Alumni Success

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Here are some of the KD Studio alumni who have let us know of their success. If you are a former student and would like to have your most recent work posted here, please send us a note. We would love to hear from you.

George Eads

KD graduate George Eads will reprise his role as a main character in season two of CBS’ MacGyver. Eads plays Jack Dalton, MacGyver’s partner in the field, and stars alongside Lucas Till and Tristan Mays. Eads previously starred in the hit CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as investigator Nick Stokes.

Julio Cedillo

KD alum Julio Cedillo has had a very successful post-graduation career. In 2015, Cedillo had a role the hit thriller Sicario, in which he acted alongside such stars as Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro. More recently, Cedillo has had a recurring role on the TV series Queen of the South and will star in the upcoming film Rose. Cedillo is also known for his roles in the films The Mist, Cowboys & Aliens, and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones.

Julie Lancaster

Julie was featured in the films The Obama Effect, Stepmom, Nancy Reilly, A Green Story, and Cheesecake Casserole. She guest starred in TV Series, Dexter, Hot in Cleveland, Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order, Thieves, That’s So Raven, Joan of Arcadia, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, with Reoccurring roles in Everybody Hates Chris and All My Children.

Kinna McInroe

Some of Kinna’s work can be seen in Hamlet’s Ghost, Criminal Minds, Elsewhere, 2005 BET Comedy Awards, American Dreams, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Strong Medicine , The Bernie Mac how, The Anarchist Cookbook, Almost, Where the Heart Is, and Office Space.

Toby Metcalf

His television work include Lone Star, Temple Grandin (TV movie), Friday Night Lights (reoccurring), Kings of the Evening, Comanche Moon (mini-series), Prison Break , Serving Sara, A Face to Kill For (TV movie), Walker, Texas Ranger (reoccurring), Two Mothers for Zachary, Dead Man’s Walk (TV mini-series). Toby can also be seen in the films: Eye of God, Painted Hero, Space Marines, and Pure Country.

Melinda Renna

Melinda’s films include Having My Baby, Baghdad Texas, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Even Hand, Serving Sara, The Keyman, Impostor, Dr T and the Women, The Operator, Any Given Sunday, Point Blank, Kiss the Girls, The Evening Star, Bottle Rocket, Freeway, Nixon, Natural Born Killers, Heaven & Earth, Born on the Fourth of July. She has also appeared on television onThe President’s Man (TV movie), and had a reoccurring role inWalker, Texas Ranger.

Timothy Walter

His Television work includes the series Chase, Prison Break, and Friday Night Lights. Timothy was also featured in the films Drive Angry and Black Angels. Commercial and Industrial work include Lowe’s, Nortel Networks, Six Flags, Justin Boots, Brinks, Comfort Inn, and Unistar Auto Insurance.

Sonia M. Acevedo

Along with her commercial and industrial film work, she has appeared in Sweetwater, All She Can, Chase, Haley’s Angel (short film), Alamo Gold, The Wrong Hit and Fear Factor.

Bo Barron

Can be seen in Commercials and Industriala for Encore/Starz, NHL/ESPN, Friendly’s, Doritos, and The Associates. TV, Film and indie films include: Fist in the Eye, Pet Squash II: Butternut Anonymous , Killing Christian, A Day at the Office, Broadcast, The Anarchist Cookbook, and Finding North.

Mark E. Howell

Film and television credits include: Dallas, Collateral Damage, AirHeads (short), The Key (short), The Other Side of Paradise, Hurricane Season, The Killer’s Reprieve, Killing Holly, Blood on the Highway, Veritas, Prince of Truth, To See a Man About a Horse, Mitt hem ar ditt hem (short), A House Divided (TV movie) The Ringer, City of Justice (TV series), A New Vision: Part 2, Pot Zombies (video), Standing Room Only (short), Suburban Nightmare (video),Birthdays (video short), Eye for an Eye (TV series), My Bouncers Boo Boo, Prison-A-Go-Go!, Hallow’s End (video), Vertigo Summer, Seaside Serenade (TV movie), Zombie Campout (video) and Pendulum.


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