In a career spanning over 3 decades, Blechman’s first role of note had him breaking boundaries by kissing Leonardo DiCaprio in the critically acclaimed THIS BOY’S LIFE alongside Robert DeNiro and Ellen Barkin. Since then, he has appeared in over 70 roles in film and television, many of which have garnered awards and nominations at The Spirit Awards, Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Outfest, Frameline and a Best Actor Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Blechman has acted opposite such industry greats as Mickey Rourke, Tobey Maguire, James Garner, Ann Margret, Nick Offerman and even RuPaul. Whether it’s comedy or drama, Blechman stands out with performances that ignites critics and moves audiences.
Also a longtime theater performer, Blechman was the youngest Equity lead in the tour de force that is HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Facile with different disciplines, he learned sign language to perform in the groundbreaking Deaf West production of PIPPIN at L.A. ‘s renown Mark Tapper Theater. That work and his shepherding the arts for the disability community, gave him the honor of speaking in front of our nation’s Presidential Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
“My love of acting became rooted in its innate permission to be out of control in a controlled environment”, says Blechman. “That freedom and safety, satiates this inherent, passionate curiosity I have to experience and express humanity. And if I’m not exploring that through a character or in storytelling, then I’m powerlessly compelled to through my real life, through my own experience.”
This is true of Blechman, as his curiosities have led him to successfully dive deep into alternate life paths including being an ABT ballet dancer (trained by Baryshinkov), an Orthodox Jew, a fashion designer, a publicist, and a TV network entrepreneur – all facets culminating into a truly creative life. Blechman has just added directing to his repertoire, having directed the television show QUEERX LIVE! featuring Jennifer Lopez and President Joe Biden on National Coming Out Day. An advocate, Blechman continues to champion the queer community through his partnerhship with the global Queer TV network, Revry.
Once the pandemic subsides, Blechman is set to star in two feature films in Prague with award-winning director Wiktor Grodecki (MANDRAGORA), and is preparing to star in and direct his opus feature BALL ROOM.