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Japhet Balaban

Recently made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's

Tony Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt, directed by

Patrick Marber at the Longacre Theatre. 

Currently performing in John Proctor is the Villain at the Huntington Theatre, written by Kimberly Belflower & directed by Margot Bordelon.


Previously he filmed a lead role in the Freeform romantic comedy The Thing about Harry, directed by Peter Paige. Other on-camera credits include "Fargo,""Empire,""The Chi," and both "Chicago Med" and "Chicago P.D." 


He has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed stage productions in Chicago and trained with both the Atlantic Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre. He made the Chicago Tribune’s list of 10 Hot New Faces in 2017, fwiw. 


Japhet is represented by Gray Talent Group and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.


He is a proud member of both SAG-AFTRA and AEA.

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