Jordan grew up in Yorba Linda, California, immersed in the arts of acting, singing, & piano, studying under his renaissance 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 (scroll to the bottom of the page for proof). Though dedicated in all of his disciplines, Jordan chose to follow his greatest passion of pursuing a career in the arts.
He 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. During his time at Chapman, he also had the privilege of being a part of The American Theatre Wing's SpringboardNYC intensive, which ignited his desire to live in New York City.
While living in California with a New York State of Mind, Jordan had some incredible acting opportunities such as originating the role of Hakujin in the Los Angeles premiere of Allegiance starring George Takei with East West Players, as well as performing in the original cast & world premiere of Frozen Live at Disney's California Adventure (Résumé for more).
Since June 2019, Jordan has continued to make his dreams a reality and is actively pursuing his passion in New York City. He is represented for acting by Firestarter Entertainment in television/film, theatre, and commercial. While continuing to establish himself as an actor and director in the Big Apple, he also enjoys sharing his musical talents around the nation with Shades of Bublé (a three-man tribute to Michael Buble) and Under the Streetlamp, for which he serves as a performer, arranger, and vocal music director.
Over the height of the pandemic in 2020-21, he also performed as Director of Operations at The Growing Studio, where he worked with top industry professionals to create relevant programming and opportunities for professional actors worldwide.
Jordan is proud of his upbringing and grateful to his inner circle, who continue to inspire & encourage him to pursue his passions and follow his dreams.