Jorge-Luis Pallo has performed in scores of high-profile feature films including "Minority Report", "War Of The Worlds", and "Furious 7". In television, Jorge starred as series regular Marc Molina in "The Secret Life of The American Teenager" and has recurred on "American Horror Story", "Sons of Anarchy", "Goliath", "NCIS: Los Angeles", and many more. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of The Arts, he's also an accomplished stage actor who (along with his cast) won the Fringe Festival's 2017 Best Ensemble Award as Jackie in Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Motherfucker with the Hat". Jorge teaches On-Camera Scene Study and Art of the Self Tape at Theatre of Arts, where his compassionate and imaginative instruction has helped guide some of the finest young Hollywood talent working today.
Los Angeles, California
"The Secret Life of The American Teenager" (ABC Family)
"Goliath" (Amazon Prime)
"Take Point" (Perfect Storm)
TOA: When or how did you first realize you wanted to become an actor?
Jorge-Luis: Well, I guess you could say I've always been an actor. I started doing holiday shows with my sister and cousin when I was just seven years old. One Easter my sister directed an original piece called "Flight of The Easter Bunny" for our family, and I wore a stocking stuffed with tissue paper over my head and a white unitard. I'm pretty sure I made my decision to go to NYU Tisch School of the Arts at the age of twelve.
TOA: How would you describe the learning environment at TOA compared to other conservatories?
Jorge-Luis: Inclusive. We have a very diverse student body and our faculty is dedicated to giving them the tools needed to succeed.
TOA: What's your favorite thing about teaching at TOA?
Jorge-Luis: Our students' enthusiasm!
TOA: How would you describe your overall approach to teaching?
Jorge-Luis: Firm but fair. Compassionate and holistic, yet professional and pragmatic.
TOA: What advice would you give to prospective students considering pursuing their degree at ToA?
Jorge-Luis: Be prepared. There are no half measures if you wish to become a "successful" artist. Acting is more than memorizing lines and being emotional.
TOA: How would you describe your experience so far with teaching online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Jorge-Luis: I've actually found the online experience has given me the opportunity to provide more individual attention to my students. To really get to know them on a one on one basis and find how I can best serve them in the this industry.
TOA: Thank you Jorge-Luis for sharing your continuing journey with us!
Reel: Check out Jorge-Luis' incredible clips on IMDB.com.