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.
Eye Color: Hazel
Location: New York City
Rushed | Dir. Vibeke Muasya | 2019 featured role
Touched | Dir. Barak Barkan | 2018
The Girl in the Book | Dir. Marya Cohn | 2015
Good Friday | Dir. Dan Stone | 2015
Madam Secretary | Dir. Leslie Libman | 2019
Recurring as General Kohl
Tommy | Dir. P.J. Pesce | 2019
Madam Secretary | Dir. Eric Stoltz | 2019
Recurring as "General Kohl"
Better Call Saul | AMC | 2018
The Looming Tower | Hulu | 2018
Billions | Showtime| 2018
Taken | NBC | 2017
Madam Secretary | CBS | 2015-17
The Path | Hulu | 2016-17
Camp David | Alley Theatre, Houston | dir. Oskar Eustis | 2020
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Winner, BEST NEW PRODUCTION of 2020 (Houston Press)
Bernie and Mikey's Trip to the Moon | 59E59th St Theaters, dir. Claire Karpen | 2018
Mike Vincolo, Sr.
Dan Cody's Yacht | Manhattan Theatre Club, dir. Doug Hughes | 2018
The Penitent | Atlantic Theater Company, dir. Neil Pepe | 2017
Other People's Money | Long Wharf Theater, dir. Marc Bruni | 2016
Larry the Liquidator
CT Critics Circle Award nomination, Best Actor in a Play
Rules of Desire | Actors Studio, NYC
playwright, William Mastrosimone | 2019
The Middleman | Shetler Studios, NYC |
playwright, Marlin Thomas | 2019
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 | screenwriter, MaryLynn Schiavi | 2019
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 | 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
New York University | Tisch School of the Arts | Acting Instructors, 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
Conversant in Spanish, French, and Mandarin.
Conversante en español, francés y mandarín.
Conversant en espagnol, français et mandarin.
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.
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