Jack Mulhern was failing out of Skidmore College when a friend suggested he try acting. “It was my last stop,” he says. “I wasn’t interested in anything. I was about to pull the plug on the whole thing.” Instead Mulhern auditioned for his school’s staging of Medea, landed a major role, and decided to give it a shot. Since graduating in 2017 with a degree in theater, Mulhern has starred in Netflix’s The Society, Hulu’s Locke & Key, and the indie films Odd Man Rush and Desert Guest. He’d just wrapped shooting Mare of Easttown for HBO when the coronavirus put Hollywood on hold.
It’s a far way to come in three years, and Mulhern considers his latest project his most fulfilling—after all, in Mare of Easttown he acted opposite Kate Winslet. On the other hand, Odd Man Rush, which will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video beginning September 1, was his most formative.