Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Film

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Mike is a Brooklyn born  bilingual Mexican American who performed across Eastern Europe and the United States.  He is a NEA Performance grant recipient, Ensemble Studio Theatre member and Chashama resident artist. His training included the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Syracuse University (BFA Drama), The Institute for Canadian Clowning, and UCB's advanced Improv Program. 

2010 - present
2010 - present

BIO

Height: 6'2"

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Location: New York, NY 

The Wailing | Dir: Leo Rodriguez

Lead Actor

Mary & Louise | Dir: Abigail Zealey-Bess

Supporting Actor

Film

A Family Bind | Dir: Jason Banker

Lead Actor​

Tarnation | Dir: Jon Caouette

Supporting Actor

Serpent And Dove | Dir: Janani Sreenivasan

Lead Actor

Black And White | A&E

Co-Star

Who You Know | Dir: Matt Lauria

Co-Star

Television

Brooklyn Animal Control | USA/Dir: Brian Kirk

Co-Star

Tickle Me Silly | Nickelodeon/ Dir: Miguel Martinez-Jffre

Recurring

Love Song...Sous-Chef (Rob Askins) | EST Marathon

Amuse Bouche

Stage

We Can All Agree To Pretend... / EST Marathon

Lincoln

Stage

Bob's Gang reading  (David Hwang) | Signature Theater

Eddie

No Dogs Allowed (Sonia Manzano)  | Atlantic Theater

Juan

Yoga Madness (Amy Herzog)  | EST

Marco

The Ryan Case 1873 (Drama Desk nom.) | Live IN Theater

John Ryan

Robby's Guide To Picking Up Chicks | Dir: Sathya Vijayendran

Lead

Without a Hitch | Dir: Emilyn Kowaleski

Recurring

Web Series

BKPI | Dir: Hye Yun Park

Supporting Actor

Commercial &
Voice-Over

National & International / English & Spanish

List Upon Request

Training &
Workshops

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Syracuse University | BFA, Drama

UCB  Advanced Study, PIT | Improv & Sketch 

Physical Comedy| John Towsen

On-Camera| Canedy

On-Camera Comedy| Jodi Collins

Advanced On-Camera| Bob Krakower

Native American Clowning, Buffon | Sue Morrison

Special Skills

Fluent Spanish, Teleprompter, Clown, Commedia, Mime, Puppetry, Freestyle Rap, Emcee, Sports, GREAT with children, waltz, tango, contact improv

Dialects: French, Spanish, Russian, British, Scottish, Irish, Mexican, Eastern European, Indian, Brooklyn, Cuban, Vietnamese, Puerto-Rican, Cartoons

Awards/Memberships

NEA Performance Grant recipient, NBC/PIT Diversity finalist, Best Actor nomination (Spotlight On Fest,  Strawberry Festival)

Member, Ensemble Studio Theatre

Love Song...Sous-Chef (Rob Askins) | EST Marathon

Amuse Bouche

Yoga Madness (Amy Herzog)  | EST

Marco

A Storm is Gathering | Dir: Lizz Winstead

Supporting Actor

Happy Hour Feminism (nom. Best Series LAIFF) | Dir: Adrian Roman

Supporting Actor

© 2017 Mike Smith Rivera. SAG-AFTRA/ HOLA/ AEA