RECENTLY:  

[Television] For the People (ABC), Room 104,  Recurring on AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead (season 3) and Freeform's Stitchers

[Film] Roman J. Israel, Esq., Lucky Room 104 (HBO)


BIO

Hugo Armstrong can currently be seen on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD as troubled father Vernon Trimbol and in the upcoming Duplass Brothers series ROOM 104 on HBO. He will be featured in the film ROMAN J. ISRAEL, Esq playing opposite Denzel Washington and Collin Ferrell, directed by Dan Gilroy, as well as in LUCKY directed by John Caroll Lynch starring Harry Dean Stanton and David Lynch. He is well known in the Los Angeles theatre community and the recipient of 5 Ovation Awards, 2 Drama Critics Circle Awards, and a Stage Raw Award.  He is a graduate of CalArts.


REVIEWS

ALL THE WAY [South Coast Repertory]

"There should be a special award for when one actor wins the Tony, but then another actor still finds a way to kill the role — to act the heck out of it and to make it new. I'd nominate Hugo Armstrong, who stars as Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning "All the Way" at South Coast Repertory." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Armstrong's riveting portrait of a say-anything, bulldoze-everyone leader definitely keeps this theme top-of-mind, and, man, it is spectacular to watch unfold." - BROADWAY WORLD

WAITING FOR GODOT [Mark Taper Forum]

"Hugo Armstrong is the production’s major revelation. A mute, woebegone old man, his mind destroyed, his body no longer able to follow its own course, he is finally asked to dance and think. His dance is impossible, his “thoughts” horribly disarranged and deranged. But the aria in which he sputters forth all these fragmented ideas in one long howl of frustration is one of the great moments in the history of the theater – and there are few actors who don’t steal the show with their interpretations – but, of all the Luckys I have encountered, none has encompassed every aspect of the character as brilliantly as Armstrong has. Watch his eyes as he lies there, like a dog, at his master’s feet. Watch the body thrust itself with such abandon that we fully sense the inner ferocity that lies dormant within his compromised being. And, finally, listen to the way he controls his voice as he plays each note, with more clarity of vision than I have ever heard before, of the transcendent score that Beckett has written. Armstrong owns the moment. He deserves the audience’s ovation. Hugo Armstrong is magnificent." - STAGE & CINEMA LA

"And it’s a thrill to see another heralded L.A. theater mainstay Hugo Armstrong once and for all nail the famously difficult, logorrheic, unpunctuated monologue of Pozzo’s minion Lucky. Impossibly bent double for what seems like an hour, he rises up ready to demonstrate the power of ideas through verbal music. Gradually he (and we) recognize the futility of things intellectual in this universe of ours, and his haunted visage becomes unforgettable." - VARIETY

BACKYARD [Echo Theatre Company - LA]

"If there is a reason to see this play, it is Hugo Armstrong whose embodiment of a down-on-his-luck deadbeat dad ranges from borderline crazy to tender with just enough bravado to mask his withering self-doubt." - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"In an astounding performance by Hugo Armstrong, Ted is multi-time loser, drifter and street fighter who has a gifted imagination but not much else." - HUFFINGTON POST

OK, GOOD

“OK, Good” is a one-man show and Armstrong rises to the challenge with a rigorously controlled performance that suggests the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb." - VARIETY

BLEED RAIL

"Finally, Hugo Armstrong offers in a tour de force perf as the crazed Jim the Hanger, mixing bellowing bellicosity with moments of graceful delicacy." - VARIETY

"Especially marvelous are the performances of Armstrong and Holleman. Armstrong conjures an almost mythical energy as the otherworldly Jim the Hanger..." - BACKSTAGE

 

 
 

AGENT

Tom Markley & Lauren GIbson

Metropolitan Talent Agency (LA)

(323) 857 - 4591


AWARDS

5 Time Los Angeles Ovation Award Winner
2 Time Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award Winner