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Troy Kotsur  

Academy Award Winning Actor Known for "CODA"

Troy Kotsur has been acting and directing for over 20 years. Deaf since birth, he was raised in Mesa, AZ. In his career he has had critically acclaimed performances in major films, a lead role in the Broadway run of a Tony Award winning play, and numerous memorable roles on Television.

Troy has garnered rave reviews for his leading role in the 2021 feature CODA, for which he won a Gotham Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, among other accolades. He is credited with being one of the prime reasons for the feature's festival success, which lead to its $25 million sale to Apple.

In television, Kotsur made headlines in 2019 for his acting role in "The Mandalorian" on Disney+. Along with acting, he also choreographed an adapted form of sign language for the series. Other notable television roles include guest star appearances on "Criminal Minds," "Scrubs," "CSI: NY," and a fan favorite recurring character on PAX's "Sue Thomas: FB-Eye."

Much of Kotsur's success has stemmed from his highly respected career on stage. This includes a role in the Tony Award winning run of "Big River" on Broadway, performing at the Mark Taper Forum, and the 2015 LA Drama Critics Circle Award nominee Spring Awakening.

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