Kroydell was originally born in the Philippines, but 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 Stanley in Richard III directed by Catherine Weidner, Orlando in Conduct of Life, Tim in The Distance From Here directed by Jason Beck, and Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland directed by Sean Graney. He is honored to have been taught and directed by some of the best in this city. Upon graduation, he has worked around the city having done some industrial work, a commercial for Indiana Tech and Kaplan, has appeared on the stage in Tympanic Theatre Company's Bastards of Young Short Play Festival, Adventure Stage Chicago's Midwest Premiere of Ghosts of Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins directed by Amanda Delheimer and The Giver as Asher and participated in the Victory Gardens Ignition Festival (Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them directed by Lisa Peterson). He has also worked with Erasing The Distance, Emerald City, and Theatre Seven, while also appearing in this episode of The Pathetic webseries: http://vimeo.com/36792031 And he's keeping himself busy appearing next in TimeLine Theatre’s Concerning Strange Devices From The Distant West directed by Lisa Portes. Believing that an actor's training never ends, he took scene study classes with Profiles Theatre where he was instructed by Darrell W. Cox and Rick Snyder and also an audition workshop with Janet Brooks and Catherine Head, respectively and completed Level 1 of Meisner classes at Green Shirt Studio. He is absolutely thrilled to be a part of Gray Talent Group and sends love to his family and friends who, without them, would be unable to live this dream.
When he's not acting you can catch him at the coffee shop he works at making latte art. That said, he is also a coffee enthusiast. He also writes, plays video games, sees lots of movies, and enjoys the occasional random adventure.