BOCES Alum Stars In ‘Chicago Fire’

Joshua DeJesus
Joshua DeJesus

Joshua DeJesus, who graduated from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts this past June, is currently enjoying a successful, freshman college year. In addition to studying acting with the Conservatory of Theater Arts, Purchase College at the State University of New York, DeJesus has already landed major roles in theater and on television.

This summer, DeJesus joined the off-Broadway ensemble cast of the classic urban musical Runaways. According to The New York Times, the production was “a pulsing reincarnation testifying to the atomic power of adolescent angst. Every other number feels like a rousing finale,” reviewer Ben Brantley observed. “But how are you going to keep a lid on a cast with this much natural talent and vigor?”

At the end of this month, DeJesus will star in an episode of the hit NBC drama Chicago Fire. He will portray Chris Brady, a troubled teen who has been abandoned and forced to live in a sewer, and comes to befriend firefighter Stella Kidd (series regular Miranda Rae Mayo). The episode aired on Oct. 25.

DeJesus credits Nassau BOCES for giving him the ability to achieve such stellar success so early in his career. “LIHSA provided the perfect foundation,” he said. “Being in a place I loved where I could go and practice my craft every day was invaluable. The faculty gave me exactly what I needed to be successful. There was a lot of one-on-one work. I’m grateful for every teacher I had at LIHSA.”

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

YES And PACT Offer Free TIPS Training For Businesses Serving Or Selling

The pandemic has brought many new guidelines and restrictions to our retail and service establishments that serve and sell alcohol. To assist local businesses,...

The Long Island Weekly Calendar Of Events

Here is a select list of things to do and experience in the Long Island Weekly readership area. Wednesday, April 14 Kinky Boots Guild Hall presents streams...

The State Of The Governor

‘Pandemic honeymoon’ over, Cuomo fights for his political life Every political sexual scandal is unique. And yet there are patterns that repeat themselves whenever an...

Country Superstar Eric Church Heading To UBS Arena In December

55 City North American Arena Tour Kicks Off This Fall, Runs Through Spring 2022 Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Entertainer of...

Long Island Connected Artist Seeks Wider Horizons

Editor’s note: Alison Dines, who grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Wheatley High School, wrote this profile of her friend Bre Smith,...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.

x