Joseph Lushi is an American actor and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, MI, Lushi studied acting after college, attending classes at the Purple Rose Theatre Academy and the Dramatic Arts Studio of Michigan. He starred in television, shorts, and independent films throughout Michigan before relocating to Los Angeles in 2012.
Lushi's first script, a historical drama entitled "The Six-Starred Golden State," placed in the Top 20 percent of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Screenwriting Competition for 2010.
Lushi gained notoriety as an actor in 2011, when he was selected to co-star as a recurring character on ABC's television cop drama "Detroit 1-8-7" as a thug for mobster Al Stram (played by actor Tommy Flanagan) in two episodes.
In 2014, Lushi starred, wrote, and produced a short film entitled "Le Coeur Brisé," which made its official festival debut at the SVA Theatre of Chelsea in New York City on October 3rd of that same year.
From 2015 to 2017, Lushi was cast in various stage productions. He played the role of Bob in the Young Actors Space (Y.A.S.) theatre production of Christopher Durang's "Beyond Therapy," directed by Patrick Day; played the role of Sampson and Friar John in a Lovers and Madmen Production of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for the entire month of October at the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena, CA; and he was cast in the lead role as Hanrahan in the Young Actors Space theatre production of Richard Dresser's "Below The Belt," directed again by Patrick Day.
Most recently, in 2019, Lushi played the lead role of Damien Woods in The Standard Film Company's feature short "Kate."