Troy Kotsur, producer on Liftoff, has been acting and directing on TV, film and stage for over 20 years. Deaf since birth, he was raised in Mesa, AZ. Troy made headlines in the deaf community in 2019 for his acting role in the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian, and also choreographed an adapted form of sign language for the series. His television guest starring roles include Criminal Minds, Scrubs, and CSI: NY among others. In the popular PAX series, Sue Thomas: FB-Eye, Troy had a recurring role that became a fan favorite. In film, he had notable supporting role in The Number 23 alongside Jim Carrey. As a director, he recently completed No Ordinary Hero, starring Marlee Matlin and Deanne Bray. Troy's stage credits include a successful Tony Award winning run of Big River on Broadway. He has also performed at the Mark Taper Forum, and in 2015 LA Drama Critics Circle Award Nominee Spring Awakening, along with many other major productions.