RJ Vaillancourt

RJ is an actor, writer, comedian, borderline-unhealthy sports fanatic, and proud cat father from Rockland County, New York. His first stage performance was playing Santa Claus as a fifth grader in the elementary school smash hit The Elves' Impersonator, which was also about the same time he began questioning the legitimacy of Santa Claus. From there, his interest in performing broadened into sketch comedy, improv, musical theatre, and eventually acting.

He received a B.A. in Theatre from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, where he was fortunate to study under genius actors like Phylicia Rashad, Alison Fraser, Steven Skybell, and Mark Blum while working in fully produced plays both old and new with some of the more prolific up-and-coming directors and playwrights in the field. He's a company member of Less Than Rent Theatre, where he's worked on on several new plays including Gracie Gardner's original production of Pussy Sludge (dir. Skylar Fox) as part of Sanctuary at HERE Arts Center. He recently performed in Nathaniel Sam Shapiro's original production of Diaspora (dir. Saheem Ali) at the Gym at Judson and even MORE recently made his Broadway Debut in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Saint Joan (dir. Daniel Sullivan).

He watches a lot of the Food Network and isn't embarrassed about it.