WHO AM I
“Doubt thou the stars are fire…doubt that the sun doth move…doubt truth to be a liar…but never doubt I love” –Hamlet
Goya Robles is an American actor of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian descent. His portrayal of heart breaking, volatile, vulnerable characters are a stamp in all of his work. He is currently playing the role of Yago as a series regular alongside Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd in the upcoming TV series Get Shorty, which is set to premier on the EPIX network this August. He has starred in numerous independent films, including a lead role in the upcoming feature 11:55, starring John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Victor Almanzar, David Zayas and Julia Stiles – set to release in theaters nationwide on June 9.
Goya played the role of Jackie in the Actors Studio production of The Motherf*cker with the Hat in Los Angeles, CA. He starred in the LAByrinth Theater Barn Series staged reading of Mark Borkowski’s play, Valentino’s Wing, starring Michael Shannon and Annabella Sciorra, and directed by Ellen Burstyn. He played Raul in Extremities and Richard in Crystal Clear, both off-Broadway productions at the Dance New Amsterdam Theater in New York City. Goya is also a poet and teaches slam poetry at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, CA; his first compilation of poems was released at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe under the title, Spit My Soul. He is a Lifetime member of The Actors Studio and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City.