Carney Gray

Last updated

May 8, 2020
 

Carney’s current news

Now appearing as Nick Rossetti in Shear Madness at St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Wisconsin through June 2020. [Postponed]

Appearing as King of Carnivale during Carnivale 2021 at Valleyfair in Shakopee!

Biography

Mr. Gray is a Twin Cities based professional producer, director, and actor, working in film, video, commercial, industrial, voiceover, print, hand modeling and the stage. He has extensive experience with both classical and contemporary drama.

He has appeared all over the country, including working with Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Louisville, performing Casca in Julius Caesar, King Antiochus in Pericles, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Navarre in Love's Labour's Lost. He has also worked with Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO) in Columbus, Ohio, playing The Mayor of Hooverville in The Grapes of Wrath, Door Off Broadway in Door County, Wisconsin, playing Abbot Costello in Monky Business, Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, playing Larry/Scrooge in Inspecting Carol, Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, Minnesota, playing David Bliss in Hay Fever, Van Helsing in Dracula, and Lane/Merriman in The Importance of Being Earnest, Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Bemidji, Minnesota, playing Frank in Educating Rita, Tom in Dinner With Friends, and Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls.

He also has extensive stage credits in Minneapolis and St. Paul, having appeared as Captain Harcourt in Melville Slept Here at Park Square Theatre, Father Mark in Tony n' Tina's Wedding at Hey City Theater, Froggy LeSueur in The Foreigner at Seasons Dinner Theatre, and Felix in The Odd Couple for Pigs Eye Theatre, among many others. Carney holds an MFA in Theatre (Professional Actor Training Program) from The Ohio State University, as well as a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota.

Résumé

EXPERIENCE: Extensive classical and contemporary stage experience, as well as media experience in film, video, commercials, industrials, voiceovers, print and hand modeling in the Twin Cities, Wisconsin, Ohio and North Carolina.

CARNEY GRAY EMC: Height: 5-8 Weight: 155 Hair: Salt/Pepper Eyes: Green

REPRESENTATION: Moore Creative Talent, 3130 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, 612-827-3823

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, The Actor’s Nightmare (Christopher Durang)

Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota: Bus Stop (William Inge) 

Shakespeare & Company, White Bear Lake, Minnesota: Love’s Labour’s Lost (William Shakespeare)

Punchinello Players, Saint Paul, Minnesota:

The Actor’s Nightmare (Christopher Durang)

The Duck Variations (David Mamet)

Naughty Bits (various authors), staged reading

ON STAGE:

SHEAR MADNESS, Nick Rossetti, St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theater, Hudson, Wisconsin

ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA, Willy Wonka, Masquers Theater, Forest Lake, Minnesota

THE ODD COUPLE, Felix Ungar, Pigs Eye Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota

GUYS AND DOLLS, Harry the Horse, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji, Minnesota

A SPECIALLY BLENDED CHRISTMAS - THE MUSICAL!, Carson, Seasons Dinner Theatre, Coon Rapids

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Lane/Merrimon, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, Minnesota

THE LESSON, The Professor, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota

BREAKING ICE, Ensemble, Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

DINNER WITH FRIENDS, Tom, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji, Minnesota

THE MURDER ROOM, Inspector James Crandall, Seasons Dinner Theatre, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

MONKY BUSINESS - THE MUSICAL!, Abbot Costello, Door Off Broadway, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

EDUCATING RITA, Dr. Frank Bryant, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji, Minnesota

THE FOREIGNER, S/Sgt. "Froggy" LeSueur, Seasons Dinner Theatre, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

MELVILLE SLEPT HERE, Captain Harcourt, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING, Father Mark Connelly, Hey City Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

DRACULA, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, Minnesota

HAY FEVER, David Bliss, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, Minnesota

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Ferdinand, King of Navarre, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Louisville, Kentucky

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Oberon, King of the Faeries, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Louisville

THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Mayor of Hooverville/Ensemble, CATCO, Columbus, Ohio

INSPECTING CAROL, Larry/Scrooge, Festival Theatre, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

CLOSER, Larry, Reality Theatre, Columbus, Ohio

ON CAMERA:

FORMICA (internet commercial) Sir Captain Sally McGalley (principal) Olson Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota

WESTLAW (internet commercial) Spokesman (principal) Media Loft, Minneapolis, Minnesota

THE HISTORY CHANNEL (voiceover) Sylvanus Wood, Joseph Plumb Martin (soldiers), American Revolution

ST. LUKES HOSPITAL (commercial, print, billboard) Boater, Fisherman (principal) StoneArch Creative, Duluth

CARGILL (industrial) Hand Model (principal) Matre Productions, Minneapolis, Minnesota

LILLY (industrial) Dr. Bob Johnson (principal) Electronic Media Group, Golden Valley, Minnesota

REVOLUTION (short film) John Ableman (lead) Donny Rowles Multimedia, Minneapolis, Minnesota

IOWA LOTTERY (commercial) Sleazy Used Car Salesman (principal) Screenscape Studios, Des Moines, Iowa

VIRGIN MOBILE (print) Father (principal) Daniels Studios, Minnetonka, Minnesota

AUDIBEL (commercial and print) Deaf Guy (principal) Four Letter Films, Minneapolis, Minnesota

AMERICAN EXPRESS (live industrial) Magician's Assistant, Electronic Media Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota

ULTRADENT (industrial) Dentist (principal) Brandspeak (Scott Leech) Shoreview, Minnesota

CWS (animation voiceover) Bob (principal) REM Video, Minneapolis, Minnesota

BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD (live industrial) Hospital Patient (principal) Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MN

PIMCO (commercial) Husband (principal) Lawrence & Schiller, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

JEOPARDY (industrial) Host (principal) Mayo Clinic, Phil McAteer, dir. Rochester, Minnesota

UBC (commercial) Husband (principal) Media Craft, Bill Carlson, DP, St. Cloud, Minnesota

THIN ICE (feature film - trailer) Gordon Gates (villain - lead) New Century Pictures, LLC, Steven Elbert, dir.

WEST LAW (print) Attorney (principal) Gallop Studios, Jim Gallop, dir. Minneapolis, Minnesota

BEST BUY (industrial) Shopper (principal-improv) Yellow Tag Productions, Chris LaPalm, dir. Coon Rapids

ENTEGRIS (industrial) Computer Programmer (principal-teleprompter) LaPalm & Sons, Chris LaPalm, director

SUPERVALU (industrial) Businessman, Mr. Smiley Face (principal) Creative Vision, Dave Burkhardt, director

WEST LAW (print) Lawyer (principal) Gallop Studios, Jim Gallop, director, Minneapolis, Minnesota

NATE'S CLOTHING (commercial) Satisfied Nate's Customer (principal) Area 7 Productions, Rick Berland

INFECTION CONTROL (industrial) Command Leader (principal) Mayo Clinic, Phil McAteer, director 

PARALLAX ERROR (industrial) Pat the Roadie (principal) Lenscrafters (Mills/James) Columbus, Ohio

LEVI'S 4 FLOORS (commercial) Father (principal) Levi's 4 Floors, Columbus, Ohio

RIVERSIDE MEDICAL (commercial) Father (principal) Riverside Medical, Columbus, Ohio

IF NOT NULL (video) Mephistopheles/Other (principal) Wobbe F. Koning, director, Columbus, Ohio

POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT (commercial) Father (principal) Mills/James Productions, Columbus, Ohio

YOU ARE THERE (PSA) Interviewer (off-camera) Children's Defense Fund, Columbus, Ohio

COMDISCO VIDEO (trade show industrial) Support Technician (principal) Comdisco Corporation, Chicago

TCF AUTOMATED PHONEBANK (voicemail) Welcome Message, TCF Bank Minnesota NA, Minneapolis

MY THREE ANGELS (radio play) Felix, Minnesota Talking Book, St. Paul, Minnesota

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (radio play) Murphy, KFAI Radio, Minneapolis, Minnesota

TOURING:

POETRY ALIVE! Actor/Educator School Tour (United States and abroad) Asheville, North Carolina

TRAINING:

MFA IN ACTING (thesis degree) Degree Granted June, 2000 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

KENT STEPHENS, Scene Study, The Actor's Gym, Minneapolis, Minnesota

BA THEATRE ARTS (acting emphasis) Degree Granted June, 1989, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

WORKSHOPS AND MASTER CLASSES:

MARCEL MARCEAU, SITI COMPANY, ANNE BOGART, ACTER COMPANY, THE WOOSTER GROUP, DA DA KAMERA, DV8 PHYSICAL THEATRE, LISA KRON, THEATRE LABYRINTH, DAVID SCHMADER, IMPROBABLE THEATRE, WOODIE KING, TIM MILLER, CURT AKERLIND, KARI MARGOLIS, BETH CHAPLIN

SPECIAL SKILLS:

IMPROVISATION, TELEPROMPTER, EAR PROMPTER, MIME, STAGE COMBAT, YOGA, BALLROOM DANCE, FOLK DANCE, PERIOD DANCE, SOCIAL DANCE, SUZUKI, VIEWPOINTS, BICYCLING, TENNIS, HIKING, LICENSED DRIVER, SPEAK GERMAN, SING BARITONE

DIALECTS:

STAGE STANDARD, IRISH, ENGLISH, COCKNEY, GERMAN, FRENCH, RUSSIAN, SOUTHERN 

EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts, Acting - Ohio State, 2000 (PATP), BA Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota, 1989

TRAINING:

IMPROVISATION, TELEPROMPTER, EAR PROMPTER, MIME, STAGE COMBAT, YOGA, BALLROOM DANCE, FOLK DANCE, PERIOD DANCE, SOCIAL DANCE, SUZUKI, VIEWPOINTS, BICYCLING, TENNIS, HIKING, LICENSED DRIVER (STICK SHIFT), SPEAK GERMAN

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