User:Amyjo376/Alan Wales, American Actor

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Bio[edit]

Alan Wales (born August 24, 1984) is an American actor. Born and raised in Elkhorn, Wisconsin[1], Alan was involved in both high school and community theatre productions at an early age. He continued studying theatre in college – for one year at Carroll University and for three years at Rockford College. Alan was involved in many shows during his four years in college including The Glass Menagerie[2], The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pick Up (original cast)[3], Angels in America[4], Urinetown[5], and Phantom[6]. In 2006, Alan graduated from Rockford College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre[7]. Upon graduation, Alan moved to Minneapolis. Since arriving in the Twin Cities, Alan has been able to work with several theatre companies including The Actor's Theater of Minnesota[8], The National Theatre for Children[9], and Minneapolis Musical Theatre[10]. Besides acting, Alan’s interests include (but are not limited to) writing, composing, comic books, and biking[11].

Early Acting Career[edit]

Since arriving in Minneapolis in 2006 Alan has slowly made his way into the Minneapolis theatre scene. He has garnered wonderful reviews from many local publications for his performances as Spike Spauldeen, an ex-baseball player in Song of Singapore[12] with the Actor's Theater of Minnesota; as Steve, Heartsville High's star quarter back in Zanna Don't[13] with Minneapolis Musical Theatre; and as Connor, the idiot savant guitar player in Love Me Or Die[14] with Savage Umbrella at the 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Currently Alan is an Understudy with the Actor's Theatre of Minnesota's production of Tony and Tina's Wedding at the Mall of America[15].

Representation[edit]

Alan is also represented by two of the city's most well respected Non-Union talent agencies: Nuts, ltd[16] and Talent Poole[17].