Paul Urcioli

Adjunct Lecturer

Paul Urcioli

Biography

Paul Urcioli is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. He is an actor, director and producer.

On film, his credits include Viral, The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Adult Beginners, Shelter, Thanks for Sharing, Morning Glory and 3 Backyards. On TV, he has guest starred on Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Americans (recurring), Elementary, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, Homeland, The Good Wife, Golden Boy, Royal Pains, The Unusuals, Cupid, Fringe, Cashmere Mafia, Six Degrees, Conviction, many appearances on all the Law and Order, Third Watch, Sex and the City, All My Children, The Guiding Light and Queens Supreme (recurring). He is currently producing the feature Phoenix to be directed by Amy Redford.

His New York theatre credits include Point Last Seen (Atlantic Theater Company 2nd Stage), The Invitation (Ohio Theater), Goner, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, (The Present Company) Over the River and Through the Woods (The John Houseman), Americana Absurdum (Lucille Lortel and P.S. 122) and Greg Kotis’ Eat the Taste (Barrow Street Theater). His international credits include Americana Absurdum (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2000) and at the Menier Theatre in London in 2004.

His commercial work includes spots for V-8, Heineken, State Farm, MasterCard, Barclays, Downy, Healthy Choice, Progresso, Verizon Fios, eBay, Nike, Fidelity, KY, FedEx, Sheraton, Comcast, Las Vegas, Staples, Delta, Canon, Volkswagen, IBM, CNN and Brown Co.

Urcioli directed the short films Where You Go and Runners, and his theatrical directing credits include Mary Go Nowhere (world premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe), an all-female version of The Learned Ladies (Cake Productions and Ateh Theater Group), Reckless, Weekend at an English Country Estate (Ateh), Mamet’s Revenge of the Space Pandas, Our Town, The Devil & Billy Markham, Twelfth Night, Bridezilla Strikes Back (NY Fringe Festival Award Winner), Brian Parks’ Suspicious Package (HERE), The Rimers of Eldritch, The Women, Pullman Car Hiawatha, Harm’s Way and Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet.

Urcioli has taught acting, advanced scene study & styles, physical comedy, improvisation, sketch comedy and on-camera technique at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in the NYU BFA Program, PACE University and on camera technique at The Matt Newton Acting Studio. He was an artist in residence at Oberlin College teaching acting, movement, improvisation and performing with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also coaches privately.