Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chaske Spencer

Emerging actor Chaske Spencer was born of the Lakota Sioux tribe, and raised on Indian Reservations in Montana and Idaho. When he was young, he dreamt of becoming a photographer, and before long he found himself in front of the camera instead, in pursuit of an acting career. Chaske moved to New York City and in between bartending and waiting tables to make a living, he was cast in his very first off off-Broadway play, DRACULA, playing the title role. From there he did a number of New York Theatre pieces, performed at THE PUBLIC THEATRE in NYC and THE ROUNDABOUT and was fortunate enough to be discovered by television/film casting director RENE HAYNES. Rene cast him in his first feature SKINS as well as the lead in DREAMKEEPER and Steven Speilberg's INTO THE WEST. Rene also cast him in his latest and most buzzworthy role to date, playing SAM ULEY; in the popular Summit Entertainment TWILIGHT film series sequels: NEW MOON and ECLIPSE. NEW MOON is set to premiere on November 20, 2009.

With experience both on stage and on screen, Chaske’s credibility as a quality actor stands strong. He is passionate about making a difference with all people in the area of reducing poverty and creating sustainable communities. In fact, he is engaged in several projects to that end. Partnered with his manager JOSSELYNE HERMAN and veteran producer TED KURDYLA, his production company URBAN DREAM is in development on a feature-length documentary and feature film.

From his first acting role as a vampire in DRACULA to his most current role in NEW MOON as the lead werewolf, it seems Chaske Spencer has truly come full circle.

His work as a spokesperson for UNITED GLOBAL SHIFT ( gives him the opportunity to impact many areas he is committed to shifting (poverty, sustainable communities, global empowerment) Through his personal project SHIFT THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE, he is shining a spotlight on initiatives designed to create sustainability and prosperity.