I started acting in the high school senior play The Mouse That Roared by Lawrence Wibberly. The play allowed me to express myself in ways that I could not as a young person growing up in a small town on Cape Cod in the 50's. I could play someone else and I liked having that opportunity. I decided to join the Harwich Junior Theatre which is a longtime theatre group well established in the community.
After a few years I decided to move to Los Angeles and study theatre at a college the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy where I played Bennie in Getting Out written by Marsha Norman and Andrew Undershaft in Major Barbara written by Geroge Bernard Shaw. The school offers a wide variety of classes in a conservatory style. I moved on to attempt Hollywood while studying with Estelle Harmon landing small parts on General Hospital. After a long absence I have renewed my love for theatre and film and have found considerable work in independent films.
I love and support student film projects with major film departments. When a juicy role comes along I try to make it fit my schedule.
I can be found at www.ralphwcashen.com
The Escape of Prisoner 614
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Letting Daniel Go
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Film (Short and Romance) Actor A strange encounter with a mysterious vagabond changes the life of a young newlywed forever. An adaptation of Karen Blixen a.k.a. Isak Dinesen's short story "The Ring"
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Actor A Woodstock therapist has an innovative method to help her patients consisting on spying on them, which leads her to a surprising discovery about her own adoptive daughter.
Film (Biography, Crime, Drama and Romance) Actor When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin's innocence.
Television (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor The story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest - one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother - and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas. Written by Katrina L. Harrison
Television (Sci-Fi) Actor An ancient magical skull alters the reality of all who come into possession of it, opening up a portal into another dimension. When this world and the next combine, those who possess the skull are forced to deal with what they fear the most- themselves. Inspired by the classic sci-fi/fantasy television serials of the Fifties and Sixties, Strange City: A Web Series visits the hidden corners of 21st century cities, and the strange characters who inhabit them.
Film (Drama) Actor A funny and irresistible story of a young girl who literally cannot see or hear her mother, even though she is living with her under the same roof. With the help of an eccentric psychiatrist, and a local, accidental hero, our heroine has to grow up, but falls in love and eventually takes hold of her future - despite not being able to see what's right in front of her.
The Origami Gate
Film (Short, Drama, Family, Fantasy and 1 More) Actor A couple's love transcends disease.
Year by the Sea
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free.
Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A group of friends is stalked by a killer at an isolated destination wedding.
Television (Action, Crime and Drama) Actor As a child Matt Murdock was blinded by a chemical spill in a freak accident. Instead of limiting him it gave him superhuman senses that enabled him to see the world in a unique and powerful way. Now he uses these powers to deliver justice, not only as a lawyer in his own law firm, but also as vigilante at night, stalking the streets of Hell's Kitchen as Daredevil, the man without fear. Written by DDK
Film (Drama and Horror) Actor Ambrose McKinley, a cantankerous blind vet, moves into a retirement community only to learn the residents there have been dying, not from old age, but from dog attacks. After surviving his own encounter with a canine one night, Ambrose comes to believe the assailants are much more than mere dogs... Written by Production
Cold in July
Film (Crime and Thriller) Actor In 1989, in the east of Texas, Ann Dane overhears a noise during the night and awakes her husband Richard Dane. He picks up his gun and stumbles with a burglar in the living room and accidentally shoots and kills the intruder. He is identified by the police as the wanted criminal Freddy Russell, but Richard is affected by the incident. Richard goes to the cemetery to see Freddy's burial and his father Ben Russell, who is also a criminal on parole, talks to Richard and asks for his son. Richard brings his son from the school and meets his wife at the police station, but the police inspector Ray Price cannot do anything to help him. Soon Richard finds that someone has broken in his house and the police officers stake out the place. However Ben breaks in the house but escapes. Ray calls Richard to tell him that Ben was arrested in Mexico and the case is closed. While leaving the station, he sees a picture of Freddy Russell and he realizes that he is not the burglar. Richard ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Better Angels
Film (Biography, Drama and History) Actor Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This is young Abraham Lincoln's world. Spanning three years of the future president's childhood, The Better Angels explores his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality. Written by Amplify Releasing
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor HITS is a dark comedy exploring the nature of fame in 21st Century YouTube America. The film takes place in a small town in upstate New York populated by people who trade in unrealistic expectations. Its a story in which fame, delusion, earnestness, and recklessness meet, shake hands, and disrupt the lives around them. Written by http://honoraproductions.com/hits/
Film (Short, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Actor Shelly Prince and her Grandfather have kept a magical creature safely secluded in the backwoods of their small town, but when a hot headed bounty hunter shows up in search of the beast, Shelly has to find a way to keep the animal safe.
The Arsonist's Affair
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor When Bodie, a mob-hired, cross-dressing arsonist, is lured out of retirement by a new target, an antique shop, whose owner is a notorious women beater, he must come to terms with his past of abuse in order to complete the job.
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
Film (Comedy, Drama, Music and Romance) Actor An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets and self-discovery. Written by BCDF Pictures
Film (Drama) Actor Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World, the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman's struggles with belief, love, and trust - in human relationships as well as in God. Written by Sony Pictures Classics
The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan Film
Film (Fantasy) Actor The year is 1977, and You-Know-Who's forces are growing stronger. With the the end of the Marauders' time at school drawing closer, everyone is forced to choose a side. Based on the stories and events of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. This film is an independent non-profit project, made by fans for fans.
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