Category Archives: Alumni

Michael Anthony Spady

Michael Anthony Spady

Alumnus Michael Anthony Spady has recently begun work on the film, Diverted Eden. This will be Michael’s first action crime thriller. He will play Smith Whitaker, the best friend of the lead and Godfather of Eden. Michael also won the Best Actor award at the 2015 Mini Cinema Award Show for his work in the short film, The Championship Rounds.

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David Gunning

Alumnus David Gunning will be a recurring character in the five episode installment of LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape alongside Bryce Dallas Howard. Read more. David also guest starred in an episode of NCIS in 2016 and co-starred on the TNT show, Legends in 2014. David also wrote, produced (alongside Jon Paul Burkhart), and starred in (alongside Gabrielle Christian)

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Tim McNeil

Anything is a new film written and directed by alumnus and faculty member TIM MCNEIL currently in production. It is based on McNeil’s play of the same name. The film also features alumnus MARK RUFFALO as Executive Producer. Read more. Another of Tim’s recent plays, Twilight of Schlomo, received CRITICS PICK from the LA Times during it’s 2014 run at

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Douglas Bennett

Alumnus Douglas Bennett is featured in Geico’s latest television commercial campaign. Doug is the lead pirate in this hilarious spot. Past television roles include a recurring role on the hit television show, Sons of Anarchy, parts on Fresh Off the Boat, Dexter and Criminal Minds. Film roles include Bigger Than The Beatles where he plays Charles Manson.

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Michael Benzaia

Michael Benzaia

Alumnus Michael Benzaia just booked a recurring role on the ABC hit, How To Get Away With Murder. He will appear in Season 3 starting Fall 2016. According to Michael, he would not have booked this job if it wasn’t for the dedication of the teachers at the Adler who encouraged him to dig deeper and not settle for the

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Tatanka Means

Ongoing student Tatanka Means recently booked a five episode Reoccurring Role for the new AMC TV Series, THE SON. This is the First Season and other cast includes, Pierce Brosnan According to Tatanka, he felt more confident going into callback and auditions due to the exercises, discussions and techniques he learned in class.

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Declan Michael Laird

Alumnus Declan Michael Laird recently booked two movies: a supporting role in Ice Cream Truck and the lead role in One Of Us. He is also producing two projects that are in the late stages of pre production. One being a television series which he will co-produce with ‘Legions Of Creative’ which is run by legendary producer Roberto Orci and

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