SHAWN TELFORD

SAG/AFTRA • AEA

Height: 6     Hair: Blonde     Eyes: Blue     Voice: Baritone

FILM & TV

The Green Room Tyler TGR Films/ Danny Even
Nothing Against Life Dan NAL Films/ Julio Ramírez

Grimm (Let Your Hair Down)

Roscoe

NBC/ Holly Dale

Leverage (The Boost Job)

Mr Carey

TNT/ Marc Roskin

Dishonesty

Gary

No Slack Prod/ Timothy Watkins

Safe Passage

the Stranger

What a Dream INK/ Shawn Telford

Anatomy of a Fly

himself

Hart-Reed Productions/ Shannon Hart

CC 2010

Sputnik

Lincoln Leopard Films/ Travis Senger

Un Film de James

James

Strange Life/ John Jeffcoat

A Night in the Sunlight

Jack

What a Dream INK/ Shawn Telford

Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter

the Music Man

What a Dream INK/ Shawn Telford

Homeland

Workman

Nostos LLC/ Christopher C. Young

The Delivery

Stuart

SIFF Fly Films/ Virginia Bogert

The Fugitive

Mark Bennett (co-star)

CBS/ Tom Wright

TTY

Johnson

Lockspring/ Brad Wilke

8 Minutes to Love (with Sandra Oh)

Archer Green

Dream Large/ Thom Harp

#2

O.C.

911 Media Arts/ David Russo

Bullets, Blood and a Fistful of Cash

Harris

Akina Films/ Sam Akina

Will

Dick Morgan

More Dust/ Harry Calbom

Dog Eat Dog

Voice of the Evil Pug & McGaffey

48 Hour Film Festival/ Doug Jordan

Buffalo Bill’s Defunct

Electric Sugar Daddy

Sisyphus Productions/ Matt Wilkins

Professional Courtesy

Vaughn

The Zero Collective/ Mark Price

Blown Love

Shopkeeper

Seattle Film Institute/ Chris Purkiss

Average Girl’s Guide to Dating

Geeky Guy

Seattle Central/ Joy Saez

Born on the Fourth

Ron

Seattle Central/ Sam Akina

One Fine Day

Earl

Fluid Films/ Neill Barham

Music Appreciation

Claude Von Hildenfarben

Holy Toledo/ Denise Ohio

Two Dollar Bill

Clark

Seattle Central/ KC Franks

COMMERCIALS & INDUSTRIALS

WA State Lottery Dept of Imagination Jim Loaded Pictures/ Liam Allegood

WA State Lottery How 2 Play

Tarp Guy

Oh! Hello/ Dan Brown

Lithia Motors

Guy

LAD Marketing/ Peter Dean

Quiznos

Improvisor

Wong Doody/ Tony Ober

T-Mobile My Touch

Band Member

Flying Spot Ent./ Todd Soliday and Chris Bell

Bakon Vodka

the Gentleman

What a Dream INK/ Shawn Telford

ACS High Speed Internet

Dave

Hydrogen Advertising/ Suzanne Luna

Ford Montana Mascots (regional)

UM Grizzly

Lustre Communications/ Tim Joyce

Microsoft VOX Launch

Roger (host)

Pravda/ Roland Morgan

Genworth Financial (national)

Extra

Independent Media/ Young and Rubicam

Quitline (regional)

Bull-rider

Sedgwick Road

Money Down the Toilet

Husband

Seattle Indie/ Krishna Devine

Lake WA Technical College

Greenthumb Student et al.

Seattle Indie/ Krishna Devine

Painless Performance Improvement

Host

Media Partners/ Michael Bond

What Do You Say?

Multiple

Media Partners/ Jim Gulian

How to Connect in Health Care

Multiple

Media Partners/ Jim Gulian

THEATER

One Slight Hitch (By Lewis Black)

Ryan

ACT/ Joe Grifasi

Yankee Tavern

Adam Graves

ACT/ Steven Dietz

The Seafarer

Nicky Giblin

Seattle Repertory Theatre/ Wilson Milam

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Hercules

Seattle Children’s Theatre/ Rita Giomi

Vincent in Brixton

Vincent

ACT/ Kurt Beattie

Pillowman

Michal

ACT/ Kurt Beattie

Grapes of Wrath

Narrator, Deputy, et. al*

Intiman/ Linda Hartzell (*Fight Captain)

Red Badge of Courage

Wilson & Reb

Seattle Children’s Theatre/ Linda Hartzell

Menu

One Man Show

Where Eagles Dare/ Off Off Broadway

The Shawl

Charles

Actors Theatre Louisville/ Fred Major

‘Night Sweet

The Lover

Actors Theatre Louisville/ Leo Marks

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Ensemble

Actors Theatre Louisville/ Randal Myler

Journals of an American Hitch-hiker

The Hitch-hiker

Seattle Fringe Festival/ Ken Bailes

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun

University of Washington/ Aaron Posner

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz

University of Washington/ Josh Costello

Present Laughter

Fred & Hugo

University of Washington/ Steve Pearson

All the Rage

Warren

University of Washington/ Chris Sumption

Some Canterbury Tales

The Knight

Gonzaga University/ Ken Pickering

…And Stayed

Jean

Russell Theatre/ Joseph Mora

The Indian Wants the Bronx

Murphy

Russell Theatre/ Ken Bailes

Peter Pan

Peter

Theatre Guild/ Darlene Sellers

Alice in Wonderland

White Rabbit

Theatre Guild/ Christian Kiley

IMPROVISATION & SKETCH COMEDY

The Edge

Player

Various/ Seattle, WA

Laughing Gas

Founder, Player, Director

Various/ Spokane, WA

GUTS

Director, Player

Russell Theater/ Spokane, WA

The Reactors

Player

Comedy Caravan/ Louisville, KY

TRAINING

University of Washington:  MFAProfessional Actor Training Program

Actors Theatre of Louisville Acting Apprentice Program

Gonzaga University:  BA – Theatre Arts

Shakespeare:  Jon Jory, Mark Jenkins, Steve Pearson, Laura Worthen, Scott Kaiser
Movement: Robyn Hunt, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, KJ Sanchez, Peter Kyle Trapeze: Melissa Kerber
Camera:  Mark Jenkins, John Jacobsen, Rick Stevenson
Stanislavski Technique: Mark Jenkins, Viatcheslav Stepnov
Alexander Technique:  Cathy Madden; Voice: Judith Shahn, Laura Worthen, Ellen Boyle; Singing: Scott Hafso
Workshops: Scott Zigler—Practical Aesthetics, Peggy Cowles—Subtle Energy, John Finnegan—Neutral Mask (Decreux)

SPECIAL SKILLS

Singing (Baritone), Combat (rapier, dagger and hand to hand), Dialects (High British, White Trash, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, Australian , Dutch and a good ear to learn any other), Motorcycle endorsed, current cab license, Cross Country, Downhill and Water Skiing. Mountain biking, cycling, snorkling, scuba diving and excellent kisser (In fact, you win a kiss for reading this far)

AWARDS

2014 Sarasota Film Festival Special Jury Prize Best Ensemble “BFE”
2013 US in Progress, Paris Special Mention “BFE”
2009 Best Terror/Horror Short at Lakedance Film Festival for “Safe Passage”
2009 Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs smART Ventures Grant Recipient
2009 Finalist for the IFP Spotlight Award
2009 Seattle International Film Festival Fly Filmaking Challenge
2005 Seattle Times Footlight Award for Excellence in Acting
1995 Gonzaga University Player Of The Year
1991 PFHS Cross Country Most Inspirational
1990 PFHS Cross Country Most Inspirational
1989 PFHS Cross Country Most Inspirational