Mike Adler was born September 12, 1962 in Lynn, Massachusetts. After spending the first 5 years of his life living on the coastal island of Nahant in MA, his parents decided to return the family back to their hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn would become and still is the place he truly calls home.
As part of his education he studied Drama, Voiceover, Production, and Post Production at New York University (NYU), and he currently studies at Susan Batson Studios with the acting teacher/coach Stuart Burney. Besides prior acting credentials, he lately joined the cast of the webseries “Mob on the Run” as Crazy Frankie Santori, and can also be seen playing the lead role in the most recent “Zipmark Commercial”. His serious yet playful approach to acting has produced an ability to draw from a deep well of both light and dark moments experienced throughout his life’s journey.
Bekir Ognat, clearly intrepid man of many hats, started studying acting 5 years ago as an exciting fun experiment. He earned the nickname “Big Boss” from his acting friends in New York due to his choices during improvisation exercises. Some of these strong choices, however, led him to be kicked out of school where he had been studying the Meisner Technique for 2 years. Nevertheless, he is not easily deterred, and soon after his tenacious curiosity had propelled him on to filmmaking courses at the School of Visual Arts, New York University, New York Film Academy, and the New School. At one point he concurrently had a full time job and classes 7 days a week at different schools. What is more, he sometimes slept in his car, and seriously wished he had an RV to make his life easier.
Down the road, he has now actively taken part in some film projects and he even volunteered in a number of indie movies, including “Hitting Rock Bottom”, and not long ago he also participated as a producer in the short film “Kill St”. Bekir currently has other upcoming movie projects of his own to be developed after this short film “CIRCLE” is fully completed and released. He still takes classes from HB Studio to stay connected to acting, which he firmly believes is the foundation of good filmmakers, writers, and directors.