Christian Castro

Christian C.

Bloomington, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I am ready to meet with actors of all ages and experience levels. This business is fast moving and can be vague at times leaving you wondering what could you have done differently if you didn't book the job. I want you to succeed, but first you need the proper tools to get to that next level of your career. From my experience of working in LA and Chicago as well as drawing from previous instructors, you will learn more than just basic acting exercises. Gain an upper hand on your contemporaries!

About Christian C.

I am currently working on my Theatre Education Degree (K-12) from Illinois State University. I have successfully attained 3 comprehensive background checks for my teaching observation hours and soon will be student teaching. I was a working actor in Chicago from 2003-2019 and have been a member of SAG/AFTRA since 2009. When I graduated 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, Empire and Chicago Med. 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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Cornelia
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From 0 to 100! Thanks so much, for pushing me over the edge and breaking everything down :) Bis bald

Posted Oct 3, 2020
Cornelia
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WOW! Speechless, he immediately pushed me out of my comfort zone and I am excited about my journey with him!

Posted Sep 21, 2020
Jasmine
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He gave me a great monologue! We worked on it together and i love it! Whenever I reach out to him to ask a question he always responds right away

Posted Sep 10, 2020
june zaporojan
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Amazing teacher!!! I have had many acting teachers before and this is the best one I have ever had!! Highly recommend this teacher! Great at teaching me scene study and how to understand the character's situation(:

Posted Sep 9, 2020
Jokasta
Profile-location-online Online

He knows his stuff and is very encouraging!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
june zaporojan
Profile-location-online Online

First acting teacher that got me able to sound realistic when acting and not so scripted. Great teacher

Posted Aug 5, 2020
Anicka W.
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Posted Jun 10, 2020
Shavon M.
Profile-location-online Online

My first time with him was great

Posted May 2, 2020
Caleb Tullius T.
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Posted Oct 20, 2019
Michael
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I enjoyed my session with Christian. He is fair and knowledgeable

Posted Aug 27, 2017
Amy
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Very knowledgable teacher! Christian is patient with me as a beginner and has a great teaching method whereby he never tells you exactly how to perform a piece, as that is not what acting is about.

Posted Aug 20, 2017
Dharti P.
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Richard P.
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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.

Posted Mar 1, 2017
Mika M.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Aug 8, 2016
Thayvi T.
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Jun 13, 2016
Aleksandra N.
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Great teacher .

Posted Jun 9, 2016
Keith C.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Apr 13, 2016
Deja
Profile-location-online 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 :)

Posted Apr 11, 2016
Jessica K.
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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!

Posted Mar 22, 2016
Neenah L.
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Absolutely loved it and feel he is the best teacher to get my goals accomplished!

Posted Mar 20, 2016
Miguel G.
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Christian is a Great teacher. He has really helped me to understand acting.

Posted Mar 3, 2016
Jonathan M.
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Christian was without a doubt amazing and I cannot wait till are next lesson

Posted Oct 28, 2015
Mary
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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.

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Christina
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Isaac
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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.

Posted Sep 21, 2015

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Experience

Actor (Andrew Park) Chicago Med
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019

Universal Studios

Appeared in Season 4 episode 14 of currently running NBC show.

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

Theatre Education with an Endorsement in ESL
Aug 2020 - Present

Illinois State University

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.

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