Joe Camareno is an American actor who hails from Los Angeles. He is also a multi-award winning producer and director, and a producing partner and co-owner of Celtino Entertainment Group (CEG).
A true New Media pioneer, Joe took Best Audio Recording honors for his comedic podcast Virgin Falls (2006 Parsec Award), one of the first successful podcasts of its day. Most recently, he was the series director for the web series Failing Upwards, as well as the educational web series Fixing Paco, starring Paul Rodriguez. Joe’s work on “Paco” led to him taking Best Director honors at the 2012 Reel Rasquache Film Festival, and the series went on to receive a 2013 People’s Telly Silver Award for Best Program or Webisode, in addition to several 2013 and 2014 Imagen Award nominations. Joe was also a series director and producer for the 2010 Imagen Award-winning web series Ylse.
With a solid background in theater and live show production, Joe has produced and directed a number of original plays at theater companies across Los Angeles, including the critically acclaimed Lost Angeles at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood. As a writer of educational children’s shows, Joe co-wrote Environmental Defenders, produced by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW), as a touring production for Los Angeles County elementary schools from 1995 to 2005. Praised for its merits by educators and a fast favorite among students, Environmental Defenders won numerous awards, including the 1999 Productivity & Quality Award of Los Angeles County; the 1999 PRSA Prism Award; a 2001 Telly Award; the 2000 National Association of Counties Achievement Award; and the 2000 Association of Visual Communicators Award of Distinction.
As an actor, Joe has a career spanning over 20 years in front of the camera, having performed in more than 350 TV commercials and over 600 radio spots. He has been a campaign actor for Farmers Insurance and AT&T, as well as a campaign voice for Homeland Security, White Castle, Burger King, Taco Bell, Citre Shine Shampoo, and NutriBullet Rx. He has guest-starred on many hit television shows, including recurring roles on The Shield and Unfabulous. Film roles include Expired, Tin Holiday, and Edith & Harvey. Joe is currently in post-production with the CEG dramedy Tin Holiday, penned and directed by Joe. “Tin” was shot in London and was an international production with CEG, King Dream, and U.K.-based production companies Khando Entertainment and Floodwater Films. As a producer/director, Joe’s debut feature film Revenge of the Bimbot Zombie Killers took the Best Feature Film Prize at the 2011 Reel Rasquache Film Festival, enabling CEG to lock in a distribution deal with Mousetrap Films/Film Festival Flix.