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Matchmaking is the secret to great casting. When I was casting for years, my greatest actor leads came from personal recs and lots of searching. May your search expand and lead you to the original talent you seek. This database will be constantly expanding as we track down my thousands of alumni so check back often. Connect away! —Heidi  [NOTE TO ALUMNI: If you run into a login error while editing your profile, simply log out and log back in.]

Ben Strate

Sophomore year of High School, a friend of mind dared me to audition for the school play. Not only did I land one of the lead roles, but I also gained a lifelong passion (so far, *fingers crossed) and a delusional sense of how easy it is to land a part.
But, I've been a storyteller all my life. Whether that through writing (In an attempt to convince my classmates that I was a superhero, I made comic book called Spider-Ben), or through visual media (my first attempt at a short film had a large ensemble of all my action figures and was done in one take... I had yet to learn how to 'cut').
But at the end of the day, one is only as valuable as the people one surrounds themselves with, and I am certainly no exception. When it comes to any project, regardless of importance of role, I am always seeking to make everyone around me better. There is no greater pleasure then when someone comes up to me and says, "Hey. I'd like to work with you again."

Age Range

Teens, 20s

Gender Identity

Male

ETHNICITY - IDENTITY AND/OR APPEARANCE

White: Eastern European

Race - Identity

White

Languages

English

Union Status

Non-Union

Drivers License

No driver’s license

Singer

Non-Singer

Dancer

Non-dancer

Comedy

Improv

City Based

New York City