Jesse LaVercombe is an award winning, Toronto-based actor and writer originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has performed across Canada and in New Orleans and New York; Selected Stage Credits: Sequence (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto) The Bakkhai (Marigny Opera House, New Orleans) Our Beautiful Sons: The Matthew Dinning Story (Blyth Festival, Ontario), A Presence of Monster (PuSh Festival, Vancouver), The Ark: Ibsen on Fogo Island (National Arts Centre), Mistatim (Red Sky, Canadian Tour), Hacked (Caravan Stage Company, U.S. Tour); TV: American Gods (STARZ), The Detail (CTV/eOne), Salvation (CBS), Mayday (Discovery), Save Me (CBC); Feature Films: Mary Goes Round, The Telephone Game, In Clamatore; Selected Short Films: "The Try-Hards" (Dusty Mancinelli and Josh Boles), “Longhand” (Winner: Best Actor, Freedom Shorts, Philadelphia).

His first play, Preacher Man, was produced across Canada and in New York, where it won the United Solo Festival’s “Best Short Solo Award," and Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender premiered at Videofag in Toronto and received praise at The New York Fringe Festival from The New York Times, Stage Buddy, Time Out, Broadway World, New York Theatre Guide, and more; both plays were published by Indie Theatre Now (New York, NY). His short films “Philip” and “Tony” were produced by the Canadian Film Centre, and "The Things You Think I'm Thinking" and The Bup Plays Charades recently received funding from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council/Crow's Theatre, respectively. He also writes for Intermission Magazine and is the 2017 Playwright-in-Residence for Driftwood Theatre.

Training: The National Theatre School of Canada, Canadian Film Centre Actors’ Conservatory

He is a proud member of CAEA and ACTRA and is represented by Rich Caplan at Noble Caplan Abrams.

photo credit: Claire Sabattie

photo credit: Claire Sabattie