Jaron Carlson was born in the state of Washington and then moved to a small village in Alaska when he was ten. He was raised on watching movies throughout his childhood and discovered his love of acting at the age of eleven. He has been pursuing an acting career ever since. His first claim to fame was when he was featured in a local newspaper lip syncing Bing Crosby's Santa Claus is Coming to Town. He was hooked.
In 2007 Jaron pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He graduated with a B.A. in 2012. As you can imagine, Alaska doesn't have many professional acting opportunities so he made his way to Savannah, Georgia to attend Savannah College of Art and Design. He graduated with his M.F.A. in Performing Arts in 2018. Over ten years Jaron was privileged enough to act in over thirty productions. His favorite roles include Tom Sullivan in Fat Pig, George Gibbs in Our Town, Nils Krogstad in A Doll's House, Ken in Red, Leo Joseph-Connell in 4000 Miles, Charlie Gordon in Flowers For Algernon, Brick Pollitt in Cat on Hot Tin Roof, Peter Pan in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Sam in The Flick. Jaron has training and experience in film and television such as SCAD’s original sitcom Nailed It. He looks forward to what comes next through Aligned Stars Agency in Atlanta, Georgia.
When Jaron isn’t acting he enjoys playwriting. Many of his works have had staged readings at the Valdez Theater Conference in Valdez, Alaska. He has a published monologue in Monologues From the Last Frontier Theater Conference. He has helped develop an original sketch comedy show called The Pogo Gogo Co.
Over the years Jaron has been privileged to work with and has been coached by veteran actors Laura Gardner, Frank Collison, and Craig Anton.
As a teacher, Jaron has workshopped the Sanford Meisner Technique, acting fundamentals, improvisational acting, and auditioning with a variety of age groups. He takes great joy in sharing what his predecessors have passed onto him and hopes to return the favor to actors in the future.
He is delighted to work alongside his wife Alexandra Swartz with Practice Makes Perfect Studio!