Neal Kodinsky was born in Venezuela in the city of Puerto Cabello, to parents from Germany and Venezuela, and Italian, Ukranian, Polish grand parents. He always knew from a very early age that he would become an actor after finishing his Baseball career. He was a very curious kid, which inspired him to become very studious.
He studied in a military high school from which he graduated with top honors - first of his class. At the age of 16, Neal moved to Houston, Texas to pursue his Baseball career further. He went on to college at Houston Community College, the University of Houston and University of Texas where he studied Aerospace Engineering, out of respect and absolute admiration of his father, who was a successful pilot for the Venezuelan Air Force. He did extremely well in College due to his scientific kind of mind which fit very well in the Engineering area, and served as a Math and Physics Tutor to pay for his College career, as he played Baseball.
After graduating, Neal continued his Baseball career playing for the Texas Independent League, the Stan Musial league, and then moved to Florida to continue pursuing his goals in the sport.
After retiring from Baseball, Neal began his acting career in April 2007 as a Spanish soap Opera actor. He worked in over 14 soap Operas within 2 years with networks such as Telemundo, Univision, Fonovideo/Televisa, and Caracol. That was an amazing beginning for him, and in 2009, Neal continued his career leaving the soap Operas to go fully into film, and moved to New York. In New York, Neal was successfully received as he clinched opportunities in more than 23 films and 4 Theater productions within 13 months.
Neal Kodinsky is a versatile actor consistently challenging himself to improve and provide the Best service as an artist in every production he has the privilege to work. More importantly, Neal loves making films.
Audience Award Brooklyn Film Festival