Notable Work From Students

 Actor and Filmmaker Cesar Gamino

Actor and Filmmaker Cesar Gamino

Actor/Director César Gamiño began studying with Bill in 1995 in Los Angeles. He has gone on to create award winning shorts like The Violinist and has created numerous videos for online which have gone viral & received press from publications including USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, YahooTV, Uproxx, BuzzFeed, Perez Hilton, Jezebel, CNET, PopSugar & Gawker. This viral video combines the cult shows Game of Thrones & the Real Housewives franchise.


 Afsaneh Safavi

Afsaneh Safavi

Afsaneh Safavi started studying with Bill in 1998 in Los Angeles. She has a degree in film/television production. She has recently used her knowledge to start the production Co. S-Dy Alliance Films. APHELION is the debut film. Afsaneh served as the writer and star of the film.


 Victor Salvatore

Victor Salvatore

Alumni Victor Salvatore plays Deputy Max Carcheski along with alumni César Gamiño as Sheriff Joe Schlitz in this viral Making A Murderer parody series. Florida native Victor graduated from the William Alderson Studio Studio’s 2 year program where he studied with Bill Alderson himself for 4 years.

 

 Hermie Castillo

Hermie Castillo

Hermie Castillo was born in Manila, Philippines, but grew up mostly in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering degree and served in the US Navy as a Submarine Warfare Officer. He has booked national commercials including State Farm, The UPS Store, Apartments.com, etc. Recently he can be seen on the upcoming season of The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Those Who Can't (IFC), and NCIS (CBS).


 George Tsai

George Tsai

A native Los Angelino, George got his first taste of acting when he booked a national commercial in high school. After receiving his degree in Psychology at California State University Northridge, he decided to pursue acting full time. He has won 2 “Best Ensemble” award at the 2016 & 2018 Asians on Film Festival. He will be recurring on Mayans MC (FX). He will also be seen in two upcoming Netflix shows; The OA: Season 2 and Chuck Lorre’s The Kominsky Method, in which he shares the screen with legendary actor Michael Douglas. Currently you can catch him on the hit television show, The Orville (Fox). He is a proud Taiwanese (Chinese) American, who also speaks fluent Taiwanese (Hokkienese). George is a devoted husband and father of two beautiful children. He is very passionate about acting and through this art he hopes to inspire others.


 Adrian Eli

Adrian Eli

Adrian Eli has worked professionally as an actor for over a decade in TV, film, commercials, theater and voiceover.  Adrian trained in Meisner technique under William Alderson and studied improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Groundlings, and under Miles Stroth. Adrian recently wrote and performed his one-man show "Baby Boy" which was directed by fellow Bill Alderson alumnus, Jenni Melear, for the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.  "Baby Boy" took home the 1st place prize for the Audience Choice Award, a Producers Encore Award, and was picked to perform again to be considered for the NYC Encores at the off-Broadway Soho Playhouse theatre.  When Adrian is not acting, he is busy at work writing his own projects and also studying the art of Flamenco dance.  He performs every other Saturday of the month at El Cid with Angelita Concierto Flamenco.  


 Ravi Naidu

Ravi Naidu

Ravi is a bi-coastal actor who grew up in Atlanta and now splits his time between LA and Atlanta. He started out thinking he was going to be an engineer. However, in 2010, during a 90-day silent (let that sink in) meditation program, he decided to go against everything he'd been taught and pursue work that really meant something to him...so acting, of course! After moving to LA, he was lucky enough to find Bill’s studio and after two years of working with the master there are signs that this may work out after all.  To date, Ravi has been on many shows including Homeland, Jane The Virgin, The First and Seal Team! He’s also been on the big screen with principal roles in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Million Dollar Arm, GI Joe: Retaliation and A Meyer's Christmas. Ravi has also found a true passion in writing and producing his own content, including a web series called, Midlife, and several shorts on YouTube.