Cole Escola


Cole Escola is an actor and writer, known for his appearances in At Home with Amy Sedaris (2017), The Other Two (2019) and Mozart in the Jungle (2014).

Date of birth

Cole Escola was born on November 25, 1986 in Clatskanie, Oregon, USA. 

Family

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Education

After graduating from R. A. Long High School in 2005, Escola moved to New York City to study humanities at Marymount Manhattan College, dropping out after one year.

Love life

His love life is not yet publicly known.

Net worth

Not yet established.

Career

Stage work

From 2008 to 2012, Escola was a perennial guest performer in the Our Hit Parade cabaret series, and later began performing monthly solo shows at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.

They appeared in Scott Wittman's 2012 cabaret show Jukebox Jackie at La MaMa and played an unborn fetus in Bridget Everett's 2014 cabaret show Rock Bottom at Joe's Pub. On June 14, 2017, Escola's hourlong solo show Help! I'm Stuck premiered at Joe's Pub, where it has since played numerous sold-out engagements.

Escola has a collection of 38 wigs, which they store under their bed in 7-Eleven doughnut boxes. Their wigs often shape and inform their recurring stage characters, which include Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, suicidal homemaker Joyce Conner, scheming furniture heiress Jennifer Convertibles, and The Goblin Commuter of Hoboken.

When asked about their penchant for playing female characters, Escola responded, "Nobody asks Annette Bening why she's drawn to female characters. Why the double standard? I'm a character actress trapped in the body of a teenage boy."

In 2013, Escola played Roland Maule in the Two River Theater revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter


Television work

In 2008, Escola met fellow comedian Jeffery Self in New York; bonding over a shared love of theater and 1990s sitcoms, they began creating surreal, semi-scripted YouTube videos under the moniker "Very Good Looking (VGL) Gay Boys." The sketches, in which Escola often played the demented comic foil to Self's straight man, received over 100,000 views, prompting coverage in New York magazine and a development deal from Logo TV.

Jeffery & Cole Casserole premiered on Logo on June 19, 2009; it ran for two seasons and has been deemed a "cult classic" by Vice magazine. Escola and Self also wrote the screenplay for as-yet-unproduced comedy in which two friends "have to go through a lot to redeem their free sandwich."

From 2015 to 2017, Escola played Matthew on the Hulu television series Difficult People, a role that series creator Julie Klausner wrote with them in mind. They have appeared in recurring roles on Mozart in the Jungle, Girlboss, and At Home with Amy Sedaris, in which they play Sedaris' neighbor, Chassie Tucker.

In 2020, Escola appeared as The Secret Kid on the Cartoon Network Animated Series Craig of the Creek in the Episode "Secret in a Bottle".

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Cole Escola
First Name Cole
Surname Escola
Born 25th November, 1986
Home City Clatskanie, Oregon, U.S.
Current City