Jerry Della Salla

Jerry Salla

Actor, Playwright and Stunt Performer

El Segundo, California

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October 2014
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About Jerry

Jerry Della Salla, is an Iraq War veteran who served 12 months with the 18th MP Battalion - OIF3.

He studied with Stella Adler and is a graduate of the NYU Tisch Drama Program.

Co- Starred opposite Matt Damon in the war epic Green Zone, Directed by Paul Greengrass (2010).

Co-starred with the late Victor Argo in his last film- Personal Sergeant, distributed by Marvista Entertainment and released to the Hallmark Family Channel and Netflix (2006).

Performed with Edward Norton Off-Broadway.

Boxed as an Amateur in the Diamond Gloves, NJ

On April 2nd, 2005, SGT. Jerry Della Salla was wounded in a three hour long fire fight at FOB Abu Ghraib, Iraq. At the time, it was the single largest attack on any base in theater. Nearly 200 insurgents attempted to breach the outer walls of the prison. The battle to this day has also held a unique place in the wars history, not only because of it's size and scope, but for the very fact that it is the only recorded attack in theater where every single military component (Army, Navy, Marine, Air-Force and Coalition troupes) fought side by side to fend off the enemy. For his actions, Jerry Della Salla was awarded the Combat Action Badge and is under review for the Purple Heart. Other Medals and citations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Acheivment Medal, The Generals Coin for Excellence, The Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal

Awards

  • Combat Action Badge Recipient (US Army)
    (2005)

  • Army Commendation Medal
    (2005)

  • Army Good Conduct Medal
    (2005)

  • Best Actor, Columbia University Graduate Film Festival
    (2002)

Education

  • Biola University (La Mirada, CA)
    (2013-2014)

  • US Army Basic Training, Fort Jackson
    (2002-2003)

  • New York University (New York, NY)
    (1988-1992)

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