Fitz’s performing roots are in comedy. He has training in improvisational comedy from the nationally-renowned Brave New Workshop, founded by Dudley Riggs, and from the People’s Improv Theater in New York. He did Meisner-based scene study with Richard Kline in New York. He is the founder and director of the critically-acclaimed Jack Fitz Players Improv Comedy Troupe.
Fitz performed supporting roles in several films, including Michael Clayton, 13, Laura Smiles and Apt. 6.
Stage credits include a combination of the classics and contemporary theater. Favorite roles include: Costard in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bert Jefferson in the Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman gem The Man Who Came To Dinner, Claudius in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Earl Pfeiffer, the lead in Clash By Night, by Clifford Odets.
Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Fitz is the third of eight kids in an Irish-American family. A neglected middle child, Fitz had to stand up, introduce himself, and tell his family jokes to earn his dinner every night.
Based in New York from 2001 to 2008, Fitz is currently based in Los Angeles and frequently works in New York.