Joe Abdo began his life in film in 1952 as an “extra”.  He continued working as a background actor, joining SEG, and had one SAG role until he entered on a very busy career in health care administration.  When he could eke out the time he took part in small theater in Hollywood, but because of the politics of health care in California ended up taking a mid-life break and moved to Portugal where he was involved with the local English-language theater group and performed in more than 20 plays. In addition, he has been an actor in several films, musicals and plays for foreign companies doing productions in Lisbon, as well as a radio announcer for the 1998 World Exposition in Lisbon.  Now back in Hollywood, he has not lost his love of film and theater and is getting himself back into the local work scene.




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Personal Information

Height: 5'6"

Hair: White

Weight: 145 lbs

Eyes: Hazel


Union Affiliation: SAG-AFTRA
























































Training: Scene Study-Rick Walters; Commercial Auditions & Improvisation -Killian McHugh; Improvisation-Alex Burke; Improvisation for Theater-The Lisbon Players; Cold Reading-Lisa Pantone; Cold Reading-Michael Cohen.


Special Skills: Bartender, Bodybuilder, Football, Soccer, Swimmer, Scuba Diver, Teacher, Interpreter, Medical Laboratory, Hospital Administrator


Languages: English (native speaker), Portuguese (fluent), French (conversational)


SPECIAL NOTE: Dual Nationality - United States & Portugal. Eligible to work without permit in the United States and European Union



Theatrial Agent:

Lisa Castle

Castle Hill Enterprises

1101 S. Orlando Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

(323) 653-3535


Commercial Agent:

Joan Messinger

Pinnacle Commercial Talent

5055 Wilshire, Suite 865

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 939-5440, ext. 107



Melody Clark

StarBright Talent Management

P.O. Box 694

Sierra Madre, CA 91025-0694

(626) 367-7162


La Vie Est Belle Grandfather Kelly Newton
Crowns Dancing Man Arkasha Stevenson
Negation Darren Jared Anderson
IRL Blind Man Joshua Giuliano
Melody Arthur Eric Lu
Mary (also writer and producer) Jeremiah Willow Hale
The Creature Shopkeeper Peter Eaton
Moonrise Kingdom-New Penzance Island Narrator John Park
Moonrise Kingdom-St. Jack Wood Island Narrator Kathleen Schenk
On The Road Guest Joanne Jou
The Swamp [web series] Senior Hiker Sandra Seeling
Flight Grandpa Jon Sahagian
Pipelines [short] Mathematician Maciek Pasynkiewicz
The Dark Night [AFI Cycle] Homeless Man Kathryn Mallinson
Love Carries [short] Sheriff Dan Walter Hochbrueckner
The Great Commission Father Thomas Takemoto-Chock
The Perfect Hurl [short] Earl Whitby Will Eisenberg
Vida láctea or The Milky Life Lt. Romano Juan Esterlich, Jr.
Encontro em Lisboa or Rendezvous in Lisbon Taxi Driver Claude Boissol
Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale Stockbroker Eduardo Guedes, Ann Guedes
Street of No Return or Sans Espoir de Retour White Bum Samuel Fuller
President's Target or The Man from Nowhere Company Man Yvan Chiffre


Associations de Bienfaiteuurs Capitaine France 3 (FR3)
Episode of Homens de Segurança Father Atlantida Studios
Episode of Mystery of the Keys Tourist Joe Coppoletta (German  Production)
Episode of Happy Days Student at locker Paramount Studios


The Curious Savage Judge Savage Theatrecraft Playhouse
Rope Sabot Theatrecraft Playhouse
Separate Rooms Policeman Theatrecraft Playhouse
Rhinocerous Café Proprietor & M. Papillon Theatrecraft Playhouse
Chapter Two George Lisbon Players
Gallows Humour Phillip Lisbon Players
Gone up in Smoke Eric Bowers & Walter Bowers Lisbon Players
The Owl and the Pussycat Felix Sherman Lisbon Players
Acts Ernie Lisbon Players
The Real Inspector Hound Magnus Lisbon Players
The Lion in Winter Geoffrey Lisbon Players
The Birthday Party Goldberg Lisbon Players
Albert Nico Lisbon Players
15-Minute Hamlet Claudius & Polonius Lisbon Players
What the Butler Saw Dr. Prentice Lisbon Players
The Farland Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's
 Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
Gordon Pugh Lisbon Players
A Midsummer Night's Dream Quince Lisbon Players
Usher Doctor Lisbon Players
Thurber Carnival Narrator Lisbon Players
Andorra Teacher Lisbon Players
Camino Real Jacques Casanova Lisbon Players
The Bear Smirnov Lisbon Players
Porgy and Bess Detective The New York Harlem Company (in Lisbon)
Lady be Good Parke Bertie Bassett (in Lisbon)


Documentary on Health Care
Planner for Long-term Care Public Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles

Voice Over

Delco Remy Short
Narrator Delco Remy
Cabotelevisão English Narrator Cabotelevisão
"The Missing R" Cartoon Beaver & various characters Radiotelevisão Português