Neal is a professional actor and a published playwright who has appeared in over 100 television shows, films and plays both and New York and around the country.
Neal most recently appeared Off Broadway in David Hare’s Stuff Happens directed by Daniel Sullivan at The Public Theatre. Neal has performed Off Broadway in Julius Caesar at the New York Shakespeare Festival directed by Barry Edelstein; Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay; Abbaire at Manhattan Theatre Club directed by David Petrarca; Hurrah At Last by Richard Greenberg at The Roundabout Theatre Company directed by David Warren as well as Carol Churchill’s Serious Money at the Public Theatre and Mother, Daughter and a Gun at Dodger Stages. Regional Theatres include Yale Rep, mark Taper Forum, Actors Theatre of Louisville and George St. Playhouse.
Numerous television guest appearances include the just filmed Reba and The War at Home, as well as Ed, Frasier, Law and Order, L and O Criminal Intent, L and O SVU, Seinfeld, Caroline in the City, Newsradio, Married With Children, Murphy Brown, Cheers among others. Film includes Boiler Room, Batman Returns, Demolition Man and And the Band Played On.
Neal’s latest play, Bang, a very urban neurotic comedy, has just been workshopped with director Sheryl Kaller. The play is about family, the ones we choose versus the ones we’re born into.
In addition, Neal co-authored Separating the Men from the Bull, a tour de force play with two actors playing fourteen different men. “Bulls” is a fast-paced and imaginative comedy exposing the intricacies of male friendships and conflict, and how they are worked out in various mostly humorous incarnations. “Bulls” was chosen to be part of the 2004 New York Fringe Festival after completing a successful premiere production at The Jungle Theatre in Minneapolis, and has subsequently enjoyed a very successful production Off –Off Broadway as part of UNYYC’s (Unofficial New York Yale Cabaret) first season, where it garnered top ten status of “must see plays in New York” for 2005. Neal and his co-author Michael Heintzman were also finalists in the 2003 and 2004 Humana Festival 10 Minute Play Contest.
Several original pieces written by Neal have been published in “2005 and 2006 Monologues for Actors” annual editions by L. Lepidus Productions. He has also written the short film Because of You.
Neal gave up his professional bowling career for the more lucrative and secure world of acting and writing.
He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.