David Bellantoni

Acting for Film and TV - BFA Acting

After working as an Assistant Director on film and commercial productions, David began casting in Los Angeles in 1995 and moved home to New York to continue working in the Commercial/Film business in 2005.  For over 20 years, he has cast a wide variety of projects such as national network commercials, network promos, political ads, feature films, short films, documentaries, corporate industrials, music videos, PSA’s, webisodes and voice-overs for both TV and radio spots.

Some of the directors David has worked with include: David Fincher, Tom Hooper, Tony Scott, Peter Berg, John Singleton, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Errol Morris. He is currently a Casting Director with one of the busiest and well-known commercial companies in New York, Beth Melsky Casting.

David has guest lectured at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Adelphi University, NYU Tisch, Stonestreet Studios, The Maggie Flanigan Studio, The Actor’s Green Room, The Actor’s Connection, One on One and Paul Michael’s The Network NYC.  Currently, he is teaching a 4-week audition intensive at One on One NYC, which covers all elements of the audition process and ends with a performance in front of a professional 3 agent panel. Many of his students have signed with agents and have booked principal roles on TV and commercials as a result.

David is an award winning playwright and theatre director who has been produced in Los Angeles and New York and also a frequent contributor to Backstage’s “Commercial Break” Advice column.

B.A. UC Santa Barbara

M.A. The George Washington University