Patrick Byas- Actor/Filmmaker/vlogGer
My name is Patrick Byas. As an actor, producer, director, and writer, I believe in striving towards my goals and visualizing my success. I was born and raised in the South Bronx and moved to New Jersey to attend high school. After graduating from Hightstown High School, I continued my education at Rutgers University and received my B.A. in Theatre Arts. Since then, my career has progressed significantly. By investing my time and energy in developing my career, I have been able to utilize my talents to build an award-winning acting career. Besides appearing in multiple plays, television shows and other featured films; I can be found behind the scenes as well. As my journey continues, I look forward to influencing others to achieve their goals through hard work and dedication.
As the co-owner of a video production company, Thirteen Entertainment, (ThirteenE.), I have produced, written and directed numerous film projects and worked with influential people in the industry. Additionally, I was the executive producer and assistant director for a feature film/web-series titled Bad to the Jones, an action/comedy zombie film, which has over 500,000 views on YouTube. My filming portfolio includes projects for many entertainers in the industry including NBA star Shaquille O’Neil, rappers Rick Ross, Rockie Fresh & Wale and singer Ed Sheeran.
I will co-star on the latest season of CBS's series Person of Interest. I recently co-starred on Showtime's series Billions, guest-starred on the hit CBS TV series Blue Bloods and co-starred on NBC's show, The Blacklist. I also co-starred in Spike Lee executive-produced feature film, Touched With Fire (Mania Days). In this Paul Dalio directed film, I play the role of Demonix. I was on the Cartoon Network (Adult Swim) show, called The Jack and Triumph Show, was on Law and Order SVU and Celebrity Close Calls (Lou Gossett Jr. Story). I played a lead role in Sammy Gets Mugged, a play featured in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival and won the “Best Performance” Award. I also toured as the role of Chad Deity in a Pulitzer Prize Finalist play titled, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which was produced by the Curious Theatre Company and Theatre Works. This play was also nominated in 2012 for “Best Comedy,” for the True West Award, and “Outstanding Production of a Play” for the 2013 Henry Awards. In addition to this, I was nominated for “Best Actor in a Play” for the 2013 Broadway World Denver Awards for my performance in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.
I am also co-founder of ThirteenE and manager of Motivated Kingz record label. I have produced, written and directed numerous film projects and worked with various artists in the industry. Some credits include Executive Producer and Assistant Director of the feature film and web series titled Bad to the Jones, an action/comedy zombie film that has brought in 700,000 views on YouTube and has been acquired for distribution through Wal-mart and national cable networks. I have filmed many projects along side entertainers including Shaquille O'Neil, singer Ed Sheeran, rappers Rick Ross, Wale, and many more.