Andrew English Jr

On October 26, 1994 Andrew English Jr was born in the city of angles, Los Angeles California and was given the nickname Drew. Drew always considered himself lucky because he was born into a family that already had ties in the entertainment industry.

During his early years he did a number of small plays that gave him a creative and artistic mind, but nonetheless Drew also took a huge liking into sports. Being naturally gifted with height and athletic ability, Drew excelled at basketball and volleyball which give him a chance to play with the USA junior Mens Olympic volleyball team and earn him a scholarship to play basketball at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU). During Drew’s collegiate years at NDNU, he balanced basketball with majoring in communications and minoring in theater. He says, “It was definitely hard being a full-time college athlete, going to class, and acting in plays for the school. But I found a balance that gave me time to do everything I needed.”

After graduating college, Drew got a good job working with the Warner Bros entertainment. However, he knew that acting was his passion and he wanted to express his creative talents on camera. Since his graduation in 2017, Drew has started his film career by being in a number of student films and web series. He has a reoccurring role in the Black web series and is currently producing his own web series that is going to be released in late October.

His most achieved film accomplishments were getting to have a huge supporting role in a pilot starring Camille Winbush and having a featured role in the Netflix film Rise. In addition to all of his theater acting courses he took at university; he also attends the Acting Center workshop class in Encino. Drew is looking forward to what the future brings him and polishing his artistic craft in his next big roll.

Jefferson Ellis

“Nicodemus. Nicodemus. He has risen! He has risen!” were the first lines Jefferson delivered as an actor at the age of 8 in a church play: And they wouldn’t be his last. After serving in the Army as a paratrooper, Jefferson went on to star in the British farce, “Run for Your Wife”, as a skeptical detective. Jefferson’s interest in film led him to the AMC TV show, Turn: Washington’s Spies. Jefferson learned a great deal from his first time on set and his acting caught the eye of the director, who positioned a camera to closely capturing Jefferson’s reaction in the scene; making it into the final cut of the episode.

Jefferson furthered his training through ASAP (Armed Service Arts Partnership) workshops in stand-up comedy and improvisation, developing his comedic timing and learning to adapt to the present setting. From there, Jefferson attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, studying method acting, film fighting, acting on camera, dialects, singing, and other important classes for an aspiring actor.

Jefferson took what he learned into his roles as a doctor, government agent, soldier, and lawyer in several short films, one of which; “Who’s to Blame”, he wrote and starred in. In this dark comedy, he played a hitman desperately explaining to his boss why an assassination attempt (against a mysterious woman) didn’t go as planned.

When Jefferson isn’t acting, he’s writing. He believes that developing as an artist requires learning and experiencing new things, whether it be through reading, traveling, or trying new food. He enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and practicing martial arts. He continues to play the same guitar his father gave him years ago and is currently learning Italian to be closer to his girlfriend. Jefferson strives to create something that people will enjoy and be inspired by.

Michael Yves Lavoie

Michael Yves Lavoie is a Los Angeles based Film and Stage actor from Salem, New Hampshire. Michael has been acting since the age of 11, where he spent the first seven years of his performance career in front of an audience consisting of teachers, fellow students, lunch staff, and of course, his family (there might have been a few librarians too).

At the age of 18, Michael decided to take a step into the world of professional theatre –  and try out his odds at an open-call audition for a black-box theatre called “The Player’s Ring,” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Soon after that audition, Michael found himself performing consistently on the New Hampshire seacoast; primarily on the stages of small, more intimate black-box and studio theatres. Those two years flew by for Michael… So much so, that before he could fully understand how much he had actually learned, he found himself on a plane to Los Angeles, with a large Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee in his hand.

Upon landing in Los Angeles, Michael attended the New York Film Academy for a year, learning how to adapt his on-stage “chops” to appeal to the eye of a camera lens. During that year, Mike received a crash-course on most of the major acting techniques; Strasburg, Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, etc. –  But his key approach to “the craft” was discovered through the on-set experience of various student films and other short films, that he had performed in during that time. After being on different sets for a bunch of student projects, Mike finally booked the lead in a festival film called, “Simon Says,” where he had to portray a 17-year-old schizophrenic high schooler, who was constantly antagonized by his own shadow – which would move out of sync with his entire body.  “Simon Says” was awarded the Audience Award, and Best Film at the Feel The Reel International Film Festival.

Since then, Mike has been participating in on-going scene study classes, and booked some other short films & web-series, while at the same time working as the Assistant for a production company that writes scripts for both Television and Movies.

During his down time, Michael enjoys playing guitar, singing, writing songs, meditating, going to the gym, and practicing/performing card magic.

Fair Warning:If you happen to be at a grocery store in the produce section, and you’re able to hear someone all the way in the middle of the coffee isle – That’s probably Michael. His voice carries… and coffee excites him.

Edward Smucygz

A Florida native, Eddie Smucygz (pronounced Smoo-jee) has studied acting relentlessly over the last 8 years, moving to NYC in 2011 to study acting at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse. After completing his professional theatre conservatory training in the Meisner technique in 2013, he went on to study film and TV acting with Todd Susman and improv at the PIT. Moving to LA in 2016, he continued to hone his skills, attending The Groundlings with Julian Gant.

Eddie has starred in Shadow of Doubtfor the Discovery ID channel and has assumed the role of both detective and suspect in a number of other true crime TV shows. He has also appeared in many short films, industrials and on stage. One of his more acclaimed theater roles was that of straight man, Peter Hunter, in the comedy No Sex Please, Were British.

Eddie’s most recent projects include playing a pedophile stepfather in the thriller short film Through the Blinds; special investigator, Donnie Branch, for People Magazine Investigates; and a racist border patrol agent in a miniseries titled Things Eternalthat is currently being shopped to Amazon.

Eddie is happily married to his beautiful wife, Frances, an exceptional hair and make-up artist and aspiring dog trainer. In addition to acting, he enjoys building and riding motorcycles, surfing, practicing yoga, oil painting and tattooing.  He looks forward to starring in blockbuster films and award winning TV shows in the near future.

Mat Vansen

Mat Vansen is an actor and singer based in Los Angeles, CA best known for his roles in the feature films Shadows of Halloween, This is Gonna Be Awesome, and American Blackout. He has also been featured in live theatrical productions in roles such as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Professor Bhear in Little Women: The Musical, and Eli and the world premiere of Poseidon’s Regret.

He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. Completing numerous acting courses, improv training, stage movement, and even singing for the actor courses Mat has received well-rounded training both in and out of the University setting.  Mat has also participated in on-going training in stage combat including rapier, dagger, sword, staff, and hand-to-hand.

Most recently Mat performed in a staged reading of Dog Sees Godby Bert V. Royal, bringing to life the role of Bethoven in this coming of age story based on the original Peanut’s comics filled with angst, heartbreak, friendship, and intense feelings of love and regret. He also finished filming his feature Horror debut in Shadows of Halloweenthis summer which takes an anthology of horror stories and brings them together for a chillingly thrilling tale.

In his free time Mat enjoys reading, hiking, spending as much time with his friends as possible, and exploring new exciting ways to witness and create art through acting, music, dance, and media. He is currently in his second year of Spanish study and has a goal to learn at least 5 languages in the next 10 years. Mat is looking forward to many years of exciting work and success in the Los Angeles entertainment industry.

John Shulak

John grew up in Racine, WI and is an actor, model, and singer.  The youngest of seven children, he caught the acting bug at age 10 when he saw the film E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. He soon began his acting debut on stage in The King & I, as Prince Chulalongkorn.  He followed a Musical Theatre path and attended college at Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Shortly after college, John moved to the West Coast. He has appeared on shows such as Declassified, Trauma, and Nash Bridges. John has also done several national commercials for major brands such as Ford, Volkswagen, US West Communications, and General Electric (which aired during the 2010 Winter Olympics)  

He loves the acting and storytelling process, and attends improv and acting classes weekly. His philosophy is “If they aren’t putting you in their project, then make your own. Always be creating!”

When not acting, John loves to play the piano and violin, and is an aspiring short-film maker.  He is an avid golfer, and enjoys anything outdoors, including hiking, boating, fishing, waterskiing, and riding jet skis across the lake at his family’s residence in northern Wisconsin.

Jordan Simkovic

Jordan Simkovic grew up in Miami, FL and attended Northwestern University where he studied theatre and international studies.  He played the lead role in Crypt TV’s horror series “The Skelker” and has appeared in multiple TV shows playing cops and detectives.  He also played the lead role in the controversial and viral music video for David Banner’s song “Black Fist”.  He has also appeared in commercials for major brands like YouTubeTV (which aired during the NBA finals), Hooters, Hasbro, Gillette, PETA, and Knotts Berry Farm.

He has studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, commercial technique at Killians Commercial Workshop, Meisner technique at the Ruskin School of Acting, and is currently in the scene study class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse where he studies with Allen Barton.

Oscillating between young commercial dad, serial killers, and hardnosed no nonsense detectives in his career thus far is a testament to his range and ability to dive into nuanced characters.  He is often called back by directors after who find him easy to direct and a pleasure to work with.

He is currently looking forward to marrying his college sweetheart who is a creative executive in Hollywood.  In his free time he enjoys playing classical and jazz flute, beach paddleball, swimming in the ocean, spending time with his adopted cat, and listening to music.  He can walk on his hands, does 350 pushups a day, and is looking forward to continuing to grow as a person and artist.

DeRon Cash

A multi-dimensional force, DeRon Cash has been featured alongside some of the music industry’s biggest artists. Working in major Hip-Hop projects, as well as Pop/Rock videos too. Some of the big names that DeRon has shared the screen with include YG, A$AP Rocky, G-Eazy, Vic Mensa, and Jay Rock just to name a few.

Currently, DeRon studies at the Speiser/Sturges acting studio here in Los Angeles.

A true artist at heart, DeRon also enjoys doing freelance graphic design, helping people achieve health/fitness goals, hiking, and traveling. DeRon is excited to continue working on his craft so he can be prepared for his chance at starring alongside Denzel Washington in his next major film, or starring on the next award winning FX series.

Eric Wang

Relatively new to the world of acting, Eric has come a far way in a short amount of time. Starting at the age of 16, Eric has been active in the world of Law Enforcement assisting with PSA’s and short films about public safety. Graduating from CSULA in Criminal Law, Eric has the passion to always do the right thing. His parents immigrated from Taiwan in the late 80’s in search of the Great American Dream. His father found success in the Hotel industry while his mother worked hard to keep Eric and his sister in school.

Eric fell in love with the art of acting after he was trained in many situational’s at the police academy. Upon graduating, he realized that fighting criminals was not so much his passion. He began taking acting classes and slowly transitioned into the art of acting. Eric considers himself a different player in the field. He noticed that Asian-American Actors are frequently misrepresented on the big screens. He wanted to change that stereotype. “Asians typically play Asian roles. It’s about time that changes” he quoted. Eric wanted to be able to audition for the roles that require masculinity and heroism. He wanted to make a stand for the Asian’s that were stereotyped as the nerdy tech guy.

At the young age of five, Eric’s parents enrolled him in piano school and Tae Kwon Doe. Eric studied the art of piano for 12 years. He received his black belt at the age of 12 and made the switch into Mixed Martial Arts. Eric mastered the art of Jiu-jitsu, mauy- thai and judo. He even won a few amateur fights with NAGA and CAMO MMA. At this time in his life, Eric also picked up the art of Dance. His mother being an instructor of over ten years, taught him the art of the Waltz, Salsa, Tango and Foxtrot. He also specializes in firearms training, weapons handling, horseback riding and water sports.

Eric is bilingual in the languages of English and Mandarin Chinese. He is open to different types of roles and is very quick at learning them. Having only taking professional acting classes for three months, he has already signed with A.M.W. Talent Agency and is ready to make a name for himself. He is ready to get out there and represent the Asian race in a way that’s hardly ever done. He is motivated by passion, fueled by dedication and on mark to live his version of the great American Dream.

Alberto Ocampo

Alberto or Albie (as some of his friends call him) has been a working actor since 2011. His most significant role so far has been “Captain South America” in the upcoming action comedy “Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars.”

However, he’s been studying acting long before that. He started at the Denver center for performing arts, where he met his mentor Benjy Dobrin, one of Colorado’s most renown teachers. Later, he went to New York and studied Film Production at the New York Film Academy. Afterwards, in 2013, Alberto decided to move to Los Angeles where he started taking classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. 

Since then, he has been in some TV shows such as Caso Cerrado (one of Telemundo’s hit show), Consejo Mundial de la Lucha Libre, Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story, and Stormageddon. 

Nowadays, when he is not acting on TV and film, Alberto spends his time trying to learn German and Portuguese, writing, trying to play the guitar (and he’s not good at it), playing soccer, kickball and volleyball, or merely just relaxing with friends.

Hayden Wilder

Hayden Wilder has been working on the stage since the humble age of three. He loved acting the moment he saw Star Warswhen he was three.  He is most proud of his performances in musical theatre such as The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Recently, he has shifted his focus onto film acting in various short films.

Hayden has studied various acting techniques such as Meisner and Stella Adler at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. He has also been studying Shakespeare since he was six. Additionally, he attended the British American Drama Academy in London where he attended a master class with Fiona Shaw of Harry Potter and also studied high comedy.

Besides acting, Hayden is an avid reader. Having learned to read at the age of two, his tastes range from Dickens and Stephen King. He is also a major film and television buff, particularly of horror and animation.  He strives to see at least 100 new releases a year and write about them in his journal. Hayden yearns to work in the next big Oscar darling!

Cesar Marroquin

Cesar isn’t your normal, southern gentleman. He always knew he had a love for television and film and would eventually make the move to LA. In 2016, he graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Public Relations. He believes his degree has helped him with marketing and pitching himself. He originally planned to attend the University of Miami and receive his Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. However, he knew it wasn’t completely what he wanted to do, so he finally made the move to the west coast in late 2017.

Cesar participated in acting and modeling workshops at the age of 14. Before making the move to Los Angeles, he started working with Daytime Emmy award winner David Tom to get those acting muscles going again. He plans on starting acting classes at the Actor’s Studio soon with Annie Grindlay to really nail those auditions.

Aside from acting, he enjoys running. He recently ran his first half marathon and plans to run more. He says there’s a great feeling of accomplishment when you finish a race.

While some say it’s hard to believe, Cesar is 100% Hispanic. He says people tend to think he’s just “someone with a good tan.” Both his parents are from Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon. His first language learned was Spanish while he picked up English in school. Many could not believe Spanish was his first language, because he has no accent when speaking either language. He believes this will give him an advantage. Cesar is very family-oriented. He says he wouldn’t be able to pursue this dream if it wasn’t for the unconditional support from his family. He tries to visit home every chance he gets.

Cesar is excited about this next chapter in his life. He feels like he is finally where he was meant to be. He is finally wrapping his head around the fact that LA is his new home but is very happy where he came from – Monette, Arkansas.

Glen Philip

 

Glen Philip is a promising actor and story teller from Houston TX, who now lives in Los Angeles CA. Like so many, Glen caught the acting bug at a young age and has been acting his way to Hollywood ever since. After moving to LA he continued his pursuit for acting, writing and directing. Most recently Philip and the cast of “A Nice Family Gathering” were nominated for Best Ensembleat the 2017 NAACP Theater Awardsin Los Angeles.

Glen graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Theater from Sam Houston State University. He’s had stage training with the incomparable Michael York. With a strong passion for voice over, Philip also has ongoing training with one of the top 10 voices in the businessDave Fennoy.  Honing in on his improv and comedy skills, Glen is also a member of the Flappers House Team. You can see him every 2ndMonday of the month at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA.

When he’s not acting, you can catch Glen singing some old school R&B like Marvin Gaye or Al Green while cooking up something delicious in the kitchen. Being from TX, southern BBQ is his specialty, but annual trips to New Orleans to visit his Grandma or Mardi Gras, has given Glen a love for seafood and Jazz. Philip also enjoys watching hit HBO shows like “Game of Thrones”, “The Wire”, “Insecure”, and Netflix originals like “Stranger Things” and “Dear White People”. Philip hopes to one day have his own show on big networks like these. Filled with such talent and focus, Glen is a big man with a big presence, and is ready to take on his next big role.

Malcom Kelner

For Malcolm Kelner, versatility is the name of the game. An actor who excels in both the comedic and dramatic worlds, Malcolm joined the A.M.W. team for theatrical representation in March of 2018, and is looking to continue his progression as a professional actor. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2017, he has acted in many different projects, including independent films, SAG New Media programs, and national commercials.

While Malcolm’s acting training started with theatre classes at a very young age in Minnesota, he ramped it up heavily while at Emerson College in Boston and post-grad, when he decided he wanted to pursue a career as an actor. Now in Los Angeles, he studies acting with Brad Heller at The Heller Approach Acting Studio, and studies and performs improv weekly at Upright Citizens Brigade and LA Connection Comedy Club. Malcolm also performs and writes comedy through other outlets, including sketches, standup, and as a freelance featured contributor to Funny Or Die.

Malcolm brings an infectious energy and commitment to every project he partakes in, and it manifests in powerful emotions for audiences watching. So whether it’s the next big sitcom, thriller, or anything in between, Malcolm is ready to help make it one to remember!

Dana Gaubatz

Dana started performing at the age of 5 when he joined his school’s choir and has been drawn to the stage ever since. Most recently he moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his love of film acting.

To date, Dana has been in such TV shows as Catfish: Untold Stories and The Bachelor. His greatest success, though, has come from YouTube Red’s series, Mind Field, where he has had a reoccurring role.

After Dana graduated Principia College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts he moved to Los Angeles, CA, and immediately began to study the Meisner Technique with the Baron Brown Studio. He completed the training in 2016 and continues to train in their Master Classes and Audition Technique for the Camera class.

In pursuing his acting career, Dana has found a love of writing and producing. He has proudly written, produced and starred in a short currently being submitted to festivals about a genuine innocent man with delusional disorder. He has also starred in a viral improv series called Luber as the irritable Bostonian driver.

Dana pursued his love of performing initially through singing in various choirs, concert halls and competitions throughout the US. This strong Tenor has trained vocally for 15 years and still keeps up training to this day. As a backcountry guide, Dana developed a love of the outdoors including hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. His passion for nature extended into his academic pursuits as he minored in Geology and even assisted in the excavation and classification of a Jeffersonai Mammoth. Also in college, Dana had to opportunity to study abroad in England where he received a variety of training from professionals at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre. Today, Dana is excited to boldly pursue a successful career in the entertainment industry and can’t wait for the next opportunity to arise.

Joe Pridemore

Joe was born in Los Angeles and has never lived any further east than New Mexico. That is where he found his love for acting. He continued to act when he moved to Las Vegas and received a nomination for Outstanding High School Actor by the Allied Arts Council of UNLV.

In 2017 Joe landed a role in a feature film about the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Two Thousand sixteen found Joe on the front page of ESPN’s fantasy site when they included a commercial he was in for FanDuel. In addition to music videos, short films and crime recreation shows, he has appeared on stage in numerous roles, but his favorite role on stage was playing Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of The Baskervilles at the Long Beach Playhouse.

Joe likes to stay fit and active, so if you ever see Joe riding his bike on the beach in Hermosa or hiking around Griffith Park don’t hesitate to say Hi !

Giovanni Bisio

Since his performance, and first role, as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Giovanni has loved the stage. From then on he has portrayed a multitude of personas from Sweeny Todd to Curley in Oklahoma. Finding every chance to get on stage and perform, Giovanni’s passion has been theater. It wasn’t until he watched one of his performances on tape that he decided to do film. At that point he moved from his hometown, Reno, to Los Angeles. He has been featured in shows such as Suburgatory, Workaholics and How To Get Away With Murder. He has also had a lead role in a Fanta Commercial and Student Films.

Giovanni started his training in his hometown. His first classes started at Take 2 Performers Studio. It is an acting, modeling and voice school. His favorite instructor was Waters. Being in the industry for several years and having roles with people such as Cheech and Chong, he was immediately more motivated on a daily basis to push his dream to move to Los Angeles. Once here he has taken independent classes and some improve at Second City.

Though his lifelong and deepest passion is acting, Giovanni studied architecture and even played a year of college football. In his downtime he draws and paints. You can find him at the beach playing beach volleyball or filming skits with fellow actors. Giovanni is pushing for the day when he is nervously sitting in the same room that Marlon Brando, Sandra Bullock and Jim Carrey sat in while waiting to see if he won the Oscar!

Jeremy Winter

Jeremy has done a few strong credits while pursuing his career in acting thus far. His strongest credit was also his most recent being a feature film titled Alpha Delta Zatan, a feature about a haunted fraternity. He was able to book the lead role as Brice. His strongest stage credit was in college, during his senior year, where he played Jesus in the Musical Godspell. Another credit he added to his collection was winning runner up for actor of the year at the IMTA competition in New York in 2015 in the highest age group also winning the Improvisation category.

Jeremy has done a lot of training in his life for acting and dancing. He started out taking acting and singing classes while in high school which made him want to study it in college. Jeremy attended the University of Akron when out of high school. While there he studied under Jim Slowiak who taught him about the Stanislavskis method and the Grotowski method for acting and movement. Also taking a directing class from Jim as well. He also learned about the audition process, acting, voice work, improv, cold reading, script breakdown, monologues with Aubrey Caldwell M.F.A. At the University he also learned about jazz, tap, modern, ballet, and ballroom dancing. Taking classes from all different types of teachers, one being Mary Ann Black whom was an original member of A Chorus Line on Broadway. At Akron he spent 2 years taking singing lessons in pop, broadway and classical. He spent 5 years studding his craft there. After he graduated with a BA in Theatre he took more classes with an agency called Pro Model and Talent where he learned acting for camera, TV commercial work, cold reading, and improv. After moving to Los Angeles he started taking classes with Scott Sedita which consisted of monologues, commericals and co-star classes.

Jeremy has many interests in his life. He loves watching Cleveland sports teams play all the time. He is also involved in a flag football league at his work. He enjoys being very active. He goes to the gym 7 days a week and is a personal trainer and fitness coach. He has quite a few skills. He is a singer and has been since high school where he took part in the show choir his school had. He has been playing trumpet since he was 9, being in all the bands he could be in (concert, jazz and marching band) where marching band was his favorite. He is able to walk on his hands. One night in his friend basement he wanted to learn how to do a handstand but instead he learned to walk on them. He was a competitive swimmer growing up and throughout high school. He was the sprinter of his team swimming freestyle every year and becoming captain his senior year of high school. His favorite skill is that he is a ballroom dancer. He learned in college around 20 styles of ballroom and also competed in it while in school. He loves dancing and teaching people how to dance. Acting has always been his number one passion in his life. Ever since his first production in 8th grade he has loved the way he is able to entertain people. That’s why he became an actor in the first place. His goal is to become and actor because he wants to entertain people around the world. If he can make someone laugh, cry, get angry or whatever, that means he did his job right. He wants to make some sort of impact in people’s lives. He loves actin and he loves entertaining. That’s his purpose in life.

James Hill

James Hill is an Oakland native now residing in Los Angeles pursuing his career as an actor. He has been featured recently in the music video for John Congleton’s “Until it Goes.”

James has studied acting at UCLA, Diablo Valley College, and is currently taking classes at Playhouse West. James has also gone through the entire improv program at Upright Citizens Brigade and absolutely loves finding new ways to make people laugh. James has also done commercial training at Killian’s Workshop.

James has recently appeared in independent films such as “Sunset Blues,” as Josh and “Sticky Times,” as Craig. Both roles have a very blue collar feel to them. Varying from stoner mechanic to the shady drug dealer on the street corner, James fits into essentially any blue collar working class role.

Outside of his lifelong love of acting James has also spent time as musician for different metal bands in the Bay Area, playing guitar, bass, and some singing. James also spent many years riding motorcycles for fun, and used to work on them in his spare time. On the side James has also obtained partial fluency in American Sign Language after many years of intense study of the language.

James is extremely excited to continue working on his acting career and to see where this wonderful industry takes him!

Tamboura Baptiste

Tamboura Baptiste has been involved in the world of performing arts from a very young age. He had his first acting experience at the age of six, playing the Emperor in the musical, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Throughout his youth, he studied the violin and performed with the New York youth Symphony in Carnegie Hall at the age of 17. Tamboura has acted in several national commercials including Chrysler, Volvo and Pizza Hut.

Tamboura studied acting at Pomona College in Claremont, CA where he learned the trade of method acting and performed in several stage productions including the Phyllis Nagy play, “Weldon Rising” in which he played the role of Marcel, the drag queen. Tamboura received a Bachelor’s degree in theater performance from Pomona College in 1998.

Tamboura moved to Los Angeles after graduating college to continue honing his craft of acting. He has acted in student films, music videos, and most recently a filmed scene called “Conversation” which he wrote, directed and produced. In “Conversation”, three friends are gathered around a dining room table talking about the current state of the music industry. The laid back nature of the scene reveals Tamboura’s ability to capture the viewer’s attention with a very natural and minimalistic approach to playing a character.

As Tamboura continues to build his career as an actor, he also works as a professional freelance violinist. He performs various gigs such as weddings, private dinners, birthday parties and even street performs occasionally. Tamboura has recorded a couple albums which feature his violin playing in both the Classical and Contemporary genres. Tamboura has a deep passion for the arts and is looking forward to working with others who also share that deep passion. He looks forward to sharing the magic that he knows he can create on stage or on screen.

Christopher B. Westbrook

Born in Cleveland, grew up in Atlanta, studied in Chicago, and now working out of LA; Christopher has been acting since he was little, appearing on Cartoon Network and “Cartoon Cartoon Fridays.” While in high school, Christopher worked on 20+ productions, and was nominated for the Shuler Hensley award for his comedic portrayal of Max in “Sound of Music.” He came to LA after receiving a BA in acting from Columbia College Chicago and has also trained at USC, DePaul, Second City, and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. He has learned from some of the industry’s greats, including Sheldon Patinkin and Anne Libera (both of Second City fame;) they were two of the biggest influences during his time in Chicago. Christopher has worked in all kinds of environments and in different countries. From sold out black box theaters in Dublin to 600 seat theaters in Atlanta. In Los Angeles, he continues to work on his acting and stage combat with the help of great teachers.

Micheal Robinson Jr.

Micheal Robinson Jr. was born in Washington D.C on April 24, 1993. After participating in his elementary school production of A Christmas in Bethlehem, his parents knew that they had a true performer. Since that day even at a young age Micheal knew that he wanted to show the world what he was capable of and what he could bring to the acting world. Memorizing scenes from different shows and movies helped him realize that he wanted to be in front of the camera.

After transferring high schools Micheal joined the drama club and started helping out and performing in different stage productions such as Annie, Hairspray, and The Lion King. After graduating he came across a small conservatory called The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown, Washington D.C. where he studied the basics of acting and played the roles of John Proctor in The Crucible and Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest. A year later he took on the role of James Early in a production of Dream Girls and was able to showcase and small performance of a selected scene for a Hair show.

A couple of months later Micheal moved to California and started taking acting classes taught by Joan McMurtey (How to Get Away with Murder), Caroline Aaron (Edward Scissorhands and 21 Jump Street), Kathleen Wilhoite (Pepper Ann), and Julie Janney (Scream 3). So far he has worked on How to Get Away with Murder, Feature Film 1989, has been featured on two shows for AwesomenessTV, and was cast in a pilot still being pitched to networks called Living it Up.

Micheal also excelled in sports playing basketball, football, running track, and even taking taekwondo classes making it all the way to his red belt. He feels that having these special skills will help him stand out from others and help him earn that Oscar that he’s always dreamed of.

Kareem Stroud

Kareem Stroud born in Brooklyn New York October 21, 1990; a joyous kid seemingly meant to entertain, but it wasn’t until his family decided to move down south to Houston Texas, where he caught the acting bug watching his older sister command the stage in a junior high school rendition of the Loraine Hansberry classic play A Raisin in the Sun. Since that day he knew he wanted to somehow captivate not only a small auditorium audience, but the world. Entering into Ronald Martins class of performing arts; indulging in his craft performing in many plays and showcases across the state of Texas. Kareem also excelled in athletics playing high school basketball and football, which in turn lead to him receiving the opportunity to play college basketball at Stevenson University in Maryland, earning a degree in Business Administration and a double minor in Economics and Theater. Upon graduating in 2013 he began his career in the film industry appearing in small roles on television shows such as HBO Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Fox’s Gotham, House of cards, HBO Crime starring John Tuturro, also landing a lead roles in the indie films Transpose the movie and The Ticket. Through hard work, patience, and persistence Kareem landed a lead role on the major network Investigation Discovery hit TV series Deadly Affairs. His star is continually growing as He’s been able snag roles on hit shows such as Showtimes Shameless and NBC’s Undateable live just to name a few. Amidst this journey he is always striving to be a little bit better than great!

Ace Hall

Ace Antonio Hall was born Acemandese Nzondi Hall in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. He is the youngest son of painter, illustrator and songwriter, Christopher Hall, and RN Alice Hall (Thomas). He has an older sister, Carol Brown, an older brother Christopher Hall III, a deceased older sister, Patricia Hall and two half-siblings by his father’s other relationship. His father is African-American. His mother is African-American, and also has Irish and Cherokee ancestry.

When Ace was two-years-old, his family left their home in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and moved to Elmont, Long Island. Soon after, Ace moved to Jacksonville, Florida to be raised by his grandparents. Once he graduated from Jean Ribault Senior High School, he moved back to New York and received his BFA with a concentration in screenwriting from C. W. Post, Long Island University. He taught middle school English for over a decade before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a director of Education for the Sylvan Learning Center.

Hall made his professional writing debut in April 2013, when Montag Press published his young adult zombie novel, Confessions of Sylva Slasher. Since then, he has published several short stories in anthologies, magazines, online, and newspaper periodicals.

Hall has worked as an actor in principal roles for a few independent films, including playing the role of Prince Thun in AFTRA’s Radio Play: Flash Gordon, and landing the role of Vanessa Williams’ boyfriend/date in ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

Richard Gallegos

Richard Gallegos is an actor who has been a serious student of the craft for most of his life, and that endeavor has afforded him opportunities to perform in theatres throughout the United States, as well as parts of Mexico and Canada. Mr. Gallegos has a list of commercial credits, and has had the honor of performing at, and working with L.A. Theatre Works, Kirk Douglas Theatre, REDCAT, Theatre @ Boston Court, The Actors’ Gang, The Geffen Playhouse, Bootleg Theatre, The Company of Angels, The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, East West Players, Highways Performance Space, Grand Performances at Cal Plaza, Casa 0101, The Getty Villa, The Getty Center, L.A.T.C., Skirball Cutural Center, Pantages Theater, The Kennedy Center, Universal Studios Hollywood (various shows), and South Coast Rep’s studio series. In addition, he has proudly been a long time member of Critical Mass Performance Group, and Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide. He has toured internationally with Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide. Both latter companies collaboratively and imaginatively devise new and original theatre and/or dance/theatre works to much critical acclaim.

Hamzah Saman

Hamzah Saman was born in Beirut, Lebanon and came to the U.S. when he was 15 years old. Saman also starred as “Inmate 093” in Tom Six’s horror film trilogy, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015).  He played an Arab prisoner who becomes part of a 500-person centipede and shared an unforgettable scene with Eric Roberts. He was the second lead in the feature film Mobster (2013) as “Ido Ron”, which is about the head of the Israeli mob and a Special Agent working undercover. Mobster won Best of Festival at the 2013 Indie Fest USA International Film Festival.

Saman has trained in acting school in the advanced program with Eugene Buica, Lisa Robinson, and many others.  He participated in on camera auditions, various workshops and techniques, including Meisner and Michael Chekhov, cold readings, improvisations, monologues, and advanced scene studies. He also took college courses in theatre and drama studies, acting, voice work and improvisation.

He is proud of his role as “Thaer” in the short film Beirut Hide and Seek (2010), which won Best Short Film at the Evolution International Film Festival in 2012 and received honorable mention at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Saman also had a role in the Short Film For the Birds (2014), which won Best Live Action Short Film at the 2014 Cleveland International Film Festival and won Special Jury Award at the 2014 USA Film Festival. In addition, Saman speaks English and Arabic and has worked as a voiceover artist on the films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Escape Plan (2013).

Saman is one of the first online Arab American Casting Directors with over 20,000 members worldwide. He worked as a Casting Associate on the documentary He Named Me Malala (2015) with the Oscar-winning director, Davis Gugenheim. Saman was also featured in Argo (2012) and served as a Casting Associate. Saman has been working to change the perception of Arab and Middle Eastern artists in Hollywood through his acting and casting work.

Tony Frazier

Tony loves performing in front of people, bottom line. He loves making people smile, laugh, cry, think, and all emotions possible.
    Recently you have seen Tony in two well received videos. One strictly on youtube which is Bart Baker’s Anaconda parody video where Tony plays a very convincing Sir-Mix-Alot. He also can be seen in the video of the popular Techno-pop band Galantis’s Peanut Butter and Jelly where he plays a grocery store dancer. Both videos have gotten rave reviews.
    Tony has had training from a few sources back in his native Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh with a Bachelor degree in Communications.  He studied theater under Professor Kenneth Hill for two years learning a great deal about performing. He also studied Voice and Diction while in college with Don Burdick. While in LA, Tony has taken classes under AIA (Actors in Action) as well as workshops.
    Tony, when not acting in any major blockbuster movies which is alot, is a DJ using his smooth silk voice to entertain men and women in a couple of clubs in the LA area. He has also been an on-air DJ at a couple of radio stations located back in Wisconsin. Tony, as mentioned before, loves to perform in front of people whether it’s doing a stand-up comedy routine or improv, to doing his favorite passion and hobby Karaoke. He loves “actin’ a fool.”
    So the future is bright for Tony Maurice Frazier. He’s looking forward to much work and opportunities in acting, performing and now writing. He is looking forward to working on the next Emmy or Oscar award winning project and to make a living at what he likes to do. . . performing.

Ronin Sides

   Ronin Sides started acting at the age of 7, playing the son of an American soldier in a USPS television promo. He went on to do roles in A&E Biography Channel’s “Prenup to Murder” and commercials for Max Tow Truck. He has trained for theater with Susan Harutunian and choir with Michael Wright. Ronin is also trained in martial arts and martial arts weapons such as the bo staff and nunchucks. His recent projects include a Buzzfeed commercial for Clean and Clear and enjoyed working with Pharrell Williams on his newly released music video entitled “Freedom.” Ronin also plays baseball and soccer, and enjoys spending time with his family in Los Angeles, California. He wants to continue to pursue acting in film and television.

Ace Antonio hall

Ace Antonio Hall was born Acemandese Nzondi Hall in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. He is the youngest son of painter, illustrator and songwriter, Christopher Hall, and RN Alice Hall (Thomas). He has an older sister, Carol Brown, an older brother Christopher Hall III, a deceased older sister, Patricia Hall and two half-siblings by his father’s other relationship. His father is African-American. His mother is African-American, and also has Irish and Cherokee ancestry.

When Ace was two-years-old, his family left their home in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and moved to Elmont, Long Island. Soon after, Ace moved to Jacksonville, Florida to be raised by his grandparents. Once he graduated from Jean Ribault Senior High School, he moved back to New York and received his BFA with a concentration in screenwriting from C. W. Post, Long Island University. He taught middle school English for over a decade before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a director of Education for the Sylvan Learning Center.

Hall made his professional writing debut in April 2013, when Montag Press published his young adult zombie novel, Confessions of Sylva Slasher. Since then, he has published several short stories in anthologies, magazines, online, and newspaper periodicals.

Hall has worked as an actor in principal roles for a few independent films, including playing the role of Prince Thun in AFTRA’s Radio Play: Flash Gordon, and landing the role of Vanessa Williams’ boyfriend/date in ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

Joe Chambrello

Joe is east coast born and raised but always had LA on his mind. He is a former scholar athlete and businessman, and has always blended his business savvy with his creative side. In 2010, he earned a degree in business management from an accredited business school the same year he won first place in his school’s film festival for a film that he co-wrote and starred in. It was at this time that he decided to take his writing and acting more seriously and brought his intelligence, athleticism, and raw talent to the stage, tv, and film.

Almost immediately in Boston, Joe starred in the theater production of, “A Few Good Men,” as Lt. Jonathan Kendrick the same year he starred as Rev. David Marshall Lee, in Larry Shu’s renowned play, “The Foriegners,” at esteemed theaters in Boston. All the while, Joe was taking weekly improv classes and a master-class acting program. As he loves creating his own material, Joe wrote, produced, and starred in several Youtube sketches that wracked up over 65,000 views. While in Boston, Joe starred in several national commercials, a handful of short films, and some bit parts on the sliver screen. His instant success along with confirmation of his love and passion for acting gave him the confidence he needed to move to LA to pursue his dream.

Joe moved to LA in August of 2014. He immediately enrolled in Lesley Kahn’s comedy intensive and ongoing master class program and studied there for 6 months. He has since been training with Nikolai Guzov in a weekly audition class as well as an additional scene study class. He truly believes his acting skills have skyrocketed in his 2 years of intensive training in LA and is very excited to continue to grow as an actor. Since being here, he has starred in national commercials for Acura, Nestea, and Charles Schwab and M&M’s. He has starred in two separate roles for highly viewed Investigation Discovery shows and recently shot a comedy pilot co-starring alongside Frankie Muniz. His most regular role is a re-ocurring co-star character on Days of Our Lives. Joe earned his first lead role as a pilot in an independent feature film (from the producers of Sharknado) in Sci-Fi thriller, “Airspeed,” set to premiere in November 2016.

While Joe sometimes considers his model good-looks to be a burden that overshadows his pure talent, he has used it to his advantage in — well — modeling. He has been in print ads and billboards for companies such as Bicycle Casino, BMW, and Hugo Boss — he loves being in front of the camera! Finally, Joe’s Superman looks come with a deep, powerful superman voice that’s been utilized well in the voice over world.

Joe is excited to continue making strides in acting, modeling, and voice overs. He is happy to call LA his new home but is very prideful of his east coast roots — he feels it gives him an advantage — those east coast boys have a great work ethic, genuine nature, and are a pleasure to work with!

Joe has always had a passion

Joe Chambrello

Joe is east coast born and raised but always had LA on his mind. He is a former scholar athlete and businessman, and has always blended his business savvy with his creative side. In 2010, he earned a degree in business management from an accredited business school the same year he won first place in his school’s film festival for a film that he co-wrote and starred in. It was at this time that he decided to take his writing and acting more seriously and brought his intelligence, athleticism, and raw talent to the stage, tv, and film.

Almost immediately in Boston, Joe starred in the theater production of, “A Few Good Men,” as Lt. Jonathan Kendrick the same year he starred as Rev. David Marshall Lee, in Larry Shu’s renowned play, “The Foriegners,” at esteemed theaters in Boston. All the while, Joe was taking weekly improv classes and a master-class acting program. As he loves creating his own material, Joe wrote, produced, and starred in several Youtube sketches that wracked up over 65,000 views. While in Boston, Joe starred in several national commercials, a handful of short films, and some bit parts on the sliver screen. His instant success along with confirmation of his love and passion for acting gave him the confidence he needed to move to LA to pursue his dream.

Joe moved to LA in August of 2014. He immediately enrolled in Lesley Kahn’s comedy intensive and ongoing master class program and studied there for 6 months. He has since been training with Nikolai Guzov in a weekly audition class as well as an additional scene study class. He truly believes his acting skills have skyrocketed in his 2 years of intensive training in LA and is very excited to continue to grow as an actor. Since being here, he has starred in national commercials for Acura, Nestea, and Charles Schwab and M&M’s. He has starred in two separate roles for highly viewed Investigation Discovery shows and recently shot a comedy pilot co-starring alongside Frankie Muniz. His most regular role is a re-ocurring co-star character on Days of Our Lives. Joe earned his first lead role as a pilot in an independent feature film (from the producers of Sharknado) in Sci-Fi thriller, “Airspeed,” set to premiere in November 2016.

While Joe sometimes considers his model good-looks to be a burden that overshadows his pure talent, he has used it to his advantage in — well — modeling. He has been in print ads and billboards for companies such as Bicycle Casino, BMW, and Hugo Boss — he loves being in front of the camera! Finally, Joe’s Superman looks come with a deep, powerful superman voice that’s been utilized well in the voice over world.

Joe is excited to continue making strides in acting, modeling, and voice overs. He is happy to call LA his new home but is very prideful of his east coast roots — he feels it gives him an advantage — those east coast boys have a great work ethic, genuine nature, and are a pleasure to work with!

Joe has always had a passion