Actor / Director / Acting Coach / Fight Scene Choreographer
Chris Cardona was born and raised on Long Island. He is a film, television, and stage actor. As well as a director, and acting coach. Chris is the owner of The Actors Workshop in New York. He studied at the Long Island Performing Arts High School, H.B Studio, The Atlantic Theatre Company, the Master Class at The Barrow Group and holds a B.F.A. in Drama & Theatre from Queens College. Chris is known for the films: Worth, God's Pocket, Noah, The Bachelorette, A Most Violent Year, The Confession, Henry's Crime, Blindsided and Who Shot Pat? Chris' television credits include both Guest Star and Co-Star roles on The Blacklist, Hightown, The Money, The Good Cop, Red Oaks, Blue Bloods, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Orange is the New Black, Madam Secretary, Believe, Person of Interest, White Collar, Cop Files, The Sopranos, All My Children, One Life to Live, The Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Loving, and General Hospital. Some of Chris' many New York Theatre credits include lead roles in: A Streetcar Named Desire, Burn This, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Lobby Hero, Total Abandon, Wait Until Dark, Italian American Reconciliation, Match, Wrong Turn at Lungfish, Savage in Limbo, Welcome to the Moon, Danny and the Deep Sea, All My Sons, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Guys and Dolls, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, Wonderful Town, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Chris has directed and written numerous film and television projects, some of which include the crime-thriller pilot Manhattan South, the sci-fi pilot I Am Karma, the comedy pilot Lifters, and the film Let Go Let God. He has also been directing theatre in New York for over 30 years. In addition to his acting, Chris has been boxing, kickboxing and training pro fighters for over 35 years. He is a fight scene choreographer and is often called upon to do fight scenes in films, television and commercials. He has been the stunt double for Russell Crowe and Ray Winstone, among others. Chris lives in New York, has been married to his wife JoAnn Cardona since November 16, 1997. They have two daughters, Courtney and Kayla.