Voiceover Agent: Vince Lebica, DPN Talent
Commercial/Theatrical Agent: Aur-Aelion Israel, Almond Talent
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Jesse Merlin
Actor & Bass-Baritone
Personal Email: merlin.jesse@gmail.com

Weight: 155 lbs.
Height: 6'
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green

Production Role Production Director
Beyond The Gates Elric IFC Signature/Destroy All Entertainment Jackson Stewart
Range 15 2LT Chandler Street Justice Films Ross Patterson
All The Creatures Were Stirring Spencer FallBack Plan Rebekah & David Ian McKendry
Helen Keller Vs Nightwolves William Keller Street Justice Films Ross Patterson
FDR: American Badass! Werewolf Hitler A Common Thread/Screen Media Partners Garrett Brawith
Jackass 3D/3.5 Dr. Jesse Merlin Paramount/MTV Films/Dickhouse Jeff Tremaine
Rocky Horror Blu-Ray Criminologist Trailer Park/Fox Home Entertainment Allen Bey

Production Role Production Director
The Reflection Liquid Terror POW!/Funimation/Stan Lee Matt. Murray
12 Deadly Days Sugarplum (2 episodes) Blumhouse/YouTube Red Patrick Casey
Dream Corp LLC Catfish, Barreleye (2 episodes) Adult Swim Daniel Stessen
Hellsing Ultimate IX/X Makube, Add'l Voices (2 episodes) Funimation Taliesin Jaffe

  Interactive (Video Games)
Production Role Production Director
Street Fighter V F.A.N.G New Generation Pictures - Capcom Jonathan Klein

  Music Albums
Production Role Production Director
Re-Animator: The Musical Original Cast Album (forthcoming) Dr. Hill Red Hen/Schramm Group LLC Peter Adams
Dreams in the Witch House Professor Upham H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society Mike Dalager
  Blu-Ray Disc Commentaries
Film Co-host Distribution Date
Re-Animator With Stuart Gordon and Graham Skipper Arrow Video 2017
Beyond the Gates With Jackson Stewart, Brian Sowell, Barbara Crampton, Stephen Scarlata Shout Factory/IFC Midnight 2017
Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies With David Del Valle Kino Lorber 2017
  Musical Theatre
Production Role Company Directors
(stage, musical)
Re-Animator: The Musical Dr. Carl Hill Smith Center, Steve Allen Theater, Hayworth Theater,
New York Musical Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Stuart Gordon, Mark Nutter/Peter Adams 2011-2015
The Werewolves of Hollywood Blvd J.P. Governs Hollywood Fringe Aaron Lyons, Michael Teoli June 2014
Exorcistic The Old Priest Hollywood Fringe, Sacred Fools Spotlight Pat Towne, Michael Teoli June-August 2013
Sketches From The National Lampoon Principal Hayworth Theater & Matty Simmons Pat Towne, Richard Levinson Feb-March 2013
Silence! The Musical Hannibal Understudy/Male Swing Hayworth Theater Christopher Gattelli, Nate Patten Sept-Dec 2012
USS Pinafore Captain Corcoran Crown City Theatre Jon Mullich, William O'Reilly May-August 2010
Seance on a Wet Afternoon Reporter #3 Opera Santa Barbara Scott Schwartz, Valery Ryvkin Sept.-Oct. 2009
The Beastly Bombing President of the USA Steve Allen Theater,
New York Musical Theater Festival,
Opera aan het IJ, (AMSTERDAM)
Julien Nitzberg, Roger Neill, Inna Van Den Hogen (NL) July 2006-March 2009
Lost in Hollywoodland Edwin McManoff New York Int'l Fringe Festival' Dan Oliverio, Jon Dinerstein August, 2007
Production Role Company Director
The Sirens of Titan Salo Sacred Fools Theater Company Ben Rock
Richard III Buckingham Eclectic Company Theater Natasha Troop
Peer Gynt (Excerpts) Troll King San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, James Darrah
VOLCANO Bill Robinson Stronghold Speakeasy Neil Cohen
Carved in Stone Oscar Wilde Theatre Asylum John Pabros-Clark
Production Role Company Directors
(stage, musical)
La Boheme Benoit, Alcindoro Opera Santa Barbara Brad Dalton, Dean Williamson November, 2011
Tosca Angelotti Opera Las Vegas Zeffin Hollis, Greg Buchalter September, 2011
The Good Soldier Schweik Zillergut, Army Doctor Long Beach Opera Ken Roht, Andreas Mitisek January, 2010
Der Kaiser von Atlantis &
Die Kluge
Loudspeaker & Vagabond #3 Long Beach Opera Andreas Mitisek May, 2009
The Cunning Little Vixen Priest Long Beach Opera Ken Cazan, Andreas Mitisek January, 2009
Carmen Zuniga Sacramento Opera Peggy Hickey, Timm Rolek February, 2007
La Traviata Marquis d'Obigny Martinez Opera Cesare Curci, Alex Katsman December, 2006
Don Giovanni Leporello Opera San Jose Lorna Haywood, George Cleve April-May, 2006
La Boheme Colline, Benoit/Alcindoro Opera San Jose David Cox, David Rohrbaugh February, 2006
The Crucible Francis Nurse Opera San Jose Timothy Near, Tony Quartuccio September, 2005
Le Terrain Vague* Eric Pocket Lyrique Benjamin Hamon June, 2005 (PARIS)
The Flying Dutchman Daland Opera San Jose Olivia Stapp, David Rohrbaugh April, 2005
Carmen Zuniga Opera San Jose David Cox, George Cleve Feb., 2005
Tosca Sacristan Opera San Jose Lorna Haywood, Robert Wood Nov.-Dec., 2004
Le Nozze di Figaro Bartolo Opera San Jose Lorna Haywood, David Rohrbaugh Sept.-Oct., 2004
Die Fledermaus Frank Opera San Jose Lorna Haywood, David Rohrbaugh April-May, 2004
The Pearl Fishers Nourabad Opera San Jose David Cox, David Rohrbaugh Jan.-Feb., 2004
Don Pasquale Don Pasquale Opera San Jose Jose Maria Condemi, Anthony Quartuccio September, 2003
Die Zauberflöte Sarastro Opera San Jose Michael McConnell, David Rohrbaugh April-May, 2003
Il trovatore Ferrando Opera San Jose Lorna Haywood, David Rohrbaugh February, 2003
Faust Mephistopheles Opera San Jose David Cox, Robert Wood November, 2002
La Cenerentola Alidoro Opera San Jose Bodo Igesz, Thomas Muraco September, 2002
La Boheme Benoit West Bay Opera Ken Tigar, David Sloss May, 2002
Madama Butterfly Prince Yamadori Opera San Jose Lorna Haywood, David Rohrbaugh April-May, 2002
Manon Count des Grieux Opera San Jose Olivia Stapp, Robert Wood February, 2002
Faust Wagner West Bay Opera Christopher Harlan, Henry Mollicone October, 2001
Wuornos Grandfather Yerba Buena Center Joseph Graves, Mary Chun June, 2001
La Boheme Benoit Opera San Jose Lorna Haywood, David Rohrbaugh April-May, 2001
Rigoletto Count Ceprano Opera San Jose Bodo Igesz, Sara Jobin February, 2001
La Traviata Marquis d'Obigny West Bay Opera Rafal Klopotowski, Mary Chun October, 2000
Production Role Company Directors
(stage, musical)
HMS Pinafore Sir Joseph Porter Opera A La Carte Richard Sheldon, Stephen Gothold
The Pirates of Penzance Major General Stanley Opera A La Carte Richard Sheldon, Marco Mejia
HMS Pinafore Captain Corcoran Opera A La Carte Richard Sheldon, Alexander Ruggieri
The Gondoliers Duke of Plaza Toro Opera A La Carte Richard Sheldon, Alexander Ruggieri
The Pirates of Penzance Sergeant of Police Opera Santa Barbara Miller James, Robert Ashens
The Pirates of Penzance Sergeant of Police Opera A La Carte Richard Sheldon, Alexander Ruggieri
The Mikado Pish-Tush Opera A La Carte Richard Sheldon, Alexander Ruggieri
HMS Pinafore Dick Deadeye Opera A La Carte Richard Sheldon, Alexander Ruggieri
Iolanthe Lord Mountararat Lyric Theatre of SJ Christian Heppinstall, Michael Morris
The Mikado Mikado Lamplighters Music Theatre Barbara Heroux, Baker Peeples
Champagne Gala Paris, Hades Lamplighters Music Theatre Chris Walkey, Baker Peeples
H.M.S. Pinafore Boatswain's Mate Lamplighters Music Theatre Frank Coppolla, Baker Peeples
Iolanthe Lord Mountararat Stanford Savoyards Chris Hapka, Neil Midkiff
Pirates of Penzance Sergeant of Police Stanford Savoyards Mike Myers, Jeremy Hendrickson
Princess Ida Arac Stanford Savoyards Telory Williamson, Matt Callahan
  Symphonic Works
Composition Role Composer Conductor
Requiem Baritone Soloist Gabriel Faure Francesco Alleruzzo November 2015
Requiem Bass Soloist W.A. Mozart Francesco Alleruzzo November 2013
Messa di Gloria Bass & Baritone Soloist Giacomo Puccini Francesco Alleruzzo May 2013
Requiem Ebraico Baritone Soloist Erich Zeisl Mark Alan Hilt March 2008
  TV Commercials
Product Role Production Director Date
Silverton Casino Coffee Stain Guy SK&G Mark Celentano November, 2008
Oovoo Priest Supply & Demand Tony Kaye August, 2008
TBS- Anthem Promo Mover #1 Stun Creative Rob Meltzer March, 2008
Civilization Revolutions Judge #3 Wild Canary Gary Johns January, 2008
Direct-General Auto Insurance Man at Desk Biscuit Aaron Ruell November, 2007


Musical Training
Classical voice training and technique with Sheri Greenawald, John Duykers, Gregory Stapp, David Rohrbaugh, Peter Van Derick.

Dramatic Training
Directing, acting and design study at the NYU drama studio, Playwrights' Horizons. Classes included Skinner diction, Jones voice method, dance, acting, stage design, and directing.

Principal Artist in Residence with Opera San Jose, 2002-2006.

Award Nominations

  • As the English voice of F.A.N.G in Street Fighter V:
  • As Dr. Hill in Re-Animator The Musical:
      Lead Actor in a Musical, 2011 Ovation Awards
      Best Leading Actor in a Musical, 2011 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards

    *International Debut