Japhet Balaban is a Chicago and New York based actor originally from London, England.
Recent Theatre credits include: Graveyard Shift (Goodman Theatre), Women Laughing Alone with Salad (Theatre Wit), Ideation (Jackalope Theatre, Jeff Nom., Best Ensemble), You on the Moors Now (the Hypocrites), Posh (Steep Theatre, Jeff Award Best Ensemble), Never The Sinner (Victory Gardens), Balm in Gilead (Griffin Theatre, Jeff Nom., Best Ensemble), Look Back in Anger (Redtwist) and Gloria and Teddy Ferrara (Goodman Theatre, u/s).
Television and Film credits include: The Chi, Empire, Bitter Melons, Chicago Med, Hot Date, Chicago PD, Mind Games and Single Long.
Selected commercial work includes: Ford, United Airlines, Ogilvy and Weather Tech.
He has trained at the School at Steppenwolf, LAByrinth Theatre Company, the Atlantic Theatre Company and graduated from Kenyon College.
In 2017 he was named one of ten Hot New Faces of Chicago theatre by Chris Jones at the Chicago Tribune.