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Joseph Graves Jr

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BIOGRAPHY

Joseph H. Graves Jr., is an alumnus of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado. He is an award winning American actor, writer, acting coach, singer and artist. Joseph had an early role in an HBO film, Walkout (2005) and in a music video called, One Blood, featuring Elijah Wood and Imagine That (2009), starring Eddie Murphy. He worked as a Production Assistant and Site Locator for the Real World 18, Denver House and recently had a TV show, picked by Amazon entitled The Locals Series (2015). Still passionate about acting, he was cast in the play Inspecting Carol at the Miner’s Alley Playhouse in Golden, Colo., Below the Fold and also received roles in the off-Broadway hit, Tony & Tina’s Wedding and the play Dinah Was at Shadow Theatre, Annie at Cleo Parker-Robinson Dance studio starring Denver’s First Lady Mary Louise Lee and Dreamgirls at Aurora Fox Theater , Featured singing “Happy Birthday” on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, Clybourne Park Off Square Theater in Jackson Wyoming and most recently Night of the Living Dead at the Bug Theater, great reviews and sold-out performances. Joseph is the president and founder of BitWOD Abacus Bracelet (www.bitwod.com), a sports accessory used for High Intensity Interval training or Crossfit. Each BitWOD bracelet purchased, a ten percent portion of the proceeds goes back into giving to the community in regards to: autism, breast cancer awareness, urban farms and educational services. Joseph grew up partly in Hugoton, Kansas and Denver, Colorado. In Kansas, he trained appaloosa quarter show horses with his grandfather. Joseph’s innovative work can be witnessed through his leadership and service in programs such as the Kappa League and Guide Right Leadership development program, Chamber Connect, and in collaboration with many community partners such as the, Gilliam Youth Services, Colorado Beautillion Inc., and the Center for Multicultural Excellence at the University of Denver. 

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