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  • Writer's pictureAugust Sorenson

Alumni-in-the-News, May ’23

The extent of the achievements by our alumni are enough to warrant an exhaustive laundry list. Below, catch a few from the month of May.

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Rino Romano appears in The Super Mario Bros. Movie

As The Super Mario Bros. Movie continues its record-breaking, box office shattering run, catch actor and alumnus Rino Romano in the role of Uncle Tony and Grandpa Mario. The Canadian-born actor works primarily as a VoiceOver artist, with credits ranging from roles in The Batman, Spider-Man Unlimited, Resident Evil 4, Skylanders, and Extreme Ghostbusters.

James Leonida & Erin Coleman bringing show to Hollywood Fringe Festival

Recent alum James Leonida teamed up with alumna and faculty member Erin Coleman on Bro! How To Be A Man, a “trans man’s journey of learning how to fit into society as a “man.” The show will play June 3rd, 10th, 14th, 16th, and 19th at The Broadwater.

Further details and tickets available here.

Hank Azaria in upcoming HBO series

The series, The Idol, will premiere on the streaming service on June 4th. The drama will focus on an aspiring pop idol and her complex relationship with a self-help guru and cult leader.

Eion Bailey & Robert Verlaque in From

Two alumni, Eion Bailey and Robert Verlaque celebrate the second season of the celebrated series From, now on MGM+/EPIX.

Verlaque will also star in Vienna 1913 alongside actor Alan Cumming. The film will premiere this fall.

Catch Adrien Brody in comedy Fool’s Paradise

Actor Adrien Brody stars in Charlie Day’s new comedy, Fool's Paradise. The film is one of beloved actor Ray Liotta’s last, and sees much of the “Always Sunny” cast reunite. Brody was recently in the Oscar-nominated biopic Blonde as Arthur Miller, and Pat Riley in HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (also featuring fellow alumnus Eric Nenninger).

William Fichtner in new action thriller

Hypnotic, directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Ben Affleck, features alumnus William Fichtner. Fichtner’s long career include countless credits from Armageddon to Heat, and Black Hawk Down to The Dark Knight. The action-thriller was released in cinemas on May 12th.


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