Jack Landrón

Jack Landrón (born Juán Cándido Washington y Landrón, June 2, 1938) is an Afro-Puerto Rican folksinger, songwriter, and actor.

Born in Puerto Rico, he grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Roxbury. He studied at Emerson College as a Theater Arts major. As part of the Cambridge/Boston folk music scene in the early and mid-1960s, he released four albums on Vanguard.

He relocated to Manhattan to pursue acting under the name of Jack Landrón. One of his earliest performances was in the 1966 National Educational Television production of Tennessee Williams’ one-act play Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (1948), starring Lotte Lenya and Martin Sheen; this has been available on DVD.

He has done extensive work in commercials and continues to compose. Landrón is a member of the board of the New York Screen Actors’ Guild.

In the fall of 2007 he appeared in Maxwell Anderson’s Night Over Taos, directed by Estelle Parsons. In 2009 he relocated to West Hollywood, Los Angeles to pursue work in television and film. He currently lives in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. –Wikipedia

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Take it From the Top 1979-80 Season
Actor The Dance on Widow’s Row 1999-00 Season