Rodney To

Rodney To

Adjunct Lecturer

Biography

Rodney To is a faculty member of the USC School of Dramatic Arts who is originally from Chicago, Ill. As a producer, To currently served as a lead producer of Apologies in Advance w/ Andrea Russett, the breakout talk show for FullScreen Media, the digital media platform from AT&T and YouTube. He was influential in the development of Apologies… for Andrea Russett, the show’s star, who has an online fanbase of over 10 million followers across her social media platforms. He has served as Director and Executive Producer of Pun Plip Pridays, the only all-Filipino sketch comedy show on Kababayan Today, the Filipino talk show for LA18.

As a director, To’s short film Two Weeks won numerous awards at various festivals across the country, including Festival Film Flix and the Asians on Film Festival where To was runner-up for the competition’s best director. He has directed the NBC Scene Showcase in 2015 and has directed the web series Penelope, PCSA starring Dave Foley.

As an actor, To was a series regular on the NBC pilot Redliners. He’s most notable as Typhoon on the final season of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. He has also recurred on FOX’s Rosewood, and all four seasons of Wilfred on FX. Other TV credits include You’re the Worst, Modern Family, New Girl, The Whole Truth, The American Mall, Ironside, Victorious, Love Monkey, Conviction and The Chris Rock Show. He has worked with theatres across the country including Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, Northlight, Mark Taper, South Coast Rep, Hartford Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, East West Players and Ma-Yi, among others. Awards include an Ovation Award nomination for Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them with Artists at Play, Chicago’s Jeff Award Nomination for The Romance of Magno Rubio and winner of the NY International Fringe Festival for the show he co-penned, Sides…The Fear is Real

To has been a guest lecturer at the Relativity School and has frequently lectured on new media and self-driven content. He is also staunch advocate for the Asian American community and is a regular panelist with NBCUniversal’s UTips Program which fosters new and diverse talent in Hollywood.

To was inducted into Chicago’s Filipino American Hall of Fame for his work.

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