Plays Emilio Estefan on Broadway". Parade.
  7. ^ Rosky, Nicole. "BWW Interview: He Can't Be Stopped! Josh Segarra Opens Up About ON YOUR FEET!, TRAINWRECK and Life Before Broadway". BroadwayWorld.com.
  8. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 16, 2016). "'Arrow': Josh Segarra Cast As Star City's Newest Vigilante In Season 5 Regular Role". Deadline Hollywood.
  9. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (January 19, 2009). "Back From the '70s, Without the Zaniness". The New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
  10. ^ "Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Josh Segarra Set for Dogfight | TheaterMania". www.theatermania.com.
  11. ^ Brantley, Ben (July 16, 2012). "'Dogfight' at Second Stage Theater". The New York Times.
  12. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 4, 2014). "USA's 'Sirens' Promotes New Cop to Series Regular". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  13. ^ Stanhope, Kate (June 23, 2017). "Dick Wolf's 'Chicago' Franchise: A Look Back at the Biggest Deaths So Far". The Hollywood Reporter.
  14. ^ Rosenberg, Alyssa (July 17, 2015). "Opinion | 'Trainwreck's feminist quandaries". The Washington Post.
  15. ^ Stasio, Marilyn; Stasio, Marilyn (November 6, 2015). "Broadway Review: Estefan Musical 'On Your Feet!'".
  16. ^ "Ektor Rivera to Replace Josh Segarra as Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet!". Broadway.com.
  17. ^ ""On Your Feet!" to Play Its Final Performance". NYTIX.
  18. ^ Robinson, Will (June 16, 2016). "Arrow season 5: Josh Segarra cast as Vigilante, Adrian Chase". Entertainment Weekly.
  19. ^ "Exclusive: 'Arrow' brings back Colin Donnell, Josh Segarra for final season". EW.com.
  20. ^ McHenry, Jackson (February 28, 2019). "Heléne Yorke Was Happy to Use Her Dancing Talent on 'The Other Two'". Vulture.
  21. ^ Ordoña, Michael (May 17, 2019). "Molly Shannon plays the mother of 3: a burgeoning teen superstar and 'The Other Two'". The Los Angeles Times.
  22. ^ Petski, Denise (October 8, 2019). "'Arrow's Josh Segarra To Recur In Fox's Holiday Event Comedy Series 'The Moodys'". Deadline Hollywood.
  23. ^ Petski, Denise (September 21, 2018). "'AJ And The Queen': Josh Segarra, Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum & Tia Carrere Join RuPaul's Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  24. ^ Nolfi, Joey (November 19, 2019). "RuPaul glistens as Ruby Red in first look at 'AJ and the Queen' Netflix series". Entertainment Weekly.
  25. ^ "Actor Josh Segarra And His Wife Welcome A Baby Boy To The Family!". LIVERAMPUP. December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  26. ^ Fernandez, Celia (October 6, 2016). "Josh Segarra is a Dad!". LATINA.

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