Stephen Dexter


I am a professionally trained New York-based actor, writer, and audiobook narrator. A native of Connecticut, I received my BA in Film Studies/Creative Writing from Central Connecticut State University before moving to NYC to attend the Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s 3-Year Dramatic Conservatory. Soon after graduating, I began performing and developing new work at NY theatre companies such as Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the LAByrinth Theatre Company, Primary Stages, The New Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the legendary Actors Studio, where I am a lifetime member. I have also toured Japan and the US with the acclaimed drama Hikobae based on true stories of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.


 "A true stage animal!" 
-Peter Marks, The Washington Post

"Dexter gives the most moving performance of the season!" 
-Peter Filichia, Newark Star-Ledger

"Sublime...ferocious energy...a magnetic performance!"
 -NY Theatre

I have had the immense pleasure of working with and learning from such acclaimed artists as Oscar-winners Mark Rylance, F. Murray Abraham, Frances McDormand, John Patrick Shanley, Estelle Parsons, and Ellen Burstyn in addition to renowned teachers Austin Pendleton, Larry Moss, Terry Schreiber, Chazz Palminterri, and Bob Krakower who have given me the tools to dig deep into my roles and not stop until I find the truth of the characters I play. This dedication has helped me land choice roles on stage, as well as on TV shows such as “Billions” (Showtime) and “Elementary” (CBS) and feature films such as “Being” alongside sci-fi legends Lance Henriksen and Ben Browder.

"Charismatic...masterful!" -Washington Square News

“Possesses humanity and a universal appeal. His moments alone are some of the most riveting in the play.” -Theatre Online

"A heartfelt sent shivers throughout the theater!" -Theatre Reviews Ltd.


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