Joseph Baird is an Italian/American actor from Oklahoma. A film he wrote, produced, and starred in - BEN & ARA - won the 2016 Best Diaspora Film at the African Movie Academy Awards. He was nominated for BEST ACTOR in the US Hollywood International Film Festival for his role as BEN.
His television appearances include SCORPION, CRIMINAL MINDS and daytime soap operas. Joseph also appeared as sex-worker Blake Savage in the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival selection KING COBRA.
His theater work includes roles as Tybalt in ROMEO & JULIET, Sebastian in TWELFTH NIGHT, and even Juliet in a nutty production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Abridged).
Joseph graduated from The University of Oklahoma where he studied classics and archaeology and from St. Thomas University in Miami with a law degree. Joseph speaks Hebrew which he learned while doing archaeology in Israel. In his spare time he trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Gracie Academy and is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.