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Chris Diamantopoulos

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Chris Diamantopoulos is unique in both his Greek/Canadian heritage and his diverse career. He is currently shooting Netflix’s largest budget feature to date: RED NOTICE with Duane Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds. Chris wrapped the 6th and final season of the HBO single-camera comedy SILICON VALLEY as the infamous series regular RUSS HANNEMAN.

He continues to find success in TV, film, animation, narration and commercial work.

He can be most recently seen starring in Amazon’s THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS as well as Pop TV’s, LET’S GET PHYSICAL opposite Jane Seymour and Matt Jones. Prior, Chris starred in the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios series GOOD GIRLS REVOLT as well as performing on Broadway’s WAITRESS alongside Sara Bareilles. He recently brought his

musical theater talent to the screen when he starred in FOX’s A CHRISTMAS STORY: LIVE opposite Maya Rudolph and Matthew Broderick. Chris maintains a standout TV career, recurring on series like NBC’s ABOUT A BOY, and FOX’s 24. Additionally, Chris recently wrapped the new David Fincher project for HBO, VIDEOSYNCRASY and HIGH MOON for Syfy. Chris is proving himself to be a rapidly rising comedy star having worked on the Netflix revival of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and the final season of NBC’s THE OFFICE, as well as roles in COMMUNITY, EPISODES, and UP ALL NIGHT.

Chris’s animation work is as varied as his on camera roles. He is TBS’s 5th person in history to be the voice of ‘Mickey Mouse’ on the highly acclaimed Disney series MICKEY MOUSE, for which he received 2 Emmy nominations.

He has a starring role in Amazon’s highly anticipated, INVINCIBLE, opposite such powerhouse performers as Mahershal Ali and JK Simmons. He is starring in the Netflix epic, GODS AND HEROES as well as the musical CENTAURWORLD. He has played Green Arrow for the WB in both series and animated features. For Cartoon Network, Chris voices the acerbic Commander Beefy in THE FUNGIES and is the title character in Disney’s GO AWAY UNICORN, as well as the voice of a variety of characters on over 40 episodes of FOX’s AMERICAN DAD.

On the feature side, Chris can be seen in a tour de force role in the independent feature, MAN VS., and in Jonathan Sobol’s THE ART OF STEAL alongside Katheryn Winnick & Kurt Russell. Chris also had the pleasure of portraying the iconic Moe in THE THREE STOOGES (directed by the Farrelly Bros), and in the acclaimed Canadian film DR. CABBIE alongside Adrianne Palicki.

Chris has provided his voice talent on national network commercials for products ranging from cars, to banks, to pharmaceuticals. He has narrated for Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, HBO, USA, and was the official voice of the Esquire Network. Chris resides in New York City with his wife and children.


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“Ultimately, it’s gotta be fun. You gotta have some fun.”

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Live at the MNActing Studio, That One Audition hears the real deal from Becki Newton about her Ugly Betty audition, how she started in the business and what luck and circumstance has made her a household name. We talk about motherhood, family, and how her world split open all at once, and how she found the kind of balance she wanted in her career. These are the laugh out loud, divine timing, confident, brave and open stories that led Becki Newton to where she is today.

Becki Newton is an television, film and voice actor best known for her exacting and hilarious role as Amanda Tanen in Ugly Betty, the hit ABC comedy following a New York fashion magazine and a young woman’s journey to self acceptance and success. She is also known for her recurring role as Quinn in How I Met Your Mother, acting opposite of Neil Patrick Harris. Newton starred in Fox’s The Goodwin Games, a comedy following the lives of three estranged siblings and the circumstances that brought them back together after their father’s death. She’s also starred in Love Bites as Annie Matopoulos, an anthology series about relationships, surrogacy, and modern romance. She guest starred in Weird Loners, American Dad!, American Dreams, and Charmed. Most recently Newton joined HBO’s Divorce as series regular Jackie, starring alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Molly Shannon, and Thomas Haden Church.

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“If you got an appointment, that’s an opportunity.”

“I really believe luck and circumstance have to coincide to have a really big opportunity.”

“The confidence is that no matter what information I’m given about myself, I have to be the one to decide. You can’t tell me anything about me, I have to tell you.”

“My struggle after Ugly Betty ended was how do I act like myself and still feel interesting?”

“It’s so important to live honestly and with great respect, and to also have faith that the people around you know that about you.”

“The gratitude for the situation, didn’t matter what the outcome was going to be, I just couldn’t believe I was there.”

“You have to go through all of it to be able look back and understand it.”

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