The Universe Technique w/Lucas Neff
The Universe Technique is the art of learning and embracing in detail all the elements and character of an environment and to learn how to vividly paint that universe for an audience.
Lucas Neff graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. His acting career started when he was mistakenly assigned to the performing arts department at UIC. After college, he took classes at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.
His local theater debut was in the Chicago-based theater company Collaboraction's production of "Jon". While trying to start his career by appearing in storefront theater and commercials, Neff financed himself by cleaning houses, which he only began a week before being cast in his first major role. His first television role came when he was cast in a minor role in the series finale of A&E Network's The Beast.
When a nationwide casting call was put out for Raising Hope, Neff taped his ten-page audition and sent it in to the show's creator, Greg Garcia. From this first tape, Neff became Garcia's first choice for the role of Jimmy Chance.
After gaining the role in Raising Hope, he has maintained his links with the theater, writing plays. His play The Last Duck was performed at the Jackalope Theatre in Chicago as the final play of the 20112012 season. It was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work.
Continuing the tradition of Peter Sellers and Andy Kaufman, in 2013, he created the alter ego, Jimmy Connolly, and began performing stand up in character around Los Angeles. March 11, 2013 is the first date Jimmy Connolly is known to have appeared on stage.
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Dallas, TX 75226
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