Christian Castro

Christian C.

Chicago, IL
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About

Christian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18 to 60

Teaching since:
April 2014

I am a working actor from Chicago as well as a member of SAG/AFTRA since 2009. Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2003, I hit the ground running and worked with Chicago Dance Crash for 3 years as a company member. I solidified my theater acting muscles for 4 years before moving to LA in 2007 and worked on 2 films, Heist and Ingles Ya in addition to national commercials for Soapnet, Gaterade and Pepsi, just to name a few. My most recent film, Markham Tactical premiered on August 6th in Chicago and will be debuting on the festival circuit in 2016. I also made my TV show debut in 2010 on Chicago Code. I followed that up with appearances on Mob Doctor, Crisis, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Empire. My theater work has included stops at Steppenwolf Theater, The Goodman Theater, Chicago Shakespeare, Timeline Theater, Lifeline Theater, Illinois Theater Center.

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Experience

Actor (Carl Ruiz) Markham Tactical
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Byonity Entertainment

Short film, done in Chicago and premiered in August. Set to make its festival debut in early 2016.

Actor (EMT) Empire
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Lee Daniels Entertainment

Appeared in season 1 episode 7 of this huge FOX hit.

Actor (MMA Fighter) Chicago P.D.
Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
Universal Studios

Appeared in season 2 of this currently running NBC show.

Actor (Bomb Squad Expert) Crisis
Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
20th Century Fox

Appeared in 1 episode, second to the last one of this show that lasted 1 season on NBC.

Actor (Virgilio) Chicago Fire
Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
Universal Studios

Appeared in Season 1 episode 22.

Actor (Diego Balt) Mob Doctor
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Sony Pictures

FOX show that aired for one season. Episode originally aired in January of 2013.

Actor (Jorge Rodrigez) Chicago Code
Aug 2010 - Aug 2010
20th Century Fox

1st TV guest star spot that originally aired on FOX in March of 2011.

Actor (Phillippe) Heist
Mar 2008 - Mar 2008
EBS World Entertainment

Indie full length feature film that originally premiered in LA in November 2008.

Actor (Davydenko) Ingles Ya
Nov 2007 - Jan 2008
English Right Now!

21 episode video series shot in LA

Education

B.A. English Minor
Aug 1999 - May 2003
Illinois State University
B.A. in Theater Acting
Aug 1999 - May 2003
Illinois State University

Languages

Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CBEST
Jul 2008
State of California

In the 16 months I spent in LA over 8 years ago, I became certified to substitute teach levels K-12.

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Sep 2009

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Photos & Videos

Mob Doctor guest star spot from December 2012

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McDonalds national campaign 2012

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Guest spot on Empire with my scene partner, Terrance Howard. November 2014

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Chicago PD guest spot from October 2014

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Outside the trailers waiting to shoot my guest spot on Chicago PD. October 2014.

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It's a wrap! On set of Chicago Fire. April 2013

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In between takes for a national commercial for Kelley Blue Book. October 2013.

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In between takes from the set of Crisis. February 2014.

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United Airlines Industrial Film shoot at O'Hare. November 2014.
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14 Reviews

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Dharti P. Apr 17, 2017
Acting · Online

I don't know about you (yes you, the one reading this), but I've been secretly wanting to act my whole life and am a full of life personality with hidden insecurities. Even though I have never really acted professionally, I have been theatrical and playing all sorts of characters, speaking in accents and dancing to everything in front of the mirror, in comfortable social gatherings and have even put on shows for my pets and husband! Last time I acted "professionally" was in a high school play. And even then, I mostly helped make the props!

I tell you this, because, with that kind of a background, nervous and yet SO excited to JUST TRY, I chose Christian as my teacher- my professor of Acting!

I am 3 classes in and Christian is very supportive, non-judgemental and extremely easy to learn with. I am impressed with his skills, his ability to immediately decipher something I'm trying to explain, and then how easy he makes it for me to put his constructive feedback into practice. The practice is not easy... because that stuff always takes hard work, but he explains it all so easily so I can start practicing and exploring the acting world. He is honest about the acting world, the people in it and the various steps it takes to get to wherever you are trying to get! So be honest with yourself and let this be an authentic and fun experience! Plus, it's so nice to talk to someone that actually gets what it's like to be dreaming!

Thanks Christian!

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Richard P. Mar 1, 2017
Acting · In studio

As a student with zero acting experience, Christian is very patient and encouraging. Im learning a lot about analyzing a character/plot and always look forward to our next lesson.

Mika M. Aug 8, 2016
Film Acting · Online

For my first lesson we touched base on the foundations that I knew and gave me great insight.

Thayvi T. Jun 13, 2016
Acting · Online

Christian was easy to work with and helpful with his directions. Also, his flexibility with working with your schedule was a huge plus. I'm looking forward to continue taking lessons with him the future!

Aleksandra N. Jun 9, 2016
Acting · In studio

Great teacher .

Keith C. Apr 13, 2016
Film Acting · Online

Was very nice and patient with me, can't wait for next lesson!

Deja Apr 11, 2016
Acting · Online

He's a really great guy and he cares a lot about his students. My most favorite thing about him is that he has legitimate acting experience in television and film, and doesn't charge $30-$60 per hour per class. He is a busy man, but he always makes sure that he has time for his students. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to take up acting :)

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Jessica K. Mar 22, 2016
Film and TV Acting · In home

He's very straight forward and doesn't sugar coat things. To me, that's the only way you learn and I believe he understands that. I look forward to continue working with Christian in the future!

Neenah L. Mar 20, 2016
Acting · Online

Absolutely loved it and feel he is the best teacher to get my goals accomplished!

Miguel G. Mar 3, 2016
Film Acting · In studio

Christian is a Great teacher. He has really helped me to understand acting.

Jonathan M. Oct 28, 2015
Acting · Online

Christian was without a doubt amazing and I cannot wait till are next lesson

Mary Sep 22, 2015
Acting · In studio

Christian's disciplined practice in rehearsing and auditioning is one of the many useful tools he has to offer in his teaching. Whether a person is looking for guidance in auditioning or mastering an existing role, Christian can give them techniques based on their strengths and weaknesses. His methods of running lines, analyzing a character, and etiquette for an audition are invaluable assets for any student.

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Christina Sep 22, 2015
Acting · In studio

Christian came to my school to work discuss with students what it takes to be an actor. He shared many insights he has learned along the way, and gave them a ton of information about the pros and cons of the industry. He was an extremely dynamic speaker and the student were highly engaged throughout the lesson. They were able to ask him questions and he answered them in ways they could understand. He was so amazing, I keep asking him to come back!

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Isaac Sep 21, 2015
Stage Performance · In studio

Christian Castro has been hands down the most influential Hispanic actor I've worked with so far! I expect to work again with him and to see his talents shine very soon. His uniqueness in his style and undoubtable passion for the craft truly pays off in his work.

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