Elijah Chester

Elijah Chester

Actor, Casting Director, Crew, Director, Music Composer, Music Supervisor, Musician, Performance Coach, Producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Stage Director, Theatrical Producer, Voice Artist and Other

Burlington, North Carolina

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July 2011
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About Elijah

Elijah is a Grammy & Dove Award winning performer with over 33 years of performance experience. His career as a singer / actor has allowed him to work with Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and Luciano Pavarotti, and many more stars of stage and screen. Aside from acting and singing, Elijah loves to coach young artists, directs musicals and plays for various theatres, produces, writes, and directs films whenever time permits. Also enjoys writing songs...whenever the time permits. In his rare free time he enjoys watching a good movie, playing golf, or riding bikes with the family.

Unique traits: Grammy & Dove award winning vocalist

Credits

  • Tarnished Notes

    Tarnished Notes (2016)
    Film by Mitchell Maxwell (Drama) Jim Daniels

  • The Box

    The Box (2013)
    Film (short) by Melanie Star Scot (Drama) Actor, Writer At the height of the American Civil War, two young lovers pledge their love and devotion as they plan their future together. Their lives are torn apart and dreams are shattered as tragedy shakes their world to the core. More than a hundred years later, high school student Madison Long is discontent with relationships and the whole idea of love. She finds comfort in the home of a new friend to whom she feels strangely connected. While visiting one day she finds something which mysteriously ties the present to a not-so-distant past... The Box. "Can true love transcend war, death and eternity?" Written by Kimberly B. Davis

  • Find a Way

    Find a Way (2013)
    Film by Burgess Jenkins (Drama) Actor A community tries to regain its collective faith after the sudden loss of a well-loved local figure.

  • Company Town

    Company Town (2013)
    TV Movie by Taylor Hackford (Drama) Mike Centers around two early 20-something women, Krista and Page, who grew up together, were once best friends, but now are on opposite sides of the Townie/Military divide. Krista has always lived a charmed life and is happily engaged to Paul, a lieutenant in the Navy, but begins to show her vulnerable side when Paul gets involved in the scandal. Written by CW

  • My Name Is Paul

    My Name Is Paul (2013)
    Film by Trey Ore (Action) Actor Caught between The Way and the World. Paul blinded by hate and intent on destruction is determined to find and kill Peter, the enemy of his Leader.

  • It's Supernatural

    It's Supernatural (2013)
    Television (Talk-Show) Actor

  • The Misses

    The Misses (2012)
    Film (short) by Nick Karner (Comedy and Romance) Actor Joey is having a bad day. His wife is angry with him, he's bogged down with papers, and his best friend is having women-problems of his own.

  • The Perfect Place

    The Perfect Place (2012)
    Film (short) by Chad Farmer (Drama) Actor A couple finds an unexpected inhabitant on their farm who markedly affect their lives.

  • From Faith to Freedom

    From Faith to Freedom (2012)
    Film by Derrick Parker (Drama and Sport) Actor From Faith to Freedom traces the story of Mercury Sinclair, from troubled childhood to promising high school football standout, to accused of murdering and raping a woman in 1985. His struggles in prison and the decade long fight for his release for a crime he did not commit. Written by Anonymous

  • Simply Delicious

    Simply Delicious (2012)
    Film (short) by Jerry Cashman (Comedy) Actor, Writer A successful Opera singer at the height of his career leaves New York City, the Opera and his fiancé moving back home (Charlotte, NC) to open a restaurant. His dream of becoming a chef and passion for food is challenged during a difficult economy while he struggles to find romance. Written by Copyright 2012 JPSTARFILMS

  • Two Wolves, Two Worlds

    Two Wolves, Two Worlds (2012)
    Film (short) by Elijah Chester (Biography) Actor, Writer, Director, Casting director, Producer This film continues the story of Michael Gaffney from "Plans for the Future", where this time around Michael has an encounter that reminds him of the seriousness of setting out into the unknown wilderness to build something that will last.

  • American Warships

    American Warships (2012)
    Video by Thunder Levin (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor When a US plane is taken down over seas by an unknown assailant, the army is sure it was North Korea and a new war is about to break out. Even worse, the true attacker is an alien armed force and only one old battleship can stop them.

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln (2012)
    Film by Steven Spielberg (Biography, Drama, History and War) Actor In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience -- end slavery or end the war. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

  • Abomination

    Abomination (2011)
    Film by Ryan McLaughlin (Drama and Horror) Actor A film at the intersection of fundamentalist fervor and mental illness. Kurt Schroeder, a Christian rock musician embarks on a documentary project that chronicles his spiral into murder, madness and mayhem.

  • Beyond the Door

    Beyond the Door (2011)
    Film (short) by Matthew Mandarano (Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor Larry Sanders gets more than he bargained for when he brings his wife, Laura, home an antique cuckoo clock in this adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story.

  • Dirt Cheap Therapy

    Dirt Cheap Therapy (2011)
    Film by John Foutz (Comedy and Family) Actor A psychologist has to raise $10,000 in 2 weeks so she starts seeing clients round the clock, 7 days a week.

  • No-Good Maxine

    No-Good Maxine (2011)
    Film (short) by Michael Babbitt (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actor, Thanks Someone or something has been leaving things for Maxine in the culvert just outside the trailer park. Things she and her family need: socks for her kids, toilet paper, milk, dog food. Things she'd either have to spend her meager paycheck on or steal. She has stolen before out of desperation but stealing is stealing, thieves are thieves. The whole darn town knows about her previous stealing spree and they don't take kindly to that kind of behavior. Some think she's no-good. How's she supposed to justify accepting a whole box of frozen dinners or oil for the pick-up? More importantly, how' she supposed to convince herself that she's worthy, that she's better than no-good? Written by Anonymous

  • Angel of Hope

    Angel of Hope (2011)
    Film (short) by Kent Allen (Drama) Actor Lacey Smith (Mia Clarke) a young child whom has been battling leukemia, gets visited by her loving father Martin (Elijah Chester). As she becomes aware of her final days to come, she becomes more... afraid and struggles to comprehend her diagnosis. Martin, who tries his best to remain strong, explains that there's a whole other world in our very existence. A universe filled with joy and possibilities more than the imagination can carry. As he tries to find the words to ease her pain and frustration, he reminisces on their time shared and that special place they always seem to visit and that miracles do in-fact happen. As Lacey's fears begin to drift the knowledge of death becomes non-existent. This riveting story between a father and daughter helps bring families together, and teaches us to embrace every moment of life we have. Written by New Daydream Films

  • The White Peacock

    The White Peacock (2011)
    Film (short) by Alyxandra Press (Drama) Actor A high school band teacher is torn between lust for his student, who is a prostitute, and his passion for her musical talent.

  • The Shunning

    The Shunning (2011)
    TV Movie by Michael Landon Jr. (Drama) Actor Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.

  • Homeland

    Homeland (2011)
    Television by Howard Gordon (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer, is on probation after carrying out an unauthorized operation in Iraq. As a result, she has been reassigned to the Counter terrorism center. Whilst in Iraq, she was warned that an American prisoner had been turned by Al-Qaeda. When Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant, is rescued after being held hostage since 2003, she suspects that he is the one. While Brody is received home as a war hero, Carrie goes to any lengths necessary to catch him out. Written by Kad

  • Maggie Tales

    Maggie Tales (2010)
    Film (short) by Linda Warden (Animation and Family) Actor An animation series pilot for young children with each episode teaching a life lesson. Maggie is a happy, young Border Collie. In Episode 1 - New Friends, Maggie learns a lesson about making friends from Tucker, an older, and wiser, dog. It is a true story that the real Maggie would tell if she could. Written by Linda Warden

  • Beyond the Still

    Beyond the Still (2010)
    Film (short) by Corey Benoit Actor A father is caught in a series of uncontrollable events that lead to the kidnapping of his daughter and a mysterious plot of intrigue surrounding a key and a chest.

  • Gone

    Gone (2010)
    Film (short) by Corey Benoit Actor A father is caught in a series of uncontrollable events that lead to the kidnapping of his daughter and a mysterious plot of intrigue surrounding a key and a chest.

  • Great Performances

    Great Performances (2002)
    Television by Josh Groban (Biography, Drama, Music and Musical) Actor

  • The Metropolitan Opera Presents

    The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1994)
    Television (Music) Actor

  • The Ghosts of Versailles

    The Ghosts of Versailles (1992)
    TV Movie by Brian Large Actor

Awards

  • Dove Award - Principal vocalist
    (1998)

  • Grammy Award - Principal Vocalist (Opera Category)
    (1994)

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