Chris Kato is an actor and award-winning filmmaker with a BA in Radio/TV/Film from Cal State Fullerton. An enthusiasm for all different kinds of movies led this former baseball player to a career in acting, where he’s trained with directors Jeff Celentano, Martha Coolidge, and industry-renowned voiceover school, Kalmenson & Kalmenson. Chris recently appeared in Criminal Minds, The Weather Channel’s Hurricane 360, and directed the award-winning short film, Forgetting Regret.
Name: Chris Kato
Lives in: Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California
Occupation: Actor, Voice Artist, Screenwriter and Director
Film (Short and Drama) Actor A naive high school boy is lured to an abandoned, isolated Ford Bronco by a damaged teenage girl.
Film (short) by Joey Sinko (Comedy and Drama) Actor A decaying love story about an unheard man and an unseen woman.
Television (Horror) Actor
Film (short) by Chris Frint (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Actor, Writer Something has been unearthed in a small, coastal California town. But for young babysitter Alice, the terror might be closer than she thinks.
Film (short) by Nicholas D. Lamb (Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor Jerrick Adams' world is thrown into chaos when his best friend, Karen Lewis, vanishes-- and no one remembers her. While searching for the truth behind her disappearance, Jerrick discovers himself in the middle of a war for control of reality itself.
Television (Documentary) Actor Experience the most dangerous hurricanes on the planet...as if you were there...caught in the eye of the storm.
Andy Cohen Presents: Andy Cohen Books a Beer Commercial
Film (short) by Andy Cohen (Comedy) Actor
Film (short) by Stephen Cunnane (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Actor Carl (an avid bird enthusiast) and Rodney (dragged against his will) are birdwatchers lost in the wilderness with no water and no map, but food may finally be within reach... in the form of feathers.
The Christmas Gift
Film (short) by Chris Kato (Drama and Family) Actor, Writer, Director A divorced man from Jewish descent, Larry, is trying to earn money, on the night of Christmas Eve, to buy his daughter a Teddy Bear she wants for Christmas. Larry goes out into the night trying to find a job to pay for the gift, and on his journey his act of kindness towards strangers ultimately lets him achieve his goal by sending his daughter the Teddy Bear. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Vincenzo Lucciola (Action, Drama and Sport) Actor This is for lovers of character driven films. It's an understated drama about boxing that flies by due to solid performances, gripping cinematography, and tight editing. This project was recently nominated by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for best student film. Results will be known by the end of June. Written by Anonymous
Guardians of the Confluence
Film (short) by Christopher J. Tomlinson (Family) Actor
Out of Breath
Film (short) by Chris Frint (Horror) Writer Ben gets more then he could imagined when his girlfriend Jenna returns from her trip. He finds himself confronting a terrifying presence that will do whatever it can to claim his soul.
The Bad Coming Back
Film by Esteban Gunn (Drama) Actor After a long, crippling war between two gangs, one surviving member captures a surviving member from the opposing gang and decides whether or not to kill his captive. A conversation forms between captor and captive. The captor, Leonel Gomez, tries to understand killing and vengeance in a cosmological order while his captive, Rob Ager, is just trying to keep the conversation going as long as he can live. Sitting on a stretch of abandoned train tracks where the war began two years previous, Leo tries to keep some kind of grip on what's left of his humanity as he wields a knife in front of his last victim, Rob. Rob, handcuffed and sitting on the track as well, tries anything he can come up with to keep the conversation going and to appeal to his monstrous tormentor. To help Leo have a notion of grace and pity, Rob will do anything he can, even if that means bringing up his own innermost regrets. It is a story of moral and existential dilemma as a few young and tired crooks seek some kind... Written by Esteban Gunn
Not Now John
Television by Joey Sinko (Comedy and Drama) Actor Not Now John is a web-series that pays a heartfelt tribute to the past and present masters of cinema while touching on the perils on the movie industry.
Stop V - Gabrielle
Film (short) by Eric J.P. Lin (Biography, Drama and Music) Writer Dave visits his fiancee crash site all the life and memory makes Dave upside-down then he pull over hi car and decide to be with his love forever.
Film (short) by Chris Kato (Drama) Actor, Writer, Producer, Director A young single father struggles to move on with his life after his teenage girlfriend dies during childbirth.
Film (short) by Emmanuel Alvarado (Horror) Actor In a post market-crash future, Dr. Bennett has created Chemical 13, a formula that materializes a person's deepest fear. During an altercation with Rebel Forces the chemical accidentally releases into the air. Trapped in a strange hotel, they must find a way out before their manifested fears literally kill them. Written by Danny Larios
Time to Go
Film (short) by Stephen Cunnane (Comedy) Actor A young man finds two prophecies in his cup of coffee - a multi-million dollar lottery ticket, and his apparent death.
Oh the Accent!
Film (short) by Stephen Cunnane (Comedy) Actor Irish producer extraordinaire, Sean O'Connor is on a desperate search for the lead in his new blockbuster, with one stipulation - he needs the perfect Irish accent.
Film (short) by Stephen Cunnane (Comedy) Actor A young man's weakness for flashing back every time someone brings up a past incident gets him and his friends in heaps of trouble.
Television by Jeff Davis (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo
Film (short) by Eric J.P. Lin (Drama) Actor, Writer, Producer A man who wakes up from a two-year coma finds his entire life upside down and struggles to recognize new meaning in his existence.
Film by Stephen Cunnane (Drama, Family and Fantasy) Actor The master of dreams, the Sandman, now has a dream of his own. What life is like in the daylight.
Kissing School for Losers
Film (short) by Chris Kato (Comedy) Writer, Producer, Director Two stoner brothers try to save their mother's house from foreclosure by opening up the very first 'Kissing School for Losers', where they hire hot girls to teach geeks/nerds/anyone who will pay how to be cool.
Film (short) by Breanne Ramos (Drama) Producer JoAnna is sick of being stuck with the responsibility of taking care of her six year old brother and finally stands up to her alcoholic mother Mel, who does not react well to the confrontation.
Film (short) by Brent Huff (Drama and Family) Actor What happens to a 12-year-old girl who suddenly finds herself alone with no place to go and no one to turn to? Will someone step up and become her Hero?
Film (short) by Danny Larios (Horror and Mystery) Actor Yuri has contracted a hallucinogenic fever that neither he nor his girlfriend, Loretta, can discern. However, things become clearer when Yuri feels the evil presence coming from his own basement.
Film (short) by Chris Kato (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actor, Writer, Producer, Director Alien Abdicktion is about a young guy who thinks he was abducted by aliens because he wakes up with an oddly shaped scar and no memory of how it happened. It's a fun ride sure to leave you feeling out of this world! Written by Anonymous
Film by Brent Huff (Action, Drama, Thriller and War) Actor This action, thriller, is set in Belgrade, Chicago and Kosovo, chronicles the complicated relationship and reunion of estranged brothers, Alex and Peter and the forbidden love of a Serbian Soldier and a young Muslim woman. Alex believing his father to be at death's door and in need of a bone marrow transplant, ventures from Serbia to Chicago to find his brother Peter in an effort to save their dying dad. Peter escaped from Serbia with their mother years ago leaving behind his brother and father to fight in the war. With the help of an American CIA operative, Alex finds his brother in Chicago. What Alex does not realize is that their father is being used as a tool by a terrorist named Dreq, who thinks that Peter holds the key to a devastating chemical weapon that their father developed under duress for the Soviets during the Cold War. Goran Obilich is prepared to sacrifice everything to make sure that the chemical weapon will never fall into terrorist hands. Alex convinces his brother ... Written by V.R.
Film by Brent Huff (Thriller) Actor A private investigator is hired by a woman to determine if her husband, a big land developer, is having an affair. What looks like a simple case soon turns into a murder investigation and the motive may not be as clear as it seems.
Welcome to Paradise
Film by Brent Huff (Drama) Actor WELCOME TO PARADISE is the inspirational family story of a preacher who is sent from a big city church to Paradise, a small, rural community that is in desperate need of direction. The fact that the preacher is named Debbie only complicates things. She finds a town that is stuck in complacency as well as a town that turns its back on its neediest neighbors. Debbie begins building a new vision for her congregation and the veil of indifference starts to lift. When the Paradise Church is accidentally burned down, and it's charter is in danger of being revoked, the members rally around Debbie and in doing so, realize that a "church" is defined by it's community, not by the four walls that house a Sunday Service. Debbie's kindness and insight bring a blast of fresh air to this out of the way country town. It also brings her a second chance at love. Written by Patrick Stack
Film (short) by Christopher J. Tomlinson (Adventure) Actor, Thanks A college student steps on the toes of an elite ninja who then seeks revenge.
"Forgetting Regret" - Best Short Film - Life Fest Film Festival
"Forgetting Regret" - Best Short Film (Honorable Mention) - San Pedro International Film Festival
"Kissing School for Losers" - Award of Merit - Best Shorts Competition
California State University-Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
California State University, Fullerton Department of Radio-TV-Film Department (Fullerton, CA)