Dominic Colón – Dominic is an award winning actor, writer, producer and filmmaker from the Bronx, New York. As an actor Dominic is most recognized for his work as Manny Spamboni on the Emmy Award Winning Children’s Show, The Electric Company. Over the past 15 years, Dominic has appeared in over 60 movies and television shows including: Power, Orange is the New Black, Mr. Robot, and most recently in a recurring role opposite Benicio Del Toro, Paul Dano, and Patricia Arquette in the Golden Globe nominated Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora.
Dominic’s screenplay for his short film CRUSH won the HBO/New York International Film Festival Short Film Script Competition. Dominic received $15,000 and 19 days to produce, shoot, and complete the film. CRUSH played on HBO for over a year and screened at over 25 national and international film festivals including FRAMELINE, OUTFEST: FUSION, OUT IN AFRICA, and OUT IN RUSSIA. In 2014, Dominic began a weight loss journey that lead to a weight loss of over 180 lbs. This journey served as inspiration for Dominic’s second short film SKIN. SKIN, a comedy about a young man who, after extreme weight loss, is afraid to have sex with his boyfriend without a shirt. His screenplay for SKIN won the 2016 BRIO Award for Screenwriting. Both SKIN and CRUSH were licensed and are currently airing on HereTV. Dominic is a two time National Association of Latino Independent Producer’s Latino Media Market Fellow for the screenplays of his feature film: WERQ IT! and his short form series, Papi.
In addition to being a professional actor and writer, Dominic has also taught acting and play writing at Riker’s Island, and at various schools, hospitals, and Juvenile Justice facilities throughout New York City.