As an actor Ned has worked at The Goodman Theatre, The Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Remains, Organic Theatre, and many regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals.

At the Geffen Playhouse Ned did fight/violence design for “The Gift”, “The Jacksonian (both in LA and Off Broadway)”, “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity”, ”Superior Donuts”, “Next Fall”, “Ruined” ,“Fat Pig”, “American Buffalo”,” Miss Julie” and “The Country House”.

Ned did the fight work at PRT for “Lear” and “A view From the Bridge.

Ned staged the action for “Two And a Half Men” writer Mark Robert’s new play “Rantoul and Die” at the Lillian Theatre in LA and was fight director for both west coast premiers of the Tracy Letts plays “Killer Joe” and “Bug”.

Among many other Chicago and New York productions, Ned was fight choreographer for Steppenwolf’s “The Song of Jacob Zulu” in Chicago and on Broadway, and The Lyric Opera’s production of “McTeague”, directed by Robert Altman.

Ned was stunt coordinator/fight choreographer on numerous feature films including “A Marine Story” from Final Battlefield productions,” Jack Slash” from Chicago Action Theatre, and “Hit Parade” from Man of Action Studios.

In 2009 and 2014 Ned was awarded LA Drama Theatre Critics’ awards for fight choreography for the VS productions of “On An Average Day “ and “Cops and Friends of Cops”. Ned received a Chicago Jeff Citation for his work in the pirate, sword-fighting epic, “The Fair Maid of the West”. Ned was certified by the Society of American fight Directors in 1988 and is a black belt in JKA Karate.

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