Don Kress

Actor | Producer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Dhoom 3 (2013) | The Voices from Beyond (2012) | Mission Italian (2015)
NICKNAMEs  
The Don, Don Of Chicago, Kress Of Hollywood
HEIGHT 
5' 11" (1.80m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 50-75
GUILDS *
SAG-AFTRA Eligible | SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian | Mediterranean | Italian-American
HAIR *
Salt/Pepper (Short)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
195 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
VOICE TYPE *
Baritone
ATHLETICS *
Baseball | Basketball | Bowling | Fencing | Golf | Snow Skiing | Swimming | Tennis | Volleyball  Less
ACCENTS *
Australian | British | Chinese | German | Irish | Italian | Jamaican | Midwest | Scottish | Southern | Spanish | Texan  Less
LANGUAGES *
Italian | Sign Language | German
DANCE *
Ballroom | Club/Freestyle | Waltz | Polka | Square  Less
WORK HISTORY *
Host | Film | Television | Internet | Theater | Radio | Industrial | Commercial | Voice Over | Music Video  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting | Casting | Directing | Editing Producing | Production | Writing | Executive Producing  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
US (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Health 'n HealsHealth 'n Heals (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1 Pre-Prod
    • Pilot (Sep 21, 2018) Writer  Less
Past Film & Video (38 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (19 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Chicago FireChicago Fire (TV Series) Fire Chief / Chief (9 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2017 9
    • My Miracle (May 16, 2017) Fire Chief (uncredited)  Less
    • Carry Me (May 2, 2017) Fire Chief (uncredited)  Less
    • Carry Their Legacy (Apr 25, 2017) Fire Chief (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Cafe KremlinCafe Kremlin (TV Series) Carlo Segretti (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for ShamelessShameless (TV Series) Mr. Shamallian / Businessman on L Train (2 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2014 2
    • Iron City (Feb 16, 2014) Mr. Shamallian (uncredited)  Less
    • Pilot (Jan 9, 2011) Businessman on L Train (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for BetrayalBetrayal (TV Series) Police Desk Sergeant (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Pilot (Sep 29, 2013) Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Mob DoctorThe Mob Doctor (TV Series) Italian Mob Boss (2 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012 2
  • Primary photo for The Platoon of Power SquadronThe Platoon of Power Squadron (TV Series) Gino Pedastian (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Barrier (Sep 12, 2012) Gino Pedastian  Less
  • Primary photo for BossBoss (TV Series) Ward Boss (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Spit (Nov 25, 2011) Ward Boss (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Playboy ClubThe Playboy Club (TV Series) Bianchi's Crew (1 episode), Stand-in (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 2
  • Primary photo for DawiseguysDawiseguys (TV Series) Alderman Sharpe (5 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 5
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  • Primary photo for Pawn QueensPawn Queens (TV Series) Pawn Shop Patron (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for The Chicago CodeThe Chicago Code (TV Series) Detective (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for 20/2020/20 (TV Series) Investigator (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Debt of the HeartDebt of the Heart (TV Short) Uncle Donny  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for MatadorsMatadors (TV Movie) State's Attorney (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The LineThe Line (TV Movie) Detective  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Assignment 47Assignment 47 (TV Series) Freddy  Less 2009– 
  • Primary photo for The BeastThe Beast (TV Series) EL Passenger (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Pilot (Jan 15, 2009) EL Passenger (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for LeverageLeverage (TV Series) Mall Shopper (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for CSI: NYCSI: NY (TV Series) Actor (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
Self (5 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for What the Sell?!What the Sell?! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for American GreedAmerican Greed (TV Series) Fellow Inmate (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for A Sicilian OdysseyA Sicilian Odyssey Cervantes  Less 2009 $350K
  • Primary photo for Dead WhisperDead Whisper (Video) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens StoryDeadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1996

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

CommercialsCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • WalMart * – Shopper Media 7
  • Snack Force * – Police Chief Doritos/Windy City Films
  • Aquafina Waters * – Fan Pepsi
  • Big Ten Football * – Lead Big 10 Productions
  • Intelleglobe * – Boss Replogle
  • Safe Eyes * – Stalker Sam Sanchez
  • The Shop * – Auto Body Man CCC Information Services
  • DeSitter Flooring * – Consumer Downtown/Grant Weiss
  • Lexus * – Santa Claus Omnibus/DeGuide
  • Toyota * – Santa Claus/Patron Omnibus/DeGuide
TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Dinner With The Mafia * – Louie Phoenix Tyler
  • Murder Mystery * – Big Al Sharpo Productions
  • Happy Anniversary Angel, Love Gino * – Benny "Clicks" Moreno Edward Kiszenia
  • 24 Hour Theatre * – Actor Bryan Cohen
  • Murder Mystery * – Hal Capone Murder Mystery SL, LLC
  • Who's On First * – Lou Costello Michael's, LLC
  • Annie * – Daddy Warbucks Alpha, LLC
PrintCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Pick Your Posse, Time Out Chicago Magazine * – Home Inspector Michelle Nolan
  • Ballard Healthcare * – Resident Mike Fisher
  • Mora Briefcases * – Businessman Luke Pline
InternetCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Platoon Of Power Squadron * – Grandpa Pedasion Jake Jarvi
  • The Green Hornet * – Sandy Palucci Eric Neal
  • Assignment 47 * – Freddy Steve James
  • Midwestern Blue * – Mr. Daley Brian Pozgai
  • Northwestern Hospital * – Lead Mark Beale
  • 5th Year Seniors * – Hubert Chris Corte
  • Assisted Living * – Restaurant Owner David Miller
  • Critics * – Actor Zacuto Productions
  • How To Dump A Guy * – Uncle Vito Scott Lorentz
  • The Annunciation * – Menacing Man Mariah Kelly
  • Dawiseguys * – Alderman O'Keefe Sal Amato
Voice OverCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Toyota * – Male Voice Toyota
FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Voices Frrom Beyond * – Commander Larson Tony DeGuide
  • Batman The Dark Knight * – Moretti Gangster Christopher Nolan
  • Contagion * – Pharmaceutical Executive Steven Soderbergh
  • Public Enemies * – Convict Michael Mann
  • Dhoom 3 * – Grandpa Vijay Krishna Acharya
  • The Informant * – Lawyer Steven Soderbergh
  • The Dilemma * – Auto Executive & Blackhawk's Fan Ron Howard
  • Little Fockers * – Focker's Neighbor Paul Weitz
  • Johnny * – Chief Jack Reynolds Surging/Billy Surges
  • Eagle Eye * – EL Passenger D. J. Caruso
  • The Green Hornet * – Chud's Bud Michel Gondry
  • The Rite * – Pedestrian Mikael Håfström
  • The Express * – Time Photographer/Reporter Gary Fleder
  • L.O.L. * – Driver Disney/Lisa Azuelos
  • W * – Actor Oliver Stone
  • $CASH * – Precision Driver Stephen M. Anderson
  • Desertion * – Detective Francine Michelle
  • Formosa Betrayed * – Agent Adam Kane
  • Crave * – Businessman Charles de Lauzirika
  • The Last Rites of Joe May * – Shopper Joe Maggio
  • Sin Bin * – Teacher Billy Federighi
  • Debt Of The Heart * – Uncle Donny Jonathan Cohon
  • One Small Hitch * – Groomsman OSH
  • Roadkill * – Motorist Juan Fraustos
  • The Chicago Overcoat * – Mobster Brian Cauter
  • Voices From The Graves * – Police Commander Tony Deguide
  • The Return Of Joe Rich * – Patron Sam Auster
  • A Sicilian Odyssey * – Cervantes Jenna Constantine
  • Reborn * – Mr. Sanada Reign Shaw
  • American Quality and Freedom * – Researcher Ben Kolak
  • Superforce 5 * – Duncan Kerrey Jerry Vasillatos
  • Bella * – Angelo Justin Cameron
  • Business Of Death * – Actor Alexander Alcarease
  • Take The Bait * – President Harry Kane
  • Dead Whisper * – Don Kress Ron James
  • Inside America * – Lou Grimes Jerry Vasillatos
  • The Kings of Chicago * – Bartender Tyrone Acierto
  • Forgiveness Next Door * – Guido Solomon Adekale
  • Chicago Heat * – Detective Jerry Vasillatos
  • Butchie and Kate * – Jackie Brancato Watkins/Dave Keane
  • Dean's List * – Manny DeFalco R.E.P./Eugene Parker
  • Italian Mission * – Tiger Callas Media/Pradeep Paga
  • Callback * – Dansky KJ/Jesse Hibbs
  • Grand Piano * – Actor Nostromo Pictures/Eugenio Mira
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Chicago Fire * – Batallion Fire Chief NBC/Jeffrey Nachmanoff
  • Betrayal * – Desk Sergeant ABC/Patty Jenkins
  • Chicago PD * – Criminal Attorney NBC/Joe Chappelle
  • Shameless * – Neighbor Mr. Shamalian Showtime/Sterling Films
  • The Mob Doctor * – Italian Mob Boss FOX/Michael Dinner
  • BOSS * – Ward Boss Starz/Mario Peebles
  • Playboy * – Mobster NBC/Alan Taylor
  • CSINY 4.10 The Thing About Heros * – Pedestrian CBS/ Trey Callaway
  • CSINY 4.9 One Wedding And A Funeral * – Pedestrian CBS/ Bob Bailey
  • Powers * – Businessman FX/ Michael Dinner
  • The Chicago Code * – Captain Dye/Detective FOX/Charles McDougall
  • Leverage * – Mall Shopper Leverage, LLC
  • The Beast * – EL Passenger A&E/Cantebury Productions
  • The Line * – Detective CBS/ Michael Dinner
  • Matadors * – State's Attorney ABC/Yves Simoneau
  • Who Killed Riley Fox * – Detective ABC News 20/20
  • American Greed * – Convict CNBC/Kurtis Productions
  • Assisted Living * – Carl Adam Mark
  • The Beast (TV Pilot) * – Pedestrian J. Widdoes
  • Dead Famous * – Don Kress 4 Source
  • Rico D's * – Don Kress WGN TV
  • Who Wants To Be A TV Producer * – Finalist Get Lucky Productions
  • Nick Of Time * – Acting Student Alexander Alcarease
  • Nick Celozzi Acting School * – Student ABC News Closeup
  • Nick Celozzi Acting School * – Student NBC News
  • Kid's Konnection * – Producer St . Louis Public Access Cable TV
VideoCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Fitness With Fedora * – Host Who Wants To Be A TV Producer
  • Is Santa A Wiseguy?? * – Host Who Wants To Be A TV Producer
  • Mr. Gloom * – Old Malcolm Gloom Matt Peace
Video GamesCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • CSI/NY * – Pedestrian

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • University Of Illinois * Champaign, IL
  • Carthage College * – BA 1970 Kenosha, WI
  • Chicago City Colleges * – Associate Of Arts 1969 Chicago, IL
SPECIAL TRAININGYEARCITY/STATE
  • Encore Studios * – Method Acting, Tim White 2017 Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Motion Picture Studios * – Acting Meisner Style, Nick Celozzi 2008 Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Motion Picture Studios * – Improvization/Film, Tony Deguide 2007 Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Motion Picture Studios * – Acting Is Your Business, Nick Kanari 2008 Chicago, IL
  • Sarantos Studios For Acting * – Advanced Acting, Improvisation, Scene Study, Ted Sarantos 2008 Chicago, IL
  • Edward Kiszenia Acting Studios * – Intermediate Scene Study, Edward Kiszenia 2008 Chicago, IL
  • Edward Kiszenia * – Intermediate Acting, John Willis 2008 Chicago, IL
  • Ross/White Studios * – Keeping Your Acting REAL, Tim White 2018 Chicago, IL

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Actor *
  • Producer *
  • Director *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

RESUME DETAILS
  • * Actor, producer, writer, director Donald Victor Kress, the first born son of Victor Kress (A Mechanical Engineer of interests. His parents provided a very supportive atmosphere, where he and his brother and sister were raised to follow their dreams.
    Growing up in Chicago, Don attended Hurley Elementary and Bogan High School, before attending Chicago City Junior College in 1965, where he received his Associate Degree in science, with a minor in Business in 1967. Don went on to attend Carthage College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in 1970.
    Following graduation in 1970, Don relocated to St. Louis, Missouri where he pursued a career in Business & Advertising. After working a few years in the Business/Advertising field, he decided to run his own advertising company, where he set up marketing programs for big name companies, such as, State Farm, Anheuser-Busch, The American Cancer Society and Enterprise Leasing, to name a few. While running his Advertising Company in 1976, Don was becoming more in tune with his creative side.
    After the birth of his 4th child in 1988, Don moved back to his hometown of Chicago where he and his brother co-owned & operated their new restaurant Rico D’s, while Don worked solely on the consulting part of his advertising business.
    In 2006, Don’s youngest daughter’s interest in learning more about screen writing for films, led Don to do research on various film sets, where he was told by many that he had a great on camera presence, and should develop it. That is when Don became totally committed to honing his craft as an actor and started taking acting classes and auditioning as an actor/extra for
    various projects. One of the first to audition Don in 2008 was the Chicago Motion Picture Studios. This is where he learned the many aspects of acting, and later become an integral part of the Studio. Later that year Don participated as a contestant on ‘Who Wants To Be A TV Producer’, where his videos, "Fitness With Fedora" and "Santa Is A Wiseguy" won first and second place.
    To date, Don has appeared as an actor/extra in over 39 films, 22
    television projects, and appeared in 8 commercials. He has also enjoyed working as an Executive Producer for Get Lucky Productions, and currently is helping produce a feature film and several TV pilots, as the President/C.E.O. of California Sun, Inc., a TV and Film Production company. Don is a very creative, funny, and talented personality, who can act, produce, write and direct. He enjoys the art of improvisation, and his goal is to someday soon, be working on the screen as a leading Actor/Producer Here is the direct link to Don's most recent Actor's Reel.
    http://pro.imdb.com/video/user/vi1520740121/
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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