About Jordan

Jordan studied acting with playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy from 1981 to 1985 while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama at New York University.

 

Before graduating, at Mamet's suggestion, he and fellow classmates co-founded the Atlantic Theater Company now based in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. He has performed in more than a hundred productions with Atlantic on stage and for radio since 1985.

Jordan made his stage debut in 1978. In addition to working extensively in film, television, on stage, and radio for over 40 years, Jordan has appeared in almost 2 dozen of David Mamet's plays and 5 of his films. 

Jordan teaches acting, script analysis, sketch comedy writing, does audition coaching, and conducts his Acting the Plays of David Mamet workshop, most recently at the Atlantic Theater School in NYC where he was on faculty for 27 years. His students have included Jessica Alba, Jason Ritter, Simon Helberg, Eloise Mumford, and Vicky Jeudy.

Height: 6'

Eye Color: Hazel

Hair: Shaved

Unions: AEA/SAG-AFTRA

Location: New York City

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Film
FLY HIGH | Dir. Dallas Roberts | 2021
featured role
KIWAKW: WINTER"S WITCH | Dir. Nora Jacobson | 2021
featured role
Rushed | Dir. Vibeke Muasya | 2019 featured role

Touched | Dir. Barak Barkan | 2018

Lead Actor​

The Girl in the Book | Dir. Marya Cohn | 2015

Lead Actor

Good Friday | Dir. Dan Stone | 2015

Lead Actor

Recent work

Television
The Blacklist (season 9) | Dir. Christine Moore | NBC 2021
Henry Conroy
Dickinson | Dir. Silas Howard | AppleTV+ 2021
Dr. Prince
The Equalizer | Dir. Randy Zisk | NBC 2021
David Henson
FBI | Dir. John Polson | CBS 2021
DHS Rep Belmont
Succession | Dir. Mark Mylod et al | HBO season 3, 2020-21 
Recurring as "Keith Zigler"
Madam Secretary | Dir. Leslie Libman | 2019 
Recurring as General Kohl
Tommy | Dir. P.J. Pesce | 2019
Guest Star
Madam Secretary | Dir. Eric Stoltz | 2019
Recurring as "General Kohl"

Better Call Saul | AMC | 2018

Guest Star

The Looming Tower | Dir. Craig Zisk et al | Hulu 2018

Recurring

Billions | Dir. John Dahl | Showtime 2018

Guest Star

Taken | NBC | 2017

Guest Star

Madam Secretary | CBS | 2015-17

Recurring

The Path  | Hulu | 2016-17

Recurring

Stage
Oleanna | Katonah Classic Stage | 2021
playwright David Mamet; dir. Trent Dawson
John
Camp David  | Alley Theatre, Houston | 2020
playwright Lawrence Wright; dir. Oskar Eustis
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Winner, BEST NEW PRODUCTION of 2020 (Houston Press)

Bernie and Mikey's Trip to the Moon | 59E59th St Theaters | 2018

 dir. Claire Karpen 

Mike Vincolo, Sr.

Dan Cody's Yacht | Manhattan Theatre Club | 2018

dir. Doug Hughes 

Geoff Hosmer

The Penitent | Atlantic Theater Company, playwright David Mamet; dir. Neil Pepe | 2017

Richard

Other People's Money | Long Wharf Theater, dir. Marc Bruni | 2016

Larry the Liquidator

CT Critics Circle Award nomination, Best Actor in a Play

Readings
Execution of Justice | Zoom reading | 2021
Playhouse Creatures Theater Company
playwright Emily Mann; dir. Mark Armstrong
To view:
https://playhousecreatures.org/events/execution-of-justice/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Execution%20of%20Justice&utm_content=Execution%20of%20Justice+Version+B+CID_dbc667c9496b6b8b804376b9c0500b6e&utm_source=PCTC%20Newsletter&utm_term=Execution%20of%20Justice

Oleanna | Zoom reading | 2021
playwright David Mamet
Full Show: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIOfbZghr80

The Pianist | McCarter Theater Zoom perf. | 2020
written & directed by Emily Mann

Snow | South Devon Players Zoom perf. | 2020
playwright Ashley Griffin

Rules of Desire | Actors Studio, NYC
playwright, William Mastrosimone | 2019
 
The Middleman |  Shetler Studios, NYC |
playwright, Marlin Thomas | 2019 & 2021

Armed and In Drag | Actors Studio, NYC
playwright, Gordon McDonald | 2019
 
 In the Canyon | Williamstown Theater Festival, Fridays @3 | playwright, Calamity West | 2019

The Secret Flight | 3929 Studios, NYC & Blairsden in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ | 2019
| screenwriter, MaryLynn Schiavi 
 

Awards

CT Critics Circle Award nomination, Best Actor in a Play: Other People's Money | Long Wharf Theater | 2016

CT Critics Circle Award nomination, Best Featured Actor in a Play: Ride the Tiger | Long Wharf Theater | 2013

Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble: Glengarry Glen Ross | Broadway | 2005

Barrymore Award, Outstanding Ensemble: Love! Valor! Compassion! | Philadelphia Theater Co. | 1996

Audelco Award nomination, Best Featured Actor: Distant Fires | Atlantic Theater Company, NYC | 1991

Drama Desk Award nomination, Best Ensemble: Boys' Life | Atlantic Theater Company | 1988


Winner, Best New Production of 2020 (Houston Press): Lawrence Wright's CAMP DAVID | Alley Theatre | 2020

Tony Award winner, Best Revival of a Play: Glengarry Glen Ross | Broadway | 2005

Tony Award nominee, Best Revival of a Play: Inherit the Wind | Broadway | 2007

Tony Award nominee, Best Revival of a Play: Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN | Broadway | 2000

Tony Award winner, Best Revival : Our Town | Lincoln Center Theatre at the Lyceum | 1989

Drama Desk Award nominee, Best Play Revival : Soldier's Wife | Mint Theatre | 2006

Drama Desk Award nominee, Best Play Revival : Glengarry Glen Ross | Broadway | 2005

Drama Desk Award winner, Best Play Revival : Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN | Broadway | 2001

Drama Desk Award nominee, Best Play Revival : Dangerous Corner | Atlantic Theater Co. | 1996

Drama Desk Award nominee, Best Play : Craig Lucas's MISSING PERSONS | Atlantic Theater Co. | 1995

Drama Desk Award winner, Best Play Revival : Our Town | Broadway | 1989

Drama Desk Award nominee, Best Play : Boys' Life | off-Broadway | 1988

Outer Critics Circle Award nominee, Best Play Revival: Inherit the Wind | Broadway | 2007

Outer Critics Circle Award nominee, Best Play Revival: Glengarry Glen Ross | Broadway | 2005

Outer Critics Circle Award winner, Best Play Revival: Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN | Broadway | 2000


National Board of Review, Florida Film Critics Circle, Online Film Critics Society, winner Best Ensemble | David Mamet's STATE AND MAIN | 2000

Grammy Award nomination, Best Spoken World Album | The Complete Shakespeare Sonnets | 2001



 
Training 

New York University | Tisch School of the Arts | Acting Instructor​s, David Mamet & William H. Macy, Practical Aesthetics Workshop |

Circle-in-the-Square Theatre program,

Instructors: Alan Langdon, Teresa Hayden

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama

American Conservatory Theatre |

summer intensive program | San Francisco

American Academy of Dramatic Arts | summer intensive program | New York City 

Special Skills

Conversant in Spanish, French, and Mandarin. 

Conversante en español, francés y mandarín.

Conversant en espagnol, français et mandarin.

能说西班牙语,法语和普通话。

Accents: French, Spanish, all English, Irish, Israeli, southern, New York, Boston, New England. Swimming, cycling, softball, touch football, volleyball, tennis, golf, ice skating, badminton, racquetball, calligraphy. 

Instruction

Atlantic Theater School (1990 - 2017)

Practical Aesthetics: Acting Script Analysis |

On-camera Scene Analysis | Sketch Comedy Writing | 

Acting the Plays of David Mamet Master Class |

Co-coordinator & Moderator of Industry Guest Lecture series

Acting the Plays of David Mamet Master Class, 

4 and 5 day intensive workshop,

Yukon Arts Centre,

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory 2017