ANTON OBEID

B I O G R A P H Y

From the bank to the plank. ------

 

Since beginning of 2010 (following a 20-year career in the investment banking industry in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong), Anton has been pursuing his passion through a more honest means of expression: on stage and in front of the camera.


“Anton approaches acting with the conviction of a convert. His commitment to it is palpable and inspiring.  He’s not only diverse in background, but his repertoire is also diverse:  spanning everything from Shakespearean stage acting to film work on The Dictator with Sacha Baron Cohen directed by Larry Charles. He can do it all!” That’s how a producer with Peacock Productions described him recently.

 

He’s also been described by the seniors in the industry as "Has a charming quality, working with him is a delight" (Larry Charles), “an exciting talent, committed" (Robert Ellermann), "Sophisticated, well-educated, international" (Austin Pendleton).

 

In between all, Anton climbed Kilimanjaro, hiked the Arctic Circle, ran the Milford Track to the Tasman Sea, sailed the Magellan Strait in Patagonia/Tierra Del Fuego, bungee-jumped 300 ft into Skippers Canyon and skied the French, Austrian, and Italian Alps. Oh yes! He also survived a civil war in his home country of Lebanon.

 

 

 
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