JOAQUIN, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO?
I just finished a theatrical run of ALADDIN where I was fortunate to play The Lamp Genie as well as Bergundo and the Sultan. What fun that was!
I have had the pleasure of working with award winning writer/director Travis Kurtz on 2 comedy projects involving actor Mark Christopher Joseph (CHUCK) and comedian Mike E. Winfield. Be on the lookout for his new show The Mike E Winfield Show airing soon!
I am performing as part of the Improv group "The Gardeners" all around SoCal with an upcoming show on 11/7 at 8pm at the Rep East Playhouse in Newhall, CA.
My daughter, Carmina, has been busy filming a web pilot for Disney called Funny Moments, and the upcoming campaign for First 5 California called "Eating Right with Vanessa and Diego".
On June 20th, The City of San Francisco proclaimed "Joaquin Garay Day" in honor of my father and his many achievements and contributions to the great city. CLICK to see more about my dad:
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM
After having a wonderful downtime during the holidays watching my daughter's Vons commercial air constantly, I am gearing up for what should be a busy year!
In December, my film KILO, debuted on the big screen as part of the Mammoth Film Festival. It was well-received and I am happy to announce that it will be included in the Tiburon Film Festival in March! Congratulations to a wonderful cast and crew! Here's a clip:
I feel better than I ever have in my life and look forward to the next years doing what I love, and enjoying life with my loved ones.
Well, let's see...it has been a whilrwind since the end of July!
I was on location in San Francisco for 10 days shooting a short film named KILO (www.kilothemovie.com) with an outstanding cast and crew! I play a cop named gordo in a great story that is bound to be a hit!
As soon as I returned, I was asked to reprise my role of Villanazul in The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, which I gladly accepted! I have been auditioning like crazy and rehearsing for the play. I was also tapped to teach Improv at the Covina Center for the Performing arts which I am thrilled about! So anyone looking for a great class in the San Gabriel Valley...come and see me!
But the greatest thing was getting the news yesterday that my 5 year old daughter booked her first national commercial proving that the Garay blood is truly entertaining!
I have been working with a great cast in Ray Bradbury's "THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT" at the Fremont Centre Theatre and am excited to see the first reviews this week! The show runs through 2/15/09 and you can get more information on my Event page.
I am anticipating the release of the top secret Audi campaign due to air during the first quarter of Superbowl 2009 on 2/1. I was fortunate to have been able to work with Jason Statham (of The Transporter, The Italian Job, to name a few...) which was very cool! The spot was directed by esteemed director, Ivan Zacharias. I am so excited to have worked on such a huge campaign that will be viewed by Billions!
Natural Light commercial is still airing....
Look for an article about me in the upcoming April edition of HOT VWs magazine in Lynn Anderson's "Midwest Scene" ... here's a link:
A few months ago, I worked again with Danny Farrel in production of a video for a contest for the HBO show, Flight of the Conchords...and won! Haven't seen it broadcast yet...but here's a link....
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous
Earlier this month, my daughter Carmina worked on a "WHEN I AM PRESIDENT" campaign for Little Dolly Productions and was featured on Fox news!
I am thrilled to have been cast as the lead role of Felix Unger in THE ODD COUPLE at the brand new, state of the art, Covina Center for the Performing Arts! The show opens on 3/21/08 and runs for 4 weeks although new shows are continuing to be added. For more information or tickets, please go to www.covinacenter.com. That has kept me VERY busy and I'm very excited to take the stage in a theatrical production of this caliber for the first time!
I also just filmed a National commercial for Natural Light beer. That should be airing starting in April.
My Wendy's Baconator commercial has just been picked up and will also be airing in April.
I am working with well known comedians Vic Dunlop and Murray Langston in pre-production of a hilarious film that's a throw back to every classic joke you ever heard. Can't wait!
My sketch comedy television show UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR still continues to air weekly on SiTv. Check your local listings.
My sketch/Improv group "Waiters In Training" has embarked on a new venture by utilizing the internet audience and our real audience...more on that to come!
For more day to day info...be sure to check out my myspace page at www.myspace.com/jgaray3
I am pleased to announce the release of my sketch comedy show UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR on iTunes! You can download a free episode! Check it out!
The show continues to air on SiTV. Check your local listings!
I just filmed a Wendy's commercial for the Baconator! Be sure to keep an eye out!
My brother, Ricky and I are continuing our joint venture. I cannot say just what as of yet, but I can say it will be a great endeavor for the Brothers Garay!
I am excited to have joined a new Improv/Sketch group called "Waiters In Training" that is planning to add a whole new dimension to Improv. Check out my Calendar page for Live shows. (Check frequently as they are being added daily!)
In March, my sketch comedy show, UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR. was honored with a NAMIC Vision Award nomination in the category of Best Comedy. The nomination company was incredible including the likes of Carlos Mencia and Robert Townsend! It was a wonderful night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel!
At the end of April, I was asked along with my daughter, to participate in a parade with my ol' Pal Herbie. That was a lot of fun, and my daughter LOVED being able to hang with Herbie. It's always a pleasure to meet the fans!
I've filmed a few commercials including one for Johnsonville Brats where I was fortunate enough to work with award winning director Kranky, and another for the California Lottery working with yet another reknowned director Francisco Pugliese.
My National CINGULAR (the New AT & T) commercial is showing constantly as well as my California Lottery commercial!
In September and October 2005, my daughter, Carmina, outshown her Dad in Baby Gap. She was featured in 3 national magazine ads for In Style, Living, and House and Garden, not to mention being the 8ft window treatments for all stores 3 times. Who could be prouder!
KEEP AN EYE OUT...YOU'LL SEE ME!