Cast of Characters: Episode 11: Todd Stashwick

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This week, John Rocha (@therochasays) and Yuri Lowenthal (@yurilowenthal) welcome the Man, the Myth, the Legend, Todd Stashwick to the show! He takes us on an international tour of his career on stage and on camera, talks about his deep love of turn of the century history and gives us some small hints about the new Star Wars video game he is co-writing for Visceral. Enjoy and subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a comment/rating.

Todd Stashwick’s first professional dream was realized at a young age when he was hired to tour the country with Chicago’s famous The Second City.
Following productions at The Second City Detroit and The Second City Northwest, Todd moved to New York. There, he formed a company of improvisers and began staging the underground critically acclaimed BURN MANHATTAN all over the city. Other performers often included Kate Walsh, Jeremy Piven.

Work in television and film drew him to Los Angeles where he shot several pilots, series and recurring work. Todd has been seen in such films as the Blumhouse Thriller, MOCKINGBIRD, YOU, ME AND DUPREE, SURFER DUDE, THE AIR I BREATHE and LIVE!. In addition, he starred in the independent film TO BE FRIENDS, written and directed by Jim Eckhart and produced by Aaron Eckhart, which opened The Boston Film Festival. He will soon be seen in JANE GOT A GUN opposite Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor.
Most notably, Todd is known for his role as Dale in the FX series THE RICHES opposite Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard. Other favorites include SUPERNATURAL portraying Bela Lugosi’s Dracula and roles in such shows as GOTHAM (recurring), ORIGINALS (recurring), HEROES (recurring), WEEDS (recurring), TEEN WOLF (recurring), JUSTIFIED (recurring), BURN NOTICE (recurring) as well as comedies like THE EXES, DHARMA AND GREG and WILL AND GRACE. He was excited to be part of the Seinfeld reunion episodes of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM where he played NBC president Sandy Goodman. He can currently be seen as Deacon on Syfy’s critically acclaimed series 12 MONKEYS.

In addition to acting Todd has launched several writing projects over the last few years including the web-comic strip DEVIL INSIDE (a collaboration with writer/artist Dennis Calero). He also sold and developed a pilot to SYFY that he wrote with Dennis Calero. Realizing another dream, he is currently co-writer on the STAR WARS video game for Visceral games and Electronic Arts headed by the influential game developer and director, Amy Hennig.

Todd enjoys surfing, is a vicious cinefile and loves to travel. He has a minor obsession with turn of the century Coney Island. A shameless geek, he’s an avid gamer and lover of comic books, sci-fi and horror. His love of improv remains strong and he continues to perform and teach at festivals at home and abroad. He lives with his family and too many pets, in the Los Angeles area.