SAG/AFTRA - 6'3" 175lbs
AOS, Acting (2011) - The American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York
BA, Psychology (2016) - MFA Candidate (2019)
(excerpt from a PBS interview with the Director)
The Life and Death of
Tommy Chaos & Stacey Danger
Michael Lukk Litwak, Director
PBS: What was it like working with Doc King and Valerie Brody? How did you know from their auditions that they would be right for the roles as Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger?
MICHAEL: They are both such wonderful people and were great collaborators. We had a lot of people read for both roles but when they read it was immediately clear that they got the tone and knew that having a more understated performance was what was going to ground the movie from all of its other crazy elements. We did a couple of rehearsals and all hung out a little bit just to get comfortable around each other and I was so impressed by them by the end of the process. They are both very youthful but also had a lot of maturity and interesting life experience behind them that I think they were able to funnel into their roles.
(excerpt from AADA's training philosophy)
The American Academy of Dramatic ArtS
For over 130 years, The Academy has taught that the process and preparation of acting deserves greater depth in order to connect to the heart of a story and to the character's emotion. When acting is taught as a craft, it has the power to impact audiences and inspire culture for generations.
An Immersive Educational Experience
To gain understanding of acting’s many dynamics, students are expertly led through academic, physical and psychological explorations. Training begins with acting history, text analysis, and renowned techniques including Strasberg, Meisner, and Hagen. The academic side is then married with the precise study of movement, speech, voice and sensory work.
The Academy’s unique and intensive education involves the actor’s whole being. An important part of this process includes a highly personal inward journey to better understand one's emotional reach by breaking down internal barriers. When this is combined with a diversity of acting methods and physical awareness, it develops an instrument unique to the individual.
Reviews from LinkedIn
"Doc King is one of the most dedicated, hard working and wonderful actors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I cast him in my NYU thesis film "The Pit" as Nate, a Brooklyn bartender. For his character, my casting director and I were not only looking for an actor with good looks but someone with the ability to be simultaneously charming and corrupt. He nailed it! The camera loves him and he was adored by cast and crew alike. I highly recommend him." - Byron Camacho, Director of "The Pit"
"Doc is hard working, determined & passionate about what he does. He's a very talented actor and a very smart person. He committed to my project 100% and made me both laugh & cry so many times... I can't wait to work with him again, and anyone would be a fool not to hire him. He's also very -- easy on the eyes : ) And the camera loves him." - Clementine Cayrol, Director of "Alive and Well"