To say John D’Leo chose the perfect career for himself would be an understatement. John’s comedic edge and self confidence caught the eye a talent manager at the age of 10 when he completely charmed her during a showcase. John has not stopped acting since. John landed his first role on the soap opera Guiding Light. The experience solidified John’s love for acting, and he has since went on to appear in notable films such as The Wrestler, Brooklyn’s Finest, National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie, Cop Out and Wanderlust where he got to work with industry professionals Mickey Rourke, Ethan Hawke, Chris Meloni, Bruce Willis, Tracey Morgan, Kevin Smith, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. As a young actor, John has also had an extensive television career consisting of guest star roles in NBC’s Mercy, Law & Order: SVU, ABC’s Life on Mars, The Unusuals and HBO’s How to Make it in America. John can also be seen in numerous national network commercials and campaigns such as Oreo, Verizon and Red Lobster. When John is not in front of the camera, he is behind it. He has acquired a love for filmmaking and all aspects of “behind-the scenes” work. He is truly a unique talent with a flair for comedy, natural on-camera demeanor and all-around passion for entertaining.
Recently, John played a lead role in the new Luc Besson film 'The Family' starring Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer. Currently, John is filming a new role in 'Unbroken' directed by Angelina Jolie.
Benjamin Kornick was born on July 23, 1994 and grew up in Roslyn, NY. From a very early age, Benjamin had a natural way about him, often finding himself in front of the camera or center of attention. But it was not until his 13th birthday, after performing at school and acting as spokesperson for a number of non-profit organizations, did he start acting professionally. For the past couple of years, he has taken a number of scene study and casting directors’ classes at Actor’s Technique New York, and done several commercials and voice-overs. Prior to landing the role of Morgan “the Gerd” Halderman in the feature film Murt Ramirez Wants To Kick My Butt, Benjamin played the lead role of Marcus Jr. in a short film called JumpStart. Currently, Ben is enrolled at Columbia University.
Jordyn began her acting career as a snow child in 'Carousel' at Albertus Magnus college. At 12, Jordyn performed in Yale Repertory Theatre's production of 'Brundibar,' which transferred to Broadway. Jordyn can be seen and heard in several voice-overs and tv commercials. Jordyn is excited to play 'Jenny Wonderling' in 'Murt Ramirez Wants to Kick My Butt,' her first feature film. Jordyn has many interests and activities outside of acting; is on her school's track and field team and is also an instructor at her mother's dance studio. She plans to continue studying acting at a New York College and hopes to continue to pursue a career in tv and film. Recently, Jordyn starred in the well-received off-broadway show Recall at the Wild Project.
Dario was born in Houston Texas and later moved to the New York City area. He first caught the acting bug when he performed live in a theater performance with the Youth Asian Dance Troup. He later performed in multiple short films and thesis films with Hofstra University and NY Tisch School of Film. He has also been in multiple music videos and a commercial. Dario enjoys sports especially fencing, swimming and horseback riding for which he has won multiple medals and meets. Recently, Dario can be seen in the role of Flattop in the new feature film Robot and Frank starring Frank Langella. He is thrilled to be part of Daniel Lee’s production of Murt Ramirez Wants To Kick My Butt.
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Armani Del Rio is thrilled to be playing Murt in Murt Ramirez Wants to Kick My Butt. He was born and raised in Queens, New York and attended the Drama Academy at Forest Hills High School. He is no stranger to the entertainment industry, his interest in acting sparked at the age of eight. Armani has trained with Kristen Johnston, Stephen DiMenna and is a former member of the MCC Theater Company. Outside of acting he enjoys singing, song writing, and video editing. Some of his past film credits include The Boys Guide (which was on Comcast on Demand and given Honorable Mention from the Bucks County Film Festival), and Flabulous. Also, Armani made his television debut this year in a promo for MTV. As for his next project, he will play the part of Timmy Sanchez in The Tale of Timmy Two Chins directed by Nancy Savoca. Armani continues to train and master his craft with the full support of his family. You can learn more about him on armanidelrio.com