Fast Facts

  • Played Gavroche in a San Francisco production of Les Miserables at the age of 9.
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University.
  • Has had short stories and poems published in literary journals that include Whiskey Island, The Chiron Review and Poetry Motel.
  • Directorial debut was with the short film Irish Twins, which was written, directed and produced along with his brother, Shiloh Strong.
  • Created a commercial for President Barack Obama's presidential bid that was the first political ad to appear on Comedy Central.
  • Owns Redwood Shire Productions with his brother, Shiloh.


  • Alexandra Barreto — Wife
  • Shiloh Strong — Brother
  • Lin Warner-Strong — Mother
  • King Arthur Strong — Father
  • Indigo Baretto Strong — Son


  • Columbia University, New York, New York, United States ((2004); Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, United States (MFA in Fiction & Literature)