Watson Swift is a Master of Public Health Graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Community Health Sciences. He received a BA in Mass Communication from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and spent the majority of his professional career in Television Journalism. He has completed the Acting, Writing and Improvisation Programs at Second City Conservatory and the Advanced Improv Program at Annoyance Theater. He currently works as a videographer and social science researcher. His goal is to combine his background in journalism and theatre with Public Health to develop improv intervention programs for clinicians who work with people affected by trauma.
Watson's acting credits include: The Dictionary Project Vol. IV, Broken Nose Theatre Co., “At Mister Kelly’s (Jeff Recommended), “Death in a Beulah Box”, Three Cat Productions, “Among the Quick and the Dead”, Prologue Theatre, “Scenes from an Execution”, Runcible Theatre, “Stoop Time”, You and Me Productions, "Freedom Summer", Civil Rights Art Project, "Out Loud", eta Creative Arts Foundation (Nominated Best Actor by African American Arts Alliance and Best Ensemble by Black Theatre Alliance), "Leg Up", Revolution Theatre, "EL Stories", Waltzing Mechanics, "A Long Walk for Water", City Lit Theatre, "The Piano Lesson", Drama Group, "To Kill a Mockingbird", Artcraft Theatre, "I See Monkeys", Second City Chicago. He has also appeared in the independent film shorts “The Woman Who Loved Weirdo Goon” and “Six Hour Pass.”