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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 15 January 1977Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLuigino Maria Montesinos Gerosa
Nicknames Luigi
Batman
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gino Montesinos is a Los Angeles-based professional actor active in all media: film, television, professional theater, commercials, and voice-overs. He started his career as a youth in the theater and has been privileged to star at such premiere American theaters as The Pasadena Playhouse, The Mark Taper Forum, Lincoln Center, the New York Shakespeare Festival and The American Repertory Theatre. Internationally he has also starred in major theatrical productions in Italy, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico working in Italian and Spanish.

Recently in Mexico, Gino took audiences of all ages time-traveling as the Paleontologist in "Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular." In two premiere sports arenas in Mexico City and Monterrey, as the lead and only actor in a $27 million production, he performed in Spanish to SOLD OUT audiences of 11,000 at a time reaching nearly 100,000 total audience. He interacted with 17 life size, state-of-the-art, animatronic dinosaurs, many 40 ft tall and costing $1 million each, generating nearly $10 million at the box office in two weeks.

Upcoming works include a pivotal supporting role in The Perfect Game (2009) with Clifton Collins Jr.; a guest appearance on Mental (2009); and the lead as 'The Wood Sculptor' in a Kaiser Permanente national commercial voiced by Allison Janney and directed by Noam Murro.

Gino has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the best artists working in entertainment today. All told, he has collaborated with 7 Oscar, 8 Golden Globe, 31 Emmy, 5 Tony winners, a couple of MacArthur "Genius Grant" Awardees, and a Nobel Laureate in Literature just for good measure!

He continues to ply his craft working in all media and in professional classes at The Acting Center in Los Angeles.

Gino remains grateful to his parents who, from the beginning of his career, made it possible for him to direct his need for self-expression across bigger and broader canvasses as a professional actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: GROOVYFILMS

Trade Mark (1)

Long hair and goatee

Trivia (8)

Has a black belt in Modern Arnis, Filipino stick fighting.
Is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.
Studied acting with Jeffrey Tambor.
Is an accomplished Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Afro-Cuban, Disco/Latin Hustle and House dancer.
In Mexico City, directing and recording with Carlos Reig-Plaza and Jaime Aymerich, in Spanish and in front of live audiences, the radio plays "One Was Stubborn" and "The Iron Duke". [January 2011]
Mexico City, Mexico: Directing, and recording with an all-star cast in Spanish, two 1930s radio plays inaugurating, to a standing room only audience, a brand new 250 seat state-of-the-art theatre as the home for a new Mexico City Repertory Theatre. [January 2012]
Just started rehearsals for Of Mice and Men, the play by John Steinbeck, at the Pasadena Playhouse. It previews May 2 and runs to June 8. [April 2008]
In Mexico, taking audiences of all ages time traveling as the Paleontologist narrating in Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular. He is performing in Spanish to audiences of 11,000+ at a time on stage alone interacting with 17 life-size, state-of-the-art, anamitronic dinosaurs in the Arena Monterrey of Monterrey, Mexico and at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. [February 2009]

Personal Quotes (1)

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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