Andrew Perez (Ed, Screenwriter) grew up in northern California. As a teenager, he performed with A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory and traveled to London where he played James in Time On Fire at the Royal National Theatre. He went on to study theatre at Northwestern University, where – aside from acting – he began writing plays. As a freshman, he received a CIRA grant to produce his stage adaptation of the novella A Clockwork Orange, in which he also played Alex. In his junior year, Andrew wrote a kitchen-sink drama called Spiderman Versus Batman, which marked his first collaboration with Dillon Porter. Fittingly, Dillon played a rebellious young man raving against his absent father, foreshadowing his portrayal of Dion in Bastards y Diablos. The same year, Andrew wrote and performed a one-man show called I AM KINSKI about Werner Herzog’s notorious best fiend, Klaus Kinski.

After finishing college, Andrew performed in Chicago with the Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, and Steep Theatre companies and graduated from the School at Steppenwolf. Since moving to Los Angeles, Andrew has combined his theatre pursuits with film roles. Favorite L.A. theatre credits include needtheater’s Mercury Fur (Ovation Ensemble nominee) and the title role in Oswald. Recent film work includes Engagement (Film Buff) and Rubber Soul (SXSW 2014). Andrew just wrapped his role as Scientology’s leader David Miscavige in the upcoming Louis Theroux feature for BBC Films/Red Box (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugarman).

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