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Darnell Cates

United States
310 276-9092 . 562 335-6862

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5 feet 10 in
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Age Range: 16 - 22
  • Physique: Slim
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Hair Length: Short
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Ethnicity: Latin/Hispanic, Ambiguous , African American, Mixed, El Salvadorian
  • Voice Type: Alto, Tenor


  • Curtis Talent Management, Susan Curtis, Manager
    9607 Arby Drive Beverly Hills, California 90210 United States
    310 276-9092 . 562 335-6862
  • Abrams Artist Agency, Jeremy Apody - Commercial, Agent
    9200 Sunset Blvd, Suite 1125 Beverly Hills, California 90069 United States
    310 859-0625 . 310 850-1417 Jeremy.Apody@abramsart.com . http://www.abramsartists.com


Good Will Hunting Will USC/Lim Choong Kym, Dir.
Land of Misfits Molly Mixer USC/teven Caple, Jr.
Vicious Principle/Babyface USC Grad Thesis/Andrew Jeric, Dir.
Detention Supporting/Mark USC/Alexander Haney, Dir.
Happy Birthday Supporting/Terrell USC Grad Thesis/Richard Heredia-Arriaga, Dir.
Garafuna Trilogy I Emissary/Soldier Ali Allie, Dir.
A Little Problem Kenneth/Lead LA Beats Ent/Richard Givens, Dir.
A Better Place Mark/Lead Elizabeth Bayne, Dir.
A Blind Man Jordan/Lead Cedric Chabloz, Exc. Prod/Dir.
The Lonely Ones Deon/Lead Reggie Gaskin, Dir.
Man of The House Lead Zachary Croitoroo, Dir.
Stage Yard Zombies Lead Moosie Drier, Dir.
An American Moment Co-Star Justin D. Brown, Dir.
Plains Principle Teddy Cheong, Dir.
Critical Error Supporting Scott Landsman, Dir.


Black'ish Juvon/Co-Star ABC Disney/Christine-Gernon
Lincoln Heights Dancer ABC Family
The Talk Guest CBS
BrainSurge 2009 Cast/Himself Nickelodeon
Brain Rush Cast/Himself Cartoon Network
Wednesday's Child Supporting FOX
Home For The Holiday Supporting CBS


Livin' Fat David Lee Carter Ian Foxx
The Odyssey Poseidon LACHSA/Joe Schenck
The Cage Elijah Dino Shorte', Dir./Audra Bryant, Prod
Shakespeare/Merchant of Venice Lorenzo LACHSA/Lois Hunter
A Raisin In The Sun Walter Lee Younger LACHSA/Cal Poly Pomona Scene Festival


Rising Stars Co-Host Fox11 LA
2013 "Celebration of Children" Keynote Speaker C.A.S.A. of Orange County
Alliance for Children's Rights Annual Gala Guest Speaker Alliance for Children's Rights
Washington DC, Conference - 2010 Keynote Speaker Child Welfare League of America

Performer Skills

  • Performance Skills: Improvisation, Voiceover, Pilot, Teleprompter, Dancing, Singing, Host, Martial Arts, Comedian
  • Athletic Skills: Rollerblading, Cycling, Track & Field, Baseball, Gymnastics, Swimming, Basketball, Martial Arts, Football, Soccer
  • Accents: Southern, Italian, French, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Jamaican
  • Spoken Languages: Spanish
  • Dance: Modern, Club/Freestyle, Disco, Line, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Break


  • California State University at Los Angeles, In Progress, Los Angeles, 2013
    Freshman at CSULA majoring in Cinematic Arts/TV & Film
  • Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, High School Diploma, Los Angeles, 2013
    Darnell graduated "LACHSA/Arts High June 8, 2013. He continue to perform as an Actor/Artist for TV, Film and Theater.


  • Richard Brander Acting Studio, Studio City, VA , Scene Study/Analysis, Richard Brander, 2014
  • Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, Theater, Scene Analysis, Movement, Improv, Lois Hunter, Director, 2010
    2010 - 2013
  • John Kirby Studio, Hollywood, CA, Scene Study/Scene Analysis/improv > 60 Hours , John Kirby, 2011
    2011 - current student/Advanced Teen class
  • Peter & Clare Flood, Santa Monica, CA , Private Coaching, Peter & Clare, 2013
  • Alexia Robinson Studio, Sherman Oaks, CA , Scene Study/Improv, Alexia Robinson, 2008
  • Craig Wallace Studio, Beverly Hills, CA, Scene Analysis/Improv, Craig Wallace, 2012
    2012 - current student
  • Bill Duke Film/ Media & Youth Bootcamp, Los Angeles, CA, Directing/Cinematography, New Media, Economics, Bill Duke, 2012
    Youth workshop


  • Orlando Film Festival, Youth Leadership Award, 2010
    A Blind Man, Orlando Film Festival Nominee, 2010 Best Short Film
  • California Film Awards, A Blind Man, 2010 Silver Award Winner, 2010
    A Blind Man, California Film Awards, 2010 Silver Award Winner
  • Independent Film Festival, A Blind Man, Independent Film Festival, 2010 Merit Award, 2010
  • 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards , Nominee, National Entertainment Journalism Awards , 2012
    Co-host the Fox11 LA Rising Star segment with Christine Divine which shared stories about kids in foster care who are tapping into their creative gifts of music, dance and acting and are rising above their challenges and/or lives circumstances to find love, laughter and joy.
  • LACHSA Senior's Awards Ceremony, College Planning Experts Scholarship Award Recipient, 2013
    Academic Scholarship
  • Educating Young Minds Senior Scholarship Gala, Academic Scholarship Award Recipient, 2013
    Academic Scholarship Award for college
  • Faithful Central Bible Church - Christian Education Baccalaureate Ceremony, Nominee, Best Short Film, 2013
    Academic scholarship recipient
  • USA Advocates Scholarship Award Banquet, Arthur McClure's Academic Scholarship Recipient, 2013
    college scholarship recipient
  • Tosstmasters International Youth Leadership, Academic Scholarship Recipient, 2010
    Toastmasters Intl, Club Youth Leadership Award Aug. 2010


  • Craig Wallace
  • John KIrby
  • Peter Flood
  • Alexia Robinson
  • Cedric Chabloz, Director/Producer
  • Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd, Casting Director/In The Twink Of An Eye Casting
  • Dino Shorte', Writer/Director

Employment Details

  • Work History: Internet, Music Video, Voice Over, Theater, Industrial, Television, Film, Commercial
  • Job Categories: Cinematography, Stunts, Acting, Writing
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: Yes
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Primary Citizenship: United States
  • Valid Passport: Yes
  • Prior Job Title 1: Actor
  • Prior Job Title 2: Camera Operations/FCBC

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