Joseph Self

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Joseph Self
Height: 5’10”
Hair: Gray/Brown
Coat: 42 reg
Pant: 31×32

I am a professional (non-union) award winning Actor/Director/Tech, based in Knoxville, TN, with credits in 5 movies and over 300 stage productions. I have portrayed characters ranging from The Ghost of Hamlet’s Father to Bashful in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Other roles include:

  • Arvide Abernathy Guys and Dolls (4 productions)
  • Ben Gant Look Homeward Angel
  • Marcellus Mashburn The Music Man
  • Ed Earl Dodd The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
  • Jacob/Potifar/Ishmalite Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (3 productions)
  • File The Rainmaker
  • Doc Porter Crimes of the Heart
  • Narrator/Mysterious Man Into the Woods
  • GrampsOn Borrowed Time
  • Windy and Steve Showboat (2 productions)
  • John Proctor The Crucible
  • Andrew Carnes Oklahoma (3 productions…one production featured three time Tony nominee, Terrence Mann AND Tony winner, Shuler Hensley in the role of Jud)
  • Ray Bud Dearly Departed
  • Arnold Wiggins The Boys Next Door
  • Del Loomis Splendor in the Grass
  • Everett Baker Crazy For You
  • Buffalo Bill Annie Get Your Gun
  • Herr Schultz Cabaret
  • And many, many more.

Performed with such groups as:

  • The Barn Dinner Theatre
  • Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
  • The Community Theatre of Greensboro
  • North Carolina Theatre
  • The Johnson City Community Theatre
  • Temple Theatre
  • The Show Boat Dinner Theatre
  • Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
  • Oak Ridge Playhouse
  • The Miracle Theater and many others.

I have done twenty-three seasons on outdoor stages including:

  • The Wataugans
  • The Sword Of Peace
  • Pathway To Freedom
  • Horn In The West
  • The Loyal Revolt
  • The Aracoma Story
  • Fifteen musicals at Jenny Wiley Theatre

Appeared in commercials, including:

  • bank (both video and print)
  • clothing store
  • Wal-mart
  • Havoline Oil
  • General Electric

I was an extra in:

  • Holy Joe (TV movie with John Ritter and Merideth Baxter)
  • Dead Inn
  • Cabin Fever


  • Portrayed the station manager in The Interview of Les McGuire and had the staring role in The Big White Wall.
  • Wrote, directed, shot and edited over 40 safety/training videos for Eastman Chemical Co. I also appeared in several Industrial Videos including two made to be viewed by all employees of the Veterans Administration.

Directing and Technical Experience and Special Skills

  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Twelve Angry Men (2 times)
  • You Can’t Take It With You (3 productions)
  • Cinderella-The Glass Slipper
  • The Sword of Peace (2 seasons)
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Oklahoma
  • Adventures of Daniel Boone
  • Dearly Departed (three times)
  • On Borrowed Time
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Aracoma Story
  • A Month of Sundays
  • King Midas and the Palace of Gold
  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Better Football Thru High School Chemistry
  • Once Upon a Mattress


  • TD/SM Barn Dinner Theatre and The Occasional Acting Company
  • Set Designer and Master Carpenter for Bennett College
  • TD and/or Master Carpenter for L’Chaim Jewish Theatre, The Gallery Players and The Johnson City Community Theatre
  • Crew Chief and Props Master for The Miracle Theater

I also served as President and Operations Manager of The Johnson City Community Theatre.

Special skills:

  • welding
  • singing (vocal range D2-F4)
  • set design
  • carpentry
  • mechanical abilities
  • snow skiing
  • driving almost any kind of vehicle including motorcycle
  • GREAT country/southern accent

Awards include:

  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Cameo Appearance
  • Best Director
  • Best Set Design
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Theatre Volunteer Awards
  • 2003 “Silver Reel” for Talent given by Media Communications Assocation-International for my role in The Big White Wall

What I am doing now:

  • I am currently The Manager of Technical Operations at Oak Ridge (TN) High School where I’m responsible for all things technical in their 1336 seat Performing Arts Center.
Does your company need an accomplished actor and/or director who knows tech? I’m your man!!

If you are interested in me for your film or theatre project, please contact me at:

5514 5th St.
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 281-0436 (answering machine and fax)
(865) 300-1338 (cell)

My email is