Niko El Santo Zavero

Actor

Biography

Mini Biography Niko El Santo Zavero was born on May 16, 1975 in Melrose Park, Illinois and is of Sephardim-Greek ancestry. Started acting in theatre at the early age of 7. A trained singer in freestyle he can write lyrics, and produce music, and has a vast portfolio of songs completed. With a lot of hard work and after a decade of theater throughout the 1980s and early 1990s he then decided to make a transition to film! During the year of 1995 Niko successfully worked on the movie set entitled, Chain Reaction, featuring Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman. That year he was Keanu Reeves Body Double. In (1997), Niko successfully filmed a role in, My Best Friends Wedding, as a Spanish Singing waiter and worked with Julia Roberts, Rupert Everett, Cameron Diaz, and P.J. Hogan the Director. Later in the year he had a Cameo appearance in the movie, Kissing a Fool featuring David Swimmer, Jason Lee, Bonnie Hunt, and Laura Flynn Boyle (1998). Once more he had an appearance in the film entitled, Since you’ve Been Gone, and worked with David Swimmer one more time. Has continued to impress notably in the classics area with Shakespeare as King Lear (1999). A multilingual actor with a perfect American accent, he spent a substantial amount of time in Europe working in theatre! On a side note Niko can speak a few languages. August of (2001) he performed in Athens, Greece in front of Greece’s beloved actor Lakis Lazopoulos. The following year director P.J. Hogan came back to Chicago to film the movie entitled, Unconditional Love (2002) and once more Niko El Santo Zavero worked with the acclaimed director from Australia, and British Actor Rupert Everett. In the year 2002 Niko was invited to attend the 2002 Screen Actors Guild awards hosted by T.N.T. Throughout the decades he has worked on the movie sets: Hoodlums (1997), The Negotiator (1998), U.S. Marshall (1998), Since You’ve Been Gone (1998), Madison (2001), Rocky Bull Winkle (2000), Save the Last Dance (2001), Soul Survivors (2001), Just Visiting (2001) and many more! Throughout Niko’s entertainment career has worked with: (Film) Lawrence Fishburn, Tim Roth, Andy Garcia, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, James Caviezel, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Wes Bently, Judge Craig Mathis, Kyle Chandler, Fisher Stevens, Jeremy Piven, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson, Robert Downey Jr., John Goodman, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Jeneane Garafalo, Robert De niro, Randy Quaid, Jason Alexander, Rene Russo, Julia Stiles, David Schwimmer, Teri Hatcher, Laura Flynn Boyle, Joey Slotnick, Jason Lee, Bonnie Hunt, Kathy Bates, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Dermot Mulroney, Tara Reid, Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Bridgette Wilson, and many more. Last but not least in his own words, “Theater is were it all begins. When you have slow days on film (movies) go back to theater to revive your mind. All ways be productive in some way to keep the mind going. If the mind stops then you loose your craft. His point is to be aggressive and keep your mind moving and contribute in any way you can regardless of how big or small role is”.

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