Pearce Bunting actor
|When Pearce was a little kid he was adorable.
He played with a little jack in a box and had a winning smile.
But something happened (maybe too many triple decker baloney
and cheese sandwiches) and at the age of 10 he gained a few pounds
and started wearing "husky" clothes. Well, this didn't
help his self esteem and he started "acting out" by
doing things like putting tacks on his teacher's chairs and other
obvious antics to get a raise out of his classmates. Then he
discovered the THEATRE!
Finally! A sport he could excel at! AND he could get applause for being obnoxious! He spent many hours practicing at home by doing stunt falls over the living room furniture while watching The Wild Wild West. Then one summer his hormones kicked in and he grew a foot and that stretched him out and took care of the husky clothes! And he started to like himself again and all of a sudden anything seemed possible! He moved to Colorado and grew long hair!! Then he moved back home and started acting professionally.
Well, that's been going on for a long time now. His work has taken him all over Philadelphia and all over the world! He won some awards for his work on stage, he was a host for Travelers on Discovery Channel, he's been on Homicide and even did a movie with old timer Mambo man Scott Johnston!
Speaking of Mambo, for a long time, Pearce felt a nagging feeling in the back of his hips. As happy as he was, something was missing. Then one day, supreme leader and trailer enthusiast Todd Kimmell called him up and asked "Do you want to Mambo?" At first, Pearce was confused - he didn't have those kind of feelings for Todd. Then he realized that Todd was asking him to join that elite corps of artistic macho men, MAMBO MOVERS, the SENSITIVE moving company and a few hours later he was merrily giving the first of many "HEAVE HOH'S!" to a modular sofa!
Mambo taught Pearce that you can work on your muscles and your mind at the same time (and it took away that nagging feeling in the back of his hips).
Pearce has made a lot of friends through mambo-ing and some of them still talk to him. Like Serge, the new fearless leader, who taught him his favorite saying - "Dvezhaseezahveerahee!"
Well, life goes on and now Pearce is living in New York City and trying to move his way up the food chain in show business. Not too long ago, he watched some New York movers do their thing (like sherpas with thousands of pounds on their backs skipping up 5 flights of stairs) and when he told them he used to mambo, they were IM-pressed!
| THE MAN IN THE GREEN SUIT
(Winner, 1999 Judges Prize, Best Performer)
|Solo performance|| International Theatre Festival
at San Antonio
Writer/Dir. Felipe Santander
| COYOTE ON A FENCE
(Nominated, 1999 Barrymore Award, Best Performance by a Leading Actor)
|John Brennan|| The Arden Theatre Co.
Dir. James Christy
(Winner, 1999 Philadelphia Critics Award, Best Actor)
|Hamm|| Big House Plays & Spectacles,
Dir. Mark Lord
|BLUE MOON OVER MEMPHIS||Oscar||Lincoln Center Director's Lab|
(Winner, 1995 Barrymore Award,
Best Performance by a Leading Actor)
|Scullery|| The Wilma Theatre,
Dir. Blanka Zizka
|QUARTET||Valmont||The Wilma Theatre, Dir. Blanka Zizka|
|HAMLET||Claudiu||Big House Plays & Spectacles, Dir. Mark Lord|
|THE WILD DUCK||Gregers||Big House Plays & Spectacles, Dir. Mark Lord|
|PSYCHO DRAMA||V.||Theatre Row Theatre, Dir. Ken Marini|
|MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM||Oberon/Theseus||The Arden Theatre Co., Dir. Aaron Posner|
|THE TEMPEST||Caliban||The Arden Theatre Co., Dir. Mark Lord|
|THE MISER||Tuhtub||Yale Repertory Theatre, Dir. Andrei Belgrader|
|SARCOPHAGUS||The Cyclist||Yale Repertory Theatre, Dir. David Chambers|
|THE LOVER||Richard/Max||The Walnut Street Theatre, Dir. Malcolm Black|
|THE CHERRY ORCHARD||Yasha||Philadelphia Festival Theatre, Dir. Carol Rocamora|
|ALL IN THE TIMING||Don, Phillip Glass, Al||Philadelphia Theatre Co., Dir. Jason Buzas|
|MACBETH||Banquo||Philadelphia Drama Guild, Dir. Mary Robinson|
|NORA||Krogstad||Philadelphia Drama Guild, Dir. Mary Robinson|
|MASTERGATE||Manly Battle||Interact Theatre Co., Dir. Robert Smythe|
|GOD'S COUNTRY||Farmer, Pastor, Mr. Smith||Interact Theatre Co., Dir. Seth Rozin|
|ALL MY SONS||Chris||Cheltenham Center For The Arts, Dir. Ken Marini|
|RECKLESS||Lloyd||Cheltenham Center For The Arts, Dir. Ken Marini|
|HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET (John Richert,1999 Season)||NBC|
|AS THE WORLD TURNS (Jacob Horton, recurring, 1999 Season)||CBS|
|TRAVELERS, Host (Daily International Travel Series, 1996- 1998)||Discovery Channel, Travel Channel|
|SOMETHING'S HAPPENING TO ROBIN STARK||Independent Feature|
|EUNUCH ALLEY||Independent Feature|
|SMOKE AND MIRRORS||Independent Short|
|ROAD||International Theatre Festival (Plcen, Czech Republic)|
|ALL IN THE TIMING||Vienna's English Theatre (Vienna, Austria)|
|PSYCHO DRAMA||Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinlourgh, Scotland)|
Guitar, Strange Voices, Room Tone