Josh Segarra is an American stage, film, and TV actor, best known for his role as ‘Adrian Chase/Prometheus’ in the TV series ‘Arrows’ and also for his stage performance as ‘Emilio Estefan’ in the ‘Broadway’ production ‘On Your Feet!.’ Born and raised in Longwood, Florida, in a Puerto Rican family, he showed interest in singing and theater from early childhood. While studying at the university, he worked in a movie and an off-Broadway musical. After earning a BA in theater from the ‘Tisch School of Arts, New York University,’ he appeared in minor roles. Thereafter he earned recognition as ‘Hector’ in the TV series ‘The Electric Company.’ He also appeared in other TV series, including ‘Sirens,’ ‘Chicago P.D.’ ‘Orange is the New Black,’ and movies, such as ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Overboard,’ and ‘Run For Your Life’ (TV movie). Being a singer, most of his theater performances are related to musicals. He received accolades for his ‘Broadway’ as well as off-Broadway performances, including, ‘Fat Camp,’ ‘Lysistrata Jones,’ ‘Dogfight,’ and ‘On Your Feet!.’ He is married to Brace Rice-Segarra and the couple has a son.
Childhood & Early Life
Segarra was born Joshua Segarra, on June 3, 1986, at Longwood, Orlando, Florida. His parents emigrated from Puerto Rico to the US. His family runs pharmacy business.
As a child, he initially wanted to become a WWE wrestler, and then developed interest in acting and theater. He learnt to sing at Latino Pentecostal church and received accolades for his singing. His solo performances in his middle school chorus and in his church were appreciated. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Segarra performed as ‘Cowardly Lion’ in ‘Orlando Youth Theatre’s’ production, ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ During his high school years, he was the lead singer of an ’A Capella’ group ‘Top Notch.’ Their group had an opportunity to sing for the governor of Florida.
During his youth, Segarra performed in several musical productions. He appeared in ‘Footloose’ as ‘Ren McCormick’; in ‘The Music Man’ as ‘Harold Hill’; in ‘Fame: The Musical’ as ‘Nick Piazza’ and ‘Joe Vegas.’ He received several theatrical awards, including ‘Best of Show in Duet Musical’ at the ‘Florida Thespian State Competition.’
After schooling, Segarra joined the ‘Tisch School of Arts’ at the ‘New York University,’ where he participated in both music group as well as theater. He beat boxed and sang, and was the featured rapper for the New York University’s premier A Capella group ‘N’Harmonics.’
Segarra appeared in a CBS movie ‘Vampire Bats’ , while he was in his freshman year at the university. Along with his music group he participated in the ‘International a Capella Super Finals’ at the ‘Lincoln Center.’ He was part of the off-Broadway musical ‘Fools in Love’ during his sophomore year. He graduated with a ‘Bachelor of Arts in Theater,’ in 2008.
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Segarra’s professional acting career started with minor roles. In 2008, he appeared in the film ‘The Narrows’ as ‘White Gangsta,’ followed by ‘Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet’  as ‘Tyler,’ and ‘The Ministers’  as ‘Louis.’
After playing a minor part [of ‘Gabriel’] in the TV series ‘Drama Queenz,’ Segarra played ‘Hector Ruiz’ in the reboot of 70s children series ‘The Electric Company’ [2009-2011]. He received some recognition for this work. He also worked in other series, such as ‘Homeland’  and ‘Blue Bloods’ .
The films that he worked in during this period included ‘The Music Never stopped’  short film ‘The Devil’s Bitch’ , and ‘You Must be Joking’ .
He appeared in the off-Broadway productions ‘Fat Camp’  and ‘The Boys Upstairs’ . In 2011, Segarra made his ‘Broadway’ debut in the basketball-themed musical comedy ‘Lysistrata Jones’ in the role of ‘Mick.’ In 2012, he starred in the play ‘Dogfight’ as ‘Boland.’
In the USA Network’s comedy series ‘Sirens’ [2014-2015], he was part of the main cast in the role of police officer ‘Billy Cepeda.’ He had a recurring role as ‘Justin Voight’ in 9 episodes of the police procedural drama series ‘Chicago P.D.’ [2014-2016].
Segarra earned fame with the antihero role of ‘Adrian Chase/Prometheus’ in The CW series ‘Arrow’ [2016–2019]. He joined the series for its fifth season, and later, he was brought back as ‘hallucination’ in the sixth season. For the eighth and final season of the series, he appeared as a guest star. Segarra’s character in ‘Arrow’ became one of the favorite characters of the series.
In 2015, he worked in the role of ‘Staten Island Oli’ alongside Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s romantic comedy ‘Trainwreck.’ He played the role of ‘Emilio Estefan’ in 2015’s ‘Broadway’ production ‘On Your Feet!,’ which was based on the lives of Emilio Estefan and his wife Gloria Estefan.
Segarra played the role of ‘D. Stefanovic’ in the comedy drama TV web series, ‘Orange is the New Black’ [2018-2019]. His latest TV appearances are as ‘Hector’ in the series ‘AJ and the Queen’ ; as ‘Warren’ in the comedy murder-mystery ‘The Good Cop’ ; and as ‘Lance’ in 2019’s comedy series ‘The Other Two.’
His recent movie performances include the short film ‘Anything Boys Can Do’ , ‘Overboard’ , and the TV movie ‘Run for your Life’ .
As a voice actor, Segarra has lent his voice to ‘Abraham Reyes’ in the video game ‘Red Dead Redemption’ .
Family & Personal Life
Segarra married his long-time girlfriend Brace Rice on October 17, 2014, at Carillon Beach Resort, Panama City. The couple has a son, Gus Maine Segarra, who was born on September 30, 2016.