Before getting into the acting/directing/producing/teaching arena, Edward Dennis was an accomplished guitarist and lead vocalist. He formulated the high energy R&B/Rock 12pc show group Ed Fogell’s Cabaret which today can be found all over the net. The group toured all thru the US and globally doing concerts in Hawaii, Japan, Korea, China etc. opening up in concert for many big name artists, such as The Jacksons, Donna Summers, Frank Sinatra Jr, Frank Fountaine, Barbara McNair and more.
As a student of the arts, he has attended such renowned institutions as The Ted Liss School Of Drama,/Chicago, Victory Gardens/Chicago, Act One Studios/Chicago, CES/Los Angeles, Michael Shurtleff/New York, Gary Sherman/LA, David Perry/UK, Geoffrey Connors/UK, to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) London.
Dennis has appeared in many stage productions such as McCleod in “Detrective Story, Bill Warren in “California Suite”, “Lt Weinberg in”, “A Few Good Men”:, “Jude Frye” in “Oklahoma” “Wood” in “Otherwise Engaged”, etc.
Some of you out there, that have been in the Industrial, audio/visual markets for any length of time, probably already know Edward Dennis, or at least have seen him in many in-house produced films for the Motorola Corp, Sears, RCA, National Safety Council, Kelloggs, Sagnaw Machine Systems, to name a few.
Some television credits include the NBC soap opera "Generations", "Lady Blue", "Crime Stories", "Unsolved Mysteries", “The Ghost of the Red Lion”, “Pinwheel”, and feature films like “Blood on the Plaine”, "Time Was", the Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo Award winner and 1993 LA Telly award winner "It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make A City", "Last Days In Chicago" and countless stage productions.
Directed several theatre productions, features & made-for-television films, including "Paradise Lost, Paradise Found". Produced, directed and performed in many musical variety shows through out the United States, which include the "Arie Crown Theatre," "The Park West " and "Civic Opera House" here in Chicago and on the international set, musical show revue in Hawaii, Japan, Korea and the Republic Of China. Not to long ago, returned from LA after shooting the TV pilot "The Cadets". Ed is known for wearing many hats, such as being the artistic Director and founder of the Chicago Actors Studio, President of Silver Screen Services and Complete Video Services & Film Productions. With all he has going at any given time, it’s difficult to understand how he makes time to star in “The Ride 2 Saigons’”, shooting this summer in Viet Nam, a Carnival Cruise commercial, the many plays he produces and directs at his school and now starring in the Eric Neal thriller, “Angle of Incedence”, scheduled to shoot this Spring. By the way, this is the second time that he has had the pleasure of working with Eric. Only a couple of years ago, Ed protrayed the mob figure “Magnani” in Mr. Neal’s webseries “The Green Hornet”. Those closest to Ed, describe him as an outward giving individual and a, "very unique individual who is different to many but yet the same to everyone".
Name: Edward Dennis
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Company: Chicago Actors Studio
Occupation: Actor, Director, Performance Coach, Producer and Singer
Unique traits: Generous and giving to a fault with time and resources to those in need.
Silver Hugo Award
Lifetime Achievement Award CAS
It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make A City
Film (short) by Antonelli Films Ltd Guy (Leadl) (Silver Hugo Award)
Last Day In Chicago
Film (short) by Antonelli Films Ltd Eddie (Lead) (Silver Hugo Award)
Time Watch/The Projection Racket
Documentary by BBC /Paul Kerr-Barraclough Carey William Bioff (Lead)
Drama by A Rob Goldman Film Caesar (Lead)
Blood On The Plain
Film by Water Cooler Prods, Dynamite Films Cowboy Dan
Ride To Saigons’
Film by Bravelon Films / Harley Davidson Shawn (Lead)
Angle of Incidence
Drama by Sigsaly Entertainment / Eric Neal Aleksey “Alex” Dobrev (Lead)
Film (short) by L.A. Films Ltd The Comedian (starring) (Telly Award)
Film by Orion Pictures East Berlin Policeman
The Green Hornet (mini-series)
Internet by Eric Neal/Sigsaly Entertainment Tony Magnani (Mob Boss) (Lead Character)
The Ghost Of The Red Lion
Documentary by The Travel Channel The Ghost (Lead)
Crime Stories/Donnie Brasco
Documentary by History Channel/Tower Productions Lefty Ruggerio (Mob Captain) (Co-starring)
Television by Universal Television/NBC Street Thug (featured)
Television by Gerber/MGM Undercover Cop
Saginaw Machine Systems
Hosting by IMTS Trade Show / McCormick Place Live Narrator
Kellogg Food Products/"Rescue 616"
Industrial by William-Girrard/Sedgwick Studios William Shatner (Impersonation) (Lead)
Industrial by Sanders & Company Undercover Cop (featured)
Industrial by Sears/Creative Street Tin Men (Lead)
National Safety Council/"Get Real Jack"
Industrial by Trillium Film AVE. Productions Paul (recovering drug addict) (main character)
Theater by The Chicago Actors Studio Theatre Detective James McLeod
A Few Good Men
Theater by The Drama Group/Bloom Theatre Lt. Sam Weinberg
California Suite (Visitor From New York)
Theater by Devonshire Playhouse Bill Warren
Theater by Harand Summer Stock Judd Frye
Guys And Dolls
Theater by Harand Summer Stock Benny Southstreet
Theater by Rejoice Rep Theatre Lee
Ed Fogell's Cabaret musical show group
Music by Canaret Enterprises Lead Vocalist/Producer/Guitarist/
Arie Crown Theatre
Music by Cabaret Enterprises Vocalist
PACAF/Air Force Tour
Music by PACAF/Air Force Vocalist/Guitarist
URW Variety Showcase
Music by United Retail Workers Union Lead Vocalist
CBS Seasons Premier at Park West
Television by CBS Vocalist/Guitarist
Chicago Actors Studio
Theater by Worldwide Entertainment Artistis Director
Paradise Lost Paradise Found
Film by OK Rolle 'Em/Parmargo Prods Director
Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)