Jay Beckett

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Jay Cameron Beckett

(1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 38)
Lima, Peru
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materThe Los Angeles Film School
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Filmmaker
Organization2nd Act Films
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)

Jay Cameron Beckett (born 17 December, 1985) better known as Jay Beckett, is an American actor, filmmaker, producer, director, and theater artist.[1] He started his career as an actor and has appeared in a number of shorts, theater plays and music videos, later he was inclined towards filmmaking and joined The Los Angeles Film School to learn filmmaking and direction.[2]

Born in Lima, Peru, Beckett has founded "Second Act Films", a production company through which directs and as well as produces films under his own banner. His filmmaking work has been recognized on a number of occasions by the media and high-tier news references including Shoutout LA, Akoibon Le Film, Opera News, and others.

Early life and education

Jay Beckett was born on 17 December 1985, in Lima, Peru. He attended Catholic schools including Colegio Lord Byron, Nuestra Seora del Rosario, and Colegio San Jose, among others. His writing and films are influenced by his early exposure to Catholicism. Beckett developed a love for the performing arts at a young age and participated in numerous productions. During his childhood, he relocated to many towns in Peru because of his father's job. He eventually relocated to Los Angeles with his family in 2003 when he was seventeen.

In 2010, Beckett attended Pepperdine University to complete a Bachelor's degree in business administration and management. In 2015, he completed a Master's degree course in Finance from the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

In 2020, to follow his passion in filmmaking, he attended Los Angeles Film School to complete a course in Cinematography and Film/Video Production.



Beginning in 2016, Beckett attended Cypress College and The Beverly Hills Playhouse in Beverly Hills, California to study theatre and scene work.[3] Picasso from Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Mr. Miracolous from Wonder Women, and Jack from Breathing Time were among the characters he played on stage. He joined the John Miyasaki-led Hereandnow acting assembly in 2019 as a member.[4]



Title Role Director Year
Madame, Life of a Drag Queen Jay Beckett 2022
Say Grace Jay Beckett 2022
Padre Nuestro Lead Jay Beckett 2021
Nasty Bosses Lead Jay Beckett 2020
Have a Good Day Lead Xianyue Wan
The War Within Supporting Marta D'Ocon
Revelations Supporting Cameron Cox


Title Role Director Year
Supreme Justice with Judge Karen Guest Star Entertainment Studios


Title Role Director Year
Major Hair Restoring System Principal Lauren Nguyen 2020
Major Insurance Co. Supporting Gon Cullen 2020


Title Role Director Year
Masculinity Jay Riley Billingsley 2021
Wonder Women Mr. Miraculous Rose Orguin 2019
Happily Ever After King Chris Bereu 2019
My Mythology Various John Miyasaki 2019
A Little Tokyo Christmas Self Michael Hagiwara 2019
Dog Sees God CB Michael Petted
Angels in America Prior Walker Candice Clasby
Picasso at the Latin Agile Picasso Candice Clasby


Title Role Director Year
Afterglow Co-Star Lloyd Chantravutikorn 2021

Awards and recognition

  • Best Short Film - Madame, Life of a Drag queen - Director
  • Silver Telly - Say Grace - Best Drama - 2022
  • Bronce Telly - Say Grace - Writing - 2022
  • Gold Telly - Say Grace - Best Director - 2022


  1. "Jay Beckett". IMDb. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  2. "Meet Jay Beckett | Actor and Filmmaker". SHOUTOUT LA. 30 September 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  3. "Rising actor and filmmaker Jay Beckett to star in a theater show with The HereAndNow Theatre Company - Opera News". www.dailyadvent.com. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  4. "Rising filmmaker Jay Beckett to direct new indie film on LGBTQ issues". www.akoibon-lefilm.com. Retrieved 22 June 2022.

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