Joshua DeJesus of Half Hollow Hills, an alumnus of the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts theater program, will star in an episode of the NBC hit drama series Chicago Fire later this month.
This summer, Josh joined the off-Broadway ensemble cast of the classic urban musical Runaways. According to The New York Times, the production was “a pulsing reincarnation testifying to the atomic power of adolescent angst. Every other number feels like a rousing finale,” reviewer Ben Brantley observed. “But how are you going to keep a lid on a cast with this much natural talent and vigor?”
At the end of this month, Josh will star in an episode of the hit NBC drama Chicago Fire. He will portray Chris Brady, a troubled teen who has been abandoned and forced to live in a sewer, and comes to befriend firefighter Stella Kidd (series regular Miranda Rae Mayo). The episode is set to air on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
Josh credits Nassau BOCES for giving him the ability to achieve such stellar success so early in his career. “LIHSA provided the perfect foundation,” he says. “Being in a place I loved where I could go and practice my craft ever day was invaluable. The faculty gave me exactly what I needed to be successful. There was a lot of one-on-one work. I’m grateful for every teacher I had at LIHSA.”