Alex MontaldoActor

When asked about his acting, Alex Montaldo compares himself to “a man who fell to earth,” suggesting both his love of classic rock and the chameleon-like quality of a natural born performer. He was drawn to acting through his love of make believe and his fascination with invented personas like Bowie’s, and he has tried to take on very varied roles in order to explore these. The challenge of immersing himself in the character of another is at the core of his work as an actor. His formal studies began in 2008, when he was offered ‘a full scholarship in acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute, Conservatory Program in New York City. He has acted in numerous theater productions, including ‘Zero Hour’ (directed by Tea Alagic), ‘Guns, Shackles, Winter Coats’, and ‘La Revolution’ at Symphony Space and Mint Theater, NYC, “Split Screen” at Hellen Mills Theater in NYC and Let Live Theater in Los Angeles. Most recently, he starred as Joe Bonaparte in Clifford Odets ‘Golden Boy’ and played Phillip in Lyle Kessler’s ‘Orphans’. Both plays were directed by screenwriter and playwright Aaron Latham (‘Urban Cowboy’, ‘The Program’, ‘Perfect’). In addition, he has done several film projects, including “Portraits in Dramatic Time,” produced by the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts (2011), with William H. Macy, Lili Taylor and Liev Shreiber and the Norwegian/American Thriller ‘The Will’ (theatrical release, 2014, directed by Alexander Chapan). Alex will play the lead role of Johnny Martinez, a young actor diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, in the upcoming feature film “In the Ring”, produced by Asterian Films, written by Aaron Latham and Jeff Musillo. Alex has been following his passions for literature, music and sports since he was eleven years old. He is an avid swimmer, kayaker and boxer as well as a regular fixture on Santa Monica beach volleyball courts. A few years ago, he fell in love with traditional boxing, and is certified as a stage fighter in several forms. He is also a staunch supporter of animal rights and animal welfare, has participated in drama therapy programs for psychiatric patients, and most recently co-founded stoPD (support and training to overcome Parkinson’s disease), a bi-coastal non-profit organization that provides physical and emotional support for people with Parkinson’s. Alex is an advocate for the importance of intense exercise in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, and his organization collaborates with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and National Parkinson’s Foundation in both New York and Los Angeles.
Alex is honored and proud to be represented by Encompass Arts.