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Michael hails from the obscure state of Idaho. He attended the University of Idaho, majoring in pre-medicine and psychology, but discovered a love and natural talent for acting during his final year of college. He decided to give up medicine and focus his efforts at becoming a professional actor. During his time in Idaho, Michael booked roles in several films, a TV series, and a few commercials throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Near the end of 2014, Michael migrated to Los Angeles. He continues to progress his career and keeps himself on a steep learning curve—his natural curiosity and love for learning drive him continually forward. Since being in LA, he’s worked on multiple short films, music videos, a soap opera, a feature film, a TV series, and both modeling and commercial jobs.
Michael credits his rapid growth and progress to meeting and learning from amazing friends and mentors, including the members of ACN. Having been a member of ACN for over six years now, Michael currently serves as the groups second Vice President in charge of fund raising. He has originated numerous characters in both stage and film productions with ACN, and is enjoying the writing, directing, acting, and editing processes that are making him a film maker.
Kristopher Dowling became interested in the arts through working in the non-profit sector of Skid Row, in Los Angeles. After studying the Shakespearian style of stage acting, Kristopher grew to have a passion for both the quality of the story and the power of the message. Kristopher is an integral part of the Actors Coalition Network of Los Angeles serving as the groups first Vice President, has been an associate member for over six years, and has originated numerous characters with the Actors Coalition Network, including Dinner Theater, Main Stage, and Film Projects. He is excited to learn more as he moves forward with his career, and builds friendships that will help ground and guide him along the way. He is also very excited in becoming a film maker, as he has created several different films now, and has no intention of stopping.
Vladimir (Vlad) Garcia is a San Diego native who was raised by a single mother who worked very hard to support her four children. Vlad would say that his childhood was pretty normal, and that he went through numerous phases in his life from wanting to become a professional soccer player to becoming a professional street skateboarder. He even tried the skateboarding world for a while, then when he was sixteen one of his cousin's who was taking a film class hoping to become a director was filming a short and asked Vlad if he would be a part of it. After a highly enthusiastic yes, Vlad realized he had caught a vision for who he wanted to be in the future. He began the process of trying to figure out how to get into the entertainment industry and become a professional actor. He is truly thankful for a cousin that inspired in him a passion for story telling, because he unknowingly sparked a love inside of him for being an entertainer. Vlad is thrilled to have been the director of the 2020 Film of the Year "Subtle Scrutiny", as well as working on numerous other projects with ACN and 11:59:59 Entertainment, and cannot wait to see what comes next.
Christian was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of California. Since the young age of seven years old, going to the movies was always one of his favorite activities and it inspired in him with an unstoppable passion for art, film, performance, and of course, acting. He began exploring and developing his acting skills at the age of twelve when he served as a member in his community’s church youth group program. The youth group focused on producing stage adaptations of historic and biblical events for educational purposes that were then performed solely for the church’s community. Since then, Christian went on to pursue an education in acting at the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills. After graduating high school, he continued his educational career at California State University Northridge where he focused on establishing a theatrical background and ultimately graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre. While attending school, he was able to work on several projects including short films, TV pilots, YouTube videos, TV shows, and an award winning feature length indie film. Now, as a member of the Actors Coalition Network of Los Angeles, he is grateful again be expanding his knowledge and understanding of the entertainment industry, and eagerly looks forward to what ll the future may hold.
Hayden Wilder has lived in Los Angeles his entire life (as well as New York for bits and pieces). He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a focus in theatre, where he studied various acting techniques such as Meisner and Stella Adler. Additionally, he attended the British American Drama Academy in London where he attended a master class with Fiona Shaw of Harry Potter fame and also studied high comedy. His passion for acting began when he saw Star Wars when he was three. He has also been studying Shakespeare since he was six and is a massive musical theatre enthusiast. Besides acting, Hayden is an avid reader. Having learned to read at the age of two, his tastes range from Dickens to 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.
Often using the nickname "Iceberg", Ayberk comes to us from Istanbul Turkey. He currently attends school in Santa Monica where he is pursuing a career in entertainment business. He moved here to America six years ago in hopes of discovering himself. Though already in love with the art of acting, Ayberk was a professional basketball player on a star team in Turkey. The thought that he was going to live his life as a professional athlete was almost expected, but after traveling around the U.S., living in New York, Miami, Washington D.C., and Cleveland Ohio, he eventually moved to Los Angeles where he turned his focus on what he truly loves. Being a part of the Actors Coalition Network offers Ayberk the opportunity to continually grow, learn, and flex his artistic muscles with others who are attempting to make themselves the best they can be as well. Life is a journey, and we are glad to have him on this one with us.
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Kevin Lam has always wanted to prove that no matter where you are from, you can always push forward and prosper. Being the oldest of his entire family, he’s been setting an example to his siblings by recently graduating from Santa Monica College with a degree in Linguistics. He became interested in the entertainment industry through music when he first picked up the bass and then learned to use the guitar, drums, and piano. Being two ends of the same rope, he progressed to stage and film acting, incorporating his musical talent and his language skills into every project he has done. Looking to better himself and help others better themselves as well, he’s become involved with the Actors Coalition Network of Los Angeles.
Chris Kioudjian, born and raised in LA discovered his passion for entertainment as a young child. After several years of casually pursuing his dreams Chris went to Bali for a month or so, and when he came back he was determined to chase his dreams down the path of destiny. Chris loves to act, sing, discuss ideas, thoughts and topics to spread awareness & knowledge. As well as loving to laugh. Since joining the Actors Coalition Network he has continued to grow and learn. As well as discovering more interests within the industry. He plans to stay a part of ACN as long as possible as he builds himself, and his work, to become the man he knows he can be one day.
Greg Havton comes from Los Angeles, California, and is excited to join the ACN community. He was introduced to acting when he was taking an improv class in high school, and fell in love with it. Greg is currently in college working on a degree in theater, as well as continuing his passion for neuroscience and medicine. ACN offers a lot to Greg, as he is given the opportunity to continue acting as well as to learn more about other aspects of film, such as directing and writing. He hopes to make the most of this opportunity and is excited to be a part of the team.
Eric St. Martin - Bio Coming Soon
Eric St.Martin grew up in Minnesota where in his senior year of high school he found a
love for acting after being asked to audition for the school’s musical production of Oliver
Twist. After high school he attended the University of Iowa, and at the age of 26 moved
to Los Angeles where he started and continues to train with acting mentor Michael
Sanville-Schoenholt. Eric has found that his true passion is for film, but not just as an
actor, he has also developed a love for writing as well.
Eric joined the Actors Coalition Network of Los Angeles, and is excited to continue to learn and appreciate the nuances of acting as well add his own voice to the work that this company is already doing. Outside of the entertainment world, Eric is a man who loves to stay active. He played multiple sports growing up, and still plays hockey. He enjoys cooking, and is quite construction and landscape savvy. Eric has a bright mind, and always brings a positive attitude to the work he is a part of. His goal is create projects that make people feel and think, which is why he is driven to succeed, making the best of each and every day.
Born and raised in LA County, Iam first found an interest in acting when he joined drama class during his sophomore year of high school. After he was in a school performance of a Midsummer Night Dream, in his junior year, he knew that acting was what he wanted to do. He went to Citrus Community College where he is majoring in Theater Arts. Acting is his dream, but he is interested in writing and directing as well. Now an active associate of ACN, he is eager to further advance his acting and filmmaking experience.
William Wallingford: Currently on leave of absence while serving in the United States Marine Corps.
William grew up in a small town in Missouri participating in any sport available. He also did a few school plays but just as a way to pass the time. It was not until he moved to Maryland that he got his first real audition and realized his passion for acting. He started taking any acting opportunities more seriously and soon it was all he could think about. William currently serves our country as a full time Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. As well as acting, William is also interested in writing and directing and will exercise these skills while working with ACN.
Frank Balocca Currently on leave of absence while serving in the United States Marine Corps.
Frank Balocca was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from Pasadena High School, class of 2019, and currently serves in the United States Marine Corps. based out of Camp Pendleton. Frank has always had an interest in writing, but his main passion is music. Currently, he is recording his first EP (Extended Play / Mini-album) with his band “Let Me In”. Frank is new to the filmmaking scene, but he is excited to explore more opportunities with this open door.
Forrest is an adventurous and ambitious young man who has recently moved to LA to act and create even more epic adventures. Before his big move to the city of angels, Forrest lived a peaceful life managing his mothers Italian restaurant in Colorado. With a degree in the culinary arts, he was a perfect fit for the life he was living. But then, he realized he wasn't as happy with his life as he could be. His heart was for the arts. Entertaining is what really drove Forrest to be the best he could be. Forrest has been trained to perform stunts, such as stage combat, sword fighting, falling, special FX and more by the great crew at Rocky Mountain Stunts in Colorado. Forrest enjoys skateboarding and longboarding, hiking, cooking, working out, dressing nice, and shoes... lots of shoes. But the thing that really makes Forrest Forrest, is his willingness to do what it takes to achieve his goals. His ability to work so well with everyone he encounters, and his passion to constantly be getting better and bringing his peers up along the way.
Christopher Frătița, born in Hollywood Ca, raised in the San Gabriel valley, is a first generation American trying to find his outlet through the arts. His inspiration and admiration for the arts started at an early age, grade school to be exact, but wasn’t heavily pursued until his mid 20’s. Christopher is driven and passionate about perfecting his craft in every element possible; moreover, he is looking to improve and be the best version of his vision as well as present his talents. However, he understands it is a process, and is taking it day by day!
Originally born in a small town of just 2000 people in Montana, Blake started wrestling in his freshman year of high school. It wasn’t until he learned he could place his mind on overdrive and gained 60 lbs of muscle however that he went on to win a state wrestling championship in his senior year. From there he moved on to Minot State University on a wrestling scholarship, but soon found that his focus needed to be on something different, and joined the United States Air Force to work in special warfare, where he trained with Nave Seals. Life took yet another turn for him however when he was medically discharged from the military due to an injury. Frustrated but still focused on attaining an outlet for his passions, Blake then moved to Los Angeles with his mind focused on becoming a professional body builder. Becoming aware of the rampant drug use problems in that industry however, he again switched his focus to acting and modeling. Having obtained strong representation for both, he has chosen to join the Actors Coalition Network of Los Angeles to hone his skills as an actor, as well as to learn the ins and outs of creating film for the masses. He is excited to again be a part of a brotherhood of men from all kinds of backgrounds and different walks of life, as well as learning new and empowering skill sets that can help him create amazing work!
Born in Pasadena, CA, Hayden has had a passion for the arts most of his life, dabbling with visual arts. He achieved a scholarship to the ArtCenter College of Design, and wanting to broaden his horizons, has also shown interest in acting, writing, and making music. A Pasadena High School graduate, Hayden is no stranger to acting. Throughout his younger years Hayden has starred in many plays and has always had a love for the stage. Other than plays Hayden also starred in a short film titled “Character Of A Champion” that premiered at Arclight Pasadena. Focusing more on the filmmaking scene, Hayden looks forward to strengthen his acting skills and develop his writing skills. With ACN he sees that opportunity.
Timothy Dominguez has lived in SoCal his whole life, and has been interested in Film for as long as he can remember. He is overcome with joy for the opportunity to not only further his career in acting, but to build new relationships with the people he’ll meet in the process – especially while being involved with ACN. Timothy loves having deep and meaningful conversations with those he gets to know. This begins to make more sense when you find out his BA is in Philosophy. He enjoys a multitude of activities, such as: playing games, whether that be board games, card games, videogames or outdoor games/sports; he loves playing the piano; he enjoys reading; and he loves going on road trips with his friends and family. Timothy takes everything he does with a degree of seriousness that allows him to thrive in whatever he sets his mind to. This manifests itself in his love for piano, his consistency in working out, his sacrifice for his family, and more recently, his love for acting. Timothy’s primary study in acting has been in being able to feel each character coming to life, and allowing the audience to be part of it. Timothy realizes the hard work that is needed to flourish in this industry, and is prepared for what is to come.
Alexander Nifong - Associate Member Emeritus
ALEXANDER NIFONG is a theatre, film and music artist who serves with a willing spirit. Though possessing a theatre degree from NYU, a resume worthy of consideration, and many gifts and talents well suited for his path, he walks with a student's mind and a child's heart. Whether waiting tables and performing Off-Broadway, modeling around Santa Monica and flying to shoots around the world, building sets and running tech for sleepless nights, lighting dance projects, executive producing music, drumming his heart out, or teaching artists in the community from the overflows of his garnered experience, he counts himself equally blessed. As a member of ACN's first board, having served under Randall Gray as both tech director and actor, Nifong is joyful and ready to continue in collaboration with ACN towards the growing of its artistic community through the building of its outstanding members. He is presently on a walkabout while recording his first album, " enough. ".
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