Joseph Raboy was born in Manila, Philippines in 1999 and migrated to Australia 10 days after he turned 6. He is an actor, a singer and a dancer.
Joseph will appear in Jordan Shea’s new Filipino-Australian drama Ate Lovia, to be directed by Kenneth Moraleda. It will premiere at the Old Fitz Theatre in May 2022.
His passion for the performing arts began at the age of three. Then, while at high school, he was lucky enough to be the voice of the singing, evil, boisterous flytrap-like extra-terrestrial plant named ‘Audrey II’ in Alan Menken’s musical Little Shop of Horrors. In 2018, he played the principal role of Hench Cox in Caleb Lewis’ Clinchfield (dir. Kim Hardwick). He also played Ferdinand in a production of The Tempest which toured NSW.
Shortly after this, Joseph came to Actors Centre Australia to enrol in the Bachelor in Performing Arts (Stage & Screen). He auditioned with the aim not only to learn and grow as an actor and as a person but to further strengthen the foundations of his education at a tertiary level. During Joseph’s time at ACA he has relished in the wonderful opportunities to play a variety of characters.
Konstantin in The Seagull (dir. by Troy Harrison and Camilla Ah Kin), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. by Jonathan Mill), George Washington in Hamilton (dir. by Margi de Ferranti), Runt in Patricia Cornelius’ Savages, Ben Harcourt in The Mercy Seat (dir. by Kim Hardwick), Foigard in The Beaux Stratagem (dir. by Claudia Barrie), Philipp Wakem in The Mill on the Floss (dir. by Maeliosa Stafford), and Ron Suddards in The Season at Sarsaparilla (dir. by Adam Cook).
Joseph is eternally grateful to his friends and family at ACA for being a part of his journey and for helping him get to where he is now. He’d like to acknowledge his teachers Adam Cook and Johann Walraven. He’d like to thank his mentor and friend, Troy Harrison. Joseph wouldn’t be the person he is today if it wasn’t for him.