Geoffrey Cantor

Actor, Teacher, Director,

Years Active

1987 - Present

Known For

Geoffrey graduated magna cum laude from Amherst, and trained at NTI and the Royal Central School in London.

Best known as Ellison in Daredevil and The Punisher, other TV includes Netflix’s Maniac with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, Agent Adams in The Tick, Bull, Madam Secretary, House of Cards, Blacklist, The Americans, Damages, Sopranos, and all of the Law & Order’s. Some films include the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Ceasar!, Pickle (with Seth Rogan), Hot Air, Man on a Ledge, Fair Game, and Public Enemies, and he has been seen on stages from Broadway to London. His work in video games includes the photographer Beverly in GTAV, and you can hear his voice in a number of audiobooks as well. He is the Chief Creative Consultant for Rethink The Conversation® and lives in NJ with his lovely wife Cat and their two amazing kids, Benjamin (SVA ’16) and Talia (Dickinson ’19).
Stage work Includes Side Man (Broadway), Warren Leight's Sec 310, Row D, Seats 5&6, Dinner With Friends, Julie Taymor's Titus Andronicus, Saturday Sunday Monday, Denial (Long Wharf), Death of a Salesman (with Judd Hirsh), Talley's Folly, Romeo and Juliet (Acting Company), and Lone Star (London and Edinburgh). Geoffrey has been featured in over 200 television and radio commercials, including two award-winning campaigns: Let It Out (Kleenex--the Good Listener), and Fair Enough (part of the Truth campaign).

Geoffrey began directing in college, and in London, he developed the play-reading series Readings at One at the Duke of York's Theater in the West End. There he directed the London premier reading of Allan Knee's The Man Who was Peter Pan, upon which the film Finding Neverland was based. Other directing credits include Sweet Texas Reckoning, Stripped (which he co-wrote), James Mclure's 1959 Pink Thunderbird (Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon, For Our Daughters (Illuminart) in Staten Island, Prey (NYfringe 2010), My Secret Public Seder (an Original Piece, written for and with members of the Bergen County JCCY), Winterglass (an original piece), and Cowboys II, by Sam Shepard.

As a coach and teacher, he has worked all over the country with actors whose credits include all the major TV shows in New York, film and Broadawy. His students have also been accepted to some of the best theater programs in the country, including Ithaca, Fordham, Emerson, Michigan, Mason Gross, and UCSD.

Geoffrey is also the Chief Creative consultant for Rethink The Conversation, a nonprofit public awareness group focused on issues of serious concern that have been tinged by stigma, misinformation, lack of attention, or indifference, bringing them to the fore of social consciousness and activism.


  • Hot Air


  • Daredevil

    Mitchell Ellison

  • Maniac


  • The Tick

    Agent Adams

  • Bull

    Dr. Kulkarni

  • Civil

    Bobby Fletcher

  • The Punisher

    Mitchell Ellison

  • Anna & The Asteroid

    Homeless Man

  • Ironwood

    Professor Gerry Williams

  • The Wizard of Lies

    SEC Agent Ostrow

  • The Daily Show

    Dr. Jerry Baxter

  • Madam Secretary

    Tom Murphy

  • Sublets

    Eddie Falcon

  • Feed the Beast


  • House of Cards

    Ben Goldstein

  • 411


  • Fishbowl

    Gerry Saxon

  • A Warrior's Tail

    Semi-Baron Fafl

  • Elementary

    Maurice Antonov

  • Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector

    Karl Manhair

  • Forever


  • The Longest Week

    Intellectual #1 Subway

  • Believe

    Dr. Taussig

  • Good Medicine

    Party Clown

  • Bird People


  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Gene Fierstein / Victor / Ed Mangini

  • Zero Hour

    Professor Chalis

  • Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship

    Gerry the Editor

  • Syrup

    Executive #2

  • Deception

    Tom Vanderfield

  • Person of Interest

    Sebastian Alta

  • Thanks for Sharing

    Addict #4

  • Damages

    Clark Reinsdorf

  • Men in Black 3


  • The Big C

    Fred Bobick

  • Pan Am

    Mr. Claymore

  • Untitled Jersey City Project

    Ed Smith

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent

    Ethan Lowe / Dukay's Attorney / Will Timmons / ...

  • The Stay-At-Home Dad

    Gay Dad

  • Fair Game

    Ari Fleischer

  • When in Rome

    Dr. Moscowitz

  • Christopher Dispossessed


  • Bored to Death

    Mr. Eaton

  • The Broadroom


  • Mercy

    Dr. Pell

  • Public Enemies

    Harry Suydam

Gallery of Work