Thousands of NYCDA students and alumni are thriving in the film and television industry today, landing roles on shows like CSI, The Wire, Friday Night Lights, Without a Trace, Law & Order, Medium, and Cold Case to name a few. NYCDA alumni have also booked roles in hundreds of commercials, and in films such as Dreamgirls and American Gangster.

  • Emma Bell

    See You in Valhalla, A Quiet Passion, Relationship Status, Rizzoli & Isles, American Horror Story, Different Flowers, Dallas, Bipolar, Law & Order: Special Victims Units, Life Inside Out, The Food Ditty, Midnight Sun, The Walking Dead, Arrow, CSI: Miami, Final Destination 5, Frozen, Supernatural, Dollhouse, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order

  • William Belleau

    Imaginary Mary, Lewis and Clark, Frontier, Diablo, Go with Me, Wool, Arctic Air, Primeval: New World, The Killing, Psych, Ice Road Terror, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Freedom Riders

  • Ser’Darius Blain

    Jumanji, The Gram, Maybe Someday, Beneath The Leaves, Bolden!, Survivor’s Remorse, When the Game Stands Tall, NCIS, Camp X-Ray, Star Trek into Darkness, The Vampire Diaries, Jane By Design, Footloose

  • Alice St. Clair

    The Crimson Field, Before I Sleep, William & Catherine: A Royal Romance, Sarah’s Key

  • Manish Dayal

    Viceroy’s House, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Halt and Catch Fire, Identity, I’m Obsessed with You (But You’ve Got to Leave Me Alone), The Hundred-Foot Journey for DreamWorks Studios. 90210, Switched At Birth, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Las Vegas, Rubicon, Outsourced, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Domino Effect, and I’m Obsessed With You

  • Ryan Dorsey

    Major Crimes, Colony, Pitch, The Night Shift, The Vampire Diaries, Animal Kingdom, Blood Father, Khali the Killer, Jessica California USA, Captain Underpants, Prettyface, Crowded, Justified, Shameless, Off Track, The mentalist, Shadows, Mob City, Parks and Recreation, Southland

  • David Del Rio

    #Adulting, Spare Parts, NCIS: Los Angeles, Geek Charming, Grease: Live, The Belko Experiment, Undrafted, Tau Tau, Resident Advisors, The Troop, Southland, Dead Drop, Pitch Perfect, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

  • Kimberley Drummond

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fuller House, Christine, Born Again Virgin, The Inspectors, Magic Mike XXL, The Red Road, Sleepy Hollow, Christmas Wedding Baby, The Remaining, Rectify, The Game, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Homeland, Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, The Vampire Diaries

  • Matthew Fox

    Extinction, Bone Tomahawk, World War Z, Emperor, Lost, Speed Racer, Vantage Point, We Are Marshall, Saturday Night Live

  • Shelley Hennig

    When We First Met, Summer of 8, Teen Wolf, About Scout, Ouija, Unfriended, Friends with Better Lives, Blue Bloods, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Justified, The Secret Circle, Friend Me, Days of Our Lives

  • Vicky Jeudy

    Orange Is The New Black, Armstrong, Romeo and Juliet in Harlem, Law & Order: SVU, Addiction, Shake, Frog Kissers

  • Titus Makin Jr.

    Once Upon a Date, NCIS: New Orleans, Pretty Little Liars, Key and Peele, Grey’s Anatomy, Star-Crossed, NCIS, Perception, Buffering, So This Is Christmas, Castle, Glee, Grimm, Game of Your Life, The Closer, A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song, Victorious

  • Sonja O’Hara

    Young Again, Doomsday, Lonely Boys, I Lost My Phone, Ovum, Creative Control, Film Lab Presents, Coffin Dreams, Artistically Challenged, Rambler, Killer Kat, Dollhouse

  • Carolina Ravassa

    Saint Nicholas, El Gallo, Havana Darkness, Tomorrow Ever After, The Strike, Cheesecake and Tango, The Audition, Casanova Was a Woman, New York Picture Company Sketch Show, The Affair.

  • Josh Sussman

    Paint It Red, Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets, The Great Indoors, Personal Demons, Pub Quiz, Talentless, Tangerine, The Winklers, Glee, Fish Hooks, Between Jupiter and Mars, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, What About Brian, Drake & Josh, Warren the Ape

  • Miles Teller

    War Dogs, The Ark and the Aardvark, Arms and The Dudes, Allegiant, Bleed for This, Get A Job, Fantastic Four, Two Night Stand, Insurgent, Divergent, That Awkward Moment, Whiplash, 21 & Over, The Spectacular Now, Footloose, Rabbit Hole

  • Branden Wellington

    Younger, Pinned, Gotham, Blue Bloods, When It All Falls Down…, Dates From Hell, Host of The New York Mets

  • Many More

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