ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, ENTREPRENEUR & MUSICIAN
SAGAFTRA - A.F.M. - ASCAP
"Liberator" - Vincent Veloso
Vincent Veloso is an Asian Filipino-American actor, model, multi-award winning: writer/producer/director, martial artist (Kodokan judo, Tekken-ryu jujutsu, Nihon Goshin Aikido, shotokan karate), trained salsa ballroom dancer, entrepreneur & 17 instrument performing musician. Originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey, he was interested in music and acting at a young age, eventually attending NYU jazz studies program. He has studied music with Ted Nash, Ralph Lalama, Vincent Herring, Steve Coleman, Jerome Callet, Kenny Werner and George Garzone. He studied acting with Wendy Mckenzie, Ronald Rand, actorsinc and James Ciccone.
Since 1995, he has been working with many of the established Latin Alternative/rock en espanol crowd, as well as many highly respected jazz musicians, swing and funk acts. He has worked and/or appeared w/ King Chango, Ozomatli, Los Pericos, Los Amigos Invisibles, Pacha Massive, Control Machete, Javier Garcia, Yerba Buena, Sidestepper, Sean Lennon, Jaron Lanier, Badawi, Frank Foster, "Alkebulan" Rodriguez, Jazz Sawyer, Kaleta, DJ Logic, DJ Spooky, DJ Olive, DJ Kenny Summit, DJ Cleveland, DJ Tony Touch, M'lumbo, Dave Stryker, George Garzone, Joe Shepley, Donald Byrd, Bryan Lynch, Bobby Sanabria, Arturo O'farrill, Sunny Jain, Victor Barrientos, Dennis Davis, Tootes & the Maytails, Nick Palumbo & the Flipped fedoras, Dean Shot & the blues Revue, Si Se, Atercielados, Avatar, Brenda K Starr, & many others.
Performance highlights include headlining the 2002 Montreal Jazz Festival with the Venezuelan group
King Chango and many world tours with King Chango and Pacha Massive.
Vincent was a professor at the Academy of Music of Ramapo College from 1999 to 2006 where he taught winds and music theory, & was a brass instructor, drill writer/arranger, then assistant director and finally the Corps Director for the Crimson Kings Drum, Fife & Bugle Corps between 2009 to 2019.
Vince is also featured on a number of music and commercial recordings & films as a musician, music composer, and screenwriter.
After appearing in several short films in the late 90's, Vincent began a more serious acting career in 2009 after his friend, singer/actress Margarita Martirosyan asked him if could play bass and accompany her on a commercial audition where he was also introduced to an agent. Vincent has since made several TV and film appearances, and has directed films like Watson (2015) and shows including the SAG new media series Changelings (2013) which he wrote, executive produced and directed which was accepted into Marche Du Film Festival de Cannes. Changelings season 1 featured Jacob Berger (Instagram comedian, Wonderwheel) and Karlee Perez (Lucha Underground, WWE) and won a multitude of awards and accolades.
Changelings season 2 episode "Aswang" features Catherine Curtin (Stranger Things 2, Orange is the New Black, Mindhunter), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Justice League Animated) and Playboy Playmate Stormi Maya ( "Hustlers" with Jennifer Lopez, Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have it" ). It won best sci-fi FX supernatural series and best actor (Catherine Curtin) at the 2017 U.A.S.E supported by HBO/Cinemax. Episode "Forlorn Lauren: Features Lauren Francesca (Barely Political, social media personality with 1.9 million followers on facebook), Jeffrey Gurian (comedian & best selling author) and Scott Churchson (America's Got Talent). It was selected as semi-finalist for the 2017 Caribbean Film & Market Fest. The series is now available through Amazon Prime.
Vincent acted alongside Sean Patrick Flannery, Michael Jai White & Mark Dacascos and did stuntwork in "Assault on VA-33", now on The Roku Channel. He is Officer Stevens in the film "Equal Standard" with Ice-T & Treach, and is the cartoon voice of Edward Chin in "Ethan Art Venture" on KWELI TV and BrickTV
In 2022, Vincent joined Snoop Dog, Haley Haley Joel Osment, & the voice cast of the intense podcast drama series #MATTER on iheartradio
He also joined the voice cast of the Ambie award nominee "What Happened in Skinner?" ,the thriller, mystery podcast featured as Spotify's top 5 best new audio dramas
Vincent wrote/produced/acted in & directed "Changelings" (Amazon Prime) with Catherine Curtin, Eric Roberts, Karlee Perez, Lauren Francesca, Jeffrey Gurian, Scott Churchson, Stormi Maya, Julia Maggio & Jacob Berger. He portrayed Officer Alvarez in the Daytime Emmy Nominated series "Doomsday" (Amazon Prime and Shudder), appeared in "Marvel's Daredevil" (Netflix) UCLA professor Terrance Tao in the series "Math Warriors", and the Maestro piano player in "The Comedian" with Robert Deniro & Harvey Keitel.
As an Entrepreneur, Vincent is an Executive Producer of Xavmax Multimedia Productions LLC and has done Vincent Veloso Marketing, the number one North Jersey E-com IG agent for Survivalist e-commerce stores, and helping coaches as a closing agent and social media marketer. He has been trained by Anik Singal, Ed Mylett and mentored by @realcraigballantyne and @jasoncapital.
As a philantropist, he has worked with Society's Choice and Kiss the Monkeys, Unicef, Hope for Paws and the Red Cross.