Born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Javier received his BA in Theatre and Education from American University in DC. He completed his MFA in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. Javier has taught theatre/acting to all levels (Pre-K all the way to graduate school…and beyond!).
As an actor some of his favorite roles include Michael Evans in DANCING AT LUGHNASA, the wild boy in WILDBOY-THEMUSICAL (world premiere), Daniel in KISSINGFIDEL (world premiere), and Dr. Caius in THEMERRYWIVES OF WINDSOR.
As director Javier most recently tackled Lorca’s THEHOUSE OF BERNARDAALBA, TheWho’s TOMMY, and GLENGARRYGLENROSS (ACTF recommended) for American University’s Department of Performing Arts. Professional directing credits include THETAMING OF THESHREW for Lean & Hungry Theatre (WAMU/NPR broadcast), and I AM THEGENTRY (world premiere, Intersections Festival, DC).
Javier was awarded with the Princess Grace Faberge Award for Acting in 2003, was inducted into American University’s Hall of Fame in 2004, and received the 2014 Best Actor award at the United Solo Theatre Festival (Theatre Row, NYC) for his original one-man show, SALVEREGINA: A COMING OF GAYSTORY.
Javier is currently a theatre teacher at Oakwood Secondary School, and a proud member of Actors’ Equity.