FERNANDO BETANCOURT - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA

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  • MANIFEST EP. 211 (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Fernando is Tim the security guard who along with another security guard confronts and informs Dr. Bahl that she has to leave the hospital because her privileges have been revoked after she unsuccessfully tries to open the door to her office. Dr. Bahl appeals to Tim and resists until she is forcefully removed.

  • RANSOM EP. 202 (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Fernando is the security guard at the front desk when an emergency alarm goes off. A hostage situation has prompted a crisis resolution team to arrive on the scene. The crisis team member identifies himself and demands that the security guard cut the alarm and patch him through to a phone where the crisis is taking place. The security guard does as he is told and informs him that the police have been called and only they can access the safe room.

  • ALIEN DAWN EP. 107 (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Fernando is Jeff the orderly who confronts two patients, Cameron and Boris, for not being in their rooms. When Cameron says that he has never seen the orderlies before Jeff reminds him that they have been friends for a long time. Jeff informs Cameron that he is not well and invites him to see the doctor. Boris interjects and says that there has been a misunderstanding, but Jeff and the other orderly proceed to forcefully deliver Cameron to the doctor.

  • REELARC DEA (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Fernando is a DEA agent interrogating a biker gang member about drug trafficking. The agent asks the biker if the biker gang is still a biker gang when they use trucks. The agent lets the suspect know that he is aware of the many trips across the border and the expansion of the illegal business; he suggests that the suspect doesn't agree with the drug-selling venture that his leader has started in order to create leverage. When the suspect mocks the agent for the pot stirring angle that he has taken the agent makes it clear that the pot is already cooking.

  • REELARC COMING OUT (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Fernando is a dad watching t.v. with his daughter when she informs him that she is bi-sexual. The confused father asks her if she is a lesbian. He suggests that due to her young age she may not know exactly how she feels. He asks her how long she has known after she says that she's been keeping it to herself for a long time. After she tells him that the correct answer was for him to express his love for her he reminds her that he will always love her.

  • REELARC SUSPECT (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Fernando is a suspect named Toby who is being questioned in relation to a missing child. The officer informs Toby that he was seen near a school and has violated the offender's registry code. Toby puts his foot in his mouth by saying that he doesn't know anything about a girl even though a girl wasn't mentioned. Toby again reiterates that he doesn't know anything after the officer suggests that he does. The officer threatens Toby by telling him that the floor is slippery and the cameras are not on.

  • REELARC HONESTY (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Fernando is a dad lecturing his daughter, Serena, about honesty when she reveals that she knows about the affair that he is having. Serena tells him that she knows that he is still having the affair to which the dad can only respond in a hushed tone to remind his daughter that his wife is in the next room.

  • REELARC HITMAN (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Fernando is a campaign manager who has hired a hitman to take out his candidate's opponent. The campaign manager is surprised and caught off guard when the hitman he has hired is actually a woman. The assassin informs him that a woman has a big advantage because the target will never see it coming. The campaign manager condescendingly tells her that men are hired because they are better at the job to which the assassin responds by telling him that men are arrogant and easily distracted. The campaign manager agrees and offers her the itinerary for the target.

Résumé Print Résumé

Represented by:

Buchwald - On-Camera Commercials (NY) (212) 867-1070 Commercial, Print, Product Print, SAG-AFTRA, Voice-Overs

CTA (CA) (818) 505-1431 Equity, SAG-AFTRA, Theatrical

Love Talent Corp (CA) (323) 401-8287 Commercial, Models, Print, Product Print, SAG-AFTRA, Voice-Overs

Professional Artists (NY) (212) 247-8770 Equity, SAG-AFTRA, Theatrical

RSA Talent (CA) (818) 722-3072 Commercial, Equity, Print, Product Print, SAG-AFTRA, Theatrical, Voice-Overs

TELEVISION

The Blacklist

Co-Star

NBC/Bill Roe

Manifest

Co-Star

NBC/Andy Wolk

Ransom

Co-Star

CBS/James Genn

Alien Dawn

Co-Star

Nickelodeon/Josh Crook

FILM

Martini's Shot (Short)

Supporting

Bill Kotsatos

Kinnaq Nigaqtuqtuaq (Short)

Supporting

Andrew Maclean

NEW MEDIA

Release

Co-Star

Joe Penna/Ryan Morrison

NEW YORK THEATER

Ominous Men

Goyo/Butch (u/s)

MultiStages/Lorca Peress

The Coming of Dick (Premiere)

Luis Sanchez

Kraine Theater/Marc Morales

Troilus and Cressida

Ajax/Calchas

Milagro Theater/Marc Fajer

William Shakespeare’s Haunted House

William Shakespeare’s Haunted House

Faux-Real/Mark Greenfield

Triple Play

Babe Ruth

Producers Club/John Jamiel

Crux (Reading)

Slope

The Red Room/Lear Debesonnet

REGIONAL THEATER

Romeo and Juliet

Montague/Apothecary

Trinity Rep/Tyler Dombrowsky

Sterling Renaissance Festival

Town Guard (improv)

Gary Izzo

City of Light (Premiere)

Milburn/Speyer/Rolf (u/s)

Studio Arena/Gavin Cameron-Web

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Acting

Brooklyn College

B.A. Acting

Buffalo State College

TRAINING

Scene Study

Larry Moss, Mark Blum, Mary Beth Easley

Drew Kahn

On Camera

Ellen Novack, Welker White, Damian Young

Van Hansis, Heidi Marshall

Improv

UCB 101-401, The PIT,

Rose Bonczek

Shakespeare

Judylee Vivier, Valerie Clayman Pye

Voice & Speech/IPA

The Linklater Center, T. Schreiber,

Judylee Vivier, Charlotte Flec

Commercial Audition

Rebecca Yarsin, David Bellantoni,

Angela Mickey

Movement

Various – Alexander, Butoh, Lecoq,

Commedia

Stage Combat

SAFD - Mike Chin

Workshops

Various Casting Directors - e.g., Clint

Alexander, Joanna Levinger

Master Classes

Andrew Wade, Heidi Griffiths, Tom

Fontana

Fernando returned to NYC in 2018 after getting married, living abroad, and raising a child. With all of the big life milestones accomplished he was ready to jump in. In addition to his MFA, he jumped into as many classes as he could find including with the legendary Larry Moss and graduating from UCB after completing all of the levels of improv. Fernando joined SAG-AFTRA and AEA after booking parts in The Blacklist, Manifest, and Release to name a few. He's been pinned, considered, and chosen for more.

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 265 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Salt and Pepper

Hair Length: Receding

 

Combat - Stage, Improvisation, Licensed Driver, American - New York Accent, Puerto Rican Accent, Fluent Spanish