Corydon Melgoza
Corydon Melgoza

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Corydon Melgoza

Corydon is a multi-faceted actor who grew up in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. Raised by a theater-directing mother he started acting at a very young age and fell head-over-heels for it. He realized he had a talent for engaging audiences and bringing truth to larger than life characters. He graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the Spring of 2018, and continues to challenge himself in being emotionally free and truthful in every role he plays.

 

Why did you want to become an actor?

From a young age I found performing to be an escape from all of the negativity and judgement I felt. Instead of being ashamed at how different I was from the other kids I was allowed to express and use my differences and eccentricities through performance. It felt like a secret power that I had in my back pocket and gave me confidence in myself that I could carry through my everyday life.

 

Who is your biggest inspiration in the industry?

Ever since I was in highschool my number one acting inspiration has been Philip Seymour Hoffman. You'll never see him phone in a performance. His honesty and bravery in his work is electric. Even when he's given roles that might seem minor he makes them memorable and completely 3-dimensional. He makes big choices and commits to them fully, and is alive and present in every frame. 

 

What's your favorite TV show?

Oh, man! I have a couple favorites. Breaking Bad is an obvious choice. The writing and acting is unreal and groundbreaking, especially for TV. For comedy, I love Arrested Development and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I also have to shout out Adventure Time and Bojack Horseman.