Josh Segarra is an American actor best known for his starring role as Hector Ruiz, Jessica Ruiz's (P-Star) older brother, on the kid's television series The Electric Company.
He plays the role of Billy Cepeda in the comedy-drama television series Sirens, loosely based on the British series of the same name.
Fluent in Spanish, Segarra developed an early passion for theatre starring as the Cowardly Lion in the Orlando Youth Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz.
He continued down the musical path and gained accolades in solo performances in his middle school chorus and also received praise for his voice from members of his church.
In high school, Segarra played Harold Hill (The Music Man), Ren McCormick (Footloose), and Nick Piazza and Joe Vegas (Fame: The Musical). During this time, his musical career blossomed as the lead singer of an a Capella group that sang for the governor of Florida.
His numerous theatrical awards included a Best of Show in Duet Musical at the Florida Thespian State Competition.
In 2008, Segarra graduated from the Tisch School of Arts at NYU with a degree in Theatre. During his freshman year at NYU, Segarra had a role in the CBS movie, Vampire Bats, starring Lucy Lawless.
While at NYU, Josh sang, beat boxed and was the featured rapper for N'harmonics, a premiere a Capella group. He performed on various stages, including at Lincoln Center for the International a Capella Super Finals.
In his sophomore year, he performed in the Off-Broadway musical, Fools in Love.
Josh has appeared in a variety of television projects including the Emmy-winning Showtime series Homeland opposite Claire Danes; the Fox series The Following and was a series regular on PBS's The Electric Company. Josh can also be seen recurring on Chicago P.D. for NBC.
Josh's film work includes roles in The Music Never Stopped, The Minsters and The Narrows.
In the theatre world, Josh was seen starring as Boland in The Second Stage Theater's production of Dogfight, directed by Joe Mantello; as well as starring as Mick in the Off-Broadway and Broadway runs of the critically acclaimed production Lysistrata Jones, directed by Dan Knechtges.
Segarra is from Longwood, Florida and is of Puerto Rican descent.