Kohl Sudduth studied journalism at Ohio University before devoting himself to the flourishing mid-90’s DIY hardcore music scene. He played in the post-punk band Edison, writing songs, playing guitar, singing a little and screaming a lot.

After graduating with an English degree, he moved to New York City to commit himself to acting. Work came quick with parts in “Illuminata”, “Sex and the City”, “54” and “Rounders” among others before playing a supporting role as “Slater” in the Steve Martin film “Bowfinger”. He appeared in various films including “Cora Unashamed”, “Road Trip”“Table One”“The Banger Sisters”“The Notorious Bettie Paige”, “True Story”, and “Fall To Rise”. On TV, he was a series regular on “Grosse Pointe” and had guest appearances on “Law & Order: SVU“, “Law & Order: CI“, and “Blue Bloods“. He also played “Suitcase” Simpson in the long-running Jesse Stone series of TV movies.

He trained as an actor with the respected teacher Maggie Flanigan.

He has worked extensively in theater, originating roles in Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award winning play “Take Me Out”, Stephen Adly Guirgis‘ seminal “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and in Cusi Cram‘s “Radiance”.

As a playwright, his plays received workshops at the LAByrinth Theater’s summer intensives and Barn Series, among others. He developed many new plays as a director and actor as a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.

Co-writing with Daniel Hardy, he has screenwritten TV series and films for Imaginarium Productions, Sonar Entertainment, Pulse Films, and MBC Studios, among others.

He is a longtime student in the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, training with John Daido Loori, Roshi and his successor Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi.

He lives in Brooklyn and the Catskills.

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