Dir. James Odo | The Dark Side of Me | 2015
Dir. Anike Niemeyer | Libby Stardust and the Quest for Love | 2015
Red Hour Prod. | Zoolander 2 | 2016
Dir. Marc Villard | Orpheus | 2017
Dir. Mick Lichtenberg | Unforgivable | 2017
Soule prod. | The Last Muse | TBD
Writer and Lead Actor
Dir. Jake Laurence | Winds of Heaven | 2018
Silent Envy Productions | Menagerie | 2018
Dir. Dante Nazzaro | Someone I Know | 2019
Dir. Lorenzo Conti | Lesson Four | 2019
Dir. Max Strand | Goodbye Honey | 2020
Dir. Ishana Shyamalan | The Place In Between | 2019
I am a South African actor currently residing in Thailand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Before I began my career, I attended The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City, where I took on demanding roles such as Hamlet, and many leads in Tennessee Williams and Clifford Odets plays. Since my graduation I've been in numerous short films, commercials, webseries, and feature films.
With a background at the Strasberg Institute, I've studied with some of the greatest acting teachers known today. Lola Cohen, author of 'The Lee Strasberg Notes,' claimed I was an actor "who has dedicated himself and committed to his exceptional talent." Along with Lola, I've studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Robert Ellerman and actor Vincent D'Onofrio. Through Mr. D'Onofrio's generosity, I was given the opportunity to attend the institute on a scholarship.
Shortly after I began working on short film and commercial sets, including my own. My first feature film was 'Menagerie' (2019) and afterwards in the new film 'Goodbye Honey,' which debuted at the Dances with Films festival in 2020.
But my passion does not only lie in the world of acting. I'm a musician, who was accepted to Berklee College of Music before my decision to move to New York. On top of that, due to my desire to help others I am currently working for the Peace Appeal Foundation to organize drama therapy sessions for refugees in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar). With these crafts I aspire to be 'an artist of many mediums,' as my career progresses! So, stay tuned!
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Dir. Reed Martin | Art of Getting By | 2019
Amazon Studios | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | 2017
HBO | The Deuce | 2018
Warner Bros. | Gotham | 2018
LSTFI Play Study | Sweet Bird of Youth | 2017
I play guitar, tennis, and basketball. I also surf, sing, cook, and do accents and impersonations! Such as Christopher Walken, the Irish, British RP, Southern American, Brooklyn, and Cockney! For travel purposes I also do have a US passport.
LSTFI Conservatory | Cat On A Hot Tin Roof | 2017
Anna Strasberg Scene Night | North of Providence | 2016
(RZA) Waldorf School Prod. | The Two Gentlemen of Verona | 2011
Fire On the Moon Prod. | Secrets of an Old Bridge | 2018
WOOW Your Life | Deezer | 2014
Training & Workshops
LSTFI | Method Acting | Robert Ellerman & Lola Cohen (2-Year Conservatory)
LSTFI | Method on Camera | Vincent D'Onofrio
Larry Moss Studio | 4-Day Intensive | Larry Moss
ACT | Private Coaching | Grant Swanby
Berklee College of Music | Five-Week Music Performance Intensive | Tomo Fujita & Don Lappin
Bright Wednesday Productions | Extended Play | 2017
Century Tree Prod. | B&H Commercial | 2018
Garden State Film Festival | Goodbye Honey | 2021
Best Supporting Actor
Download my headshot and resume here!
Samantha Bernhardi Artists' Management | Cape Town, RSA
Phone: +27 (74) 601-5763