Jordan grew up in Yorba Linda, California, immersed in the arts of acting, singing, & piano, studying under his incredible grandmother, Jill Grande Goodsell. He also grew up playing basketball, coached by his accomplished father, Rubén Goodsell. It's almost as if his life has been some sort of high school musical so far. (See photo at bottom of page). Though dedicated in all of his disciplines, Jordan decided to follow his greatest passion of pursuing a career in the arts.
Keeping his head in the game, Jordan went on to pursue a BFA Theatre Performance degree from Chapman University, where he also fell in love with directing and creating his own work. While in college, he had the honor of being a part of The American Theatre Wing's SpringboardNYC, which ignited his desire to live in New York City.
While living in California with a New York State of Mind, Jordan had incredible acting opportunities such as originating the role of Hakujin in the Los Angeles premiere of Allegiance starring George Takei with East West Players and performing in the original cast of Frozen: Live at the Hyperion at Disney's California Adventure.
Jordan is continuing to make his dream a reality and has been pursuing his passion in New York City since June 2019. He is proudly represented by Firestarter Entertainment in theatre, television & film.
Over the height of the pandemic in 2020-21, Jordan stayed in NYC and performed as the Director of Operations at The Growing Studio where he worked with top industry professionals to create relevant programming and opportunities for professional actors worldwide.
When not onstage, Jordan enjoys writing his own music, creating and commissioning vocal arrangements for music groups such Under the Streetlamp, cooking the best salmon you've possibly ever had, and of course - shooting hoops on occasion. However, that time he actually got to play basketball on stage...hard to beat.
Jordan is proud of his upbringing and grateful to his inner circle, who continue to inspire and encourage him to be himself, pursue his dreams, and tell his story. It is his mission to encourage and inspire all those around him to do the same.
"Boldness be my friend" - William Shakespeare