Sy Burgess is a NYC character actor and an active working member of SAG-AFTRA. Sy received his SAG card resulting from an AFTRA upgrade while appearing on Saturday Night Live as a plus size decoy Michael Jackson.
Excelling at improv and sketch comedy, Sy honed his improv comedy skills for over 5 years as a member of Grown Ups' Playground and Improv Knights -- performing at New York Comedy Club and Times Square Cafe. On the New York stage Sy has appeared at NY Theatre Workshop, The Trilogy Theatre, Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre, Horace Mann Theatre, The Beacon Theatre, Cafe Experimental, Home and Castillo Cultural Center. Working in regional theatre Sy toured throughout New England with Little Flags Theatre Company, including a co-production of Boston Remembers with American Repertory Theatre at Hasty Pudding Club. Sy also toured Moscow and Baku with Little Flags Theatre Company.
Sy's training includes work with Ted Sluberski, Scott Freeman, Stella Adler Acting Conservatory, Groundling School East and Emerson College. Sy holds a BS in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University and an MS in Instructional Technology from NYIT -- the latter with distinction for a thesis on the use of video technology in training actors.
Sy Burgess currently lives in New York City.