Dave Shalansky stars in 2 eps of an award winning web series, FIRSTS. Firsts is a new comedic series that follows the budding relationship of Chuck (Troy Ruptash) and Sally (Courtney Rackley) as they navigate their FIRST experiences together.
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CLIFF - written, produced and starring Dave Shalansky - is finally available to view online!
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DAVE SHALANSKY lands a lead role in the indie feature, "Midnight Sex Run". This gross out, twisted comedy was co-written and will be co-directed by JORDAN KESSLER and TED BECK. Shalansky is set to play the antagonist, a principle role in the film.
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DAVE SHALANSKY produces and stars in a new web series pilot.
Upright Citizens Brigade performer and alumna, Becky Feldman, wrote, produces, stars and directs this comedy, web series pilot. SOMEONE BETTER is about a young women, Chelsea (Feldman) who, after being a shut in for nearly a year, takes a new job at SomeoneBetter.com, a dating website for people already in relationships. Chelsea tries to not let her OCD interfere with her first day at work, but some of the personalities in the office make this harder than she expected.
Someone Better is also produced by Josh Feldman and Eliana Horeczko. Xander Bailey, Jennifer Candy, Gian Molina and Shane Salk also star.
CLIFF - a new dark comedy short film
Shalansky co-wrote and is co-producing the project with indie director Paul Emerson. Cliff is a dark comedy short film in the vein of Terry Gilliam and Ethan/Joel Coen. It stars Dave Shalansky as Cliff, Bayne Gibby as Betty, and Blake Robbins as Dr. Keanon. Cliff finished filming in May of 2012 and premiered at the 2013, 23rd Annual Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA.
Cliff is produced by Shalansky and Emerson under the production company Good Ride Machine.
Shalansky was just cast in HOW SWEET IT IS - a new Mob, Comedy, Musical feature.
The indie feature stars Paul Sorvino, Erika Christensen and Joe Piscopo. The ensemble cast for mob comedy musical How Sweet It Is focuses on alcoholic theater owner, Jack (Piscopo) who needs a strong showing for his musicals opening night to dig himself out of debt with the mob. The mob boss (Sorvino) insists that his friends get roles in the musical, which complicates things somewhat. Reynolds will cameo as himself and Christensen will play Jacks daughter. How Sweet It Is, directed by Brian Hertzlinger (Baby on Board) from a script he co-wrote with Jay Black will debut this fall.Dave Shalansky joins the cast of the romantic comedy, Divorce Invitation.
Lainie Kazan, Elliott Gould, Richard Kind, Ian Alda, Keith Robinson, and Andrea Bowen join Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Nadia Bjorlinto round out the cast of the romantic comedy Divorce Invitation. This project will mark critically acclaimed Indian director S.V. Krishna Reddy's U.S. directorial debut. Krishna Reddy, Bala Rajasekharuni, and Robert Naturman wrote the screenplay. Venkat will produce with Ram serving as an executive producer. M.S.P. Srinivas Reddy is co-producer. Divorce Invitation centers on happily married Mike Christian, who runs into his high school sweetheart Alex and sparks fly. Mike is convinced she is his soul mate. But he has one huge problem - he signed an iron-clad pre-nup, and his wife Dylan will not let him out of the marriage.
Divorce Invitation comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Lainie Kazan, Elliott Gould, Richard Kind, Keith Robinson, Andrea Bowen, Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ian Alda and Dave Shalansky.
GEORGE'S 40th BIRTHDAY was accepted into the Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival, the D.C. Shorts Film Festival, Washington DC and the Burbank International Short Film Festival!
"Georges 40th Birthday' is a USC senior thesis film and is one of four films being produced as part of the Fall 2010 advanced 480 production class. Shalansky plays the lead. For more information about the cast, crew and production, please visit: www.georges40thbirthday.com
IN THE VIDEO STORE
Dave Shalansky can be seen in the indie feature ACCORDING TO GRETA out on DVD now!!! It stars Hillary Duff and Ellen Burstyn. Purchase a copy of your very own by clicking on the Amazon.com logo below:
SHALANSKY continues to book some great TV roles:
Shalansky was just cast as a killer on the new FRANK DARABONT gangster, crime drama MOB CITY. The TNT show is about the decades-long battle between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker and mob figure Mickey Cohen.
Shalansky Guest Stars on Eric McCormacks's hit TNT Show PERCEPTION! Stay tuned for episode air date.
In 2012, Shalansky shot episodes of RINGER, CASTLE, SOUTHLAND and HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS!
Shalansky stars in the indie short DREAM CLEANERS. SYNOPSIS: We catch up with Artie (played by Larrs Jackson) and Rex (Shalansky) driving through a foggy night on the way to a job. Arties an old timer whos been at this gig longer than he can remember. Rex, well its his first night on the job. When Rex starts fooling around and not taking the job too seriously, the Dream Cleaners are in for a night they will never forget. The film will premiere at the 2011 COMIC CON in San Diego, CA. DREAM CLEANERS was produced by: Sunnyboy Entertainment. And was written and directed by Craig S. Phillips. www.sunnyboyentertainment.com.
A NEW WEB SERIES!
Shalansky takes a lead role in a new webseries called "Let It Go Already". Synopsis: A former band still lives together. Passive aggressive hijinks ensue. Starring: Graham Sibley, Wes Whitehead, Dave Shalansky, Tonya Cornelisse, Stefanie Black and Keliher Walsh. Created By: Aaron Crowe, Jason Saulog and Ted Craig.
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Dave Shalansky is a member of the Sketch Comedy troupe Sitcoms Blow . Dave Shalansky is proud to announce that he has just finished his training at the famous UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE in Los Angeles. Click on each headshot to enlarge.
THEATRICAL REEL - (once redirected, click "videos" on the top right to view Demo Reels )
STAND-UP - Live @ Hollywood Improv
CLIFF (short film) - WARNING: Not Suitable for all audiences
VOICE OVER DEMO
TNT's MOB CITY shoot out scene from FRANK DARABONT
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Dave Shalansky received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Boston University's professional acting program. After graduation, Shalansky moved to New York City where he became very successful in TV commercials and worked steadily in New York and Regional Theatre. He then moved to Los Angeles and landed many TV guest star roles on such shows as Lie to Me, Castle, Ringer, Mob City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, ER, Bones, CSI, Without a Trace, Dark Blue and more! He continues to work increasingly on TV, Film and commercials but is best known for his recurring character of Harry on the Gilmore Girls. Shalansky is also a writer and producer with several web series under his belt and produces short film projects in Los Angeles and New York. Dave Shalansky now lives with his family in New York and continues to work more and more.Side Projects: Shalansky is also a professional drummer. The latest being NICE GUY EDDIE. Click here to check out MUSIC and GIGS for his latest band NICE GUY EDDIE.
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