Category Archives: Alumni

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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Alondra Benitez

Alondra Benitez

Alumna Alondra Benitez recently starred in the short film, Bloodline, which won Runner-Up Best Film in the 48 Hour Film Project SD. Alondra was also nominated as Best Actress. View the film here: vimeo.com/179975710. Alondra’s past work includes a principal role in the feature film Belzebuth that will release in 2017. The trailer can be viewed here: youtu.be/kvRcVpNYo5w. She has

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Rima Rajan

Alumna Rima Rajan will appear in the recurring guest star role of Nikki Bashir in the second season of ABC’s popular show, American Crime. American Crime is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated show created by John Ridley who won an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave. The new season will premiere on ABC on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Rima’s past

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