Andrew Sellon appears on TV in the recurring role of Mr. Penn in the fourth season of the hit Fox drama Gotham. Andrew made his network television debut in fall 2014, playing Debra Messing’s blind date in episode 102 of The Mysteries of Laura, and the following week appearing as James Spader’s Polish informant Henryk Worboliski in episode 202 of The Blacklist. In 2016, he appeared as Reverend Mike, with Thomas Haden Church, in the first season of HBO’s Divorce. And in January 2017, he appeared as Nicholas Haight, with Christine Baranski and Becky Ann Baker, in the hit CBS drama The Good Fight.
On film, Andrew played the subway preacher who gives Mark Ruffalo good advice in the hit Begin Again, and contributed his voice to the role of the Judge in the award-winning animated feature The Hunting of the Snark (both 2014). He also appeared as Dorian in the foreign feature Mamarosh and shot two indie sitcom pilots, Terminal B and Stool Pigeons (all 2013). Previously, he appeared in The Smurfs Movie with Hank Azaria, Sofia Vergara, and Tim Gunn. Andrew’s video skit with fellow Harvard alumnus John Lithgow for New York Public Library’s Lions Gala, along with other videos, photos and reviews, can be seen on his web site and blog.
Onstage, in early 2017, Andrew was Gaston, the murderous master chef in An Empty Plate at the Café du Grand Boeuf for Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL. In 2016, Andrew played the mysterious Eric Finch (aka Finch the Spy) in the national tour of Cheers Live on Stage. He also appeared in multiple roles in the new Off-Broadway play Like Money in the Bank. In 2015, he starred at Portland Center Stage as Vanya in his second production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He also played Gremio in NY Classical Theatre’s production of The Taming of the Shrew in Central Park and two other NY parks. In fall 2014 he starred as Charlie in the Carbonell Award-winning 30th Anniversary production of The Foreigner at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, receiving a Best Actor nomination. He played three roles in rotation in Asolo Repertory Theatre’s 2014 Winter season in Sarasota, Florida: Vanya in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Peter Amster (who directed Andrew in The 39 Steps at the Maltz Jupiter in 2011); preacher Jim Casy in Frank Galati’s Tony-winning adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath, directed by Michael Donald Edwards; and Canon O’Byrne in Brian Friel’s classic comedy Philadelphia, Here I Come!, directed by Frank Galati.
Andrew is also on the faculty of the graduate creative writing program at Western State Colorado University, where he teaches a summer intensive on Poetry in Performance, and also coaches genre novelists on how to present their work in public. For the 2017 Writing the Rockies conference at WSCU, Andrew directed a staged reading of the new opera Lottie Silks, appeared opposite Sam Robards in the world premiere reading of a new play by fellow Harvard classmate (and Simpsons writer/producer) Mike Reiss, It’s All in the Execution, and presented a staged reading of the new full-length version of Through the Looking-Glass Darkly, a solo play about Lewis Carroll and Alice that Andrew first created as his third-year graduate project while at UNC-Chapel Hill.