Most Valuable Players

A Guide to Austin Stage Actors

Most Valuable Players

Joey Hood

On the scene since: 1997

MVP for: Subterranean Theatre Company

Recent Roles: Gregor Samsa, The Metamorphosis, Public Domain/Refraction Arts, 2001; Joe, Raised by Lesbians, STC, 2001; Peter Sloan, Light Up the Sky, Austin Playhouse, 2001; Charlie, Fish, Aunt Lulu Plays, 2000; The Cheerleader, Bleacher Bums, STC, 2000.

Honors: Payne nominations, Metamorphosis, Fish; Critics Table award & Payne nomination, The Collection; Payne nomination, Bleacher Bums.

One-half of the famed Hood-Fisher invasion from Mississippi, this young actor with the thick eyebrows prefers roles that allow him to go from zero to 60 in no time flat. He's often gotten his wish: while shambling as the forlorn Feral Freak Boy in Subterranean's Raised by Lesbians, while literally climbing the walls (running halfway up the sides of the Blue Theatre) in Metamorphosis, and especially while chewing much scenery as a hyperkinetic Cubs fan in Bleacher Bums. But this wiry powerhouse can also handle quieter roles, as witness his dark and moody turn as in Fish.

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