ARI VIGODA- actor/writer/producer

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Ari has been working in professional film and theater since graduating from Colgate University in 2003. Ari moved to New York City in 2005, after he had spent two years in Boston performing improv with The Tribe Theater. In New York, Ari has worked with Between Us Productions, Blue Box Productions, Polybe + Seats, First Look Theater Company, Desipina & Co, Hip Obscurity, and Misfit Toys.  He has been in several short and feature length films and has appeared on Law and Order and Guiding Light.  He also started Top Shelf Productions.





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Blast from the past. Check out this film I did

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Ari will be perfoming once again for Sticky on Thursday March 6th at Beauty Bar in Brooklyn.  For more info and tickets check out brown paper tickets

Ari has joined the cast of "It's Raining on Prom Night."  Filming begins this summer.  

Check out press from the last show "Parables for the One Percent."

Ari will be performing in "Something On Your Mind" as part of the 10 Minute play festival BAD LOVE produced by Snorks and Pins February 8th and 9th at the Arthur Seelen Theater.

 Ari performed in "Still Life" at The Producers Club from August 2nd-5th.  For more info check out

 Ari will be performing in another installment of Sticky on Friday September 16th at the Bowery Poetry Club.  

Check out Figment NYC 2011 on Governor's Island this June 10th-12th.  Ari will be performing an original piece "Dreamscape" on Friday and Saturday.  For more info check out

Ari will be performing in "Connie in Detroit" again this Friday May 13th at the Abingdon Theatre as part of the TARTE One Act festival.  For more info check out

 Ari participated in the 2011 TRU Audition Event.  He has been cast in TAPT's staged reading of "World of Tomorrow" being performed at The Players Club on April 27th @ 6:30 pm.

 Check out Ari in "Connie in Detroit" at the Bowery Poetry Club this Sunday night @ 930pm. 

 Check out the season premiere of "Royal Pains" tomorrow night Thursday January 20th @ 9pm on USA.  There's a chance you'll see my tv golfing debut in the background.

 Another review!  Two more chances to see The Battle of Spanktown!

Reviews are in! Spanktown is a roaring good time!

 Come see Ari in the lead role of "Mole" in the NY Fringe Festival production THE BATTLE OF SPANKTOWN.  For more info check out

Ari is now on YouTube.  Check out his channel "AriGoesViral."

Ari joins the company of Polybe + Seats again in the production of "Granada" at the Access Theater.  It runs from November 5th-22nd.  For more info visit

See Ari in "What('s) Happen(s)(ed)(ing) in the Elevator" currently running at THE RED ROOM at 85 E 4th St, NYC  For more info go to

Ari will be performing staged readings of "Butterflies" and "This is Hell" as part of Why I Hate My Job presented by Hip Obscurity.  Check it out on Thursday Nov 6th at 8pm at Endtimes Underground @ Gene Frankel Theater, 24 Bond Street

 Ari performed in Sticky Plays on October 31st at the Bowery Poetry Club. For more info about this Halloween edition, check out

Ari performed in the one act play "Rock" as part of Mixed Signals starting on August 11th. For more info and tickets check out

Ari performed in Sticky Plays once again, this time in "After Work" at the Bowery Poetry Club on June 20th

Ari has joined the First Look Theatre Company.

Ari is performing in the one act play "My Friend Dahmer" as part of the 2008 Festival of New Works at NYU. Check it out March 7th and 14th @7:30 at 721 Broadway 7th floor. For reservations call 212.998.1985

Ari was the lead actor in two spec commercials, one for The New York Times and one for

Ari will be performing in the play "Last Call" as a part of Sticky Plays on November 2nd at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Ari performed the role of "Man" in the world premiere of A New Television Arrives, Finally on the dates of 9/9, 9/10, 9/12 and 9/14. For more info go to and for tickets visit and for a review check out

Ari once again joins Polybe and Seats to develop a new piece about the ocean and our fragile relationship with the environment. A Sea Change will be performed in a workshop setting August 16th and 17th at the Bushwick Star in Brooklyn.

Check out our commercial for the Heinz Ketchup Contest on YouTube. We all know about Curt Schilling and the "bloody sock" during the Red Sox run to the World Series. Now some never before seen footage reveals what really happened.

Ari performed in the play Analog Friend as part of the 2007 NY Fringe Festival this August. For more info check out and for the review

Ari played the lead role of "Graham" in the new play For Risk of Safety at The Workshop Theater 312 West 36th St, June 27th-30th.

Ari performed in Budweiser Girls as part of Sticky, an evening of 10 minute plays, on April 13th at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Ari appeared in a Principal Role on NBC's Law and Order: Criminal Intent, in the episode "Albatross"on February 6th. New pics added to the "Photo Gallery" from the shoot. RE-AIRS on April 18th on USA at 11pm.

Ari was cast in three short plays as a part of stupid: the plays which will be performed at The Flea Theater and Magnet Theater in Manhattan every Sunday starting February 25th - April 1st. Tickets at

Ari took a scene study class with Austin Pendleton at HB Studio.

Ari was in Polybe + Seats' original production of The Charlotte Salomon Project this past November. This April he joins the cast once again as they hit the road to perform at the University of Michigan. New pics from the trip added to the Photo Gallery. For more info about the show check out and

Ari, along with Bryan Wilson, performed Leap and The Net Will Appear: An Acting Showcase of Original Scenes on September 20th. See "Showcase" page for more info, including reviews.

Ari was chosen to participate in the summer/fall Master Class held at The LAByrinth Theater Company On Saturday 9/2 his class performed Jamie Five Times, a play Ari co-wrote with several members of his class. For more info go to

Ari was in last summer's Fringe Festival production of Mary Berry Presents: The Life of Mary Berry. For more info visit

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"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

-Sri Chinmay Ghose

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