MEET THE TEAM

Joe Conti

A veteran performer of nearly 25 years, Joe has been truly honored to perform in TV and Film as well as at some of the world’s most prestigious theaters. He has also had the privilege of working with countless artists, producers, and directors who have continuously inspired him throughout his career.

Some of his starring roles on televisions include NBC’s smash hit This is Us, ABC’s groundbreaking drama, Scandal, Netflix’s critically acclaimed Dear White People, and NBC’s long running drama, Law & Order: SVU. His film credits include Still Waiting in the Wings along side Cindy Williams and reprising the lead role of Tyler Hall in all three motion pictures, Bear City, Bear City 2: The Proposal, and Bear City 3.

Staying true to his performance roots, Joe has also worked for countless theaters across the country and has travelled internationally with Oh What A Night: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Norwegian Cruises, Holland America Cruises, as well as Australian and Canadian tours.

Recently, he was selected as one of the country’s top comedy talents for the 2018 CBS Diversity Showcase, in which he performed, wrote, and choreographed.

He is a graduate of Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theater with a concentration in Acting.

Learn more at TheJoeConti.com

Ari Frenkel

Ari Frenkel is an actor, writer, and producer.  He has worked consistently in TV, Film, and Theater.  Some of his credits include HBO's "Silicon Valley," CBS's "All Rise," Amazon's "Homecoming," TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles," HULU's "There's...Johnny!" and "Sorry, Ari," his comedy web series which he writes, produces and stars in. "Sorry, Ari" was named one of the Best Web Series by IndieWire and won Breakout Series at GlowFest, Los Angeles.

 

Originally from New Jersey, Ari earned his BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. During his time there he won the prestigious Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the National level in Washington, DC.

 

Before moving to LA, Ari worked extensively in theaters around the country.  Ari now works consistently in on-camera work, producing a large amount of content in the form of online series, short films, and several feature film and television scripts.   He has taught audition technique professionally in Los Angeles and coaches actors daily, which has resulted in clients booking Series Regular and large Guest Star roles on major Television shows.

 

Learn more at AriFrenkel.com

Justin Anthony Long

Justin is an actor, writer and director. He recently performed in the world premiere of the new musical MUTT HOUSE with Center Theatre Group and starred as Joseph in Marc Kudisch & 3DT's production of JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Some other acting credits include Gabe in NEXT TO NORMAL, Emcee in CABARET, Bert in MARY POPPINS and a featured role in Martin Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

 

He co-wrote, starred and directed the musical web-series CITY OF DREAMS (NY Times, USA Today, and Playbill's Broadway on the Web). He recently directed OLD FRENEMIES in the Hollywood Fringe Festival and seven episodes of the comedy web-series SORRY, ARI (IndieWire).

 

Some other writing includes the opening musical number for the 2018 CBS DIVERSITY SHOWCASE, WELCOME TO SHOOFLY (ASCAP/DreamWorks Animation MT Workshop), COOKIE SOIRÉE (Sound Bites Audience Choice Award for Best Musical & Winner of Ken Davenport's 10-Minute Play & Musical Contest), TAKE OUT (AAFL Top 10), and THE WILD AND WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA (Sound Bites Audience Choice Award for Best Musical). 

 

Justin is a graduate of Montclair State University and the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv program. 

Learn more at JustinAnthonyLong.com

A125is an educational company that focuses on the acceleration and education of professional actors.  Our team is comprised of professional working actors who want to share the knowledge and help we wish we had at the beginning of our careers.  We've worked in many major Films, Television Shows, and Theaters around the country.  Our mission is to make the difficult journey of a professional acting career easier and more fun.  We approach the business in a practical and pragmatic way, demystifying limiting beliefs and giving our clients actionable and tangible advice to tackle their own careers.