Zedrick Restauro

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Zedrick Restauro
Born Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011 - present

Zedrick Restauro is a Filipino-American television and film actor.

Career[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Restauro started in film and television in 2011, when he was cast in the street-racing action feature film 200 mph from production company The Asylum as young awkward mechanic Phong.[1] In 2011, he was also cast in the sharksploitation feature film Fred Olen Ray's Super Shark as "Crew Member 1", an ill-fated crew member of a Navy submarine tasked to shoot torpedoes at the Super Shark to no avail. The film regularly airs on NBCUniversal Syfy channel.[2]

In 2012, Restauro was cast in the R-Rated comedy feature film Bikini Spring Break as the "Chinese Guy" a college tourist on Spring Break ecstatic over running into the starlets of a viral video he is a huge fan of.[3] 200 mph and Bikini Spring Break are distributed and available on Netflix and various other on demand services and online subscription streaming services as well as on DVD/Blu-ray.[4][5]

In 2013, Restauro played the lead in indie film Hikikomori directed by Josema Roig, which was an Official Selection at NewFilmmakers LA film festival, On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project.[6] Restauro played the role of Shinji To, a shut in and hypochondriac who upon losing a friend, gathers the courage to leave the safety of his home and journey throughout Los Angeles to find the Tree of Wishes.[7]

In 2014, Restauro guest stars on hit ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey as nerdy math whiz Preston, in the 3rd season's 31st episode, "Accidents Will Happen" directed by Robbie Countryman and written by Chris Luccy,[8] his scenes alongside series regular Nick Robinson as Ryder, and fellow guest star Denyse Tontz as Layla. Preston strikes a deal with Ryder that if he helps Ryder with math, Ryder must help Preston by making Layla like Preston, a plan that ultimately backfires on Preston.[9]

Restauro co stars on ABC comedy Modern Family in the 6th season's 4th episode, "Marco Polo" directed by Fred Savage and written by Elaine Ko.[10] His scene is opposite Emmy-winner Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.[11] Restauro also co-stars on Nickelodeon sitcom The Thundermans in the 2nd season 11th episode, "Best Friends For Never."[12] written by Sona Panos and directed by Shannon Flynn.[13][14]

Theater[edit]

Restauro performed in many regional theater and college productions in supporting and leading roles before pursuing a film/television acting career. His first role in theater was a production of Dark Of The Moon in 2006 at Alpha Theater Company in Burnaby, Canada,[15] playing the lead role of John, a witch boy who falls in love with the human Barbara Allen.

In 2009, Restauro was cast as the lead in the Christopher Durang play Beyond Therapy at the Golden West Theater. He played Bruce, a bisexual man being treated by a crazed therapist, while trying to enter a serious relationship with a woman yet still having a male lover.[16]

In 2009 he also played the role of Marvin in a production of the Joseph Stein comedy Enter Laughing at the Long Beach Playhouse.[17]

In 2010, Restauro competed in the national collegiate Acting competition, The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He advanced to the semi-finals performing scenes from The Red Coat by John Patrick Shanley playing John, a lovesick teen who confesses his love to a girl for the first time; and Closer by Patrick Marber as Larry, a man unravelling who confronts his wife about cheating.[18]

Restauro has also performed in productions of Bat Boy: The Musical, Rashomon, and Our Town,[19]

Personal life[edit]

Restauro was born in the Philippines, and raised in Biñan, Laguna. He has since moved to California, but also lived in Vancouver, Canada in 2005-2007, now residing in Los Angeles.[20] He has four sisters.[21]

He is close friends with actors Amber Luallen[22] (The Mindy Project)[23] and Stephen Anthony Bailey[24] (Extant).[25]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 200 mph Phong Supporting
2011 Super Shark Crew Member 1 Principal
2012 Bikini Spring Break Chinese Guy Principal
2013 Hikikomori Shinji To Lead role - indie film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Melissa & Joey Preston Guest Star
2014 The Thundermans Ticket Taker Co-Star
2014 Modern Family Waiter Co-Star

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