Edward Dennis

Edward Dennis

Chicago Actors Studio

Actor, director and performance coach in Chicago, Illinois

About Edward

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.

Awards

  • Telly Award

  • Silver Hugo Award

  • Lifetime Achievement Award CAS

Projects

  • It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make A City

    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

    Last Day In Chicago
    Film (short) by Antonelli Films Ltd Eddie (Lead) (Silver Hugo Award)

  • Time Watch/The Projection Racket

    Time Watch/The Projection Racket
    Documentary by BBC /Paul Kerr-Barraclough Carey William Bioff (Lead)

  • Trunk Line

    Trunk Line
    Drama by A Rob Goldman Film Caesar (Lead)

  • Blood On The Plain

    Blood On The Plain
    Film by Water Cooler Prods, Dynamite Films Cowboy Dan

  • Ride To Saigons’

    Ride To Saigons’
    Film by Bravelon Films / Harley Davidson Shawn (Lead)

  • Angle of Incidence

    Angle of Incidence
    Drama by Sigsaly Entertainment / Eric Neal Aleksey “Alex” Dobrev (Lead)

  • Time Was

    Time Was
    Film (short) by L.A. Films Ltd The Comedian (starring) (Telly Award)

  • The Package

    The Package
    Film by Orion Pictures East Berlin Policeman

  • The Green Hornet (mini-series)

    The Green Hornet (mini-series)
    Internet by Eric Neal/Sigsaly Entertainment Tony Magnani (Mob Boss) (Lead Character)

  • The Ghost Of The Red Lion

    The Ghost Of The Red Lion
    Documentary by The Travel Channel The Ghost (Lead)

  • Crime Stories/Donnie Brasco

    Crime Stories/Donnie Brasco
    Documentary by History Channel/Tower Productions Lefty Ruggerio (Mob Captain) (Co-starring)

  • Generations  (Soap)

    Generations (Soap)
    Television by Universal Television/NBC Street Thug (featured)

  • Lady Blue

    Lady Blue
    Television by Gerber/MGM Undercover Cop

  • Saginaw Machine Systems

    Saginaw Machine Systems
    Hosting by IMTS Trade Show / McCormick Place Live Narrator

  • Kellogg Food Products/"Rescue 616"

    Kellogg Food Products/"Rescue 616"
    Industrial by William-Girrard/Sedgwick Studios William Shatner (Impersonation) (Lead)

  • RCA/Thompson Electronics

    RCA/Thompson Electronics
    Industrial by Sanders & Company Undercover Cop (featured)

  • Sears/"Overcoming Objections"

    Sears/"Overcoming Objections"
    Industrial by Sears/Creative Street Tin Men (Lead)

  • National Safety Council/"Get Real Jack"

    National Safety Council/"Get Real Jack"
    Industrial by Trillium Film AVE. Productions Paul (recovering drug addict) (main character)

  • Detective Story

    Detective Story
    Theater by The Chicago Actors Studio Theatre Detective James McLeod

  • A Few Good Men

    A Few Good Men
    Theater by The Drama Group/Bloom Theatre Lt. Sam Weinberg

  • California Suite  (Visitor From New York)

    California Suite (Visitor From New York)
    Theater by Devonshire Playhouse Bill Warren

  • Oklahoma

    Oklahoma
    Theater by Harand Summer Stock Judd Frye

  • Guys And Dolls

    Guys And Dolls
    Theater by Harand Summer Stock Benny Southstreet

  • True West

    True West
    Theater by Rejoice Rep Theatre Lee

  • Ed Fogell's Cabaret musical show group

    Ed Fogell's Cabaret musical show group
    Music by Canaret Enterprises Lead Vocalist/Producer/Guitarist/

  • Arie Crown Theatre

    Arie Crown Theatre
    Music by Cabaret Enterprises Vocalist

  • PACAF/Air Force Tour

    PACAF/Air Force Tour
    Music by PACAF/Air Force Vocalist/Guitarist

  • URW Variety Showcase

    URW Variety Showcase
    Music by United Retail Workers Union Lead Vocalist

  • CBS Seasons Premier at Park West

    CBS Seasons Premier at Park West
    Television by CBS Vocalist/Guitarist

  • Chicago Actors Studio

    Chicago Actors Studio
    Theater by Worldwide Entertainment Artistis Director

  • Paradise Lost Paradise Found

    Paradise Lost Paradise Found
    Film by OK Rolle 'Em/Parmargo Prods Director

Education

  • Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)

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  • Since: August 2013
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