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GOORJIAN, Michael A. 1971
(Michael Goorjian)


PERSONAL


Born February 4, 1971, in Oakland, CA; father, a scientist; mother, a nurse. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles; trained at American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA.


Addresses: Agent David Boxerbaum, Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.


Career: Actor, director, producer, writer, singer, dancer, and choreographer. Maldoror Productions, founder. Buffalo Nights Theatre Company, Los Angeles, founding member, 1991; also performed with Berkeley Shakespeare Company. Loyola Marymount University, acting teacher.


Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, best supporting actor in a miniseries or special, 1994, for David's Mother; Reel Frontier Award, "best short take," Arizona International Film Festival, 1999, for Call Waiting; Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, outstanding choreography (with Matthew Bourne), 2000, for Reefer Madness; Los Angeles Weekly Theatre Award nomination, leading male, for Modigliani.


CREDITS


Film Appearances:

Adam, Shelf Life, 1991.

Skittery, Newsies (also known as Newsboys ), Buena Vista, 1992.

Steven, Forever Young, Warner Bros., 1992.

(As Michael Goorjian) Charles Chaplin, Jr., Chaplin (also known as Charlot ), TriStar, 1992.

(As Michael Goorjian) First college boy, Leaving Las Vegas, United Artists, 1995.

(As Michael Goorjian) Kenny, Hard Rain (also known as Flood ), Paramount, 1998.

Screening, Sundance Channel, 1998.

(As Michael Goorjian) Danny Farthing, Art House, Asylum, 1998.

Heroin Bob, SLC Punk!, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.

Jude, The Invisibles, Visionbox Pictures, 1999.

Sam, Something More, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999.

Michael, How to Get Laid at the End of the World, End of the World Productions, 1999.

Sid, Here Lies Lonely, 1999.

(As Michael Goorjian) Henry Spooner, Deal of a Lifetime, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1999.

Peter, Amerikana, 2000.

Jack, Pomegranate, Sonnet Films, 2001.

First coroner, The Mesmerist, Seventh Art Releasing, 2002.

Rome/Romie, Go for Broke, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Christopher, The Illusion, Daniel Fried Productions/Maldoror Productions/Entitled Entertainment, 2003.

Film Work:

Director, Call Waiting, 1998.

Coproducer, The Invisibles, Visionbox Pictures, 1999.

Director, The Illusion, Daniel Fried Productions/Maldoror Productions/Entitled Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Chuck, Never Forget, Turner Home Entertainment, 1991.

Scott Chapman, The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?, NBC, 1993.

(As Michael Goorjian) David Goodson at age seventeen, David's Mother, CBS, 1994.

First soldier, Blind Justice (also known as Canaan's Way ), HBO, 1994.

Billy Boy Manson, Do Not Disturb (also known as Silent Witness and Do Not DisturbZwei Augen zu viel ), Starz!, 1999.

Dr. Peter Hamilton, Life in a Day, UPN, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

Hull High, NBC, 1990.

Ray Nelson, a recurring role, Life Goes On, ABC, 19911993.

(As Michael Goorjian) Justin Thompson, a recurring role, Party of Five, Fox, 19941997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Hank Miller, "Like Father, Like Son," Growing Pains, ABC, 1991.

Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994.

Johnny, "Arson/Murder Story," Under Suspicion, CBS, 1994.

Budd Glaser, "Charades," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Jacob Joffe, "Austin Space," Chicago Hope, 1998.

(As Michael Goorjian) Aaron Pratt, "Caged," C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I. ), CBS, 2001.


Also appeared as a panelist on The List.

Stage Appearances:

The man, The Apollo of Bellac, Buffalo Nights Theatre Company, Powerhouse Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000.

Appeared in the title role, J. B., Powerhouse Theatre; also appeared in Modigliani, Buffalo Nights Theatre Company.

Stage Choreographer:

(With Matthew Bourne) Reefer Madness, Los Angeles, 1999.


Also choreographer for Salome, Buffalo Nights Theatre Company, Los Angeles.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(With James Merendino) Amerikana, 2000.

(With Ron Morasco) The Mesmerist, Seventh Art Releasing, 2002.

The Illusion, Daniel Fried Productions/Maldoror Productions/Entitled Entertainment, 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Buffalo Nights, http://www.buffalonights.org, June 23, 2003.

Goorjian, Michael A. 1971–(Michael Goorjian)

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