Christian Gnecco initially believed his future would involve the sport of soccer but it was the field of acting which drew him off the field and onto the stage. Being under the spotlight in middle school in Puebla Mexico was all it took to highlight the greatest rush this multi-lingual prodigy had ever known. “That’s when I knew I wanted to become an actor,” says Gnecco. “Nothing that I had experienced before that day felt the way acting felt and since that day I haven’t stopped learning from the craft.” He’s not kidding.
Since that time, Gnecco has brought his innate acting talent and volcanic enthusiasm full-speed, attending The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, studying two years in NYC and two years in Los Angeles, graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Acting. Much continues to drive this highly-accomplished thespian who plucks inspiration and energy from his compatriots in the acting field and in the audience. “To share a message, share a feeling, change someone’s mind about a topic, that makes me feel empowered,” he says. The handsome actor’s range covers dramatic to comedic as well as in between. He can croon and sashay across the stage one moment (The Drowsy Chaperone) and be sweating bullets under the gun in the desert the next (The Unholy War).
Some of Gnecco’s marked achievements include being cast in “Antigone,” a play produced by The Wandering Theatre Company in New York City, which went on to the Capital Fringe Festival where the production won, Best Physical Play. Another highlight was being part of the production, “No Oyes Ladrar Los Perros,” a play based on a short story by Juan Rulfo. Gnecco performed alongside Maria Del Mar Velasquez with famed German Jaramillo at the helm directing. The play was entered in the V BFA International Theatre Festival in Los Angeles competing against theatre companies from Spain, Mexico, Peru, etc., where it won, Best Play.
Currently Gnecco is shooting the Web TV series, “Served,” and has signed on to play the lead in a feature film, which will have a five-week shoot in New York. He will be conjointly working in the US and Mexico enabling him to film both in English and in Spanish … and, as for Gnecco’s advice for potential future thespians? “Discover your voice, be confident, humble, and bring something special … bring yourself to every project..