Kroydell (or Kroy for short) was born in the Philippines and grew up here in Chicago and is still happy to call it home. As a kid, he and his cousins would entertain their families by putting on a Christmas show every year involving comedy sketches and song parodies which spawned his love to entertain people. It wasn't until high school that he decided to take this love to the stage by trying out for the fall musical, 1776. He played John Hancock and has never looked back going on to be recognized by the IHSA in numerous high school competition plays. He went on to attend The Theatre School at DePaul University and graduated in 2009 with his BFA in Acting. Some credits there include Richard III, Conduct of Life, The Distance From Here, Alice in Wonderland directed by Sean Graney. He is honored to have been taught and directed by some of the best in this city.
Since then, he has worked in commercials for Weather Tech, Nissan, Blue Cross Blue Shield and has appeared on numerous Chicago stages such as Victory Gardens, TimeLine Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Halcyon Theatre. Most notably, Kroydell had the honor of being a part of The House Theatre of Chicago’s 2016 Jeff Award Winning production of United Flight 232, directed by Vanessa Stalling, which was awarded “Best Ensemble” and “Best Production-Play-Midsize”.
Currently, he is working on the The Hypocrites production of Wit directed by Marti Lyons.
He has also starred in an episode of The Pathetic: A web-series and has co-starred in an episode of Chicago Fire.
He is absolutely thrilled to be a part of Gray Talent Group and sends love to his family, friends, and especially, Siobhan. Without them, none of this is possible.
Kroy also looks after others’ pets, dogs, cats, bunnies, etc and you may even catch a ride with him when he’s out driving for Lyft. It’s the perfect time to listen to music and podcasts. He especially likes “The Tim Ferris Show” and “RadioLab.” He also considers himself a coffee enthusiast, having worked in a coffee shop for a number of years. He also writes, plays video games, sees lots of movies, and enjoys the occasional random adventure.