Jordan grew up mostly in Yorba Linda, California, immersed in the arts of acting, singing, & piano, studying under his renaissance of a grandmother, Jill Grande Goodsell.. He also grew up playing basketball and had the pleasure of being coached by his accomplished father, Rubén Goodsell, all the way through the end of his high school years. With both the performing arts and basketball being a huge part of who Jordan is, it's almost as if his life had been some sort of high school musical growing up..."I just want my royalties, Disney." Anyway, though dedicated in all of his disciplines, Jordan chose to follow his greatest passion of pursuing a professional career in the arts.
He went on to get his BFA Theatre Performance degree from Chapman University, where he also fell in love with directing, producing, and creating his own work. During his time at Chapman, he also had the honor and opportunity 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/JACCC, as well as performing in the original cast & world premiere of Frozen Live at Disney California Adventure's Hyperion Theatre. (See Jordan's 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 by Firestarter Entertainment in television/film, theatre, and commercial acting. While continuing to establish himself as both 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 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 all those who support him in the pursuit of his passions.