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About Alex

Alex Alessi loved to play dress up as a child. He was born on September 10th in Edison, New Jersey and his mother would take him shopping every year on his birthday for a Halloween costume. Alex couldn’t wait to pick out his costume for the holiday and would often wear his choice several times before October 31st rolled around. He relished the chance to become a new character every year. One year he decided to wear multiple costumes, including some that he had made himself. He ventured out into the night to trick or treat and after visiting all of his neighbors’ houses he would return home to change into a new costume. Although it would appear he did this to trick his neighbors into giving him more candy (that was a perk), Alex actually just wanted to play another new character for his audience. Unfortunately the night ended with him running into a tree, but that was only a small obstacle in his path to becoming an actor.

By the age of 10 Alex had started to perform, landing the lead role in the school play and attending drama camp in the summer. Although he had a passion for the stage and acting, he also had a love for music. He started to play drums and began to distance himself from the theater a few years later.

In high school Alex hadn’t been involved with acting and had mostly focused on playing in a number of bands with his friends. By his senior year he had spent most of his time pursuing music, but he still always had the desire to act inside of him. Finally, when the opportunity was presented to create a movie for a senior project he couldn’t help but be involved. Alex wrote a script, gathered a group of his friends, and set out to make a film. Without the slightest idea about how to shoot a film he and his friends made their movie. Although it was not technically sound, Alex was encouraged by his teacher to consider a career in acting after she had seen his part in the film.

In college Alex decided to take his teachers advice and he tried an acting class. After the first day he was hooked and he quickly decided that he was going to learn the craft and work his way into the acting industry. He performed a number of one acts and was featured in several student films and after he graduated in 2008 he set out to become an actor in New York City.

Often seen as the witty yet troubled every-man with piercing blue-eyes, Alex hopes to play diverse characters and to continue to grow as an actor and person with each role. He likes to stay active by playing sports with his friends, learning how to box, and by taking the time to work out and eat healthy. In his spare time he still plays drums and writes music. He also writes screenplays, he has worked behind the scenes to produce some short films and he helped to create a pitch for an animated series and a television pilot. Although he has grown over the years, Alex is still the same kid looking forward to finding his next costume to wear and a new part to play.

Credits

  • When Everything's Gone

    When Everything's Gone (2017)
    Film (Action) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Get to Know Me

    Get to Know Me (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor An intimate look into a family's last goodbyes to a loved one you will never see.

  • The Dead Man

    The Dead Man (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Binge

    Binge (2016)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Seek Shelter

    Seek Shelter (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actor Two people share an intimate moment together while everything they know comes to an end.

  • Find Love, NYC

    Find Love, NYC (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Actor "I do four things every morning: Dance, find love, learn a new magic trick, and get out of bed... all in that order," writes Tristan Law, head consultant of Find Love, NYC, in his book: 'Tristan Law's Tristan's Law.' Tristan Law and a cast of wacky, oddball characters try to help singles find the perfect match, guide them through the dating process, and even help couples maintain their relationships in a city where love is almost as hard to find as a clean street corner. When money goes missing from the start up company, the overly positive Tristan Law tries to save it with no help from the one-track minded, sex obsessed owner, Samantha Medici. Complicating the matter is the rag-tag team of employees including Dr. Englebert, who may or may not even be a real doctor; Jolena, a consultant who lets her sordid New Jersey love life get in the way; Sebastian, the wry receptionist hopelessly in love with Tristan; Sophia, Jolena's best friend and Tristan's ex who doesn't even work there; and ... Written by Sean Gallagher & Matthew Van Vorst

  • Person of Interest

    Person of Interest (2014)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 2 More) Actor A billionaire software-genius named Harold Finch creates a Machine for the government that is designed to detect acts of terror before they can happen, by monitoring the entire world through every cell-phone, email and surveillance camera. Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people. When the government considered violent crimes between normal people "irrelevant", Finch built a back door into the system that gives him the social security number of a person involved in a future violent crime so he could act. Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen. Eventually their activities lead to being hunted by the New York Police Department, CIA Agents in pursuit of Reese who was listed as dead, a computer hacker named Root who wants access to the Machine, and government officials who want to keep all knowledge of the Machine a complete secret. Written by Jones

  • T. Haruo

    T. Haruo (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Music) Actor The T. Haruo guitar never took off like the Les Paul, but for one man it was everything; his life, his loss, and his legacy.

  • Tonic Clonic

    Tonic Clonic (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actor All Toben wants for Christmas is to escape the deadliest seizure he has ever experienced due to his recurrent disorder of the nervous system, better known as epilepsy.

  • Everything Fred Tells Me Is True

    Everything Fred Tells Me Is True (2010)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Philip tries to take control over his life, despite the best efforts of his friends -- and that guy in his dreams who keeps telling him his future.

  • Tea, in Pittsburg

    Tea, in Pittsburg (2010)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Drama) Actor Beyond the surface of three roommates' dramatic lives on Pittsburg street lies a dark goliath thief veiled behind the fence. After spotting the fruit thief, tea lover William and his two roommates, zombie Jake and woeful Todd, arm themselves in order to duel it out with the intruder in the most epic dogfight! Written by Anonymous

  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender (2010)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Actor The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill ... Written by The Massie Twins

  • Cute Heart

    Cute Heart (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Actor Romeo and Junior set out on a mission to retrieve Junior's harmonica from Romeo's childhood sweetheart Juliet. Along the way Romeo realizes that he still deeply in love with Juliet and must do all he can to get her back.

  • Punk? Drunk. Love!

    Punk? Drunk. Love! (2008)
    Film (Animation, Short, Comedy, Drama and 2 More) Actor A introverted 17 year old boy, with a Jesus freak mother, falls for a girl in the punk rock scene and struggles to become the type of guy she's interested in.

Education

  • Brookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)

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