Samuel G.C. Muñoz
Assistant Professor of Movement, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University
Sam is an actor, educator, movement director, fight choreographer, director, producer, and voice over artist who's work has been seen in Kenneth Branagh’s THOR, Off Broadway, Tony Award winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Jeff Citation award winning Defiant Theatre, Queens World Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival, North Hollywood Cinefest, Breckenridge Film Festival, Action On Film Festival, Windy City Film Festival, Second City Skybox, Improv Olympic, Chicago’s Storefront Theatre, About Face Theatre, Circle Theater, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and SoHo Playhouse.
Co-Creator of 2 Households, 2 Assholes: Shakespeare’s R & J, Off Broadway, earning strong reviews in the New York Times, NYTheatre.com, and ‘Critics’ Pick’ from Backstage.
Motion Capture - Fight Choreography - Director highlights include Kenneth Branagh’s THOR (assistant stunt coordinator), Clint Eastwood’s Invictus (assist mo-cap dir), Foust & Mcclay’s new “Robin Hood” adaption at the Pittsburgh Playhouse (Director/Fight Director). Acting highlights include Hamlet, Tybalt, Romeo, Smack Donavan(Sci-fi Action Movie), Westly(The Princes Bride), Ed(Aven’U Boys), Pike Calypso(Action Movie: The Play), w/ John Heard(film:Searching for Fortune), Cinemax’s TV series Banshee, and opposite Aaron Muñoz (2H2A & 53:1). Producer & Actor of award winning film 53:1, Stunt Coordinator & Actor of award winning film Broken & Outcast.
Sam trained with Royal Shakespeare Company members Tony Church, Estelle Kohler & Bill Homewood. Alexander Technique-Movement Specialist Dr. Meade Andrews & Linklater/Voice/Speech Specialist Bridget Conners. Chicago’s Second City - Martin de Matt, Brain Posen, & Anne Libera. The National Theater Conservatory- Movement Specialist Bob Davidson, Shakespeare/Speech Specialist Gary Logan, Michael Checkoff student Archie Smith, Head of Acting Jennifer McCray Rincon. Muñoz received his MFA from Florida Atlantic University Professional Actor Training Program. He received his BA from Columbia College Chicago under the tutelage of Sheldon Patinkin, Jeff Ginsberg, & SAFD Fight Master David Woolley.
Former Adjunct Professor at California State University Northridge, Florida Atlantic University Professional Actor Training Program, and Guest Teaching Artist at Columbia College Chicago. Currently, Head of Movement Curriculum and Assistant Professor of Movement at the Conservatory of Performing Arts, Theatre Department at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa.