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Joe Tippett can currently be seen as Coach Sam Strickland on NBC’s new hit show Rise. On Broadway, he appeared as Earl in the hit musical Waitress, which he originated at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, and starred in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s commission of Lisa D’Amour’s Airline Highway for Manhattan Theatre Club. Off-Broadway, he starred in Erica Schmidt’s All the Fine Boys for The New Group, the world premiere of Nicky Silver’s This Day Forward at Vineyard Theatre and Indian Summer and Familiar at Playwrights Horizons. Other New York theater credits include Ashville, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Happy Birthday and A Thick Description of Harry Smith. Regional productions include Bull Durham: The Musical, The May Queen, Picnic, Three Sisters, The Corn is Green, Peter and the Starcatcher and Equus. On television, he has guest-starred on Chicago Justice, Bull, The Blacklist and Boardwalk Empire. Film credits include Monsters and Men, License Plates, Damascus Road and All Saint’s Day.