Jack Hartnett, a decorated combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps, has worked across the board as an actor, writer, director and producer. Starring or supporting in “Hitch”, “Sex and the City”, “Stranded”, “Regresa”, “Shortcut to Happiness” opposite acclaimed actors Anthony Hopkins, Eva Mendes, Will Smith, Blanca Soto, Jaime Camil, Erica Durance, Alec Baldwin and Kim Cattrall.
Jack was an All-American football player at Hofstra University before serving in the Marines in the Gulf War and Somalia where he honed his skills as a firearms expert. Returning to New York he pursued a passion for acting studying with top private coaches from The Actors Studio while achieving an Associates in Arts from the NY Academy of the Dramatic Arts. He then booked roles on every New York soap opera, 30 national commercials and cover model jobs for 700 novels.
Jack made his writing, directing and producing debut with “La Vida Blanca” a bi-lingual short, which launched the international acting career of Miss Mexico Blanca Soto, his then wife, garnering the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival’s Best Short Film and Best Actress awards.
Next Jack personally directed Soto with Chris Pratt and Scott Caan in “Deep in the Valley”, then onto the Latin market where he worked alongside multiple directors furthering success for Soto as well as for “Divina Confusion” and “Regresa”, two feature films, and the highest viewed telenovela in US history “Eva Luna”.
Jack returned to the US general market utilizing all his creative skills on both sides of the camera with two short films, “Sovereign” and “Bottle in the Smoke”.
The first, “Sovereign”, a passion project for the former infantry officer in which he fulfilled his vow to hire fellow military veterans who have transitioned into the entertainment industry. Joining him on both sides of the camera 33 veterans brought to life a story about veterans made by veterans. He then returned to his native New York and directed, co-wrote and co-produced “Bottle in the Smoke” co-starring with five-time Emmy Award winning actress Martha Byrne.
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