Aric Floyd is an actor and composer based in California. He was honored to originate the role of MARCUS in the 2017 premiere of “How To Raise A Freeman” in Los Angeles (Ammunition Theatre Company), and has since reprised the role in the 2018 workshop (Center Theatre Group), the 2021 live virtual reading (Play-PerView) and now this latest production from Bard at the Gate. He has appeared regularly in Rogue Machine Theatre productions, including “Insulted. Belarus(sia)” (2020), “Gunshot Medley” (2019), and the Los Angeles premiere of Lorraine Hansberry’s “Les Blancs”, part of RMT’s Ovation Award-winning 2017 season. Other stage credits include “On Sugarland” (Soho Rep), “The Life of Galileo” (Cleveland Play House), “A Raisin in the Sun” (CPH, Arizona Theatre Company), “Caroline, Or Change” (Karamu House), “The Wild Goose Chase” (American Shakespeare Center), and “Nine” (Cain Park). On television, Aric can be seen on Ballers (HBO); Days of our Lives (NBC); and as a series regular on Versus (Awesomeness). His most recent feature films include Doors; Empire Waist; and Playing with Beethoven, in which he starred in the lead role of Josh Irving, a young concert pianist, while performing the movie’s soundtrack live on set.
Aric was born and raised in Cleveland, OH alongside his sister, television actress and musician Alexis Floyd. He is currently pursuing a B.A. in Physics at Stanford University, and is highly involved in the Effective Altruism community.