Jeremy Lee Cudd started as a drummer. He found his way to the theatre by playing drums/percussion for musical productions in Atlanta and then found his way to acting. After graduating from Georgia State University with a B.A. in English Literature and a Theatre minor, he worked as an actor (and teacher) in the Atlanta area for six years with award-winning companies like the Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Aurora Theatre, ART Station, and Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He was an actor and artistic associate with Soul-stice Repertory Ensemble.
Jeremy graduated in 2007 with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Penn State University. The focus of his actor training at PSU was Meisner-based Practical Aesthetics. He also studied voice and Shakespeare in London, England; on-camera acting in Toronto, Ontario at the Professional Actors Lab; and directing at Soulpepper Theatre, also in Toronto.
Before coming to Austin in the Fall of 2011, Jeremy was based in Chicago for four years, where he worked regionally. Notable credits include: the world premiere of ROCK AND ROLL: THE REUNION TOUR at Actors Theatre of Louisville; the U.S. premiere of THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA at Profiles Theatre; assistant director to Rick Snyder on the hit Chicago revival of Tracy Lett's KILLER JOE, which won two Jeff Awards and had multiple extensions at The Royal George Theatre; director/teaching artist working on new play development with Chicago high school students for American Theatre Co.’s Mosaic and Bridge outreach programs.
Jeremy was co-producer of Plenty Humble. The theatre side of Plenty Humble focused on pairing AEA actors in Chicago with new plays in development, the media production side began with the creation of the five-episode web miniseries, DIARY OF A JOB SEEKER.
Jeremy is an Assistant Professor of Practice at The University of Texas at Austin, where he directs and teaches undergraduate acting. For the Theatre and Dance Department, he has directed Brian Oglesby’s OR, THE ONE WITH THE DOGS (UTNT), Carlos Murillo's DARK PLAY OR STORIES FOR BOYS, Neil Labute's SOME GIRLS, and Aaron Posner’s STUPID F*CKING BIRD. He also composed original music and played live percussion for THE SPARROW. He developed and directed five episodes of an actor-focused web series, DETENTION, designed to provide undergraduates with experience in both on-camera acting and self-producing digital video content. This concept developed into the new course Intro to Creating New Media, which emphasizes the creative empowerment available to student actors in making and distributing their own work.
He is a member of Actors' Equity Association, SAG-Eligible, and is represented by Collier Talent. Some recent acting credits include a feature film - BUG by Parker Dorris, MEASURE FOR MEASURE at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, DYNAMITE SISTERS (Ep101), and THE SEED, a short film directed by Charles Wiedman. Jeremy directed the short films, RACHEL THE NEXT FIVE YEARS and THE SHAMING, and the music video for Jake Bardin’s HALF-DEGREE, which was an official selection of the 2018 Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. He recently produced/directed ACTUALLY by Anna Ziegler, directed CRIME & PUNISHMENT for Penfold Theatre, and Kenneth Lonergan’s THIS IS OUR YOUTH for Treehouse Players.