About Chris

Chris Tessla has been acting for over 20 years and is a member of SAG-AFTRA-EQUITY.

Chris Tessla
Initially performing in high school plays, he was later accepted to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC where he completed a year of training in the Sanford Meisner technique, as well as vocal and movement training. He moved on from there and was accepted to Montclair State University's BFA program in theater with emphasis on improvisation and vocal training. He also partook regularly in scene study classes at HB Studios in Greenwich Village during 2001.
Since then he has performed in numerous off-Broadway plays in Manhattan and in Los Angeles. Chris currently resides in Southern California and continues acting in both film and television projects.


Sizes

Gender: Male
Height: 5 feet 7 in
Weight: 160 lbs
Age Range: 32 - 40
Physique: Athletic
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Short
Eyes: Brown
Ethnicity: Caucasian


Resume

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FILM
Divine Liquidation HR Rep VC Films
John Boxing John Boxer CES Films
Galatia Rick FDU Student Film

TELEVISION
Major Crimes - Season 5, Episode 11 Father Warner Brother's Television
LifeLock Infomercial Interview Customer Scarpaci/Kelly
Modern Family Featured Party Guest Levitan/Lloyd, ABC
Sunny Side Up! Featured Corporate Suit White Swan Films
Desperate Housewives Orderly ABC Studios
John Benjamin Has a Van Featured Police Officer Comedy Central
Jericho Mine Evacuee CBS Paramount Network TV
Vanished F.B.I Agent Twentieth Century Fox
House Orderly Twentieth Century Fox
Pepper Dennis Bartender Twentieth Century Fox
Shot From the Sky Nazi Soldier History Channel Productions
The Daily Show T.V. Cameraman B.T.L. Productions
Dave Chappelle Show White Supremacist Comedy Central
The Daily Show T.V. Cameraman B.T.L. Productions

THEATER
Devin's Challenge Carl Weiss The Rose Theater
The Dining Room Various Characters Tamarind Theater
Oh Henry Henry Bickford Theater
The Desperate Hours Robish Chatham Players
Nice Guys Finish Big Lou ATA
Suicide Dance McGinty Producers Club
Cerebral Cortex Tyler Producers Club
Six Degrees of Separation Woody Chatham Players

VOICE OVER
True Colors Multiple Voices Addison Wessley /Sun

TRAINING
American Academy of Dramatic Art NYC  
American Academy of Dramatic Art HB Studios  
Montclair State University NJ  

SKILLS
Improv, Military operations training, Weapons training, Weight training, Baseball, Dialect: New York accent.


Reel:


YouTube link: https://youtu.be/JWdYA2B2jII

Monologue:


YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gW9fbEhZUps

Lifelock Infomercial:


YouTube link: https://youtu.be/1K55_YJZOeU