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Alex Emanuel

Birth name:
Alexander Emanuel Grossman
Date of Birth:
Height:
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Alex Emanuel is a professional New York-based theater, film and TV actor, as well as indie rock musician, writer and fine artist. As an actor, Alex is a member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA, and has worked on all three coasts. His feature film roles include lead roles in the films Together (Open Door Prods), Therapy (Living Ctr. Films) and Land of False Clocks (Computer Monkey Prods.), and most recently a unique full-length super-8 project called Buster (Governess/Cypress Films). He's had supporting parts in the features Reality Lost (Intuit Films), 2Wks, 1Yr (Holt Prods, Los Angeles Film Fest '02), Monotony (Credit Card Films), Riddley Scott's American Gangster and Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (Sidney Lumet, Dir.). Alex can also be seen in bit parts in a vast spectrum of films (incl. A Perfect Murder, The Perfect You... basically, all films with the word "Perfect" in the title).Alex's TV credits include roles on Law & Order (co-star), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (co-star), Hack (co-star), Sex and the City, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, All My Children, the HBO movie Everyday People, and in the pilot Battle of the Band. He also recently acted in a series of promo spots for the new sketch comedy show on FUSE, The Whitest Kids You Know, and as host for both a new comedy magazine-style show called Mediocre New York, and show for and about guitarists called In Tune.His music video credits include featured roles in videos for Laura Cantrell, Amber Rhodes, Elaine Lachica and The Dambuilders, and a cameo in one for American Music Club. For good measure, Alex has also done more (way more) than his share of short films, including Talking Richard Wilson Blues (Tribeca Film Fest'02), Some Mournful Bird (a short film remake of the classic On the Waterfront, in which Alex played the role of thug older brother "Charlie"), McCabe (a short film remake of a part of Robert Altman's classic McCabe and Mrs. Miller, in which Alex played the title role made famous by Warren Beaty), White Lightning (in which he played a gigolo ping-pong champ), The Rock of Jacob (a future government hit man), Killing Killian (a mental patient cop wannabe), Haunt (a love-spurned rural drug smuggler) and Shall We Dance (dir. Brian Sloane's first venture into film, and Alex's as well).New York stage credits include the premieres of Count Down (the Puffin Foundation) and Live Coverage (Project 7/Fringe '04), The Years (Artistic Home), Three Days of Rain (Neva Theatre Co.) the original radio noir play Broken Shadows (Tonic), and a new rock musical about Manhattan's Lower East Side entitled Blood (The Cutting Room). His regional theater credits include premieres of Possible Worlds (Chicago Cultural Ctr.), Eagle River (Mary Arrchie) and Disappeared (Steppenwolf/Roadworks), The Killing Game (Trapdoor Theatre) and The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (Collaboraction) in Chicago.When not acting, Alex devotes a good portion of his time writing and looking for projects for his start-up production company Starna Productions. He also books gigs, sings/plays guitar and writes songs for (as a member of ASCAP) his band Permission. For what it's worth, Alex has gigged, toured and recorded with numerous indie rock acts, including his own former bands Rollo, Transit Belle, Hygiene, Lucan, Rodan and Rang, plus The Navigators, Edison Woods, The Swedes, Brilliantine, Pen Pal, Chavez, Sammy, The Subway Sun, Under Nation and The Gallenas).
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