Drawn to a career in the arts at a young age, Chris Ferretti acted in several theatrical productions that no one ever saw.
Ferretti then studied theatre and marketing at the University of Rhode Island…which is as good of a recipe as any, to become a bartender in Connecticut.
Working several jobs, and bartending nights to make ends meet, Ferretti continued to perform in several productions, which ultimately led him to studying acting, directing, and playwrighting at The Actors Studio where he received his MFA and once shook hands with Bradley Cooper.
As an actor, Chris has won several awards including:
- Best Supporting Actor in a Web Series (winner).
- Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series (winner).
- Most Stolen Bagels on the Set of Rescue Me (nominated).
An avid writer, Chris has written and produced several works including his one-act comedy THE SESSION, which had its Off-Broadway debut at the Theatre at Saint Clement’s. Other works include: CLIPPED WINGS (which he also directed; Off-Broadway debut at Roy Arias Studios). BETWEEN A ROCK AND THE PORT AUTHORITY (selected by Lakeshore Players Theatre). DON’T FORGET TO TIP YOUR SERVER (selected for a reading by The Barrow Group). TRUMPED (selected by Stage Left Theatre). FISH AND VISITORS: A COVID COMEDY, which was written during the pandemic lockdown.
Chris also penned the solo show – VOICEMAILS FROM PURGATORY, which details the comical insanity of growing up in an Irish / Italian dysfunctional family in Bayonne, New Jersey.
As an author, Chris and his wife Julie penned a book celebrating their beloved aunt and her no-nonsense style of wisdom entitled: GO SH*T IN A HAT: Wise Words, Vulgar Expressions, and a Little Bit of Advice from the One and Only Auntie Ro (available on Amazon) – with 100% of the proceeds going towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
As a comedian, Chris performs at several comedy clubs throughout the NYC area.
Also, noted for his gift of mimicry, Chris frequently works in voice over and owns and operates his own voice over business at fiverr.
Most notably, Chris is known for his parallel parking skills and for making the best spaghetti and meatballs this side of the Hudson.