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John Archer Lundgren

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Screen work includes national distribution and television network movies, indie features and shorts, TV episodes, industrials, festival favorites and dozens of student productions. The latter includes projects at Full Sail Real World Education, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Palm Beach Film School, University of Miami, Florida Metropolitan University, Valencia Community College, and the Savannah College of Arts and Design.Screen productions have ranged from gripping drama to farcical comedy and sentimental tear-jerkers. A wide variety of character roles has included the loony, pathetic and mean; the wicked, heroic and devious; the victimized, authoritative and outrageous; the sage, destitute and debonaire. As one casting director put it: "Jack's acting persona is less vanilla than chocolate with sprinkles."Several decades of continuous foreign residence in Latin America, France and divers countries throughout Africa facilitated a raft of stage performances in English and Spanish language productions in various countries, including works by Anderson, Anouilh, Axelrod, Chekhov, Gilbert & Sullivan, Loewe & Lerner, Roussin, Shaffer, Wilde, Wilder and Wouk; as well as voice-over recordings for the French Foreign Legion in Djibouti.Sporadic visits to the USA included study in the Performing Arts at the Boston University Theater Institute and stage performances in Florida and Georgia, involving works by Albee, Friel, Loewe & Lerner, and Miller. For more than ten years, in various countries and states, in a wide variety of venues, Jack staged his one-man show based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.In recent years, Jack has performed regularly in theaters throughout North/Central Florida, interpreting, among others: works by Chekhov, Shakespeare, Simon, Woldin, Sondheim and Letts; musical shows for school children; and non-singing performances with the Orlando Opera Company.Jack played Rabbi Furtado in the South-Eastern USA premiere of "The King of Schnorrers" by Judd Woldin, winner of a Tony Award in 1974 for his score for the musical "Raisin". Jack has interpreted the Magistrate in two separate productions of Neil Simon's "Fools", the equally bizarre Congressman Salt in Michel Parker's "The Sensuous Senator",which was the comedy hit of Jacksonville, Florida's 2003-2004 theater season, and more recently, Marcus Lycus in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". Other favorite stage roles have included Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", Milo Tindle in "Sleuth", Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest", the psychopathic Jerry in Albee's "Zoo Story", and Father Jack in "Dancing at Lughnasa".Education includes undergraduate study in Missouri, Colorado and Mexico; graduate study at the Ecuadorian Institute of International Law in Quito; and a Doctorate in Letters from the University of Lille in France.
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