Matt Mercurio finished his time at FSCJ in the spring of 2009. As a theatre performance student, Matt received a full-time performance talent-grant.
The talent-grants offered by FSCJ played a pivotal role in Matt’s decision to begin his education at the College. With the financial burden of school being lightened by the grant, students are able to focus on academics and further developing their craft.
“It’s a great program and was a vital part of my growth as a young actor and a person; as well as so many other theatre artists I know,” Matt said.
After leaving FSCJ, Matt went on to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) acting program at the University of Florida, where he won the American College Theatre Festival for the Southeast Region. From there, he advanced on to the national competition and won an acting fellowship to the acclaimed Williamstown Theatre Festival. His time at the festival presented him with his first professional theatre opportunities and led to his career as a working actor.
“Since then, I’ve done over 25 episodes of major network episodic television, worked with Academy Award winners on a number of films and have done theatre at some of the best regional theatre houses in the country,” Matt said. “Not long removed from when I last performed at the Wilson Center for the Performing Arts at FSCJ’s South Campus.” Matt says he is vocal to anyone who asks about his training and tells them of FSCJ’s theatre program.
Today, Matt is enjoying life as a professional actor based out of Atlanta and Los Angeles. You can see him on a number of television networks including ABC, CBS, Discovery ID, FOX, HBO, Sony PlayStation TV, USA, VH1 and the new Go90. He has recurring roles on Sony PlayStation TV’s Powers, FOX’s Sleepy Hollow and the upcoming Go90 series Replay.
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