For the past 25 years Jay Rusovich has been a professional actor, photographer, videographer, pro-blogger, freelance writer, podcaster and unapologetic social satirist.
He currently hosts jayrusovichlive, a boots-on-the-ground assessment of life and love in Urban America.
Jay was born to Basil J. Rusovich and Marilyn Schuster Rusovich in New Orleans, Louisiana where he and his two brothers were raised.
Rusovich received his degrees from Tulane University in English and Theater, and also attended Oxford University in England, The University of Arizona and Loyola University in New Orleans.
After graduating, he moved to New York City where he studied Method Acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute. He also attended The Actor’s Institute for Shakespearean Studies and TVI Actors Studio in NYC. He took bit roles in movies, advertising commercials and soap operas; a fate most actors accept…unless their last names are Sheen or Douglas.
After two years, he picked up a used Nikon 35mm camera and decided to start booking photo sessions with aspiring actors who were always in need of new headshots. From there he branched out; and for the next 20 years traveled to virtually every continent on earth, photographing people [from the very famous to the very indigent] for advertising agencies, Fortune 500 Companies and major publishing houses, principally in New York and Los Angeles.
During this time he continued to perform freelance writing assignments for many of the same clients.
Rusovich also lived and worked in Los Angeles before moving to Houston, Texas where he currently resides.
He is known for his controversial style, which readers describe as “intuitive, engaging, intense, direct, quick-witted, heavy-handed, irreverent, obnoxious, twisted, hysterical…and always tinged with irony.”
He describes himself as a “polarist” who enjoys lively banter…and doesn’t claim to be impartial, balanced or politically correct.
Jay has a physical mailing address, one social security number…and a long list of living references, both good and bad.